Shannon's House Highlights

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Hey there!  Although I first moved into my "beautiful disaster" in August of 2009 and have completed many projects, my home is certainly still a work in progress.  I have taken countless pictures along the way which I will share with you in the future.  Here are some recent photos which turned out great thanks to Creative Heart Arts!   

This is by far my favorite chair in the house!  It is a hand-me-down from my father-in-law who works at a nearby golf club.  It is so worn and tattered, but I love it!  The carpet is Dash and Albert, table Country Willow, basket Pottery Barn, framed print by a friend at The Salt & Sea and the lamp was 50 cents at a garage sale down the street.

My living room was recently renovated and I'm very happy with the way it turned out!  I love how any color I add to the room pops out because of all of the neutrals.  The couch and chairs are from Ballard Designs, rug from West Elm, pillows from HomeGoods, and I made the curtains myself thanks to Miss Mustard Seed for the inspiration!  

This piano belonged to the previous homeowners who we purchased the house from.  Coming from a musical family, we thought it would be cool to have a piano, so we asked for it to be thrown in during negotiations.  Success!

Our kitchen was one of the first rooms renovated due to the poor condition of the original kitchen.  We were kitchenless for approximately 6 months!  Adorned on the cutting board is some fresh vegetables harvested from my garden.  Did I mention I love to garden?  

This is my daughter's room which might be my favorite space in the entire house!  Almost everything was free, thrifted, and refurbished.  Every time I am in there I think of how lucky my daughter is to have such a cool room!  The bedding is Pottery Barn Teen, wall color is Benjamin Moore Nottingham Green, and the dresser (which I hauled into my trunk from someone's garbage on my lunch break) was painted in Benjamin Moore Soft Mint with the guidance of Centsational Girl

And then there's my garden.  A Square Foot Garden to be specific.  It makes me very happy to grow things that I can eat and it reminds me of my grandfather.  I'll leave it at that!


  1. What a beautiful home you have made...

    And I love that garden. Perfect size, say I. :-)

    Gentle hugs,
    upper NYS

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