Thursday, August 29, 2013

Late Summer Touches

I did some other freshening up at the farm while we were there while waiting on the paint to dry on the dresser...

I had this large clock. It needed new works. Unfortunately, I couldn't get the old hands to work and got stuck with these gold ones...I probably should at least spray paint them. ha.


I then put crackle medium on it and painted it this lovely shade of blue from Benjamin Moore called Palladian Blue. It is a soft aqua-y blue. Love it.

It went on the mantel along with a late summer touch of Sunflowers and other late summer/Fallish flowers...





A girl can dream of cooler weather with bonfires, a cozy fire in the fireplace, warm quilts, and hot chocolate, can't she? Even if it's months away still...
sigh.

The entry table also got an update:

Back to reality and the 100 degree heat. Boo.

On a more exciting note, with the laundry room done, I have officially done every room in my lovely little farmhouse. Sure, there are some small things to be tweaked. Always will be. But I'm done for the most part. And finally, we're getting internet so Bruce can work from there a few days out of the month. Which brings up an issue - he says he has no office since I took the 2nd bedroom and made into a guest room. He has no desk so plans on working at the kitchen bar. uh...I'm not sure why he needs a desk or lots of space for one day a week, twice a month??? I guess I'll find out. Then there might be some serious tweaking going on in the guest room. ha. He did threaten me with taking up some room in the barn/art studio. I'll let him if that means my art studio gets done sooner. :o) It still looks like this:


There are no walls or door across the front so leaves and dirt are always blowing in. I think it needs some work...


Ah, the joys of a smaller house. Time to think about adding on? ;o)
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22 comments:

  1. Well that art studio barn space would make the perfect addition!!!
    I would love to have that!
    Everything looks so lovely Cecilia!
    Love your clock - when mine stop working - and if I love them - I just set them for 5 o'clock - as in it's 5 o'clock somewhere LMHO - seriously I really do do that!!!
    XOXO

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    1. I thought about just using it for display...not sure what time I'd put on it...BUT I really needed/ wanted it to work so just bought a new clock works. Yeah, I think the barn would make a fabulous guest house. I'm thinking Murphy bed?

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  2. I've been dreaming of cooler weather with bonfires, a cozy fire in the fireplace, warm quilts, and hot chocolate since the beginning of August! Just found your blog through the comment you left on The Little House on the Seaside (I love following Magali's adventures)and became your newest follower! Looking forward to visiting your farmhouse!

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    1. Hi Khammany! So glad to have you pop over and then follow! I'll return the favor. I just found Magali's blog! Thanks for the sweet comments.

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  3. Your hubby sounds a LOT like my own. He gets something in his head and HAS to have it a certain way. He has a home office and for 5 years he fought me over the way it was set up- he did it and it made no sense whatsoever. When we had the leak everything had to be moved out and I "gently, subtlety" suggested that he try it a little different way- and guess what? HE decided HE wanted it the way I originally suggested. It looks twice the size. xo Diana

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    1. Lol that's too funny. Yes, mine usually comes around and he does indulge me. :)

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  4. Looks great...so ready for fall!! Love that big studio space...lucky you!!

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    1. And someday Laurel, that space will be a reality....hopefully sooner rather than later?

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  5. Wow Cecilia! You've been holding out on us with that studio space! How lucky are you??

    I love the orange flowers with the blue clock. Opposites attract ya' know. At least with colors they do. ;)

    If you don't have guests all the time, why not put a desk in the guest room? I find guest rooms are often the most under utilized rooms in a home. Sometimes a desk can double as a dresser. Usually guests don't need much drawer space so they can work as makeshift dressers in a pinch.

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    1. Doreen! You should hear Bruce-he now claims you said I should give him the guest room to turn into an office. Just for the record, I did tell him he could have a desk in there. Lol, give him an inch...

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  6. I love the clock and your bricks behin it. The barn studio has so much potential!

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    1. Thank you Magali! I have such grand visions for that space. Just hope the reality is half as nice. :o)

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  7. A barn studio would be a dream come true for so many! I hope it all works out for you. All that space!!

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    1. I know! I am very excited to have that sitting there waiting. Soon, very soon it will become a reality! He's got to get tired of my painting stuff in the garage one day! :)

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  8. Just letting you know you're a no reply blogger today Cecilia!!!
    XOXO

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  9. Wonderful posts. Love the simplicity. Fingers are crossed for the art room. I am a new follower and thank you for following me.

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    1. Thank you for the follow! When we move there keeping it simple will be the challenge! I am definitely into less clutter nowadays - might have made life easier with kids. Lol!

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  10. Love the clock!

    And looks like he needs a small corner of the art studio. No need to be working in the kitchen or guest room when there's that big space just waiting for plans to kick in! ;) It's things like that that inspire our next project.

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    1. Exactly, Roeshel! Although we'd probably annoy each other with our creative messes. Lol. Don't feel too bad for him; he does have a whole shop to himself. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. The clock looks fantastic and the art room would be a fabulous space. Hope that gets done for you. Hugs, marty

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    1. Me too,Marty. Although it may be closer to when we actually move there. Thanks for stopping by.
      Hugs,
      Cecilia

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