OK prepare yourselves now. These pictures are the things that makes my mom's house stunning every day. I hope this post blows your mind! I think it most likely will!
Please keep in mind - this is an addition - all new space. However, she took old cabinets & made a beautiful kitchen. I love her sink - you want it too! and the two cabinets to the right - fabulous!
I should have taken a picture of the large parsens table - Dad built it and it seats 8 with mismatched chairs - also great!
This baby goes clear to the ceilling! It holds tons of food it is to the right of the pictures above to make the kitchen an L.
An old diners menu from Litchfield, IL - very cool!
Another old diner menu that is very cool with some oversized silverware & a huge turquoise bowl.
Perfect above the stove - a medicine cabinet becomes a spice rack!
Take an old lampshade & wrap it with beads - glorious! This is not for Christmas - this is every day fabulous!
A window daybed - all the grand babies like to sleep here! It has a christmas theme to it right now.
Right next to the daybed is a hilarious bird lamp & a reupholstered rocker for the grandkids.
The Living Room:
Now you know where I get my love of color!
My mom loves a grandma look. She has lots of fat chairs and mixed fabric - and it always works! Behind this chair is a great attendance board from a very small church! It's amazing - it even has the offering amount! There is also a very neat old church on the cabinet you have already seen - lots of treasures to be found here!
Mom collects chairs. This is just a really great way to show them off. In case you can't tell - those shelves are filled with old doll furniture. Great showcase isn't it!
She recently went black in here, and I really like it. She has another grandma loveseat in here. Mixing fabrics & colors - again is working for her stuff!
My Dad is a farmer - he does all the typical IL grains. He also has a large herd of cattle. So it's only fitting that he has a collection of cows in his office. My favorite thing is the old sign. It says my grandpa's name. I believe my Dad found it in the barn after Grandpa passed. Sisters - I call dibs on that!
Another grandma fat chair & an old door creates a cozy setting.
This is the downstairs bathroom. It's small, but it works well b/c it's mainly Dad's bathroom. Beadboard = wonderfulness! Shower curtain sewn by Annie!
This is hilarious - and only fitting in Dad's bathroom. He thinks he is the biggest & baddest man around & the boss of all the bosses!
This is the laundry room. Here is another amazing door Mom has added. It goes between the laundry room & living room. I love her old mother hubbard print on the wall.
I hope you enjoyed the first level of my mama's house. Give her some props b/c she deserves it - she works her booty off decorating this baby up for every single holiday! What is your absolute favorite thing in her house?
This spring I'll feature her upstairs b/c there are count them - 3 bedrooms up there and 2 bathrooms you will be loving. She also has beautiful gardens that you will love!
FYI - This is the type of house I hope to have some day! Since I'm 27, I have years of collecting ahead of me!