Friday, January 26, 2018

New Cornices and Sneak Peak Project and Giveaway Winners

Happy Friday.

Hope your week was a good one and the weekend will even be better.

Terry has made me cornices for the living room and the kitchen and dining area.  I love them they give character to my windows.

I have been wanting him to make a couple for my bedroom windows too.

Terry had some left over crown and wood and I had some of the textured paintable wallpaper so we were able to make up two new cornices for the bedroom windows.

These where the windows before the cornices.

I just had up white wood rods.


This is the pattern of the wallpaper that we used on the cornices.


The paintable wallpaper gives some texture to the cornice.

The cornices tie in with my old vintage door headboard.

Sorry again about the grainy pics.  Just the way it is with whites and trying to capture the beauty.  I do not have expensive camera equipment to be able to capture the true beauty of whites.  You will just have to take my word for it.  These pictures do not do this room justice.  The whites are crisp and the light is gorgeous that flows in this room.

 I am on the hunt for new curtain panels to give some color to the room.

My duvet on the bed has light colors of white, gray and light blue.  So I am hoping to find maybe some light blue gingham or light patterned curtain panels to finish my windows.


Now on to the sneak peak.

Terry and I were babysitting our two granddaughters and we all decided to take a ride out to a nice vintage market shop near their home.  Love love love this shop.  It has so much chippy beautiful treasures.

I found a couple of items in the shop and I am very excited to have a vision of what I could create with these beautiful pieces.  After all I have that man with the tools that knows how to use them! 

This beautiful stenciled french pastry sign and this old crusty frame.

It was love at first sight when I saw this beautiful sign.

The upstairs of this shop has an attic area that you can find clearance discarded items at great prices.  In the lonely corner of the attic behind some old pieces of furniture was this old crusty and in need of love frame.  I immediately dug it out and said yep this will work for my vision of what I want to accomplish.

This crusty old broken frame is going to be re loved along with the french pastry sign into a new piece of furniture for our cottage home.

Yep! A new piece of furniture will be made out of these pieces.  That frame is going to become something special on the new piece of furniture.

Stay tuned I am excited about this vision coming to life.
Hopefully Terry can begin to work on it this weekend.
It is in the 50's here in Chicago land today.
Woo Hoo that is a heat wave for us.
Sunshine and 50's.  I am taking it all in.

Stay tuned.
I will have the winners of the give away picked this weekend and I will post the names when I reveal this new piece of furniture.

Stay tuned.
Hugs,
Happy Weekend.
Kris

44 comments:

  1. Your cornice board is so pretty and really adds to the room. I can't wait to see what you make with these two pieces. Love that sign!!

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  2. Kris, Those cornices look wonderful. They give the window a rich look. I don't know if you have heard of this Show, it comes out of Canada....it's called the Red Green Show...Red is always saying if you can't be handsome , you better be handy...well you scored both with your Terry. :):) Can
    t wait to see that new piece of furniture. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  3. Love the new cornice! It really adds a lot too! Such a big difference. Oh, and that pretty sign! I love bakery themed signs like that. Happy weekend!

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  4. The cornice looks perfect. I like the texture the wallpaper gives it. Now I’m curious as to what you are up to with the new pieces! We’ve warmed up too- 47 deg. right now! I love it... reality is coming back though in a few days. Have a wonderful weekend Kris!

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  5. The cornices are sooooo pretty! Love your new bakery sign....I can't wait to see what you do with the frame. Have a great weekend!!!
    ~Des

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  6. I love the new cornices. And what great finds. Can't wait to see how it all comes together.

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  7. can't wait to see what you and Terry come up with using these two wonderful pieces. Love the cornices. you two are the perfect "creative couple"!

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  8. Kris, those cornices are absolutely beautiful. Terry sure does know what he is doing. A really wonderful addition to the bedroom windows. Love the french sign and the old gilded frame. What are you thinking about? I can't imagine and am anxious to see..Happy Weekend..xxoJudy

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  9. So, so beautiful.. Love the faux window frame.. Have a great weekend..

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  10. So pretty!! Love the idea of using wallpaper on the cornices. Have a happy weekend!! xox

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  11. Those cornices are amazing. Can't wait to see the next piece of furniture too.

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  12. Great treasures - you find the best items, but your vision of what to make i terrific.

    Can hardly wait to see the final results.


    Love the cornices - Terry did an outstanding job.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  13. Can't wait to see the new piece of furniture. You and Terry are an inspiration for one (me) who currently lacks motivation many days to accomplish anything. Hence I have several projects in limbo...waiting to be completed. Ironically, here in Central Northern Cali, we also have a heat wave of 50's. Lol. We have been getting some rain here and there with over cast days in between. Need the rain, would rather have sunshine to brighten my mood. Can't wait to see your finished project. Love the cornices.

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  14. Gingham will be perfect for the bedroom and that bedspread. What a cozy cottage! I love it!

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  15. YIPPPEEEEEE! That cornice treatment is perfection, Kris. The textured wallpaper is a great addition and your room, I can imagine it. It's not easy capturing white on white. Then there's the sign and the frame. YOU KNOW how to keep us in suspense! That is going to be darling!

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  16. Another lovely project completed in your home. You two are so talented and are an inspiration. Looking forward to seeing your new piece of furniture using your recent finds.

    Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

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  17. The cornices look great, Kris. Your bedroom is so serene. Can't wait to see what you do with your new finds! Hugs and wishes for a great weekend. Nancy

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  18. It's all so lovely! Will you please give my the name of the etsy shop that makes the slip covers for you. Thank you so much!

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    1. Hi Suzanne. Here is Lisa's company that does the fabric slipcovers. She is on Etsy too.
      https://www.fabric8slipcovers.com
      Tell her you saw mine and hopefully she will give you a little discount. Good luck.
      Kris

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  19. The cornices add so much to a room. Your bedroom is very serene and I'm sure you'll find just the perfect curtain panels for the windows. Can't wait to see what you and Terry are making from the sign and frame. It is warm here in Indy but rainy. Good day for reading a book, curled up with my dogs. xoxo

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  20. You know-when I read a post like this it just kind of drives me crazy to think I have Mr. TwoThumbsThatDon'tKnowHowToDrvieANail here. Those cornices are great and I am anxious to see what you and Terry do with the sign and frame. I know that no matter what you do it will be fabulous! So...where is the new piece gonna go?

    Have a great weekend! We are sunny in the mid 30s (a heat wave for us) but HEAVY winds! brrrrrr....I have two girls for the weekend. xo Diana

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  21. Your cornices are such a lovely way to dress up those adorable cottage windows! Can't wait to see what you're going to do with the frame and patisserie sign (I have a guess and we'll see if I'm right).

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  22. Love the cornices, Kris! What a difference they make on the windows. What a beautiful sign! I love it! I am sure the new project will be amazing!
    xo

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  23. I have always loved that textured wall paper for years. Can't wait to see the latest finished project :)

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  24. You always have the best ideas and you always see them through! I sure do love your decorating plans, talents and your choices for your home. Such a treat to be seeing how everything is coming together! So pretty!
    xoxo
    jemma

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  25. Oh Kris that sign is just fabulous* I love it. I would have snatched it up also if I had seen that. I love that frame though also. I can picture it white for sure. Love the cornices Terry made. That textured paper is just gorgeous. Its been in the high 40's here and we are loving it also. Enjoy the rest of your weekend
    deezie

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  26. Hi Kris,
    Your cornices are so pretty! I love your vintage shop finds too. I would have snatched that sign too, it's gorgeous, as is the gold frame. Hmm, I wonder what you have in mind for it? Guess I'll have to wait and see!!! Have a nice weekend, Linda

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  27. Really nice! Love the textured paper!!

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  28. Wow, your husband is so talented - building those cornices! Great job. I can't wait to see what you're going to do with that frame and sign.

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  29. Hi Kris! I have always loved cornices. They have so much charm and I think the addition of the wallpaper is the perfect touch. You and Terry never rest! Jane

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  30. He did a fantastic job on the window! Love your new finds and can't wait to see what you create with them.
    Brenda

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  31. Hi Kris,
    I am excited to see what you and Terry are up too. ;-)

    We all got the virus. All four of us. ;-( My husband missed two days of work, which has not happened in YEARS. It truly is an awful virus. I pray all will stay safe from it. I am feeling better today, it really took it out of me for a few days.

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  32. The cornices look wonderful! Really dress up the windows. Good luck on finding curtains...I'm on a search for living room ones. I'm very intrigued to see what you will make with the frame and sign. Can't wait!
    Hugs, Cecilia

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  33. They look beautiful and add such charm. I'm thinking of using the paper in the two cabinets in the kitchen nook. The back is a mirror and its so hard to take a picture without me in! Being retired I don't always have makeup on and would't want to scare anyone if you kow what I mean. With the nice weather we replaced the woodden privacy screen with a new one. Can't believe your turning 60 and you certainly don't look it!

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  34. Love the cornices! I'm very curious to see the next project
    Hugs

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  35. Happy Monday Kris! Your cornices are beautiful and remember the ones from the other house you covered with that same or similar wallpaper! How ingenious! What a find.. the frame and chalk print... I'll be looking forward to seeing what you (and Terry) do with that. You are so lucky to have that handy guy around.. he can sure work wonders on bits and pieces of this and that... and you too of course. It's 64 degrees here today in Oregon.. wow! There's a little glimmer in me looking forward to spring, and yet I haven't yet put all of my Christmas decorations away....oh me oh my. I must say, this sunshine and warm air is giving me spring fever which I thought wouldn't happen for a long while yet. Of course, we can still get a winter snowstorm here in March so I can't start with spring things too soon. Have a great week! Hugs.. Marilyn

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  36. Wallpaper on the cornice?? Genius! And gorgeous!

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  37. We have built-in cornices in our home on almost every window, and I love them. When homes lack architectural details or are small---it's a great way to add some 'icing' to a plain cake, lol. Love them, and such a great idea!

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  38. Hi Kris, that wallpaper on the cornice reminds me of old tin ceilings. I love it on the cornice and that was really creative of you. I can't wait to see what the two of you do with the picture and frame.

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  39. I really like the cornices he built, and I love the frame you found! xoxo Su

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  40. Well Terry worked his magic again..the cornices are gorgeous! How great that you found those treasures...I am looking forward to you two working your magic on them too!!!

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  41. The cornices are a perfect touch. Super find and awesome frame. Can't wait to see

    Cindy

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  42. The cornices are so sweet and elegant. They look perfect in that room. To me, windows are such an important part of any room. It's nice to give them some presence.

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  43. I very much like your pattern it's beautiful,thank for sharing good i dea !

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