Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Spring Fresh

I don't know about you, but when I see a room, I tend to look at all of the little details.  I want my eye to flow over a room with ease...not stop and start and feel all frantic, like I am missing something.  Sometimes when I enter a store, I feel all jittery because of all of the clutter and jammed up togetherness of stuff.  That's when I feel like I am missing something important and cannot enjoy myself at all.
So for me, I enjoy cohesiveness.  When colors work with each other instead of against.  When groupings actually make sense.  

Like this grouping.  For years, it has almost stayed the same.  But recently, I found some darling bird nests with pink eggs at Home Goods.  Practically everything in this photo has come from that store.  Well, really everything but the chest now that I think about it!  
I love birds for some reason...but not in my ferns during the summer months!  So pairing birdhouses, nests, and birds just make sense, right?

See how cute the nest is?  I love going to Home Goods when they get their Spring shipments in.  

It seems that when the weather starts to improve after Winter, I seem to want to move and switch things around a bit.   Freshen things up...just like Spring does!

Adding texture  with the garden fencing around the candle, can really break up whites and make them stand out more.  

Touches of greenery are a must for me.  I have especially loved these plastic topiary balls that I found at Michael's.   Perfect for in these pink and white striped cups. They are easy to keep clean and do not fade in direct sunlight....making them perfect for window.

A lot of sunlight comes in this window, so curtains really fade when there is a design on them.  Even the lined panels.

I am all about being thrifty and creative.  I'm not big on lot's of pictures of things on my walls, but after seeing a floral print on Pinterest, I had to make myself a framed print!

See how beautifully it turned out after some cropping, color adjustments and a border.
I made two of for my kitchen as well!

I am in love with this print!

Of course moving things around always leads to another room and then another....
This cabinet is a love of mine and it found a place in the girls bath.  Storing more junk is always a PLUS too!  It took the place of the bath tissue holder that used to sit in the corner.  The little stool found a new place by the shower.

The plates that hung here for many moons, found a resting spot somewhere else after finding these letters from Target.  Their the "Shabby Chic" line from Rachel Ashwell.  I fell in love and had to have them!  The headboard over them came from a bed that my oldest slept in along with it being my Mom's bed when she was a little girl.    The iron scrolly piece added the perfect touch after it got a few coats of pink paint.

The lamp that used to sit in the corner by the sink has a new home as well.  I just love having lamps in a bathroom!  Can't wait until Christmas now to use the new outlet!

Another nest sits under a cloche on a cute pink plate from Home Goods.  Simplicity at it's best!

See how each room leads to another?  This paper towel stand had been used as a bath tissue holder for years.  I had it painted blue to go with the master bath.  But after taking away the bath tissue cabinet from the girls bath and putting it in here, I came up with another way to use it.  As a towel rack!  A new paint job and voila!  

This bathroom is I make every ounce of space count and work.  Storage is  crucial for it to function.  So when I came upon this cabinet, I knew where it would go.  It replaced a small cute cabinet that really didn't offer anything else besides being cute.

It holds all of the small stuff that took up much needed space in the closet.  Now I feel more organized!

This tall lingerie chest had me at hello!  Anything that doesn't take up too much space and goes high, well, it comes to live with me!

It took the place of the cabinet that is now in the girls bath which used to be in Sara's room.  Now she has more storage too and it goes perfect in this spot beside her closet.  After a paint job and new pulls, it has a new lease on life!

Spring freshness is something I think we all enjoy.  Whether it be with painting, cleaning, feels so nice any way it comes.  Kinda puts a SPRING in your step!
 Now maybe I can finally pull out my sewing machine and do some sewing.  It relaxes me...I sure do need it!

I recently bought some "Shabby Chic" bedding from Target that is the Bella Rose Blue print I have in our kitchen and living room.  For the price and yardage I could get out of it, I couldn't pass it up.  I paid $30 a yard back when I bought the fabric.  This bedding is a little off in color compared to the original, but it will be perfect at a distance.   I adore this print!

So here are some spring flowers for you...I hope you are blessed and enjoying life.  It sure does have some ups and downs doesn't it?  But thankfully we have Jesus to calm the storm!  Thanks for visiting as always and hope you have a great rest of the week!


  1. Melanie, I love all your wonderful decorating touches. I also enjoy birds, nests and birdhouses. :):) I love the make overs. I really like the little topiaries on the kitchen sill. :) Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

  2. Melanie, I love your splashes of pink. I love the nest with the pink eggs. I love the clutter of an antique mall. I just look for the colors I love. White is easy to spot. I'm sure I miss some things because that is where I look. My eye is drawn to the booths of white, pink, and shabby chic. Some say Sbabby is going out of style and people are looking for mid century. Not for me. Although I have a couple of mid-century pieces that I found at a good bargain, they are painted white or off-white. Such pretties. I love this post. Just beautiful. I can't wait to get a house so I get have my pink room back.

  3. Hi Melanie, your rooms are so soft and beautiful, adding the touches of Spring is so promising and lovely. :) Jo


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