Tuesday, March 20, 2012

3 Big Things for Show & Tell!!!

3 Big Things for Show & Tell!!!

1. We are going to be on America's Funniest Home Videos this Sunday (3/25)! Look for the video where my daughter reaches for an Easter egg and gets a "hissing" surprise instead. (6 p.m. central time on ABC I think)

2. This Saturday is my Fort Worth Gallery Night art show. I have been painting like the wind. I'm really excited and of course I'll share pics of the unveiled paintings and the show when I return. : )
click here Art Show Flyer 


I hate that I'm so impatient. It's probably my worst trait. So before you see these pics and think you'd change the light fixture or window treatment...relax! I've already mentally taken care of it. Now I just need to physically take care of it. In fact that little china cabinet/secretary with early 90's crackle finish is just temporary. Something bigger and cooler is in the works (project #43 on the list...) and I am sooo excited to dive in.  I have an a-ma-zing light fixture already. But getting my overworked hubby to help me hang it is taking a backseat to bigger projects we are working on in the yard. I've been planning a big dining room re-do for quite some time! It's the room that everybody sees when they enter my home and I was tired of the dark black furniture. In my attempt to lighten things up I sold the black china cabinet. Funny enough, the sweet girl who picked it up took a look into the garage and said "Wow, you two are real project people huh?". That made me feel so good! Little does she know we're good project STARTERS...haha.

Here's a (Horrible) BEFORE ...
*I was rearranging...it wasn't always this disheveled 














And  AFTER...





































































Like a breath of spring huh? I actually want to go into this room now! Thanks for reading, I have been reading all of your comments and linky party link ups. Thank you for hanging in there 'til things settle down over here in my little corner of the world.

♥Linsey
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44 comments:

Full Circle Creations said...

Wow! What a transformation! Love the new look!

Holly

Full Circle Creations said...

Oh, I almost forgot...America's Funniest Home Videos...that's so cool! And good luck at your art show!

Holly

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

You go Girl!*!*! LoVe the transformation!!! AND that darling "little" cabinet with your ironstone is the SwEEtest!*!*!
Jeanine Burkhardt

Blessed Serendipity said...

Linsey your dining room is gorgeous! I love what you did. It really lightened it up. How wonderful that your daughter is going to be on TV. Fun!

blessings,
Danielle

Revi said...

What a difference! And I love that crackle finished china cabinet - mmmmm:)
-Revi

melody-mae said...

Such a awesome transformation!!! Just bright and lovely! I totally 'get' the impatient thing...I am just like this! I am going to be posting before after photos within the next week too! :)

Lee said...

I discovered your blog today through Savvy Southern style when I was posting a link.

I love your makeover and was surprised to read your an artist, I am too :). I paint huge linen canvases in oil of flowers. I would love to see some of your work, I am presuming the work on the side bar was yours, the cake, its really lovely. I find it hard to put dedication into my work, I am very sporadic but have been invited to exhibit this year so just starting out a series of works.

Would love for you to visit my blog and look at my paintings. I have also just added myself to your linky group and as a follower.

Do you have a website with your artwork on as I would love to see more?

I will be returning to keep up to date with your paintings so have signed up for updates.

Lee

A Cottage Muse said...

Wow, this is an amazing makeover!
You did a great job!!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

A new star in your house, how fun!

Your dining room looks so much brighter with your new cabinet. Of course I am loving all the ironstone pieces and that little pie safe could visit my house anytime!

Best of luck with your art show!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Love it! And LOVE your ironstone collection...that fluted rectangular platter! Oh my....I am a new follower...thanks for visiting my blog...hope you'll follow back! I look forward to seeing your work....will you do a post about the Art Show?
Lorraine

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Looks lovely...I had to smile, I have about a "million" little projects sitting all over my house "patiently waiting" for MY "over worked" hubby's assistance...someday :) Thnaks for the peek, Laurel

sweet vintage of mine.blogspot said...

A true beautiful FARMHOUSE look! Can't wait to see your paintings, too! From one sweetie to another....Roxie

Dusty McRae said...

You have just been tagged on my blog-you might want to check it out REAL soon :)

Hope you are having a wonderful week.

Hugs and many blessings,

Jenny Melrose said...

We love funniest home videos in our house. I'll definitely be on the lookout. I love the transformation of your room. Very springy. I'd love it if you'd share this at Whimsy Wednesdays at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/03/whimsy-wednesdays-3.html. I'm following via LF.

