A Peak and a Sneak Peek

by Chris on July 1, 2010

First things first.  The Silhouette GIVEAWAY ends tomorrow!  Don’t. miss. out.

Okay…Well, I’m sick.  The ol’ summer cold has knocked me on my behind.  Luckily, I was able to honor my date with a werewolf and a vampire before it really hit me.  If you haven’t seen it, uhhh GO.  It’s fabulous. 


In other news, I am nearly finished with the dining room.  It’s been done for a little bit, really, but not accessorized.  I’m working on that.  Here’s a little before (that looks like a during) for you.


 And here’s a little sampling of what she’s transformed into.  If only you could smell that lily.  GoodNESS.


I have come to the conclusion that dining rooms are the most difficult room to decorate.  


For all of you with spectacular dining rooms, that is my declaration and I’m sticking to it.  It has nothing to do with my cheap budget and finicky selective eye.


I’m starting to fall in love with it, however, so I won’t speak too negatively about it.  My goal is to give you the final reveal next week.  I think.  I’m pretty sure.


It’s the end of the post, and you’re still thinking about Jacob, aren’t you?  If you’re not, you should be.



Cap Creations July 1, 2010 at 10:08 pm

The room Peeks look great girl!

And can't wait to see the movie! This weekend!

Kristen July 1, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Was the board and batten a beast? Dan is cringing when I tell him I want that all around our family room downstairs. Silly boy thought we were slapping up drywall and calling it good! W/E!

"I am hotter than you!" Best movie line ever. I might be a nerd and sneak out to see it again – did you read my post on it? You're invited.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) July 1, 2010 at 10:24 pm

The peek at the board and batten is lovely! I'm looking forward to seeing the whole room. I love your display cabinet, PB I think. It is one of those great pieces that can be used in so many rooms.
I have a summer cold too, but have not read or seen any of the Twilight movies/books. Know lots of friends who are excited about the new movie, though.

Rita July 1, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Oooh, I can't wait to see the finished product. I love that bird cage. It's going to be great, I can tell!

Janna July 1, 2010 at 11:00 pm

I can't wait to see the complete room. Loved the movie!

TracePoo July 1, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Cute flower! Love the "sneak peak"!

And YES. Definitely still thinking of Jacob :-P.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions July 1, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Actually, I'm thinking how lovely that blue is in your lamp and birdcage! Feel better soon!

Staci at Craftify It ! July 1, 2010 at 11:32 pm

The peek you gave us looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see more!

Raelynn July 2, 2010 at 1:10 am

The room looks great from what we see….

Ahhh…I'm dreamy for Edward…Can't wait to see the movie!

Jennifer Juniper July 2, 2010 at 1:33 am

Dining rooms are tricky. I'm toying with the idea of going completely crazy and changing my formal-ish dining room into a Mackenzie-Childs whimsical fun dining room…not sure if I dare. But it would make me smile :)

Christy July 2, 2010 at 1:37 am

I love the room peek….and I like the twilight post….but wrong boy. I had a little par-tay here in celebration of the movie….I'll be posting it on your link party. :O)

Rachelle July 2, 2010 at 1:50 am

I went and saw it yesterday! And, I'm going with my husband on Saturday– he was angry I went with out him.. :-P LOVE me some eclipse! I think it was the best one!

Peggy of Plush Nest July 2, 2010 at 3:45 am

hey now! He's not even legal! (but seriously H-O-T anyway)

I like the colors in the teasers, can't wait to see more.

Jamie July 2, 2010 at 4:06 am

Oooh, batten board. I love it already! Can't wait to see the rest of it! I'm working on my dining room too.

Ber July 2, 2010 at 5:44 am

yep, I'm still thinkin about Jacob..and i just don't care how old he isn't! :)

The Homesteading Apartment July 2, 2010 at 8:07 am

Recently became a new follower and so glad I found your lovely blog (: I look forward to coming back for future posts!

Love what you've done!


MosaicMagpie July 2, 2010 at 11:46 am

Loved the book and haven't seen the movie yet. I have a cold as well that has kicked my butt. Bronchitis and double ear infections. Yuck! The dining room will be lovely.

Leah July 2, 2010 at 1:18 pm

I NEED two of those lamps. LOVE it. Dining rooms definitely are the hardest, I agree. Looks good so far, can't wait for the reveal.

Love Being a Nonny July 2, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Can't wait to see the dining room when it is done! Love the sneak peeks you gave us!

And no, not thinking about Jacob. Got my eye on Matthew Morrison from GLEE!

Beth@The Stories of A2Z July 2, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Oooo, I know I'm going to LOVE it! Love what? The movie AND your dining room. Both look rather yummy in the previews.

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia July 2, 2010 at 2:08 pm

hahaha, never been a fan of Twilight but I am reading the books and will watch the movies. If only because I can wash my laundry in Taylor's abs…who cares he is the same age as my oldest! YIKES!!!!
Oh, and I want that blue lamp!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia July 2, 2010 at 2:09 pm

dhahaha, never been a fan of Twilight but I am reading the books and will watch the movies. If only because I can wash my laundry in Taylor's abs…who cares he is the same age as my oldest! YIKES!!!!
Oh, and I want that blue lamp!

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life July 2, 2010 at 3:15 pm

I am thinking about Edward! I love him I swear I compare my husband too much to him!! The movie left me in fantasy land and I am still stuck in fantasy land!! It is the best movie ever!

Your dining room is lovely!

Still thinking about Edward!

Andrea July 2, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Feel a little sheepish that I have been crushing on a young boy all week.
Oh Jacob!!

I can't wait for the big reveal.

Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup July 2, 2010 at 11:25 pm

I LOVE that lamp!

The Furman's July 2, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Team Edward!!

Dream Mom July 3, 2010 at 2:12 am

LOVE the dining room. I love the turquoise bird cage and lamp. Very pretty! Can't wait to see the finished room!

Jacob it hot! He's one of those actors that I am pretty sure women of all ages adore.

Tracy July 3, 2010 at 2:37 am

can't wait to see the finished room…and yes, I was still thinking about Jacob…went opening night and will be taking the kids this week (my excuse to see it twice!)

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