A Few New Things...

12:17 PM Katy 19 Comments

I was at the house this past weekend, and decided to take a few more pictures since the exterior paint is finished and I actually put up some bedroom curtains. But first, for funsies, a little blast from the past:
 
What a wild almost-3-years this has been. Now that it is mostly over, I am finally enjoying my kids' reactions to things.
 
Siding: Pantone Sweet Lavender, Doors: Pantone Dewberry

When I was in a mad dash to get the house furnished and "staged" I didn't have time to use any of the fabrics that I collected and planned... instead I literally threw together whatever I could get my hands on. The curtains are from my kids' bedrooms at home & the bedding is from my neighbor's linen closet!
 
Long time visitors to this blog might remember the vintage humidor and lamp - I dug those out of the trash in the shack before tear-down. The iron bed is an 1880's antique, painted with "Viper blue" car paint. The rug is from Walmart ( I was in a hurry!) and the art is from Etsy.
It turns out that I kinda like the bedroom like this, even without my darling pre-planned fabrics.
 
 
A close-up of some of our new little friends:
 
 
All of the kids' beach treasures are piling up in the windowsills: pelican feathers, crab claws, oyster shells ~
 
 
 I am finally letting myself relax and enjoy.  (I realized that in all the categories I had for my blog posts, I had several related to "depression and woe" and "anxiety", and no labels for happiness. So I fixed that - I'm filing this one under JOY.)  :)

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19 comments:

  1. JOY! good for you. it's not easy and so most don't go "there", but you can't stay pinned down for long, though it feels that way when it is happening. love!

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  2. What an amazing transformation!!! You're my hero!

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  3. SO glad to see you back to posting, especially with the feeling of joy vs. anxiety. I know both well. Although we may never meet FTF, I sort of feel like we are kindred spirits. Loved seeing your beach place. It looks absolutely fabulous. more importantly, I'm just glad to hear you are leaving a stressful career and looking for something more joyful. Yep, I did that as a solo mom too.....and survived!

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  4. Love the results! The rooms look perfect, I love the mismatched beds and bedding with your found treasures

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  5. I love how you decorated, even if it isn't the original fabrics you picked out. A really nice comfortable beachy mix of old and new!

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  6. I think you need a career in interior designing. Your house is gorgeous, like it just stepped out of a magazine! Beautiful Katy!

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  7. I hope you are really proud of yourself cos you should be :) what a great role model to your kids, this is fantastic and very beautiful achievement :) im so happy to see it finished :)

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  8. I love the two little twin beds just as they are, and happy you are finding joy! Thinking of you!

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  9. It looks awesome! It will all workout for the best - continue to trust in God. We cannot imagine his plans.
    -Trish

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  10. Wow it looks fantastic. I lost track of your blog and couldn't remember the exact name, but I kept wondering how the beach house was coming along. I think you should live there full-time as it looks so homey.

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  11. I think it's great that you used some materials from the old house. It looks like a happy place to be!

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  12. Jane Coslick restores cottages on Tybee.....I think this is your calling also!!!!! roll up your sleeves girl and do what you clearly love!
    Andrea in Illinois

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  13. I just discovered your blog and am in awe of what you did to this house. So pretty and welcoming. Looking forward to following. Hope all is well.

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  14. We hope you and the family had a nice Christmas at the shack. Hoping for good news soon!

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  15. Katy, wishing you a great 2015!

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  16. Thinking of you and sending blessings. Joanie

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