We worked feverishly on our kitchen this past summer. But a few things didn’t get resolved. One is the floor. The previous owner had water damage and ripped out part of the antique flooring. She replaced it with planks and stained them. I’m just not too crazy about the color. At first I thought about painting a checkerboard pattern using the floor grate as my size guide. It seemed too busy. Now I’m debating whether to do splatter paint.
(Photo left- Martha Browne. Inspiration- designskool)
Try hanging a mint reindeer moss wreath on the front door. Then add two large planters (similar) with tulip bulbs.
…House & Garden Magazine, January 1992.
Idea- I love the fun stencil design on this fireplace mantel. Maybe it would work on one of mine.
Related Nibs posts-
Series of Fireplace Mantels
January celebrates the tenth year for Nibs. Hard to imagine that back in 2007 when I started blogging, my son Curtis was so young and now… now he’s off on his own in Europe. Wow! How time flies!
Nibs has proven to be a great refuge these past ten years. I enjoyed escaping for a few hours to explore and create an idea in fashion, decorating or photography. As I start the new year 2017 (and hopefully a new decade) I’m setting a few goals-
1. Return to photographing on a more consistent basis
2. Share about our life on the farm
3. Pursue some fun projects I’ve had on the back burner
4. Continue reading books
Wish I would do something not listed? Leave a comment.
Here’s to wonderful beginnings!
(Photo- Martha Browne)
Person- Mom and her prized Christmas cactus.
Place- A favorite spot in my dear friend Laurie’s kitchen.
Thing- I love peppermint candy during the holidays.
(Photos- Martha Browne)
It’s all about finding that one, meaningful gift.
Can you see it? It’s there on the left…in the corner. A set of drums! I’m not sure how I’d feel about having drums in my living room, but I do appreciate that element of surprise. When a room has all the right ingredients it can be a wonderful space. Add one or two things that may not seem to go…or are down right wrong…can make a room come alive.
(Photo- Mikkel Vang for Elle Decor, September 2016)