Welcome to my little world! My name is Donna and I'm the mother of one very spoiled kitty named Clarice. I was a banker for over 20 years but now I'm a SAHM and loving every minute of it. I'm a super, huge Bon Jovi fan and an avid cross stitcher. I love decorating my home with flea market finds, primitive style items and vintage items. My hubby says if the last three generations threw it out as trash it'll end up in our house as a decoration.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

My happy Place

Well Thanksgiving has come and gone but the pounds I gained will linger on and on and on.....  We at the Harris' household don't do Black Friday shopping trips but we do the annual Harris Home Project since Mark has a couple extra days off.  Lord forbid we just eat big, lay around watching parade or football wearing our jammies but instead we work ourselves silly doing remodeling projects.  The timing was perfect since the last moving boxes were unpacked ....insert eye rolling here.  Anyway I didn't like the kitchen island because it was just to much WOOD and looked like a big box in the middle of the floor.  It had good bones and I knew it could be transformed with my vision and Mark's mad skills.  We've ordered a black  granite slab for the top which we were lucky enough to get from the remnant pile at the stone yard but it'll be later this week before we can pick it up.  Here's the before: 

And here's the midway after:

It's now painted a taupe and just waiting on the gorgeous black counter top. And here's our little supervisor who made sure we got it done correctly.

We also finished the craft room and I got it all unpacked, put away and even had time to get the guest room done.  Whew it's no wonder that I'm exhausted but it's so worth it.  Just look at these pictures and imagine just how big my smile is when I look in that room...ahem closet but I'm still thrilled with it. It's kinda hard to get pictures because it is a small area but here's my favorite space.
 Gifts from my DMQ's make the space even better!  Dana is such a talented artist and she did the drawing after one of our trips so wish I had even a 1/10 of her talent.  And Kathie got me the sign on the door which is just sheer inspiration because it's so ME!  I love any and all things crafty...stamping, scrapbooking, cross stitching, rug hooking and just look at all that glorious wool....drool just waiting for me to get busy

Not sure if you can tell but I glued vintage yardsticks on the shelf edges and I've been collecting them for years just never quite sure what I was gonna do with them.  As soon as the shelves went up the light bulb went off that this was why. There are ones from AR, TN, GA and even IN including one from Grandmother Harris' home that I've drug around for 27 years never quite sure what to do with it. 
Grocery store chip rack to use as my inspiration wall, repo French drying rack to use as a ribbon holder and lots of jars both old and new to hold everything and the best part I only bought the shelves because I already owned all the other stuff.  Damn I have a lot of stuff STILL after all this purging.

Now here's the guest bedroom so we are officially open for business.  Quick everybody pack your suitcases and come visit us! 

That was our Thanksgiving weekend so what did you do?