Lovely Aqua and Green Kitchen

I am working on projects around my home but I haven't had time to photograph anything yet.
So I thought I'd share photos of this gorgeous kitchen from BHG online.

I am thinking of using green and aqua in my kitchen as accents.
My kitchen won't look anything like this but it's still fun to get ideas.
Wanna see a before photo?

 Quite a difference, eh!

The white shelves just pop against the aqua beadboard.

I really think blue, green, and white is yummy together!!

A before shot of the sink side of the kitchen.
Are you ready for the after.......

Such a difference!

Love the curvy faucet!

Before photo of the breakfast nook.
Hello, the 1970's wants its nook back.

Isn't it so so pretty!!!!!

One more shot of pure kitchen beauty.

My trip to Ikea....

There is no Ikea in Las Vegas. Oh the suffering I went through for six years......;)
I would always spend the day at Ikea when visiting my dad in Arizona,
 but there was only so much that would fit in the car!
 Now that we live in Illinois there is an Ikea close by, yay!!

I thought you might like to see what caught my eye.
I'm really digging the white chairs and the vintage style light pendants in this room.

The lacy plant pots on the table are really pretty too!

Ikea used to be so modern, but this bedroom is full of cottage style.

Doesn't this chaise look cozy?

I love the beautiful gray flowers on this duvet.
It was only $39.99 for a full/queen.

Here is how it looks on a bed.
Loving the sweet chandy and the vintage style clock on the nightstand.

I adore the print on this duvet too!

Aren't these huge flower light fixtures cool!

Pretty in pink.....

It's hard to tell but the glass on this lamp is a pretty pale pink.

Speaking of glass lamps....
I love this one!
 It would look great with beachy decor.

I think this lamp has a beachy look to it too with the wicker lampshade.

I love the color on this chair.
It's a French country gray shade.
I'm trying to figure out a place to put one in my house. ;)

Isn't this strawberry baby bedding adorable!!

I love these coordinating curtains too!

But my main reason for my trip to Ikea was to look at their couches and slipcovers!

Levi likes the white Ektorp too!

I'll show you what I came home with in another post.
If you're interested......

"New" Cane back Chairs for the Kitchen

Before we moved I sold our kitchen table and chairs. A glass top table and kids do not mix!!
Now that we are getting settled into our house in Illinois we are really missing having a table to eat at!
We have been gathering around an outdoor bistro set that is meant for two people.

So I have been obsessively checking craigslist and boy did I score!
I got six cane back chairs for only $25.00 a piece. One arm chair and five side chairs.
They were in the neighborhood right next to mine so I didn't even have to travel far!

I love the curvy backs and the carved detail at the top.

The legs have nice details too!
I am looking forward to painting and distressing them as well as recovering the seats.
I think these ducklings will turn into swans!

Now I just have to find the perfect table......and cheap!

My (old) Family Room

I meant to post this before I moved, but with all the problems that Bloggers been having I didn't get to it.

We are all moved into our new house in Illinois now and are busy unpacking and cleaning etc.
These photos are of the family room in our old home in Las Vegas.
When we moved to LV,  I was very into the Old World style.
My new family room will look very different (no red), but
I thought it would be fun to show you these pictures.

I hope you don't mind if I don't chat, but just show you the pictures.

The BIG "Martin" chair (remember on Fraser).
I actually bought this big burgundy monster!
My hubby is 6'9" and I wanted him to have someplace comfy to sit.

I am on the hunt for a more attractive, but equally comfortable replacement.
~wish me luck ~