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Saturday, February 25, 2012

What Is It ...

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So, one of the items on my "to do" list this year is to go through my bazillion pictures and either delete them or save them to a thumb drive so that I'm not suffocating my "C" drive anymore!

As I was doing so, I came across this picture of our dry bar from Fall 2010 ... notice the warm and darker colors splashed around ... the "tuscan" feel ... the "wine" vignette ... the warm, maple cabinets.  Back then, I could've never imagined wanting a lighter color palette.


Especially using almost ALL lighter pieces ... such as this:


or, this:


nor, could I have *ever* imagined picking up a paint brush and using these on my cabinets!


Or, removing glass cabinets to expose open shelves:


And, adding a cute, little "moo":


And, this:


All, to achieve ... this!


One thing that won't ever change is my love for adding feathers:


Nor, creating fun vignettes (and using my cheese knives from PB whenever I can):


Quite a change, isn't it, from this:


To this:


What is it in our brains that causes our decorating tastes to change?!  If you come up with the answer, please don't let me know because I kinda like the color palette my brain is enjoying right now!  :)

PS: While you are thinking about the answer, I'd love it if you'd look over on my right sidebar and "follow" me through the "Linky Follower" option that I just added ... I'm sad that I may lose some of you once once Google Friend Connect does its thing next month.

Happy Saturday, friends! 


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31 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Quite a difference, Becca, but I really liked both ways you had this. It's that chalk paint ~ it's an addiction! I've gone lighter in our new place. In fact, moving was the best time for me to be able to bring that into our home since we were basically starting from scratch. I had a lot of color in our old house and was tiring of it.

I wonder if decorating is part of the "every seven years" theory, where things about us supposedly change every seven years.

Anne said...

We get bored!!! I think we were born to create and when things stay the same for too long, we HAVE to change them.

Debbiedoo's said...

You made some awesome changes indeed Becca. I would love it if my husband would at least let me paint the island. BUT there is no way he is allowing me to pick up a brush to hickory cabinets...it would look good though. Oh well, I can admire you girls and your painted cabinets.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

It's called,"creativity"! And creative people like YOU will always have that urge!! LOL!I don't know if I'll ever go over to the lighter side; but I sure do enjoy seeing it done well in homes like yours!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I don't know what happens in our brain. The new color and changes were definitely for the better. You want to come help me paint mine. That is on my soon to do list. The black will probably become Chateau Gray. You won't be losing followers in March. It is only non-blogger blogs, but blogger may not have GFC later. No one seems to know for sure.

Lori said...

I love it, I have to remember that color combo.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Very pretty! I loved the cabinets in wood, but the AS cabinets are very pretty too. Love the lighter accessories and the cheese knives are so cute. I'm following on Linky Followers now too, and have been a follower and have your blog in my sidebar roll for some time. I hope you can stop by and join my Linky followers too.

Savvy Seasons said...

Becca, the new look is stunning. I love the color and the exposed shelves. No matter what you do, or how you change things, one thing is for sure, it's always a masterpiece. Well done, and I love how you've accessorized everything. Another A++++ job, my friend! xo ~Liz

Jill said...

I love the lighter look! Of course, everything you do looks amazing! I can't believe all that you've done in the past year. You've definitely been a busy girl!

Deserae said...

I love the new lighter look you are now embracing......just beautiful!!! I am now following you on Linky too just in case GFC disappears for good.
~Des

Sally said...

I think it turned out great! I'm getting ready to paint my kitchen cabinets...would you recommend chalk paint to do the whole thing? I've heard you don't have to sand so that is tempting!
Sally
loveofhomes.blogspot.com

i heart pinterest said...

job well done!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love it both ways. Such a great area to have fun decorating. Love all of your vignettes. Hugs, Marty

NanaDiana said...

Becca- It is beautiful now and it was beautiful before. Good decorating sense never really CHANGES..I think it just evolves. I think you will be happy with your changes for a long time. I wish I could paint here but I would have to bury MyHero because he would have a heart attack on the spot! Love what you are living with~xo Diana

Amy @ 11Magnolialane said...

Funny, my unorganized pictures are driving me crazy too. I keep thinking I must get on that!

I love your wine bar as it is now. I have a similar area in my Butler's Pantry and I just can't get it "decorated" it just seems to be an area to pile things up! Thanks for the inspiration. Aren't those Pottery Barn knives just the best?

I will be sure to follow by linky too...Have a great weekend.
Amy
www.11magnolialane.com

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the changes in your kitchen! I think they all come about because we are constantly intrigued and inspired by what we see around us...in magazines, decorating books and of course, blogs. And. we get bored with what we have, we stop "seeing" it.

Hope you are having a great weekend, Becca!

XO,
Jane

Marianne said...

What a difference...and I do love the change, it's just beautiful. I really need to find pics of my kitchen before all of the white appeared. It looked just like yours. Now I can't image putting all of that colorful stuff back. I do think that people who are constantly changing things just need an outlet for their creative juices. Also, styles change and we want to keep up with them.....theres nothing wrong with that! I have friends that have been in their homes over 15 years and haven't changed a thing. When I go to those houses it actually makes me feel like I want to start taking things apart.
Marianne :)

Sheila said...

Becca, that looks great! Loved the old look but times they are a changin! The new look is great. Have a great week. Sheila

Gypsy Heart said...

I have no idea what the answer might be, however, I'm one that loves change. My bedroom & bath are the worst for me...seems every season I want them to look different.

Your dry bar is awesome! Of course, it was before too but I really love the cabinets now.

xo
Pat

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE the change Becca! It would be so boring if we didn't change things up! Everything you do always turns out to perfection!

Designs By Pinky said...

No matter what you do, it looks fabulous. LOVE that color. I am sick of seeing everything WHITE! YOurs is unique to you. Love it. Wish I could paint my kitchen cabs but hubby would have a heart attack:):) XO, Pinky

CAS said...

I really like it both ways. Does your hubby ever know what to expect when he walks through the door each day....lol? You do some amazing things!

Of course, I am definitely following via the LF & hope you will do the same with my blog.
CAS

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

your renovated kitchen is spot on--love the soft color and taking off the doors really lightens up the space-brava Becca!

CC said...

The cabinets looks awesome. The new color really brings out the colors in the granite. What color is the granite if you don't my me asking? I'm currently searching for new counters.

Thank YOU for sharing all your phenomenal projects!

Rooms by Ann said...

I think Humans need change, Because we have the ability to be creative we have to let it out, And that's why thing don't stay the same for too long. Either way your space looked great.

Sandra said...

I don't know the answer to your question, but I blame you! LOL. I see all your beautiful creations and I constantly run all over the house thinking of what things to change. They're both beautiful, Becca!

Maria Elena said...

Becca, what a difference! It looks gorgeous! Amazing what paint can do!
All your projects are always so stunning! Very, very nice!

iSavortheWeekend said...

Absolutely adore it!!

Phyllis@Around the House said...

wow cudos for picking up that brush and givin it a go...it looks wonderful...so current and inviting...

thistlewoodfarm said...

How pretty your new color is. I love the warm tones of your old cabinets.....but the new look is absolutely beautiful

blessings,
karianne

reFresh reStyle said...

Love it! We have the same need~the need for change :)
Debbie