Friday, August 8, 2014


I never thought I would see the day where I opted to, “step into the light” so to speak.  I’m still a primitive lover, don’t get me wrong but I am finding myself being drawn to a little lighter version.  It’s funny because when I would read something like this on someone else’s blog I would think, “NO, don’t go there, don’t fall into that trap!”  I guess I feared they were leaving the primitive world behind!   I’m still a primitive, rustic Raggedy Ann, no barbie doll here, just going a little on the lighter side.  With all that said, we did a little painting here at the homestead.  I’ve been looking at some eye candy decorating on Pinterest that I have been drawn to,  made a decision on some paint colors and just went for it.  I didn’t dislike my dining room color before, I just wanted to go with a fresher, simpler look.  So here it is, the before and after.


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It looks different in different lighting as rooms always do. 






Of course when we had to empty the cupboard so we could move it, Jasper had to investigate! 


I’ve been slowly trying to make some subtle differences.  I guess I will just take it one day at a time and see what my next plan of action will be.









  1. I"ve said the same thing myself. Your "new room" looks great! I Love the before too! A change is always good though. Good for you for just taking the plunge. Hope you are enjoying the summer.
    Hugs Marg.

  2. Morning Mindy, I too am drawn to the lighter side, but loves me prims. I just find the light more calming instead of dark and dreary, must be getting older. Love the color you choose, your home is so cozy, always enjoy seeing what you do. That sweet Jasper is so cute, peeking Kitty.Blessings Francine.

  3. Love it Mindy! ,,, it is such a crisp simple look ... enjoy your weekend!

  4. Hi Mindy, Oh, I love the new look - décor change is always fun, especially as the seasons change. I love to see Jasper - what a precious cat!

  5. Lovely changes Mindy.........I've always enjoyed stopping by your blog and looking at the photos of your home.
    Change is good :)

  6. I love the new look and I think a lot of us still love prim but we also like the lighter look.


  7. Mindy I think the lighter looks great!!!!!!! Love looking at your pictures.
    Sweet cat that you have.

  8. Mindy, I am doing the exact same thing. Simpler, lighter and brighter. Your room looks perfect.

  9. It looks great! I will be doing some painting later this fall. Every room! I get tired just thinking of it but your results are beautiful

  10. I like it. Love that huge cupboard. Obviously Jasper does too and he looks like a smart cat! I think a lot of us have to have some color and light. I know I do

  11. I like it Mindy, your house looks beautiful, and still has the prim look too. Love the bucket of hydrangeas and your Jasper!

  12. Mindy, Your room looks lovely!!! You sure have a knack for decorating! Prim perfect. Lecia

  13. Mindy ~
    Your room looks great. LOVE the Maggie B applique. I had no idea it was so big.
    Pug hugs :)

  14. Great look Mindy! It looks light, airy and fresh. Have fun deciding on your changes, Lori

  15. Change is good for the soul Mindy. I so love the look of your dining room. Prim but fresh and clean. You have done a wonderful job.

  16. Wow! What a great difference! Love your new color Mindy! Good for you for trying something new! ~*~Lisa

  17. Hi Mindy, I like the color change! It makes your beautiful pieces really stand out. Jane

  18. Looks awesome Mindy! I went lighter for our bedroom redo too...seems more folks are going lighter these days..that romantic country look. Janice

  19. welcome to the Lighter Side my friend!! I LOVE it :)

  20. Good morning Mindy - such beautiful changes.
    Light or dark or in between it all goes with's how you decorate around it.
    I heard from someone that French Country is making a huge showing and I think it's true because while out shopping a few weeks ago in Lancaster that's all I saw...even in the Prim shops.