Spring Projects

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Happy Spring!

 

Hello friends! I hope you are enjoying your spring so far. It's nice to see the brown winter grass turn green again and see my beautiful roses bloom.

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Even my pups are loving the fresh spring air!

 

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Springtime always seems to reinspire me as it does for the most of us.

With that, I've decided to tackle some new projects while still planning my upcoming Oct event, and moving into my new studio.

I've been itching to change my entire kitchen paint and decor for ages. 

So a few weeks ago I my kitchen went from yellow with an old bunny border to soft creamy white walls.

WOW! What a difference!

 

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So fresh and clean looking.

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Can you believe the name of the paint is Mayonnaise. So apropos!

 

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I also decided it was time to take all the decor off the walls and shelves and start all over again.

 

What you see now is the BEFORE photos. My AFTER photos will be in the next post.

 

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My children's sippy cups crammed in the cabinet shelves also got cleaned out and put away nicely.

 

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Unused glasses got wrapped up and will be dontated.

 

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Several pieces I no longer want will be available for sale.

This chandelier will be listed on ebay next week.

 

My husband can't understand why I wan't to tackle so many projects at once.

Does he not get that I can MULTITASK???

Im sure Im not alone with this one. My husband does not multitask well, so he get's frustrated when trying to understand why I want to take on so much.

 

I want a pretty kitchen NOW….not later.  :)

He's a sweetie and pitched in to help. 

Here's an action shot of him getting ready to hang a chandelier up for me.

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Over the weekend I purchased several old furniture pieces dirt cheap! 

All they need is some TLC and will be new again to display in my kitchen and studio.

 

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I spent most of my weekend painting and distressing furniture.

 

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I discovered this photo on Pinterest

(which btw I just discovered a few weeks ago and fell in LOVE with the site! Sooo many incredible beautiful and inspiring photos!! Really fun and very addicting!)

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This photo inspired me to paint my green hutch into the same soft blue shade.

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It's a work on progress, but will have the AFTER photos next week!:)

 

Im happy spring has sprung!

A springtime project I made for a swap recently.

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So do YOU have any special spring projects your working on? 

Please share!

 

XOXO,

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Chills!!! Oh wow I am so excited for you Jenn! I am just loving all these pictures and can’t wait to see all your after photos. Totally thrilling my dear!!! Wheeeee! Your adorable swap looks like so much fun too. You always make the sweetest pieces of art.
Big hugs,
Holly

Can’t wait to see the AFTER pics! Visiting your blog always makes me feel happy.

Looking forward to the finished kitchen–the pale blue and white is so pretty! Love the photo of your little dog!!

Hi Jenn… can’t wait to see your kitchen all redone!… I know what you mean about wanting it NOW!… I am the same way, not patient when it comes to getting my projects done!… your little Spring swap items are sooo cute!… Happy Spring to you!… xoxo Julie Marie

Hi Jenny!
I´m member of the Club “many projects at once” :) :) :)
My husband help BUT don´t understand…”men´s things”!!!(reason why women are so different from men!) LOL!
Can wait for the final look!
Have a spring week and nice work.
Regards,
Ana Maria

Hi Jennifer!
Your kitchen is beautiful. I absolutly love the blue in the cupboard!! Hmmm, now I might just have to find a project for myself painting something that color!! ;p You have inspired me!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
xoxox
Cheryl;-)

Hey sweet Jenn
Happy Spring to you my friend. You are one going concerned gal after my own heart. Isn’t life about multi-tasking? It’s the way I’ve worked for many yrs.
LOVE you new kitchen look. Good for you for tackling the kitchen. Big job, but well worth it. Can’t wait to see your studio. OMG.
That chandy, well what can I say. If I wouldn’t have bought mine a few months ago, I would have DEFINITELY wanted yours. Darn. Perfect colours for my little pastel cottage.
Ok must be off and shop. Today’s my day to find treasures too : ) oh and groceries I guess, lol.
Love you dear friend. Give French kisses to your sweet children for me and an extra little squeeze.
Love You
Love Me.
xoxoxoxo

