Friday, May 25, 2012

Creating and reCreating

Man!  It has been forever and a day since I've blogged! SO sorry about that! Life has had me preoccupied, but I managed to wiggle my out for a bit and blog this post.  I am elated that you're here!  :)

Ok, so remember waaaay back when, when I asked for your help with my front room??  

Well, like I said "life" has had me preoccupied so not too much has changed, but I have changed SOME things. (still not the light I want :\ bare with me)

So, I found this SUPER cool hounds tooth wrapping paper that I just HAD to have!  Wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but I knew I wanted it for this room.  (OH, you thought I'd wrap gifts with it?? Silly you! Don't you know me by now.)

I'm really liking it on the TOP of the table!!  So what I'm thinking is, having a piece of glass cut and having it under the glass!  What a WOW statement!!

See... still that same ol' light that is totally wrong for this room! 
aaannnndd  it completely covers up my super fun sun burst mirror!


I still haven't found that "perfect" fabric for my chairs either... So I was thinking of maybe painting the fabric!  I have seen of really great transformations on Pinterest  here and here
I figure if it's flop... who cares!  It's not like I love the current fabric any how.  No love lost. 

 Now, onto {or is it INTO?? Hmm...} the FAMILY ROOM.  This room has changed a gazillion times, but I am feeling pretty settled with it now, so I think it has "staying power"  ;)
(( and if you know me, that's a pretty big deal))

I still need an area rug!  I did use one I had for a while, but it wasn't large enough and it drove me batty!  So out it went~ 

My style is what I call 

Traditional EcLeCtIc.

This sweet picture, of my middle chicken and baby chicken, is on my coffee table right in front of where I reign sit so I can see it every day!  It was strategically placed there because 95% of the time, these two are at each others throats!  THIS helps me remember there really is A LOT of love between them.  
(even if they don't always show it)

How'd ya like my clever cord cover?!  It's really a chandy cover, but dual purpose is my middle name!!  

My sweet Weezie is just too lazy tired to move for my picture.

I like quirky.. so my ELEVATOR sign is next to the stairs! ~ A little fun with sarcasm~

Opposite view... entering the front door.

My FAMILY wall.

The hanger is a "Kristy Original" Pottery Barn knock off  :)  
Cost: $12 


Besides, I have a tattoo to prove it!!

Enter now.... The eat-in kitchen area.

Meet Besty.  My sweet cow!  I AH.DORE her!!

And YES!  That IS an antique sewing table top on my table! I LOVE IT! The drawers are great for storage! One is for Big Daddy's junk and the other is for the sets and sets of headphones that seem to float around the house resting on every surface they can find! (arrgg)

I collect lots of kitchy things and Salt and Pepper shakers are one of them :)

A view from the kitchen.

Crown molding is next on the list!


Remember our big kitchen reveal ??

Well, I just found these fun botanical prints (on clearance at TJMaxx for $4.00 each, thankyouverymuch!) to add to the space and thought I'd share.  I love how it pulls the whole sink area together!!


This cow dish made me laugh when I saw it at a garage sale.. so...  I bought her! I live with the philosophy 
~~however, Big Daddy thinks TOO many things bring me joy!  ;) haha.~~


Welcome to our half bath.  Sit, stay a while.... Umm..On second thought.. ;)

I LOVE this sea fan I snagged at TJMaxx for a whopping $7.99!!  I think it totally makes the bathroom!

We got this pedestal sink from Craig's list for $40!
It pays to shop second hand!! :)


I have a thing for birds from the south, in case you missed it.


We continued the color onto the ceiling to create a larger/taller space.  Cause let's face it... half baths are tiny!

Hope you enjoyed the little tour of "Casa de los Pollos"!

That means "The House of Chickens"
... which will be in my next post...
Til then.... Adios!!



  1. I love it!!!! If I had to pick my favorite room I think I would have to say your living. Why? I love all the fun pillows! It just makes me want to dive in on that couch and snuggle with a blanket and watch a gazillion movies. Now I guess you will never invite me over...ha! You just may never get rid of me LOL

    1. Aww!! Thank you Susie!! And you are welcome ANY TIME to come dive in on my couch and snuggle with a blanket and watch a gazillion movies with me!! It would be FABULOUS! :)
      Besides, I'll be sleeping in the super fab guest room of yours! HA!

  2. Oh, oh, oh I love me some Betsy!!!!! And where you hung her is quite fabulous. I also love all those funky chairs in your eat in kitchen- like really love. Susie can hang out in your living room, and I'm going to chill in that cream chair and chat with Betsy. :)

  3. Oh my stars....what a gorgeous space your home is. I want to soak up every room {I live in Texas, too...feel free to invite me on over...heehee}! I love all the little details...the beautiful vignettes you set up in the living area, the sweet collections in the kitchen and the elevator sign is totally my style {don't we all need a little quirky in our lives}? I would be so delighted if you could join us for our party with this fun house! Mop It Up Monday:

    Thanks so much!

    1. Ohhh.. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! You are too kind! (but I'll take it!!)
      I linked up at your party! GREAT link ups! Wow!! Can't wait to dive in and discover new blogs! It's so much fun! :)
      Thank you for the invite!! and Com'mon over.. anytime ;) {where in TX are you? ~ feel free to email me.}
      Thank you again!

  4. Kristy, I so enjoyed touring your beautiful home! You have awesome taste in decorating!!! I'm your newest follower. Please stop by any time! =0)

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home! I saw it on Mop It Up Monday and came right over :)

    If you have time, I would love for you to share this on my link party:

    Thanks and have a great day!

    1. Hi Kim! I would love to! Thank you for the invitation!! :)

  6. You have a lovely home. So pretty to have a look around!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  7. You have such a unique style, Kristy! Glad to have met you at Haven! Hope you had a good rest of your weekend! <3 Heidi Rew from Parties for Pennies


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