Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy Accidents

My most recent remodeling projects have resulted in not one, not two, but three happy accidents.  As soon as the Christmas decorations came down I went straight to work on repainting the master bedroom.  I'm oh-so-happy with the results, but won't share that with you just yet.  I will give you a peak though, cause I'm nice like that.


Remember a couple of months ago when I purchased a new rug for the Dining Room?  I took a poll and you all agreed that it was too small for the room.



That resulted in happy accident #1.  Instead of returning it, I just moved it into the Living Room and I love it in there.



What?  I never showed you the new rug?  Ooops!



Much better, don't ya think?

Fast forward to happy accident #2.  I've had my eye on Pottery Barn's Vanessa floral curtains for some time so when I saw that they were half price after Christmas I snatched them up with some Christmas money I received as a gift.  They were for the Master Bedroom, only once the new paint color went up I quickly realized that they wouldn't work.  They have a yellow tint to them and the new walls have a grayish tone to them.  I thought I was going to have to return them until I realized that I've been wanting to get new window treatments for the Dining Room.  They hadn't been replaced since we bought the house almost 13 years ago so I was ready for a change.



It's kinda strange that they look like they belonged in here all along!  They coordinate perfectly with the rug, which was a, well, happy accident!




I spy happy accident #3:



While putting everything back into my new Master Bedroom, I stumbled upon #3.  I got this sweet shelf at a yard sale last year, which you can read about here, and have always loved it in my bedroom.  However, once again, it's on the yellow side and when I went to hang it I realized it would have to be painted.  So I brought it downstairs with me and layed it down in the Dining Room while I went to the garage to grab my can of paint.  When I came back in, I looked at it and a lightbulb went on in my head - it looked perfect in the Dining Room!  I have an empty wall that needed something and the shelf is the perfect size.  And better yet - it doesn't need to be painted!


It's very chippy and pretty fragile.


I love her in this room.


Some more views around the room.







I love happy accidents, don't you?  It's all about thinking outside the box.  Ya know, if I had taken more time to name my blog 3 years ago, I can think of about a million different names than the one I picked.  And "Outside the Box" is just one of them.  What are your happy accidents?


Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious day!

xoxo,
Kim




25 comments:

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

I adore that chippy little shelf! Cutest thing I've seen all day.
♥Linsey

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Kim,

WOW! You scored big time! I LOVE happy accidents. Your new rug and drapes are gorgeous. The shelf looks perfect there too.

Dee

awal.ny said...

How wonderful to have accidents turn out so perfectly. I love all of the changes, the rug and drapes are beautiful.

Shelia said...

HI Kim! Oh, everything looks so pretty! I love everything you do! Happy New Year!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kimberly said...

Love everything! love the colors....love the drapes. :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

So you got two rooms done then, Kim! Happy accidents are great; I think they wind up saving us money sometimes, too. Love the drapes. I got PB drapes for our master and I just love them. They hang so nicely.

Love Of Quilts said...

It couldn't have worked out better!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh my goodness!! What fabulous accidents! LOVE the rug and the curtains and the chippy shelf! I love it when accidents work out like that....sadly, it rarely happens that way at my house...

Can't wait to see the bedroom!

Lou Cinda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your home is very pretty. I need some "good accidents" in my decorating! :D

Country Dreaming said...

It's great when things work out like that! No returns, no painting needed--Super Duper.

melinda

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Sweetest little shelf...love it. Happy accidents are the good kind!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your happy accidents all look meant to be to me, Kim! Lovely!

CAS said...

Everything (accident or not) looks perfect, Kim! Your new drapes & the rug look gorgeous together. Love the little chippy shelves, too.
CAS

thistlewoodfarm said...

I love all your happy accidents! That chandelier is absolutely wonderful! Have a blessed and wonderful day!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Kim, you must be living right to have sooo many perfect, happy accidents!! Love them ALL! Your style of decorating is just beautiful! Happy 2012!

Nancy's Notes said...

You are one lucky one! Accidents like this are rare, so happy for you! That rug and your drapes are truly beautiful!

Daffodil Hill said...

So happy to visit here. I love all your green! I'm a yellow girl myself, so we are like ying and yang, I think. Really such pretty rooms, and I can't wait to see the MBR. Loved reading about your baby boy miracle, too. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments. Happy Weekend!

Daffodil Hill said...

I am now a follower!

Victorian1885 said...

The Dining room looks fabulous! Your new rug & curtains are perfect in the room. Enjoy..

Linda Anne Young said...

Love how pretty your dining room looks! The rug and curtains are so nice together. The little shelf is so cute!
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Hope you enjoyed your holidays and that this New Year brings you blessings untold!

Mary Ann said...

All of your "accidents" look just wonderful. Wish we could afford a rug in our dining room- one of these days.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Looks like those "accidents" are actually blessings in disguise! Everything is looking good! I absolutely love the new drapes!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Kim, I love happy accidents and you had some good ones! Love the rugs, curtains and shelf...they all look perfect in their new spots.

I'm glad you like the piano in the room! It does look better than I thought it would. That is the only spot in the house it would go...now I can start on my craft room. Yay!

I sold the tall arrangment, but will be making more similar soon. I'll let you know when I get some more done.

I looked at your last post and you were very busy last year! Loved looking at all the pretty furniture you painted. You are good!!!

Loved the pic of you and the baby...what a blessing! Kristen

happeningswithLana said...

Everything looks GREAT! Love the tables in your bedroom and the hutch. Also the DR curtains do look so nice in there. Like the paint colors. You have been a busy gal since the first of the year!

Christie said...

I have that same rug in my entry! Lovely taste! :)