Pamela said...

Linsey looks like everything is coming together nicely! You have a great eye for accessorizing. Have fun at your show!

GennieG said...

Everything looks great! I love the arrangement in the galvanized bucket. I also love all your ironstone pieces and the setup on the chair near the lamp. It's very bright. I like the display on the butcher block too. Love it all!

Robin said...

**Sigh** Its.. . AMAZING! You have done such an amazing job and the I just love your talent for displays.

chateau chic said...

Your dining room is really looking good. Love your displays of ironstone! Hope your art show is fabulous!
Mary Alice

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Well,of course I LOVE your changes! Yummy ironstone! The little cabinet is wonderful! I like how you have arranged everything. And how fun that you'll be on TV!

Restoration House Interiors said...

what a lovely makeover...such a big change and so inspiring! Officially a follower! Please come by and say hello over at my place!

-Kennesha

Visiting from,
www.restorationhoustinteriors.blogspot.com

All Things Chic 2 said...

Wow , your cabinet is amazing love all the little treasures you have on display...Your newest follower...I invite you to visit me as well...Blessings Lori

Kristel said...

I love AFV...so cool your little one gets to be on it. Your room looks lovely, amazing really. Good luck Saturday!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Wow, I love the transformation! The secretary looks wonderful and I love your treasures! Have a great show!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It looks beautiful!

All the best with your art show.

Bliss said...

Cute changes, how bright and airy now. I'll have to have the kids record Funniest Home videos. How fun'ny!

~Bliss~

Our Country Bungalow said...

Wow! That looks really nice!
Amazing!
~cathy

Candylei said...

Love the little secretary and all of your white pitchers and dishes! Isn't white the answer to brighten a room? :-)

Anne said...

That turned out great.Looks nice and fresh.

Wild Oak Designs said...

wonderful!! And good luck on the show!
Nancy
wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

A Few Pennies said...

Wow--I want your energy and inspiration--looks fabulous!

La Petite Gallery said...

Good luck on Art show, you are very Talented Lady..
I will try and catch the TV show. yvonne

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

You are an amazing artist girl!! I have been busy with my mom visiting, spring break, planning a big ranch party for hubby's office, and doing a wildlife plan for our ranch, and we have an offer on house in town that we have been trying to sell (My MIL's old house.) But I bet I haven't been nearly as busy as you have been. I wish you much success this weekend, and will try, try, try to remember to watch AFV Sunday night. My daughter loves that show.

Jenny Melrose said...

The transformation is truly amazing! I love how bright it is. Thank you for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays. I hope you'll come back this week to share your latest projects.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh My Stars!! This is absolutely fabulous!! LOVE the colors and the wood....sooooo pretty!

And that Window? LOVE IT!!

Lou Cinda

pureshabby said...

Hi Linsey, thank you for visit my blog, but I do not know what I must do now about the party?.-)

Can you help me?

Hugs
Sabine

Melissa said...

I absolutely love this room!!!!! Gorgeous! Love all your ironstone too!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!~
You had me at "Ironstone"!~
Have a lovely day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Wow, we love America's Funniest Videos! I'll have to try to catch it. Love the way your dining room turned out. I totally get the ALMOST finished projects. Sigh...visiting from White Wednesday. I'd love it if you'd stop by for a visit.

Hugs,
Judy

Auntie Bliss said...

I really like the big black hutch or wardrobe and your chopping block too!

Cameron Meerdink said...

Gorgeous dining room! And I will try to watch AFV - we love that show :) Thanks for inviting me over, I joined up so I won't miss a minute of your beautiful blog ;)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your dining room is lovely. I would love a vintage window frame like the one you have propped. Great pieces, and I especially love the linens and ironstone. The caddy is really great too.

michele said...

what a lovely lovely transformation! and i'm so loving 'summertime' playing on your blog!

come visit anytime--great giveaway right here: http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/04/april-giveaway.html

smiles.

michele

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a fabulous transformation. I would love it if you could share this inspirational post at our WIW linky party. The dining room is so nice and bright and springy. Love it!

Paula
Ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Terry said...

I so love this room and all of your accesories...what a beautiful space! Thank you for linking up last weekend at Sunday Blog Love...I'll be featuring this as one of my top five picks...wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend...

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