Monday

Home Sweet Home Part 2 ....

Thank you all for the personal emails and comments welcoming me back from my journey caring for my mom, I am happy to have the time to visit with you all again and catch up on all your blogs!
22 years ago I moved to Batavia with my husband and son because we both had dreamed of living in "the country". We searched for a small town that had historic charm close to the farming community but not more than an hour away from our families. After just a short time living here, we both found all the qualities we dreamed of. Well I left the guy but not the town, lol...I have made so many good friends here and am always drawn back to my block where I know just about everyone. Over the last 22 years, I have seen this town expand and grow to crazy proportions, the farm with horses I loved 2 blocks away is now a bunch of new homes...  but I live in the historic district and it still has a small town feeling.
 My block is lined with small homes and people rarely rent them out but I had heard that one of my old neighbors was moving in with her daughter (she is 96) so I jumped at the chance to move to her home, the funny thing was that this was the exact home that I lived in when I first moved to this neighborhood. When I previewed it a few months ago I was surprised/disappointed to see that nothing had been updated except the kitchen cabinets that had been painted highlighter yellow.(yikes) Even 2 borders that I had put up were still here. I had second thoughts about the condition but my landlord assured me they were going to update it before I moved in.  My landlord told me to bring him a paint sample of what I wanted the walls painted. I chose a light taupe color to give the home warmth. I also asked him not to get a flat finish. So about 10 days before I was set to move in I came to see the progress and the walls were all white and in flat paint. The house was definitely NOT in move in condition when I moved in but I decided to be grateful to be back on my block and make the best of it. It is going to be a combination of contemporary/country because I'm a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll! lol I decided on black and white for the kitchen and with my trusty gallon of black paint....Here is what I came up with so far....




Table I found in trash, Painted black!
 
 
 

Handmade curtains, fabric from Hobby Lobby
(Looking for wall words for above the curtains)


Sign by Etters prims, I painted bread board
Wall words $5 Big lots



$2.99 goodwill

More black paint. lol

More black paint....

More...

Black....

Black ....

Paint!!lol

Childhood Treasure!

P.S. Yes, they said I could repaint, but I just don't have the energy! Any volunteers? lol

XoXo
Michelle/ Simple Pleasures
 

13 comments:

Raggedy Creations said...

You still made it beautiful. Will they let you paint it yourself.

Felicia

annie said...

who says you can't go home again, you really did! too bad you got the pain you didn't want, but your pieces are beautiful, I love the quilt on the rack.

NanaDiana said...

Looks great, Michelle. Did I let you know that your email when you leave comments is not a viable one? So busy I can't remember if I am coming or going...lol How fun to be back in the original house. Who would ever think that would happen? xo Diana

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Angie Berry ~ Berry Homespun Primitives said...

Me! Me! Me! I LOVE to paint walls, hehe. But hey girl, I think the black and white looks great!

So glad you are back Michelle =]

Raymond Homestead said...

I think it looks great! Beautiful header picture!

BumbleBeeLane said...

So wonderful you found a home in your old neighborhood even if it was stepping back in time. I'm sure you'll be at home in no time. Warm Blessings! Amy

GennieG said...

So happy to see you too Michelle! I haven't been on that much myself and it's so good to come back and read your blog. Where you live sounds like a place I've been hoping to find. Can't move yet though because of the children but maybe some day. I love the black and white and all your decor! Curtains are great!!! Love the the display on the stove too. Hope you enjoy being back in your old home. XOXO

Cindi said...

Living in an apartment I too have the white walls...although they are textured...ick. You are doing a great job with the decorating and how great that you are back in your old neighborhood!
Be blessed,
Cindi

Sandy said...

Welcome back ! You have been missed !

Sandy said...

Welcome back ! You have been missed !

Threesmallfry Primitives said...

I love what you have done, it looks so clean, and cozy.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I love the black and white! Beautiful! I've had my walls many many colors and white has actually been my favorite. Simple and clean. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm your newest follower. Nice to meet you Michelle!
XO- Sherry