Monday, February 7, 2011

Need Some Input....

Ok ladies,I need some input on a decor dilemma.....

We are in the process of finishing off our basement and this will be a real change for us since we have been living here 7 years and we never really finished it off the way we wanted...we were just so unsure of what we wanted or needed to do down there....

Well, we put it into 4th gear and we are now moving along steadily (let's hope it continues to stay on pace).

I am decorating it a little bit differently though...I am going with lots of whites....yep, I needed to get away from the browns for atleast a small portion of the house, plus there isn't hardly any natural light downstairs, so in order to make it appear larger and much brighter...I went with a light raffia color (which looks like a slight off white).

I'm taking the more vintage farmhouse look with it...or so I plan to. :)
*This is a vintage pie safe currently sitting on an antique tavern table.

Well, I'm itching like crazy to get a little piece of it decorated since we are no where near being done with it I can't do much. But the wheels started spinning and one thing lead to another and now I am ready to pull my old barnwood cabinet from my main floor down there to the basement since it already has the chippy white wood, whites, and blues....

Here is the cabinet...

This cabinet holds lots of white ironstone and old eclectic white pieces along with some blue accents, making me think this would look better downstairs....

.....decisions, decisions....

What do you think? Please let me know your input....of course if I move that cabinet down there, then I will need to find a different piece of furniture for that space! ;)


  1. Well since it means getting something new for upstairs... I say MOVE IT ON OUT!! So many prim friends are moving in the chippy white direction and I am so enjoying their changes and I know yours will be great too!

  2. Give it a try, Tarrah! Plus ... blue and chippy white shades are simply made for each other. So fresh and light in what might be a darker space otherwise. Can't wait to see what you come up with ...

  3. I just came across your blog, and I love it. I love white pie safe, that will defintly brighten up the downstairs. I have a dark den and I think adding some white and I love blue in their would help. I like the old cabinet, I love old cabinests, my downfall. I like how you added the crocks with the blue in. Another one of my collecting habits, old crocks. Love your ideas. Come by for a visit sometime. Vicky

  4. I love that cabinet, where did u find that?? It is perfect! Love your blog and thanks for sharing. Stop by to see me sometime, I just posted some prim eggs I decorated.

  5. Oh, I Love it all! I want these pieces in my house...Can't wait to see what you come up with. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures.

  6. I think that would look great, and your idea of more farmhouse whites down there is great too! I admire that look on so many blogs, but I love color and just can't see it in my house. It's a fine line between farmhouse white and white decor reminiscent of the 80s, and I'm afraid I would end up with the latter. :) I think you will do it up fine though and can't wait to see your room!

  7. I LOVE the cabinet, what a perfect find !! try it , see how it looks. Love your pottery! and your bog too. Have a great weekend!