Attics, Armoires, Old grannies ~

Since our daughter married a few weeks ago I have been thinking of remodeling her old (empty) room upstairs to make it an extra room for quest. I bought a four postered queen bed frame (very Shabby chic) style at a garage sale a few weeks back. It is very tasteful looking. Kind of off white with brown painted stain overlay. So I’ve been thinking of what to put with it and remembered an old armoire of my great grandmothers that is in my attic. PERFECT !!!!!! I think I’ll paint and stain it to match. How exciting !!! Designing on a dime is always fun and challenging to me. Here are a few facts about Armories that might perk your interest. I know it did mine.

Armorie Ideas ~
Graceful proportions and strong vertical lines make the hardworking armoire an ideal purchase. Highly adaptable, it provides serious storage as well as a focal point. Here’s where and how to use one.

• In the living room: Hide electronics or stock a bar.
• In the dining room: Keep dishes and stemware at hand.
• In the bedroom: Store bulky sweaters or increase hanging space.
• In the kitchen: Create an instant pantry.
• In the bathroom: Stow towels and linens out of sight

PS…I’m sure great grandma Cooksey would be proud to know her piece is coming out of the attic:) the piece is well over 100 yrs because my grandmother who gave it to me is 89 and still living and it was her mother’s :)))

It’s the kind with two mirror doors and a mirrored hat box in the center with a row of drawers. Kinda old and rickety but perfect for the Shabby chic look I’m looking for 🙂

Bright Ideas for the home ~ blessings

Published in: on April 26, 2012 at 6:44 pm  Comments (2)  

Welcome Back ~


Whew it feels good to be back to blogging after a very eventful few months. Surgery in January and recovery, then our daughter’s  large church wedding Easter weekend. I am now just seeing light at the end of the tunnel 🙂

The Lord has been very good to us and everything is settling down now. The next big event is our daughter is graduating from college in May and then we are taking a much needed trip to the beach late May….. lots of fun !!!

I thought I’d share a few pics from the wedding in my next post ~ soon

May God richly bless and keep you as you labor as godly housewives.

Prayerfully yours,

Teresa ~

Published in: on April 21, 2012 at 3:48 pm  Comments (4)