my old country house

WHAT IS ON THE (HOUSE) HORIZON FOR 2019???

BY NOW,

if you have followed this blog for any length of time  – you know that I POST

HARDLY EVER

BUT I post daily on 3 different instagrams :

@leslidevitopaintings

@myoldcountryhouse

and @leslidevito –

which hopefully makes up for it – maybe just a little?

Still I miss blogging and YOU like heck! I really do. I somehow felt way more connected and on top of my life when I wrote about it almost daily. But then again, my life was fairly straight-forward compared to how it is now – and the house was WAY more in the ‘GROWING” phase, with bathrooms and the kitchen all being completely renovated for the past few years it was in the “selling” phase and now it is in the “LIVING” phase. I will not be jumping on the “buying a fixer up so I have a house to renovate and talk about” bandwagon. I am quite pleased to be here with absolutely NO PLANS to move for the near future.

MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE

BUT that does not mean that NOTHING is happening – au contraire (I’m so French!) – I have all kinds of little and some BIG DIY plans that get me very very excited. Some may never happen and SOME are 100% HAPPENING!

I will start with the things I am definitely doing!!!

  1. Paint our Bedroom. I have no idea what color – maybe yellow?
MASTER BEDROOM -this was in 2004!!!!! but I kind of love this !!!! do you? This color is Laura Ashley Cowslip

maybe a deep gray/purple?

MASTER BEDROOM IDEAS – I AM NOT SURE WHAT COLOR THIS IS BUT IT REMINDS ME OF BENJAMIN MOORE ELEPHANT GRAY WHICH HAS A PURPLE UNDERTONE.

But I am itching to do an OLD SCHOOL makeover – you know, like the old days when  a “makeover” was JUST fresh paint, new bedding and maybe a new lamp. I got some new bedding and it is causing the “Give a mouse a cookie” Phenomenon – where the bedding goes with little i DO have and I am trying to decide if I should make the room over to GO WITH the bedding or not.

The NEW Bedding I HAVE is this:

 

JUNIPER BEDDING ANTHROPOLOGIE

BUT THEN I SAW THIS?

SUNDER BEDDING ANTHROPOLOGIE

PLAYING INTO MY INDECISION IS THAT I DON’T HATE WHAT I HAVE  – I

THE CURRENT MASTER BEDROOM – EVEN WHEN I LOOK AT THIS I THINK “WOW – PAINT THE WALLS YELLOW AND BAM!!!!”

JUST WANT A CHANGE….These are the FUN kinds of makeovers where it does not matter one iota to anyone but me what I do!!!

NEXT UP – The new sofa will be coming this month I HOPE!!!

THE ANTHROPOLOGIE 89″ WILLHOUGHBY SOFA IN ROSEWOOD SLUB VELVET

THIS WILL THROW THE WHOLE LIVING ROOM INTO A TAILSPIN BUT MY PLAN IS NOT TO CHANGE EVERYTHING EXCEPT I WANT TO GET A RUG TO LAYER OVER THE LARGE SEA GRASS ONE WE HAVE AND DOWN THE MINE – A GLENLEE CHAIR FROM ANTHRO….

GLEN LEE CHAIR IN NAVY VELVET
AMERITA RUG

DON’T THESE ALL LOOK FUN TOGETHER!!! OH WELL….I CAN DREAM!!!

I ALSO WANT TO GET NEW FRESH (NOT PEED ON BY PUPPIES) RUGS FOR THE ENTRYWAY BUT I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHERE I WOULD BEGIN! SO FOR NOW I JUST KEEP THE OLD PEE-PEE ONES.

I would love to change the wall of wallpaper in the kids bathroom …

 

….this is my FAVORITE kind of makeover – one of those one-day makeovers that with fresh towels and maybe painting the mirrors would be REALLY fun!!!

YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE – “PRIMITIVE FOLKS” – THEY MAKE INSANELY BEAUTIFUL PRIMITIVE THINGS FOR YOUR HOME INCLUDING – CUSTOM FARM TABLES FROM RECYCLED OLD PINE…DEFINITELY ON MY “DREAM TABLE” LIST – MAYBE I CAN SWAP THEM FOR SOME ART!!!

and my BIG NEWS is that I AM SUPER EXCITED – because I found a perfect new /old dining room table for my dining room/studio.  It is KIND-of like this one – bit the legs are painted and it is not quite this long.

Lets face it – for the next 6 months – there are just 3 of us here, and we use the round white table most of the time..

MY Table and Chairs suffice just fine…

.and the 8 times a year when there are more than 5 of us here – we can figure something out…But on a daily basis I use the dining room as my Art studio. The new table is 6 feet long and counter height – (think – “could be a kitchen island”) which would be soooo good for my back – not to have to always bend over…we would for now just allow our kitchen island bar stools to do double duty and I would consign my dining room table which is pretty cool and chairs which are Target. This is actually a makeover that will happen (fingers crossed) this weekend!!!!

AND LASTLY ….UNDER THE CATEGORY OF – DREAM MAKEOVERS ….

I WOULD LOVE TO :

  1. Renovate the back sleeping porch into a 4rth bedroom. The back room FIRST requires major structural changes – the floor is on the roof line – at so at a pretty substantial slant  and would first need to be leveled…and that in itself could open up a very big ugly and expensive can of worms… and you KNOW how I hate worms!!!

OR

  1. Take down the wall between the kids two rooms and make 3 bedrooms out of two. The bedrooms currently are 18 x 17′ each – leaving about 18 x 35′ to carve into 3 bedrooms…and that does not seem too crazy – three rooms 18 x 11 or thereabouts and I actually think it would cost less than doing the back room. Each room wold get at least 2 windows !!!

and of course – GUT AND RENOVATE THE KITCHEN/DINING ROOM /STUDIO!!!! THAT MAY NEED TO WAIT UNTIL WE HAVE ONLY ONE KID IN COLLEGE BUT LIKE I SAID….

YELLOW AND BLUE KITCHEN – MAYBE SOME DAY!

IT’S FUN TO DREAM!!!

WHAT DREAMS MAKEOVERS ARE ON YOUR HORIZON!!!

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9 thoughts on “WHAT IS ON THE (HOUSE) HORIZON FOR 2019???

  1. Please let us know what you do this weekend about your current dining room set up and show us your new table in place. So exciting!

  2. Time sure does go fast! It just seems like you were posting about the do-over of the kids bathroom. I’m so glad you posted. I miss you’re updates. A yellow bedroom sure would be a happy place. I try to steer clear of Anthro : ( , I want just about everything they have.

  3. Lesli try Ruggable for new area rugs (www.ruggable.com) You can put them in the washing machine and dryer! We had to remove all of our peed-upon rugs and I wouldn’t buy any new ones until I found ruggable. They are printed, not woven, but many options to choose from. I just got the black buffalo check for our home office and love it!

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