10.26.2008

The Start of my 10 Mile Long Project List

The hardest part about moving into a new home is the overwhelming feeling of "where the heck do I start???". There are SO many projects and things to get done and the list can be SO overwhelming! Well, this weekend I decided to tackle one thing at a time.

First things first- buffet fun!!
(Note: This is not the before shot of my actual buffet! I didn't take one!! I hate when I forget to take befores! But this is what it looked like before...!)
And topped it off with a little bit of Fall flavor ; )
This is my little tall ghost man. One of my favorite Halloween decorations.

Easy apothecary jar projects...

Setting up a little of the family room...

And a little bit of barn wood love...

Still have white walls because I'm a chicken and can't decide what color to paint the walls!!! This is one of my next projects!

27 comments:

ROXY said...

I lover what you did to your buffet. I have to paint my dining room set and don't know where to begin. How exactly did you paint and with what kind of paint.

Also that sofa is to die for!!

TattingChic said...

You are so lucky to have such a beautiful new home! I'm sure you'll make just the right choice for your decorating tastes...and if not...it's just paint, LOL! You'll do fine. You have fabulous tastes.

Forever Vintage said...

Your buffet turned out gorgeous. It reminds me of one that I have. I have a similar one that I painted white also. What a transformation a coat of paint makes! I am debating whether to keep the original knobs on mine or add glass ones.

Caroline

Kelli @ Vintage Vavoom said...

Wow..you got a lot more done than me...lol. I have a mile long list of projects and I haven't just moved. I don't think the list will ever end as I seem to keep adding to it.

The buffet turned out just gorgeous!!

countrygirl3031 said...

Oooooo, I love the buffet...you're very talented! Love your fall decor too...specially the bottle brush trees!

Hugz,
michele

anenchantedcottage said...

LOVE the buffet and everything else - the decorations, the white sofa - everything!!! I'm going to be watching what color you go with on your walls because I'm a chicken, too, and am still living with white walls!! ...Donna

Priscila said...

our side table! Im sure your home is looking great. Paint the walls a light blue or yellow. Something light if you dont want it to make a super big change...

I love baby snooks! DADDY! haha did you listen to is?
funny

Michelle said...

Hi there! I just discovered your blog. I love it! I love what you did to the buffet. I have so many items that need updating (mostly small things) but now I'm looking at them with new eyes....repainting eyes! ha!

Michelle

Fleur de Bee said...

When my mother passed away she gave away a lot of furniture other than the cool stuff I inherited. I recieved this same sideboard that was hers from my Uncle when they moved. I decided to use mine for my new baby's room as a unique changing table and dresser. We have had loads of compliments on it. Mine needs painting...you have just inspired me to just do the shabby thing LOL! LOVE it!! DARLING frames too! I am not a huge blue fan but those are yummy shades I love!

Cottage Flair said...

Your blog design is so pretty. Great job on the buffet. It is amazing what a difference white paint can make. Your new home looks lovely. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Jennifer

the undomesticated wife said...

I love your halloween display on the white sideboard...it really pops!

vintagewindow said...

The buffett is lovely. Your home is even lovier. Love the soft colors and the vintage touches.

The fall display on your buffet is really nice. I love the ghost man. Did you make it? Very cool!!

Kris

Crossroads Cottage said...

Loving your newly painted buffet (I have a very similar one). Doesn't almost everything looks better painted white? Can't wait to see what colors you come up with for your rooms. :)

Elyse said...

i love your site. all the barn wood is wonderful! if you are still thinking about paint colors, benjamin moore has some really nice pale grays (gray cloud, bunny gray, marilyn's dress). you might like them. :)

Elyse said...

wow -- i am so adding your blog to my list of faves! :)

Joy said...

Your buffet is delicious. I'd sit and stare at it all day long. And the barn wood frames are gorgeous.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

That buffet....NO WAY! Completely cute!!!!!!! ( I always forget the "befores" too!! :)

M ^..^

Berlin Deluxxe said...

I love your white walls! It makes your room look so fresh and cozy.

CIELO said...

Wow... that buffet turned out beautiful... is amazing what a little white paint can do... great job! and thanks for visiting my House in the Roses.... nice meeting you.

cielo

emily said...

Wow! What a makeover on the buffet! Its a lot of work a new house, but I'm sure your having fun! From what I see it looks beautiful so far!
emily

Rue said...

I'm so happy for you that you're finally in your new home!! You're doing a beautiful job and I'm really impressed with all the new yard sale finds you found :)

Oh and I love Winston! What a doll baby he is :)

rue

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

It took me over 5 years to paint walls and now.....I wish I would have stayed white!

It goes with everything.....and looks so fresh. Most of my walls are Navajo
White....sort of French Vanilla :)

I am such a chicken when it comes to paint.

I really like that chippy end table....and your buffet too.

Happy Halloween~Sheri

P.S.~no pics of my tattoo(yet)

My Petite Maison said...

Your buffet turned out gorgeous. The living room is looking great, I love the end table and frames. I just know your home will be gorgeous. I think I've fallen behind on your posts... Possibly missed the part about a guest room ;) Oh what fun you must be having ~ so happy for you!
xo~Tracie

Priscila said...

hey i want to ask you a question and cant find ur email...will u email me?
pbarros03@hotmail.com

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Wow! That buffet looks incredible now! I love the vignettes on top too! It looks like it should be in a magazine.

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love that aqua shelf and those pictures in the whitewash and aqua! Gorgeous!

Kady

Sondra Behne' said...

Just bouncing around your blog and want to say how much I enjoyed it.

I have a piece just like that that I also posted on my blog...oldandtattered.blogspot.com

I also am having a pink contest going on at my other blog themanyshadesofpink.blogspot.com
Stop by when you get a chance....hope to see you there.

Sondra

Th King's Queen said...

this is seriously my favorite, the buffet and the lamp revamp are my favorite. my cup of tea. you did a great job!