Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Happenings this Week

Hello everyone!

I wanted to share a few things that I've done so far this week.  I mentioned in my last post that I needed  to repaint the transom window opening between my family room and sitting room area. Well, I can mark that off my list now! 

Here it is.........


It was a royal PAIN to paint this thing because of all of the wooden panes in it that then required scraping the paint off the glass on both sides!  It started off as white when we moved in, then was black for a short time, then dark brown and now gray.  Guess it's been about every shade of neutral you can get!  Ha!


Also, has anyone seen the new Privet House line at Target?  I got this cute little black and white cheese board there.


I put it on display in my kitchen with my other white dishes.


They have a lot of cute things in that line. I've got my eye on some cute place mats, next.

Also, I just had to share.  This is me and my youngest son, Will, at school for his Honors Day.  That is when they get awards for various achievements for the year.


Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

Linking to:  Wow-Us-Wednesday

42 comments:

Shelia said...

HI Kelly! OH, everything is always gorgeous around your house and look at you and your son! He is adorable and you're so beautiful! It's good to see your tiny face.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Kelly:

I really like the paint color, it looks great! Love the photo of you and Will! Have a great week!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the little cheese board. I was in Target the other day and didn't even look at that new stuff. Good picture of y'all.

Marsha said...

A nice post. I saw the new things at Target, but didn't see the cheese board. Cute. Lovely home.

Dorie said...

LOVE the transom window color! I haven't checked out that stuff at Target yet, but you just gave me the push I needed!! :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kelly your son is such a cutie, what a great pic of the two of you! Your transom looks great painted grey and what a cute cutting board. I'll have to make a trip to Target and ck out there new line!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks great painted grey, Kelly! I've been seeing that Privet House line around blogland recently ~ I like that board with your whites. I think my sister got the placemats and the same cheese board. Love that picture of you and your son. You must be very proud of him!

Andrea said...

your son is so cute! transom looks great!

Linda said...

Kelly you are so cute there with your son. Congratulate him on Honours. Your hair looks curly like mine.
Love what you have done to your home.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

First of all, congrats to your son. Love the new color, Kelly. It blends beautifully.

NanaDiana said...

Kelly- that is just gorgeous! I LOVE it-it looks so good painted. I have not been to Target in a while and I need to go look at that collection.

Your little guy is just precious and you are beautiful! xo Diana

Gail said...

Oh Kelly, what an adorable picture of the two of you! Congrats to your son. I know you must be so proud of him. And, what you have done looks great painted grey!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I so love the pic of you two, and congratulations to your son. The transom looks wonderful painted gray too. Hug, Marty

Bonnie said...

I love everything in your room and admire all the work on the transom. Your son is precious and I am glad to see you. Know he is the same as all kids and is so glad school is breaking for the summer. Congratulations on his honors.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi Kelly, it so nice to see you:) Such a beautiful pic of you both!
Love the transome painted gray, I bet it was a pain to paint!

Olive Cooper said...

You and your son are so sweet together in that image. Love the grey paint on the window. I do not need to go to Target, I do not need to go to Target...

chateau chic said...

Will is such a cutie! I bet he has the girls after him.
I'm loving your house with your new gray.
Mary Alice

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

YOu have to be in more pics!! It was sooo nice to see you Kelly and your son! Well that is a cute cheese board~I will have to check out the line...and the transom is such a nice feature in a house, and yours looks great in grey!

CAS said...

I adore the transom window, Kelly, and that gray color looks great with all your neutral decor.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Our daughter took awhile before she got interested in cooking. She was just a bit intimidated by her brother. He had a passion for cooking at a young age, but she tries to feed her family nutritiously & on a tight budget. Our DIL is also a chef (Pastry Chef) on hiatus to be home with kiddoes. So, yes, food is pretty darn good around here when we get together!
CAS

Anne said...

Kelly,
Love that window opening painted.But what a job huh?Wait until you hear about my kitchen painting yikes.
I am loving that wood board too.
What a sweet photo of you and your son.
((Hugs))
Anne

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kelly, I always enjoy seeing pictures of your beautiful home. Love the cheese board and the picture of you and your son.

Heaven's Walk said...

Love the new color, Kelly! Your rooms look so light and airy and French! ♥ And your munchkin is just adorable, too! Nice photo of you two! :)

xoxo laurie

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Looks really good Kelly...your son is so sweet!!! Love that little treasure you got at Target! x0

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Your home is really pretty. I didn't know about that new line at Target and I was just there today! Darn. I'll have to check it out next time because I love that little cheese board. You and your son are a couple of cuties!

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Oh how I love it! Your decor is so chic! Congrats to your son.
♥Linsey

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

no pain, no gain...but now that you are done with the painting, look how beautiful it is! The grey color looks great with the white in the room. Will looks the same as last time I saw him!

Holly said...

Kelly...I love transom windows over doorways. Your accent gray color is soft and beautiful.

tattered elegance said...

beautiful home! you must feel so relaxed at home its just so peaceful looking

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I just love the new color of the transom.....Always love "stalking" your rooms!...and I can see that you and Kim are sisters...!!...I love that picture...such an adorable picture of you and your son....

Have not seen the new collection yet...I really need to stroll the aisles rather than racing in and out of that store!

PAT said...

The new transom window color is wonderful, Kelly.

I love that trivet and now I "need" to go to Target.

Great photo of you and your handsome son!

bj said...

I love all the things you are showing us today....gotta go ck out Target.
The thing I love best here is the photo of you and your adorable boy. :))

Terry Moore said...

Your son is such a cutie and looks so much like you! This room is just stunning and I would love to sit in it and look around and bask in the beauty.

Wild Oak Designs said...

Wow, the color grey is so inviting! Makes me want to paint everything grey! What color grey did you use?? I like how your other pieces are also grey, is that what made you want to paint?? Or did you do those too? I am new to your blog, but its on my list....
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Nice photo of you and your son! Now I have to make a trip to target to check out that new line.

Bliss said...

Nice to see the woman behind the Essence. And your son doesn't look like you at all, no not at all. No siree he doesn't have his mama's eyes, or nose, or chin.....

~Bliss~

missy max said...

Love the transom..and the color..great look

Babs said...

Awww,cute photo of you and Will. He's so cute.
Cute cheese board, too. I'll check out Privet House...LOL that's what our house should be called since we have so many privet bushes.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOVE the photo of you and Will, Kelly!! Precious!

The transom looks wonderful. And, that new litte Privet board is just too cute! I'll have to go check out that line. Thanks! Blessings ~ tanna

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Your transom looks great Kelly! The picture of you and your son is wonderful!

SHERRY HART said...

Painting that transom looks tedious!!! And your son is so darn cute :)

Melissa Miller said...

Love the new paint! The window is really unique in your home.

You look gorgeous!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

That must have been a brute to paint, but your room sure looks lovely. I love seeing photos of your rooms and all the little tweaks and changes. Very inspiring. The photo of the two of you is great too. We are expected to get Target stores here in the next year or so, hoping they carry the same items as the US stores.