Hey Jenn, Looks good so far, I am excited to see what you do!
I always tell hubby redecorating is easier then moving, you get a new room with paint and a few new pieces!
Wha-laaaa
Smiles,
Dolly

Jenn,
Looks like you are working hard but, it will be worth it. I NEED to re-do my kitchen & Master Bath. Both expensive & time consuming projects. I have been gone pretty much non stop (LIKE YOU) for the whole month of March into the first week of April. I can’t seemt o get caught up. In fact, I haven’t even finished my Moulin Post much less the week at the Round Top Antique Festival. Good luck & I can’t wait to see it finished.
HUGS!
Charlene

Wish I had your energy! I want to change things, too but don’t have the spunk you have!lol I can’t wait to see the after pictures! Let me know if you want me to take anything off your hands…teeheee or if you need some help with anything.
Love,
Sherry

lol Jenn, youre like a whirlwind! I bet you keep your hubby on his toes! good for you. looking forward to the after shots.. I know it will be beautiful!
have a great week
vivian

Michelle Evans

Love the kitchen redo, but I would love to know how I can find out about one of those swaps. Is there a place everyone goes to join a swap? I usually see the finished projects on someones blog or flickr but I never see how to join one.

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Hello Jenn
I enjoyed chatting with you at “The Antique Mall”. I can’t wait to see what you do with all of your finds.
Especially that huge shelf. I can just visualize lots of pastel goodness in it.
My yorkies ae loving the outside now too. But then again so am I.
Debra

hi jenn,
looking forward to the big reveal. i think we’re all inspired by maria’s dreamy blue hutch! i am hoping to paint my living room armoire. think i’ll actually write that on the calendar to-do next week … in pen!
xo
elyse

That is such a beautiful blue, it will look perfect on that great piece of furniture you are redoing! And the mayo color is such a good choice, your kitchen is looking great already, even before its all finished.

Mine is a huge spring project….I’m moving to Colorado on June 4th!!! A whole new house to decorate!

OH, cannot wait to see your after photos! I’m sure they’ll be lovely! That blue hutch certainly is the perfect shade of blue, isn’t it?

Your new kitchen is going to be amazing…..I can’t wait to see more pics as you progress along!
Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Deb From Across The Pond

Jen…I am a ‘newbie’to blogs since the beginning of this year, and fortunately stumbled across your blog which I LOVE to follow. It always cheers me up in my hectic life, but makes me envious that my own home is not as gorgeous!!! USA seems to have such choice of beautiful items,at great prices whilst UK is so expensive!! However I am addicted to following your blog which is true ‘Eye Candy’..so HURRY HURRY and get that kitchen and studio finished so I can see em!!!!Thanks again Jen for making me smile and sharing your beautiful treasures/home/family/friends/ideas xxxxxxxxxxxx

Oh my goodness Jenn I laughed when I saw this, because this week I have spent a lot of time home dealing with the potty training thing. And I sat my husband down two days ago and said, “hunny I am painting all our furniture white!” lol So when I saw this post I about died. lol I was taking a trip to the hardware store tonight. Can’t wait to see your finished project! It is looking great! xox Cassandra

I’m so glad you friended me on FB because I knew you seemed familar! Maybe its because I know scrappy J and I love her. Anyway how much are you selling your chandelier for? Its gorgeous!
Love your blog so much do you have a follow button? Your kitchen is gorgeous. Can’t wait to follow you!
Megan

I love that shade of blue, can’t wait to see how the kitchen turns out.
Hugs,
Kathy

Amazing. You got a LOT done! I love your Pinterest-inspired shelves. Isn’t that the most fun thing to do? (next to blogging!) I also thoroughly enjoyed the pictures and story of the trip to Karla’s. What fun for a talented group of women.
xo,
Suz

Keren Nguyen

I love all the pictures there so pretty.Can you make me a springtime welcome spring?

I JUST LOVE THAT COLOR BLUE!! THAT PIECE LOOKS AWESOME!

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