Thursday, June 05, 2008

Lots of white around my home!

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Lots of white around my home!

My home is becoming less blue and more white...If you've been reading my blog awhile you probably have noticed this.  I'm loving white!

A couple months ago I saw a dining room table at the Salvation Army thrift store that I really like.  Every time I go in there it's still there just waiting for me to take it home.  Yesterday I went in and it's 50% off!  It's now only $175 for the table and 6 chairs.  I didn't buy it but I'm thinking about it.  It's more elegant and formal than my dining room table.  It has french style legs and cane back chairs.  It's yellow with a brown wood top now but I would paint it white (of course) and I would make chair covers like these below.  I could then sell my dining room set for the same amount or more!  I just need to figure out how I'm going to get it home!

The photo above is from Lavender Fields and is from the Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Collection


Anonymous said...

Morning Cindy! I soooo enjoy your daily blog. Your creativity is amazing. I HONESTLY believe you need your own show on HGTV, or at the very least you should write a decorating book. Your home is so beautiful, filled with personality and charm. A delight to visit!ksarra

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

I am really loving white too...thanks to you dear girl!!! Now about that table...get up from you chair this very minute, grab your pocketbook and go get it!! I can just imagine how beautiful it will be after your magic touch is applied! Have a lovely day ~ xoxo Joy

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Well Cindy if I lived closer I would help you get that baby home !! I have a truck and we could have a ball going to sales and collecting. I think you need to really get that dining set. It would be BEAUTIFUL painted white .So GO GET IT right now girl !!
Hey a bunch of the girls are having a porch party today. There are 60 front porches to look at !! So come see , everyone is invited !!

Connie said...

Adorable, adorable Go get the Salvation Army quickly before it's gone! You'll always be sad you didn't get it but never sad you DID!! I know from experience! Hah.

Connie said...

Sure screwed that one up! Go get the Salvation Army table is what I mean to say. It's early in the morning; what can i say?!?!?! Hah

MimiG said...

Go for that table and chairs. Maybe someone at work has a truck or an SUV you can borrow? I think you can rent a UHaul pickup for about $30 a day - that's all you would need and it would still be a great price.
Loving all the soothing whites...

Sharon said...

You better go get that table if you want it! Since it's reduced 50% it will be gone soon. Then you will regret it. (I do the same thing all of the time.)

Shari said...

I whole-heartedly agree with the others...if it's calling your name, you will regret it if you don't buy it. Especially at 50% off.

Now, what are you waiting for? RUN, don't walk! Worry about how to get it home AFTER you put a deposit on it. (How did you get the armoire home...and Lauren's dresser?)

Mary said...

Uh oh, do I spy a change coming? Are you going to paint your walls white? Your "white" pictures are beautiful, and I hope you do get that table and chairs because now we will all be waiting for another fabulous makeover!

An Enchanted Cottage said...

I hear you, Cindy!! I love white, too! I switched over from a dark, primitive decor years ago and I think that the older I get, the more I want to surround myself with lighter colors. And the house is so much brighter as a result! And, of course, yours is done to perfection!...Donna

Anonymous said...

Cindy, do what you have to do but go get that table and chairs Girl!!! Your photo vignettes are exquisite! So is your entire blog! Suesue

Jackie said...

Do IT! Do IT! Do IT! or it will be gone!!!! You know it has your name on it!!!! Don't you need a NEW project? Its waiting for ya!

Fran said...

You. Must. Go. Buy. It. Now!!!!!!

Claire said...

I love white too, it's just not very practical with three dogs. :O
Oh well, a girl can dream. LOL.

Love the table! I'd say that's a must have.


Shabby Rose Chic said...

Cindy, I say go get it you will be wishing you had if you don't. I love your blog and I have loved watching you go from blue and white to white. I adore white and you are doing a wonderful job with your makeovers. Can't wait to see your space.

Donna Kay said...

Cindy - somehow you will figure it out and I know that table will end up in your home and beautiful!! I can tell you are like me.... where there's a will, there's a way!!!
Thanks for stopping by and the very sweet comment!!!! No one wants to look 50!!!!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Hello Cindy,
I'm not sure about where you live but here the first friday of every month it is 50% off of every thing. That would be great if it would be another 50% off. You should ask.Let me know what you find out.
Good luck,

Melissa Lester said...

So pretty! And white is so versatile, so you can't go wrong there!

Brenda Kula said...

You are the true queen of white, girl!

Beverly said...

Hurry up and go claim it before someone else does.

Charlotte said...

