Wednesday, June 1, 2011

House Make Over

I love to go into other people's homes and re-decorate them.

Sometimes I just do it without anybody asking......
say... I'm at your house for dinner and I use the restroom
I will move things around while I'm in there!
I can't help it.......people need my help.......
I know it......?

And sometimes people PAY me to do it!!

Enter, Babs, a new empty nester.
Both of her kids are off in the world and she moved from her
big home to a condo.

Babs is an antique, junk collector such as myself.....
So I knew this was going to be fun!!

Here's some random things we put together
around her home.

Look at this dresser, too cute!!!
This is the entry way,
and I didn't take a pictures looking in from the front door!
Bad blogger......
There is an awesome screen with a red frame 
around it hanging on the wall.

Cute, cute kitchen!!
(nice, the cupboard door is open)

This is the dining area.
Sorry so dark.
They table and chairs she has are white.
We found a darker table at the big CK!
(my sister's consignment store, Cotton Kloset)
This room is next on my list, I mean Bab's list......

Now, in this photo.......can you pick what's wrong.......
Decorating 101......
Hanging things to high!!!!

Ahhhhhhh, more better!!!!!!

Do you love this mirror, or what!!??

Cute bathroom stuff!
That cabinet is metal!
Love it!!

Look at the planter holding the T-pee!! 
How cute is that!!

And now for the bedroom!
Babs has so much great stuff, this was so fun!
Look at all the awesome stuff I found to hang on her walls!!!

That's her parents wedding photo inside that empty white frame. 

And the shutters under the table to cover the cords!
I'm a genius......just saying.......

Look at this's fake, it's hollow!
But love the pink straps......

Changing lamps........

Look.....the chair from my last blog......
This view is looking in the bedroom from the door.

This is the extra bedroom we are still working on.....

I did get some pictures hung.
This is art work her kids made when they were younger.

More to come on the extra room,
and then we'll conquer this.........
Something has gotta go.......
We're working on it.........
baby steps with Babs, baby steps!!!!


  1. You ARE a genius!!! Everything looks great, so put together now...I'm sure she appreciates your talent and hard work!!!

  2. Wow, it all looks so great. She has nice stuff and add your talent...amazing.

  3. Hello Miss Genious!:))
    I agree you are. I wish I could do that in others homes. I would have a blast, even better if I was allowed to paint as well. hehe. So many homes are so dark and gloomy and many have pretty things but they diseapeare into the nick nack abyss.
    Even if I know how to it would be fun to see what you would have done in my home. :)
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  4. Oh I bet you had so much fun!! She had great pieces to work with and you did an awesome job. I had to laugh when I saw your comment about hanging things too high....that's a pet peeve of mine!!
    You can come to my house anytime!!

  5. Great transformations, I would love to have a friend like you to come into my home with a fresh good eye :) x

  6. Good work, I have to bite my lip on many homes, only brave enough to give suggestions to family members, you go girl!

  7. I laughed out loud reading your post. I thought I was the ONLY ONE who resisted the urge to move the furniture around in other people's houses! I am always mentally rearranging my surroundings...I can't help it, it's a compulsion. There's probably a 12 step support group out there for me but I really don't want to be cured!

  8. WOWZA, that is fun. I love doing the same when my friends allow me too.

  9. Wowweeee! Is this house ever thanking you! :)

  10. It's lovely seeing all the little touches you've made that have bought the look together so well. I'm fascinated by the whole interior designer process so it's lovely to see it in action!

    I've had a delicious browse around your lovely blog - and I'm your new follower!


  11. You did such an incredible jod and all the touches you gave her are just perfect! Thank you for the interior designing photo process! Just great. I'm also at SATF. Have a nice weekend. FABBY

  12. You did a wonderful make-over of Bab's new home. Looked like you had so much fun too. Thanks for linking to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  13. How fun to be able to help a friend makeover her home!! And she really has some nice things to work with. Love all the wall decor especially!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog ~ Hope you'll come back Friday for my Wedding Blog Party!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  14. Jane, yes, "white" this week for "Show Off Your Cottage Monday"! ;) Lovely home and great transformation! Thank you for participating and bringing me here!


  15. Great transformation! Bab has some wonderful things! Glad I found you...
    Blessings My Friend,

  16. I love the trunk with the pink straps. Very nice. I have a place for it.