Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sonny Needs Suggestions...please:)

 First off i want to thank all of you so much for the lovely compliments on my living room redo.. I really enjoyed the black and white theme since last oct. but NOW its time for a change.. Those of you who know me know that no matter how great something is, I must change it , hehehehe..  
   The more I look at all the lovely cottage homes here on the many blogs, the more I love that look.. Some things, I cant change, but others I can.. I can almost hear the gasps of horror by some when I say-- "I'm planning to PAINT some furniture"   ...  ok, now that the gasping is over lets get on to which pieces I want to paint..
I think this wardrobe would be nice painted white and I am considering adding the beadboard wallpaper to the front and side indented sections.. I saw some adorable checked knobs at hobby lobby's site - Love those and feel they would work great- especially since its right behind the game table I made out of that old frame..
 so thats the plan on that- now- what do ya think about those chairs at the game table also being painted white? they already have black n white checked seats so:)
 well dang- i dont seem to have a pic of the entry table but this black mirror would be removed and a white oval mirror would go in its place- chest underneath..
the other thing I'd love to change is the entry table and mirror.. I found an oval mirror at goodwill and have already painted it and I know theres a chest around here just begging to be painted..  Which would cure another issue I have -- lamp CORDS showing.. Some things just drive me beeeeezzzeeerrrk and one of the main ones is lamp CORDS showing lol... 
  When I get all these pieces painted and back in place, I'd really like to try my version of the beachy theme..
 I'll be storing all my black pieces in case these ideas dont work so I can slip everything back in place as it was.. 
  I would love to hear your THOUGHTS and any SUGGESTIONS as I admire so many of your Homes and decor styles..  Just speak your mind, it wont hurt my feelings... I'll remember to thank all of you when this plan comes together... This , to me. is like having 100 brilliant designers doing my room. Thanks in advance..

I appreciaite you stopping in even if you dont have any suggestions. just knowing I'm not doing this alone makes all the difference to me...

Hugs and happy Thoughts



  1. Hi Sonny, I know what you mean. I adore looking at all the pretty cottagey whiteness! I like your ideas of painting those pieces white! Your home is so lovely and you just keep making it more pretty! :)
    You're still tweaking your header too - I love this.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  2. We are always changing things up..I have been doing that this little birds feathering our nests! I like your ideas and I think change is awesome! Come say hi :D

  3. Change is fun! I have been working on a space upstairs that I just posted about that is sooo different from my usual style. Really need help on that one too! I think your ideas on this sound great so far. I would also think about if what you are painting white will still work if you go back to the black and white. I'm guessing it will so you may be on a roll there! Can't wait to see!

  4. Oh no, I love your living room! I understand though. I see lots of other blogs with rooms I love, but what stops me is that it just wouldn't work with what I do have. It would cost too much to redo everything! I could see the wardrobe painted white. Maybe you could change out to white accessories for Summer. Otherwise, I'd be happy to send you my address for those things you are taking down! : )

  5. Sonny, our brains must be on the same wavelength. I'm finding myself craving light and serene lately (though it may have something to do with the current stress level around here) The armoire will be gorgeous- I would hold off on the chairs till you see the result and see them together. Are you going to have an accent color? You said beach cottage so I was thinking perhaps a pal, pale aqua or green? Or even just different SHADES of white and cream. Whatever you do, I know it will be just gorgeous
    xoxo Pattie

  6. I love the ideas you have so far! And remember, paint isn't permanent. I love white on white. I have lots of that and pastels and I love how soft it looks. The cabinet will look lovely and the chairs,too. Can't wait to see what you do! :-)


  7. Oh I think adding a little white to the room will look fabulous. Those few pieces should be just perfect to give it the change you are looking for. I can't wait to see it all done. Hugs, Marty

  8. Sounds lovely Sonny! I am sure whatever you do will be beautiful!

  9. Hi Sonny,
    I love your blog and your rooms. I like black a lot but truly understand wanting a change. You have such a talent for decorating, I'm sure whatever you decide will look gorgeous! Please keep us posted, can't wait to see what you decide to do! Thanks for sharing and stopping by to visit!
    Ms. Sharlotte's...Southern Reflections

  10. i'm working on a white room myself so i'll be pulling for you to "paint it all" lol.

    i'll be tagging along to see all the beauties you create.

  11. I know everyone likes change, but your rooms are so lovely, so my vote is NO CHANGE :^)
    "everybody" has white so yours is already a breath of fresh air!!
    Thanks for creating so many beautiful things for me to see when I visit.


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