Monday, October 17, 2016

Switch A Roo

Happy New Week Everyone.

This week end Terry and I went junkin and found a new treasure that made my heart sing.  I will give you a sneak peak at that later in this post.

Remember how I had this old vintage door hanging behind my re loved chest in the living room.

It looked good here but when I got my new window from our trip to Michigan I felt like it was competing too much with that being right next to it over the couch.

New Window from Michigan trip.

Just a wee bit too much Architectural happening on this small wall!  If I have learned one thing with my decor crazy it is that sometimes I have to try something and live with it for a little while to see if the look is going to work.  While these pieces are beautiful alone they were not working well too close together.



This was my angel up over the mantel in my bedroom.

Very pretty up in my bedroom but I ended up moving that mantel out of our room for a new place in the house which you will see in later post.  So without the mantel she needed a new place too.






The door came down from behind this chest and my angel on the old chippy window went up in it's place.  Softer and more serene.

Found this pretty and chippy and full of character architectural piece this week end at a cute shop I frequent in Geneva.  Denise's Adornments Shop.


Sneak peak at the new place this architectural piece has over the mantel moved from the Master Bedroom to the living room.  I hope to have this area done this week to show you the completed new design for this space.

My chippy cottage sign got a new home too over the china cabinet.

Hoping to finish up the new look of the mantel moved to the living room this week along with my new architectural piece as the center piece.  So stay tuned for this change up.  Have a great day and always thank you for spending time on my blog and leaving your sweet comments.  
Kris

55 comments:

  1. I love all of the changes and your new piece is great!

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  2. Beautiful! Sometimes you need to play musical chairs until everything sits right.

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  3. Nice changes, Kris. Yes, I do the same thing when I get something new. I live with it for a bit to see if it works where I put something.

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  4. So many things, so little space!!! I hear you loud and clear. I'm sure you'll put it all together in the perfect way - can't wait to see.

    xo

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  5. Kris, I always like seeing your new things and what you do with them. What a great piece. Now I have to go check out the previous post. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  6. Hi Kris! So pretty and really, it is fun to change things around. Funny how sometimes it takes a while to feel something's not working? Jane

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  7. I should never 'like' anything you decorate because the minute I do...you change it! LOL!!! Everything you do is Great!! I bet there are days you 'secretly' hope Terry doesn't get a job because you could re-do and re-love every day! I love you, Girlfriend!! Cindy xo

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  8. I'm always moving things around too. It's kind of like playing house, which I love to do. I always love seeing what you're doing around your pretty home. :)

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  9. Wow! Not sure what I love more....the old door or old windows!!!!
    What a beautiful home you have.
    diane @ thoughts&shots

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  10. I'm inlove with your Michigan trip Window above the sofa - simply gorgeous Kris!

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  11. I love how you changed it up, Kris. That angel is so pretty and the new architectual piece is gorgeous. Can't wait to see it all back together.xxoJudy

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  12. Everytime I walk around with the tack hammer in my hand, measuring tape in the other and nails sticking out of my mouth. "Now, what?" he yells at me. Love all your changes and all your beginnings. I know what you mean though, my shelf is still not up in the bedroom, because Im not convinced it won't be too much, meanwhile, three under bed drawers are full of goodies to go up. So I know what you mean, she mutters, nails sticking out of her mouth, LOL. Sandi

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  13. The window is beautiful but did seen a little heavy with the rest and lovong the mantel in the living room. I've got to follow you, and get in the door first, to grab those architectural pieces! we were at the Covered Bridge this weekend and was on the lookout but didn't find any. Remember you live close now so anything could happen....:-{. I love the pieces above the hutch too!

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  14. I think you just gave me permission to move things around more on my walls and I so appreciate this!
    Somewhere along my life I got the notion in my head that once you planted that nail, you were stuck for life, or until you moved!
    So, thank you:) I love your modification too.
    Hope your week is off to a good start!
    Xo

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  15. Everything is so beautiful....you find the best stuff! I love the new window...the pediment is incredible!!!
    ~Des

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  16. Isn't it fun to move things around and find hew homes for them. I do like the angel better over the cabinet...and you are right- it doesn't compete for attention like the door did. Can't wait to see where that mantle lands. I think you are still 'settling in' to your new home and it does take a while for things to find their place...and then once they do we move them again anyway. lol
    Have a great week, Kris. xo Diana

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  17. Happy magpie Monday my fellow magpie friend. Your mantel will look stunning downstairs and just in time to be adorned for the holidays for full appreciation. The quest never ends does it? We are looking for a large French mirror to lean over our mantel upstairs in our sitting room. OR to lean on the floor along side the mantel. Eyes, fingers and toes crossed we find something unique. Kris I love your Geneva junkin' find... is it twin bed width? Very pretty find. Your hubby with that tool belt is an amazingly good natured husband who apparently adores your décor crazy. I always look forward to seeing your new reveals in your pretty home.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  18. The sofa skirts are so beautiful..

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  19. You have some great new pieces to play with. Always fun to shuffle things around for a new look.
    Mary Alice

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  20. Love everything in their new homes. My pinterest page is quickly filling with all your Junk V=Chic Cottage loveliness.

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  21. So much beauty, Kris...I love the angel on the window!

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  22. Always something fun going on at JCC.

