Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Future's So Bright

Happy New Year (a bit belatedly), dear readers. I apologize for my somewhat unannounced blog break, but I'm back and ready for another year. I'm not a huge resolution-maker, but I do like to use the beginning of a new year to reflect on the past. Looking back over my posts from last year, I realized a lot happened . . . I opened (and later closed) an antique booth with another blog friend, painted some rooms, participated in a blogger tag sale, and diy'ed some furniture. I think having a blog has been a great way to keep me on task and finish some projects I might not have done otherwise (knowing people might be watching/reading is a great motivator) - so thank you for coming by and giving me your input. It really means a lot to me. Here are a couple of new additions to my house that I haven't shared yet . . .

Some black and white accessories (the throw and pillow) from IKEA purchased on my Atlanta trip. I think it pulls together the other black pieces in the room. And speaking of black and white, my friend Nikki in Memphis mentioned I never shared the after photo of this chair. 
The truth is I finally just got it reupholstered when I sent off my little benches. I absolutely LOVE the Joonas fabric and think this quirky chair adds a little something unexpected to my entry.

Stay tuned for more updates in the days and weeks to come (yes, I'm still planning on painting my mantel but thought I should wait till after the holidays). I'm also just finishing up the painting of my basement room. Two words: Hague Blue. Until I return, do yourself a favor and pick these magazines up if you don't already have them. 
They are both chocked full of some amazing eye candy. You won't be disappointed. Great inspirations for a new year. 

I'm very excited for the new opportunities and surprises that await me in the new year. Best wishes to you all for a very happy and healthy 2012!

12 comments:

Melissa Crochet said...

That black and white chair is amazing!!!!! Love all the black accents that you are sprinkling around and can't wait to see more.

Ashley said...

What an enticing little sneak peak of the living room...and, from the sounds of it, you have many projects in the works. Looking forward to seeing them all.

BTW, since everyone's talking about Veranda lately, I think I should be checking it out on a more regular basis!

Full House said...

Um yes loved both the mags..couldn't get into Elle Decor this go round. Can we talk about how awesome that chair is..the shape and the fabric are fabulous.

A Perfect Gray said...

love the chair!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Happy New Year, Kathy!!!! Haven't received my new issues yet, but I've seen some of the photos around blogland. Your black &white touches look great, so crisp! Looking forward following your progress this year!!

Amanda Hill said...

What a teaser! Show us more!

katiedid said...

So funny....I bought the throw for a friend for Christmas! Wish I had gotten one for myself too.....maybe it isn't too late!

Matt said...

I thought that pillow was going in the man cave.

Kendall said...

Your newly upholstered chair is just perfect! Glad you're back to posting!

Emily | Recently said...

Happy New Year to you Kathy! I LOVE the chair but of course I knew it would look great! :) Can't wait to see what 2012 brings!

Kellie Collis said...

The chair looks fabulous! Love the gorgeous print. Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

MFAMB said...

i have that throw too. everyone should have that throw.
and that chair is SUPER!