Sneak Peek

I have been busy working on a new home. This home is for a friend that is a builder's wife and her hubby and his crew have been working on building it. Eventually, I plan on sharing this huge and so beautiful home with you, but it is not yet fully finished. However, I will show you what I have been working on...

Here is a small part of the kitchen. The ovens will go in the space where the holes are, but see the cabinet to the left of that? It looks like just a regular cabinet, but I have a surprise...
 It's really a walk-in pantry! And I have been stenciling the walls in this room for the past two days!

I had their finish carpenter to trim out the insides of both doors, this will become chalkboards for her.  And her two small kids will enjoy drawing on them as well.

While I was painting with the stencil and needed to wait for things to dry, I would run upstairs to their little daughter's room and put a tree on the wall with vinyl.  It is huge...mind you these ceiling are 9 feet!
Her bed will be placed under this tree.
Her builder Hubby made loft areas in the two kids bedrooms. They are really cute and I know the kids will have fun up there, so I added some birds over there as well.

The room is painted a soft bright green, but the camera and sun washed the color out in this picture!

I can't wait for the carpet to be installed so I can decorate the room and show you.

On to the powder room. I wall papered this room. The plumber was there yesterday when I was finishing up the pantry and he was installing the toilet and sink, so I was able to snap these pics.

And here is a preview of an alcove in the formal dining room. I will be stenciling the inset wall next week. You can see the stencil that I will be using on the floor. I also have a vinyl road and cars to put on her little boys bedroom walls. Even though this is a lot of work, it is so much fun for me.

This is the prettiest home I have seen in a long time. There is so much character put into this home and the view out the back is killer! It is huge and you will so enjoy touring it. They bought 80 acres and built a lake behind the house. Eventually in the back...way back, he will start a small housing addition of large homes. For now, The Advocacy Network for Children are having decorators come in and decorate the house for a July tour. Then afterwards the builder and his family will get to move in. She plans on buying some of the decor and furniture from this tour. I will be decorating the kids bedrooms. The plan is for me to take pictures and share with you and trust me, you won't want to miss this French style home with a contemporary twist! Stay tuned.
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  1. That looks great. I'm so glad to see a little wallpaper. I love love love your painting!

  2. I love that, Terry! A surprise walk-in pantry that just looks like a regular pantry cabinet! That stencil is gorgeous, but time consuming I'm guessing. Do your arms hurt? It sounds like a really lovely home and I look forward to seeing more of it.

  3. I love 'hidden' entries and that pantry idea is so unique. Love the work you have done...it is going to be gorgeous and I can't wait to see the end result. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow,gorgeous! I love the ladder in the child's room. Where does it go to?
    I love all your stenciling projects too!

  5. Everything looks great Terry! I just love the tree in there daughters room, can't wait to see more!! Martina

  6. Nice work Terry.
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

  7. Hi Terry,

    What a lovely home and the ideas that you are implementing are fantastic. I look forward to your future progress with this home.

    All the Best,

  8. Looking great! Can't wait to see the whole project when finished.
    'hugs from afar'

  9. Wow! You are so talented to do that stencil in the pantry! And great idea to put the chalkboard paint on the doors.

    The girl's room is so cute with the tree and birds. I love that loft!

    Beautiful work by you! I can't wait to see the tour.

    Have a great weekend!


  10. This is going to be awesome. I wish my house looked like this. As a little girl I would have loved having that room too. Nice job.

  11. That pantry is killer too! Nice job!

  12. Wow! That home is amazing. I can't get over that stenciled secret pantry.
    Visiting you from TT&J

  13. Just gorgeous work! I can't wait to see more!

  14. Morning terry,
    Loved the way you stenciled that pantry what a beautiful pattern and color. What a neat walk in pantry!!

    The tree and birds all came out so cute! what a nice job on everything, can't wait to see the rest of the house.
    blessings, Nellie

  15. Very impressive! I love the stenciling in the pantry... gorgeous!

  16. Terry, I love that stenciled pantry. That looks so good. What a pretty home. Thanks for sharing it at WUW.

  17. I love the tree! I can just picture my wee girl under it.

    I've saved the link to my decorating file.

  18. Oh Terry, what a fun job you have, and your work is awesome. I love what you've done in the pantry and the tree in the little girls room, oh my goodness! What little girl wouldn't love this, I think I would love to sleep under that tree. I'll be your newest follower, you have a great blog.
    I'm visiting over from WUW.

    The French Hutch

  19. Very creative with the stenciling. Nice Job, well done!

  20. Great idea to have a walk-in pantry with regular cabinet doors. You do beautiful work, thanks for sharing!

  21. OM gosh, what afabulous pantry, I want it! and the tree and birds are so sweet. Thanks for linking up.

  22. Love the tree and the birds are just so sweet xx

  23. You're a bundle of inspiration! Love the stenciling and kitchen cabinets look great! xo

    :D Lynda


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