    It's so fun to have you in decorating mode after your break!

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  23. I just love that you are back doing what you love!!! It is so much fun learning all your tricks. I still think you and Terry should do a TV show or book.
    xx oo
    Thank you for the inspiration and looking forward to your new ideas.

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  24. You just find the best stuff! So pretty. I do the same thing. I'm constantly moving stuff around.

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  25. I always enjoy your decorating adventures! Nice new pieces.
    warmly,
    deb

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  26. Beautiful photos Kris as always.

    Nice dag
    Charlotte

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  27. Just a little "switch-a-roo" can make a HUGE difference in how we see things and how it makes us feel! And especially when it's in our homes, DOUBLE the fun and excitement! LOVE your home dear friend.

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  28. You find the best stuff!! Love it. :)

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  29. Looks beyond lovely! I love all of it and am so happy to see your new home...it seems as though you have always been there with the gifted touch you have put on it. Thank you for sharing and always being that bright spot to a day esp with the craziness of this election and the news !

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    1. I hear you with what is going on in this election. I might be moving to Canada lol! Thanks for your sweet visit and comment.
      Hugs,
      Kris

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    2. Kris, I've already contacted friends in Canada to ask if they will have a room ready for me when this election is over. They've assured me that they will - however, they forewarned me that Americans entering Canada will be "extremely vetted". Got a good chuckle out of that. On the other hand, no matter the outcome of the election, we are in for a bumpy ride. Considering renting-out my home here and heading out for a few months, if not permanently.

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  30. Good Morning Kris
    I love your decorating so much*** you have that magic touch!. Switching things around is so much fun. I love when pieces are moved from one room to another. Fun, fun fun
    hugs to Cooper for me
    love deezie

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  31. Hi Kris, love the new found architectural piece. You're right. Sometimes you have to live with it for a while before the right combination strikes. Love it all! Milena

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  32. Moving a piece to a different location is fun and gives it a fresh new look. Love all your decorating ideas!!

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  33. You are so creative, Kris!! I love the way you see beauty in these old pieces, and re-love them in your home!

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  34. I like it! I've been looking and looking for old doors or windows. So far coming up empty on what I can afford.
    Brenda

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  35. I think you were right with the door being too much, Kris. It was a good choice to switch. The new piece was a great find! Have fun with it! :)
    xo Julia

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  36. I'm in love with the new piece...you were right- you needed it!
    xo, T.

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  37. Love the new smaller window and angel in their new home and your new BIG window is amazing. It is perfect. :) xo

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  38. A very refreshing change, Kris. I find that even if things are pretty, at some point, we always crave something new; it's just human nature, I guess. Your all white decor is always a sweet surprise for me, being a colour girl!

    Happy Tuesday!
    Hugs,
    Poppy

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  39. WOW, you really can decorate ...... everything looks so good with the switch and your new pieces are great. Love how everything looks. So glad that you and Terry had a great weekend.

    Enjoy your weather and have a terrific week.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  40. I love the architectural piece you placed in your bedroom. I love the curvy shape of it! And the ship white paint!!!

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  41. Beautiful!! When I look at pictures of your house I think "This is what Heaven must look like" :)

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  42. I'm laughing at what Laurel said. Somehow she managed to put into words what I was thinking.

    xxx

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  43. Hi Kris, such a gorgeous redo. Sometime we do have to make changes for balance to a room. Your change up is beautiful like all that you style. Love the angel. Simply peaceful and so pretty. Have a great week!! xo

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  44. So pretty Kris! Your change up looks great - I like the angel where you placed her. I can't wait to see the mantel redo too. Love seeing how you pair things. It's a fine balance and you do it so well! Have a great week!
    hugs,
    Cecilia

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  45. Oooooh, that window! I think your switcharoo was a good one!

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  46. I love that you change things up until you find just the right look, Kris! You must be an expert at filling holes in the walls. hehe It always looks picture perfect at your home!

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  47. I love very much the old doors and the windows. Your changes are marvellous
    Hugs Alessandra

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  48. Kris, I absolutely love the window you found in Michigan! I've never seen a piece like that. I live in Michigan, may I ask where you found that gorgeous window? I also love the new architectural piece you found. I love the way you use architectural pieces in your home.

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    1. Hi Sandy,
      That window is fabulous. I got it in a shop called The Found Cottage in Hudsonville, Michigan over near Saugatuck and Holland area. If you go back a couple of posts on my week end away in Michigan you can see the links to go to Liz Marie's shop and her facebook. She did have another window just like this one. It was red but you could paint it white.
      Kris

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  49. WOW that new window is the bomb.....LOVE IT

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  50. HI! What a gorgeous architectural piece! I love the curves and details! I wonder what it used to be? Top of an ornate mirror? Or maybe from a grand headboard? Always fun to imagine old pieces' histories! Diggin the new arrangement with your angel too! Enjoy the rest of the week! Hugs, Leena

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  51. HI! What a gorgeous architectural piece! I love the curves and details! I wonder what it used to be? Top of an ornate mirror? Or maybe from a grand headboard? Always fun to imagine old pieces' histories! Diggin the new arrangement with your angel too! Enjoy the rest of the week! Hugs, Leena

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  52. I do love the change!....You create the most beautiful areas in your home! Love the angel and the window over the chest!

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