Let me begin this post by saying "SORRY G.J.!" I know I told you I would wait so you could see my summer decorating when you come and visit in 2 weeks, and I've TRIED and tried harder to not break out all of my fall decorations, and I simply couldn't help myself!!! So, I snapped some photos so you could see what is now shoved back into the closet until next spring/summer:
My new seating area by the front door:
It is really bothering me that the little handle on the coffee table is flipped up, stop looking!!!
My budding model wanted to pose in some of the photos:
Here are two (free) armless chairs from my parent's old house that are slipcovered in taupe twill I scored on clearance at Calico Corners, also note the gorgeous table in between those chairs is from GJ's basement, in it's previous life it was white and had a water stain on the top, we had it refinished and have since found out it is a Stickley piece, Stickley started the Art's and Craft's movement in the US many years ago. GJ says now that it's fixed up that it's on loan to us and she wants it back, I'm hoping she'll forget...
And after 2 years, this project was finally completed thanks to preschool and Tom-T's morning nap, I am addicted to grasscloth, I think it really gives the kitchen some texture and depth: