Saturday, July 21, 2012
I am still totally in love with my all white Farmhouse Chic living room! It's been over a year and I still smile every time I walk through the front door. Last weekend I decided I needed to make a few changes though and I'm so happy with how they all turned out!
My brown piano was beautiful but too dark for a shabby chic home. I also had to take down my awesome vintage dairy strainer to make way for the piano and it hasn't had a home since.
This ceiling fan was not only ugly, it quit working last summer and then the kids broke one of the glass shades (with a devil's pitchfork... not even kidding). If you look in the bottom left corner you'll see a bit of the front door I never painted last year... not sure why.
The shades on this antique lamp didn't quite match the living room. They matched my couches pre-slipcovers. The flowers annoyed me and the mason jar lamp had a boring shade.
Eric helped me with the electrical part.... I'm scared of it! Down came the ugly fan!
I ditched the shades and covered the cardboard with red and white scrapbook paper for an updated sleek look.
I covered the lamp shade with a 1939 sugar sack. I got rid of the flowers and contained the milk bottles to a vintage enamelware pan. One of the milk bottles was a recent find. It was the only one without a original label so I bought a red star sticker at Hobby Lobby to fill in.
I updated the family picture to include the newbies and placed a vintage doily on the shelf. It was a recent .25 find. I replaced a bird with a vintage honey pot.
The picnic baskets used to be on the floor. I placed them on a white stool topped with another .25 doily. I'm not sure if the baskets really fit in... They may be too colorful. Thoughts?
I finally painted my front door! It looks so much better!
The giant dairy strainer found a home! This strainer is one of my favorite treasures!
I love my antique mason jar chandelier! I debated and debated on what kind of lights to use and then I decided I don't need lights! It was really easy to make! I spray painted a rusty old canner rack and some rusty canning lids white (they would have been great rusty too!) and picked out some of my oldest canning jars. The white chain and S hooks were pretty inexpensive at Home Depot. The whole chandelier cost me just a few bucks!
The milk glass chandelier was $5 at a yard sale. I love it a lot! It's so much better than the old brown ceiling fan!
My piano makes me so happy! I love it so much!