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Patio Reveal

Today I would like to show you the transformation of our patio.  With a lot of work, it has come a long way since we moved here ten years ago. 

In the picture below you can see how it looked after we had replaced the ugly brown shingle siding on the house and added the patio doors. There was actually no direct access to the patio before this. The concrete blocks that made up the patio always looked dirty and they were uneven in many places.  They also went right up to the house so there was no space to plant anything between the patio and house.  

Do you see our kitty waiting to get back in the house?  I don't blame him for not wanting to spend too much time our there.  We didn't want to either! 
A few years ago, my son and hubby tore out the old concrete blocks and laid new pavers.  Such a huge improvement!

With some landscaping and pretty flowers, it has become a space we can really enjoy.  

It's been especially nice this summer. We have had a lot of really nice days fo…

Summer in the Family Room

Hi Everyone,

I've made some changes to our family room recently and would like to share them with you and see what you think!  I created an arrangement in the fireplace, added one of my recently purchased vintage tablecloths to the round table, and changed some accessories and wall arrangements.  It feels more like summer and more cottage like to me.  So here are the pics - I would love to hear any thoughts, suggestions, ideas you have for this room.  It has taken me awhile to get it to where it seems just right to me.










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~ ~ JoAnne

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Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
WOW Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Show & Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

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Comments

  1. Wow! I love everything!! Looks like you're ready for summer! You did a great job and I wouldn't change a thing!

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

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  2. I love this room. I have been wanting to get some leather furniture for my family room but one thing that has been holding me back (besides the cost) is I was afraid it wold look too hard or manly. You have shown how it can look soft too!

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  3. I love all of your little touches in the room. It looks so cozy and inviting! Coming over from Tuesdays Treasures and your newest follower!

    Jeanine

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  4. I love all style...and the pretty shades of blue! ♥

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  5. What a beautiful room. Love your vintage touches and color. Thanks for joining the party!

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  6. Beautiful comforting room. Blue is my favorite color.

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  7. beautiful and inviting living room. Love the vignette you did on the big wall.
    Here is a little tip so you don't have so many holes in the wall.
    Next time use some brown craft paper and cut out the size of the things you want to hang. Grab some painters tape and play around with your pieces on the wall to see how they will look. This way you won't have lots of nail holes.

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  8. So very, very pretty!
    ~Pam

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  9. JoAnne
    that is a lovely room@ Crisp and clean and beautiful!
    hugs
    mel

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  10. Your room is very beautiful! You have arranged everything so nicely and yes it does look very cottage-y. The color of paint is so perfect, I have found myself yearning for that color, recently. Painting the walls is out of the question for me, so just adding a bit here and there has really helped. Lovely job.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  11. Love your pretty room--the color is perfect! That "vintage" wood frame is so adorable.

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  12. Joanne I love your blog!
    I like to stay here admiring your home and all the pretty things that shows.
    A good weekend!
    Kisses.

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  13. Beautiful! I saw you featured on Favorite Paint Colors and had to pop over. We used Tide Pools in our living room and on several pieces we refinished for our furniture refinishing business! (It's been a big hit with clients!) How fun! :)

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