Friday, July 29, 2011


 wanted to share some inspirational images I found
{from my pinterest boards}
ideas for adding a bit of  colour
into my new home
{our home is a few years old
 and i need to zap some of the beige out of it}

right now I am focusing on painting furniture
oh how I adore PAINT........


will be adding some new lighting
love the blue

my plates are almost ready to be hung
just need to find a few more

i have a few old pieces I will be doing this to

pure joy
pure inspiration

now you know what I am up to this Summer
hope your's is going well
hugs for a great weekend 


tinajo said...

These are beautiful - thanks for sharing! :-)

Sandra van Doorn said...

this post makes me want to renovate my house too! i absolutely love the quilted as a feature wall and the drawer chest. divine... happy painting:)
xo sandra

Blondie's Journal said...

Such pretty colors. I love the painted {or stenciled} doorway done up in flowers. You are going to have so much fun decorating your new home. Please share pictures!!


My Farmhouse Kitchen said...




It's me said...

Enjoy summer

Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...


Love these spaces! Have a great weekend!


Unknown said...

wow! what fabulous fun ideas koralee! i can imagine that your "after" photos will be every bit (if not more) adorable! i am especially loving that quilt on the wall!!! holy cow, i have never seen anything like that! super cute! (as are you!) have a blast! xoxox

Tammy @ said...

Thanks for the inspiration, Pinterest is a very bad place to be...much too much time spent there! I just added an aqua painted table to the end of my white hallway and am loving the color. The floral painted doorway, patchwork wall and plate collage are wonderful! Hope you are having a relaxing summer!

Best wishes,

Mimi and Tilly said...

Beautiful ideas! Em x

Madelief said...

Dear Koralee,

I am looking forward to see how you will decorate your new home. When I look at the images above it will turn out lovely! I like them all, but those flowers around the doorway are my favourite.

Happy weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief x

Sue said...

Oh my gosh, I just can't wait to see what you've done. I love these photos!

lilybets said...

...beautiful photos Koralee!!!!!.

Martina said...

Such lovely inspiration here today! I love this aqua wall above, with the flowers, so pretty! Would love to make over my whole house, but - when??? Happy weekend sweet one! xx

Pink Piccadilly Pastries said...

What gorgeous ideas!!! I LOVE the painted flowers around the doorway! How I love bright colors! Can't wait to see photos of your finished projects!! Please?!! Happy Weekend! xo Jina

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh such lovely inspirations! I so look forward to seeing your home after you've gotten it all decorated and settled in.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I love that papered wall -- big blocks of color and pattern. Beautiful! Happy painting and settling in to you! Wish I had that much motivation. Only 2 more weeks before I go back to school and I didn't get any projects done this summer. :/ Oh well! Best wishes, Tammy

Catherine said...

These colors make me happy Koralee!

Hope you are having a joyful summer too!
xo Catherine

tea with hazel said...

lovely photos..jane

Unknown said...

You go Kora and you know I"m heading right over to put this in my WORDs of WISDOM board.
Hey, hope all is going well with the move. I just wanted to let you know all is OK, I just needed a mental break from posting, but should return the first of the week....

Pinecone said...

Wonderful inspiration photos!!

I'm all for color...have a great weekend.
xo Ashlyn

Dogwood said...

Too precious, pretty and perfect.
Love it all.
Have a happy weekend.
Hugs, Cory

Bring Pretty Back said...

Oh Korolee, You make me smile.
Have a pretty day!!

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
Just getting ready to call it a day. I had a wonderful day with my father and sister {Sister time at my Dad's ~ love it!}
I love all your new projects and your Pinterest photo collection. ~ such great ideas and pretties there!
I love the plate wall ~ it reminds me of the great frozen yogurt shop we went to in Austin {Berry Austin 2 Go}. She had mostly white plates and other ceramics embedded in the walls with some stainless mixed in for sparkle. So very cool.
The vintage plates will look so sweet!
Enjoy making your new house a home ♥
Have a sweet brand new Sunday!

Laura S. said...

I love all these rooms. That second pic with the flower border around the doorway is really cool! My hubby and I are starting to house hunt, and I'm excited to find a house to decorate and love.