I hope you figure out a way to get the table and chairs home. I have a feeling that you will. I'll be anxious to see them after you paint them white. Sounds wonderful. I love white too.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog. Your decorating style is unique. I especially like the way that you use plates in groups as wall decor. I collect Blue Willow and am thinking about buying some plate hangers from the Dollar Tree and trying it myself. I posted several photos of my "decorated" hutch on RMS and became completely disallusioned after I received a few cruel comments.

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Rent a small U-Haul and that will take care of the getting home problem. They don't cost that much to rent.
If you need help loading and unloading I'll help you if you need it.

Let me know. I have an SUV if there is need for additional moving.



Hi Cindy,
Go get it! I finally got my cane back chairs and I love them. I wanted the same set that you showed of Rachel Ashwells. I want seat covers like those but I can't ever find any. When my Mom comes to visit me this winter I think I'm going to ask her if she would make them for me. Good luck, I wish I lived closer to you I would help you get your new set!
Hugs, Kelly

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy what a great white mosaic.
Sounds like a bargain table and chairs - you better grab it before someone else does

Cindy's Red Door said...

Cindy, you are a true inspiration to femalehood(lol).
I wanna be more girlie like you.
You are so fun and informative, I love to read your blogs daily.
Thank you!
Oh yeah do you have any red in the house??????
If so please post me a pic, for the I saw red week!!!
XO Cindy

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Usually I just lurk, but I have to come out of lurkdom to oooh and ahhh over those little chair covers. They are DARLING!

As for getting the furniture home--what about renting the Home Depot pickup truck? It is something like $19.99 for the first 75 minutes. They don't care what you do with it--we've used it to haul stuff to the dump!

~ Sarah

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh no Cindy! Here I am collecting all this pretty blue stuff for my bedroom make over and now you are making me want to go all white!

Well I couldn't ever do that. My dogs shed to much and I would white with little black streaks all over everything. LOL

Hey, I'm doing a give away again if you are interest stop by and see if you are interested.

Hugs to you,

Carla said...

Sounds like you should snag that table and chairs before someone else gets it--especially if they've seen your blog and know how beautiful it can become with a coat of white paint! The cane backs would look great with those pretty seat slipcovers.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Is there such a thing as too much white????? Puh-leez!
Is this the same place that you found the chintz tea pot???
Oh, just get the set! What a way to use your "rev up the economy cheque"!!!! Make our government happy and SPEND!

M ^..^ said...

That sounds a lot like my "new" dining room table. I absolutely love the curvy lines of mine! I haven't painted it yet, which is odd for me, but I am enjoying the top as wood with French lace over it. I'm sure it will get painted eventually, though.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh it sounds gorgeous!! I sure hope you get it :) I love watching your beautiful transformations!


The Old Painted Cottage said...

Hi Cindy, I am so loving all the white. So pristine and lovely.


Katrina Chambers said...

Hi Cindy, I have always loved looking at the pics of your home. Like you, I love white, so your home inspires me.

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Well did you go get it ???
If your not going to get it. I just might go down there and get it myself. HE HE.


Michele said...

I SO agree with the very first comment that was left on this post!!!

I love the chair covers you're planning on making! Do you know if there is a pattern for them, or do you just freehand? I have these chairs at my kitchen table (which is white with a wood top....was given to me, and I've been waiting for the weather to be warm enough to paint it all white), and I've been searching for chair cushions for the longest time. I've never seen any that I like, and I LOVE the ones you posted from the Shabby Chic line!

By the way, I noticed that you and I have the same zip code! I guess we're neighbors! :-)

Rhondi said...

Hi Cindy
The dining room set sounds like too good of a deal to pass up! Thanks for coming tomy party.
Hugs, Rhondi

Katy Lin :) said...

i love all the white, too! so neat and clean and everything matches :)

Mary Ruth said...

Just found your Blog! How wonderful! I just love your home and your pictures! Will come by often to visit!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy, I am the Marlene that used to live in your area before moving to Cambria I recently visted my mom in campbell and the Goodwill near you had the most beautiful gold mirror that screamed paint me white!!! I would have taken it but have no more room for mirror its a steal and just exquiste details..I thought of you.... check it out!!! Marlene

Cathy said...

Hi Cindy,

I have to say I'm really loving the white. I'm finding myself more and more attracted to it too. Although those pastels are what I really love. I can't get away from anything frilly with roses on it. I guess it's in my blood. I love this mosaic of all your white home decor. The ideas are endless. It's always a joy to visit your blog and be inspired.


little miss kechik said...

morning... i loveeeee your blog. my fiance & i just bought a house and your blog is my main inspiration! i wish there's a flea / antique market in our area :( i love white decor too!