What makes a room sing - nesting


I was hoping to have my entryway reveal all ready to share with you but it's not quite ready for it's ta-da moment.  It has been one of those projects that didn't translate from my head to reality quite the way I wanted it to.

I think I know what's off and it requires a coat of paint that I'm hoping to get to today.  In the
meantime I thought I'd share a few pictures of our dining room hutch and a little peek of the pillow I made for the entryway bench.

If you have been around here a while you may remember that this large hutch was oak for ten years before I got up the courage to paint it white a couple of years ago.  It was the best decision ever.

Our floors are dark and the oak added to the heaviness of the room but now with it white the whole room fills lighter and fresher if that makes any sense.

I really believe a room is all about how it feels as much (or more than) how it looks.  You can have the perfect pieces placed in all the right places and not be satisfied but then you paint one thing or bring in a splash of unexpected color or texture and instantly that room sings.  It just feels right.  Don't you agree?

That's exactly how I feel about this hutch now.  I didn't move it and even what's placed in it, the dishes and colorful cookbooks, has remained largely the same but now instead of walking right by it I stop and linger and smile.

Tomorrow some of my blogging friends are starting a brand new linky party called Thoughts of Home on Thursday and they would love it if you stopped by and shared a little piece of your home and took a look at what others are sharing.  Kind of a neighborhood cup of coffee, virtually speaking.

Hope to see you there.

xo, Patty

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  1. Patty, I'm sending you a long distance hug. Thank you. ♥

    Your hutch with all of its color is amazing. You know I love color too. :)

  2. So, so pretty, warm and charming!
    Thank you for the including us in your post today too.
    Warm Texas Hugs,

  3. Oh be still my heart! I am so in love with your hutch. Thank you so much for such a wonderful thought: Kind of a neighborhood cup of coffee, virtually speaking. Perfectly said.

  4. Patty, I like the goodies, the books and colorful dishes, in your hutch. That pillow is so bright and I can't wait to see the entry way. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  5. I've always loved your hutch, Patty and all the beautiful colors that you use in your home. It's so pretty and cheerful!

  6. I love all the color in your home. Photos of all white interiors look pretty, but they look cold to live in. I need a splash of color here and there, and you never disappoint :)

  7. Thank you, thank you, thank you for mentioning our party Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

    You are the best Patty!

  8. Your hutch is delightful . . . So much better than oak.

  9. Hello, this is a great blog post, I love your newly painted hutch and all the pieces you have styled on it. I also love how you described the feeling of a room singing by just a small update of colour or texture

    Love Laura x

  10. I'm looking forward to your entryway reveal!

  11. Patty, thank you sweet friend for linking with Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Thank you for sharing about it on social media. You are so kind!!

  12. Dearest Patty-
    Thank you for joining our first ever Thoughts of Home on Thursday party.
    That meant so much to me /all of us.

  13. I adore your sweet white hutch, Patty, and you are so right about it making all of the charming things inside so very appealing. It's like a pretty but simple party dress coming to life with the right accessories. I'm here from the Thoughts of Home on Thursday party, and I'm so glad I joined in this fun!

    Warm hugs,

  14. So pretty and colorful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. That hutch looks great! I've painted wood furniture and it has helped to freshen up the furniture and makes the room look better too!

    I love fluffing and nesting, too!

  16. I love your pillows! So warm and fun and simply enchanting colorful! I love them! Your hutch is perfect white. I love white furniture, too. It brightens up the space!


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