Patty Marker said...

So much inspirtion. I adore all the color. You're right, it just makes you happy! Enjoy the process.

Vintage Home said...

oh such wonderful images ...your home will be wonderful!
p.s. call me if you need some plates!

liz said...

Beautiful images. I love the cabinet with the papers. Happy weekend. xxx

found and sewn said...

I'm inspired, I love the selection of pretty plates hung up on the wall.

Monica said...

Seeing your "inspirations" is like a breath of fresh air. I wish I was that creative. Have a happy weekend :)

malia said...

all fabulous but that dresser is screaming MAKE ME! xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sweetest Koralee,

Dearest, YOU INSPIRE US SO MUCH. I LOVE YOUR SENSE of coloring in with the JOYS of life. I am excited to hear and see all about your new home and the fun you will be painting in.....dearest, how is your back? Mine is so much better! Monday is my last treatment and I can say that my back is soooooooooo much better. My hip however, is still strange.

WELL, you have much to do in terms of unpacking but I HOPE TO HEAR ABOUT IT IN the CCC!!! I will talk to you about the meantime.....PAINT ON! LOVE YOU! Anita

red ticking said...

did you paint the flowers around your doorway??? darling...
i am working on so many projects both at home at work... it feels so good to check them off the "to do" list... which is never ending!
i wish you the most wonderful weekend sweet friend... always... xoxo

Marilyn Miller said...

I am tempted with pinterest, but haven't joined yet. I know I need an invite, but I can find that. How fun to dream and paint in color. I hope you are having fun.

GardenOfDaisies said...

That is a lot of lovely inspiration. I love the flower border around the doorway and the papered drawers. Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that doorway and bedroom! I just need a new house to put it in. :( Mine is full. How do you find these things? You have such great taste!

Libbie said...

Ahhh....THat kitchen shot is speaking to me! Seriously! Love it! I am totally loving the white with the huge splash of color! Oh & the kitchen table! ust perfect for my huge pack :) Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Anonymous said...

i want it all
especially that D.R.E.S.S.E.R. dye for :D
happy happy joy joy joy
keep us posted sweet friend
and take care of your back!

Special 'K' said...

Stumbled on your blog love it very inspiring. Cheers

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet koralee, these are gorgeous wall inspiration! I really adore the lovely color inspiration! Can't wait to see your new home! Have a lovely merry happy sunday and love to you!


Barbara said...

The wallpaper and painted flowers are wonderful, Koralee. They would make for a very happy house!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sweet Koralee!
Oh my back is 100% better!!!!! NOW IT IS MY SHOULDER from taking all the strain of doing my prescribed exercises!! I can handle a little soreness their more than having to deal with a back that won't allow movement! AND YOU ARE FEELING WELL TOO????? YEAH! Happy dance for sure! And you must be seeing such possibilities with your home my dear! Oooooo I hope you share SOME snippets of progress with us!Do you still have bunnies in your garden??? We have the cutest pair that come to lay under our bistro set EVERY EVENING AND THE DINNER HOUR! I believe they smell my cooking!

Enchantment, color, joy, family and friendship are ours this summer dearest....when school starts, these things are STILL ours, but will have competition from our time away in our classrooms, so YES...relish it all NOW.

AND I CANNOT WAIT FOR SEPTEMBER...I KNOW I will cry...for sure!!!! We shall keep posted....


Becky said...

Those first two pics are just adorable.That inspires me as well.So cute.

Have a nice week Koralee!

Becky said...

Hey thanks for the source for the first two photos.I joined the site,my such great ideas Im overwhelmed LOL.

fee @ chipper nelly said...

ooh yes - very inspiring. love the challenge of a new home (with hindsight, naturally!)
pictures of new ducklings over at mine today...and don't tell anyone, but another new chicken moved in today! think I married Dr Doolittle!
happy new week in your happy new home...fee x

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

I love all the inspiration you have shared here in all these gorgeous rooms.
The painted flowers around the doorway and all the colour aqua are so beautiful.
Hope that you are enjoying the weekend and having fun settling into your new home.


Melissah said...

I just discovered your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some inspiration! I'm just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty.
I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.

Connys Cottage said...

what a lovly place