Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Finishing up and tweaking~


I have taken the tall skinny cabinet off my porch and replaced it with this. I went looking for a cabinet to put in the upstairs hall. We had central A/C put in our home about a month back and I lost about a third of my already small linen closet. It feels like it is half gone and I had purged may items from the closet as I emptied it...where did all this stuff come from? You know I might need these sheets or how many extra pillowcases do I need? Not to mention those cute bundles of facecloths from Homegoods.......I have way too many facecloths. Some towels left the building and some sheets, but I need to purge a bit more. Anyway the cabinet from the porch traveled upstairs and I bought this new one. I love the red color and it almost matches the color I just painted the doors on the porch.

Now the doors on the porch match the front door I painted last year. See I am trying to finish some projects I started before and never got back to.
Here is where the tall cabinet landed and while I was up there I finished the stencil that I had not finished from the hallway project started in January. This cabinet holds all our cleaners and extra stuff I had no room for in the smaller linen closet. It is just right.
                                      Here is the finished hallway. To see the before click Here and here.

This is where the cabinet started out, before I replace it Here.

 I am so in love with this new piece. It is a perfect fit and the height makes viewing my treasures so much easier.

Thanks for joining me on my porch. This is one of my favorite places to be this time of year. So come on by anytime and sit on my porch and have a cupa!


Angela said...

Love your porch and the pictures of your home. I agree, I love the dark red cabinet on the porch and the white one upstairs. It also looked good in the dining room. I love the stenciling. Mr. P. had stenciled the living room a while back, had just finished when we had a chimney fire. The living room had smoke damage, Thank GOd that was all, but after all that time and work, we had to paint the walls. So needless to say I doubt we will ever have stenciling again. Yours is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the photos

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Donna
I will be right over to sit in your cozy porch~ oh, so admire your decorating, re-arranging, & re-doing, yep love it~ your cabinet such a deep pretty red~
Wonderful job!!!

beforethedawn said...

Your porch looks great and I love the cabinet! It's a great color. I would love to sit on your porch with some iced tea and enjoy the surroundings. :)

Summer Blessings, Jessica

Robyn~Primlish said...

BEAUTIFUL porch! Love all your gatherings!

~Sara said...

Such a nice job with the porch. It looks so inviting. Don't you just love moving things around to somewhere you had never thought of before, it is so refreshing. Your stenciling is beautiful and the cabinet fits so well. Enjoy the rest of summer on your porch, before the fall season comes. Thanx for sharing and giving me some inspiration. I need to do a little tweaking around here myself. Blessings ~Sara

cottageprims said...

Love the porch.The new cupboard looks perfect there.Beautiful gatherings.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Kathy said...

everything is beautiful! Love your new cabinet - I know what it is like to lose storage space when getting modern conveniences - we just have to adjust! Love all your porch decor!