Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Adding Whimsy...

Because the doorway just needed a little something!


I added a pair of these pine brackets that I got from Home Depot for $7 each,
 painted them white and then nailed them up, caulked and painted.


Here is the final product.  I think it adds a little fun to and otherwise functional space.This is the entry to my pantry/laundry room.  You can see more of what I have done in this room here.  I would like to find a cute screen door that is all worn and put it up.  I already know my husband is just going to love that idea...not really.  I am going to do some more in this little space and will show you soon.

  I have to get back to the farm now.  Spring planting is a critical time and I still have much to seed and sow.  I will update you on Friday will all that's in the ground and will talk about raised beds. 

Happy Tuesday!


  1. Caroline, I love it! I adore the chartreuse with the Courtly Check!!! Too, too cute!!!

    Ricki Jill

  2. It's a beautiful space, and adding the brackets was the perfect touch! Looking forward to your post on Friday!

  3. Love it! I think a screen door would be fabulous. I just love the slap sound they make when they close.

  4. Caroline, You do know how to make everything look so lovely! Can't wait to see whats up at your little farm.

  5. I see you like black and white check and probably MacKenzie Childs. Check out my blog with a catagory of my MacKenzie Childs inspiration painting on the lower right sidebar! You won't be disappointed.

  6. What a beautiful space. My little Yorkie has food dishes of that same MC check. LOVE IT!

    Thanks for stopping by to say hello!


  7. I just stumbled onto your blog and am really impressed with your site! I love it here and am now a new follower!

  8. I love that look! It really adds charm to the doorway!!! Love your colors, bright, cheery and inviting!

  9. Everyone needs a little whimsy. It's like a smile; it makes you feel good!

  10. Such a nice touch for so little money. Love all the color in your home. Now what's the room with the horizontal stripes?

  11. I love it!! Your French music is great too.
    Mary Ann
    Following you.

  12. I love it when a change like this can really create a whole new look. I have read it's always in the details..how true.
    Have a great day Caroline..I love this post.

  13. Love it! The colors and the whimsy! Very inspirational,

  14. I love the transformation! So colorful and fun!

  15. Love the colors--I can imagine you always smiling every time you see that doorway! Thanks for linking up to my Share the Love party!

  16. i love that pop of green...looks great with the white and black!!

  17. I love what you've done. IT's so cheerful and really captures your eye. I'm really impressed with your diy skills too!

    I'm your new follower.


  18. I just found your blog and I'm so glad I did. I love what you have done with color(my favorite colors). I'm your newest follower and I'm already enchanted by your blog. So well done. Pop over to Brambly and pay me a visit.Have a beautiful day!


  19. Thank you so much for visiting me at Brambly. I'm in love with the plaid wallpaper you have pictured above. Now, I'm going to check out your green and white striped lampshade.


  20. i am a new follower, and charmed by your blog...i look forward to browsing through your past posts and new things to come...

  21. J'adore! Great idea and lovely images. Your blog is such a bright and beautiful place.

  22. Carolyn....it's more than adorable! So creative.

    xoxo lylah

  23. I just love this--a small change but adding so much style--so pretty :)

  24. Love it absolutely!! great color, great idea. Whimsy is an essential part of a home! If you have a moment, come visit my other blog Bird/Like, I added a bit about whimsy in the post on Insiration Journey (a party hosted by Modern Country Style, which I think you would enjoy!)

  25. Caroline,
    You are such an inspiration to me!
    I am starting to entertain the idea of putting
    in a vegetable garden this summer. Our bunnies are so large and greedy, I have always thought it
    would be too much of a battle! Now I am inspired again. :)
    Thanks for that!

    BTW.... I just passed a Stylish Blog Award on to you this evening on my blog. Please stop by soon and take it and share it as well!


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