Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sprucing up the top of a hutch

Sort of a random post, but I always love when I see how others decorate certain areas of their homes.  I have a really hard time figuring out how to decorate several things, like the tops of armoires, book shelves, and my entry chest/console.  I change things all the time because I am seriously never happy with how they look.  It seems so effortless to some people to make these pretty vignettes, but for me it seems to be a never ending process. 

Today, I found an old urn in my mom's basement, and I brought it home with me (with her permission, of course!).  I thought it might look good on top of the armoire in our newly painted office.  Once I had it up there, I decided it needed more "stuff" so I shopped around my house and this is what I came up with:

I am so crazy when it comes to decorating - sometimes I love little vignettes like this one, and sometimes I take it all down because a lot of "stuff" drives me crazy and I think it looks messy.  I kind of like this one - what do you think?

Other than the urn, I placed a Pottery Barn wooden tray, some picture frames, some old books and a cute iron bird cage that I bought earlier this year from Michael's.  I love this bird cage.

The green photo frame is one I've had forever - the picture is of my TWELVE year old daughter, Lindsey.  Can't believe she isn't still that tiny baby sometimes.

This was a kind of boring frame that I added a pretty green ribbon to.  This color green is the accent color I want to use in the room.  I was thinking of painting a small table this color (please don't tell my husband!) but I can't decide - anyone have any thoughts on how that might look?

You may notice that I am not showing pictures of the whole room - there's a reason for that.  The main reason is that the office is a MESS right now, with Carter's Thomas train table taking up half the room!  The desk is messy and disorganized - a future project that needs to be taken care of sooner rather than later.  I do have a picture of a corner of the room that I like (well, that I mostly like - not sure what direction I want to go with those pillows).

That's all I am sharing for now - but hopefully soon there will be a BIG reveal of my super organized office!!!  Wishful thinking, perhaps, but I can dare to dream, right?!?!?


Jenn said...

Heather...I think it looks great! I love the bird cage too...anything chippy white gets an A+ in my book!! I like how you put the tray behind the old book too!! Super cute!

Jessica said...

Heather, I love those sweet pics of your kiddos!! I have that same birdcage too :)

Did you make the pillows in the last photo????? Love them!!!

Rodney said...
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Rodney said...

Um... which table are "we" painting? :)

From Marriage To Motherhood said...

Heather, great job :) I just purchased a console table from Kirklands yesterday and I didn't want to go out and buy new decor to put on top and you just reminded me that I have a birdcage and a nest from Ilah's 1st birthday : )

Heather L. said...

Jessica, I did not make the pillows - one of them I won from a blog a long time ago, and I think I got the other one from Hobby Lobby. I wish I made them, though! Still afraid of my sewing machine LOL.

Jessica said...

LOL, Heather!! "Just do it" HA!

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