Wednesday, November 14, 2007

From Shabby to Primitive

Have you ever heard that a person's taste in food changes every 7 years? I believe that because there are things I used to love to eat that I can't stand now. Is this statement also true of decorating taste?

I've been the ultimate cottage/shabby chic gal for the past 7 or 8 years now. Lots of pink and pastels, lots of roses and other flowers, white shabby furniture, etc. But for the past year or so I've started to be drawn to the primitive decorating style. Now I'm not the real hardcore primitive with all the dark, dark stuff. And those dolls with the really ugly faces - yuk! They scare me! I have to work myself into this slowly and don't think I'll ever go the extreme route.


But I love how the prim stuff makes your home feel -- lived in, cozy, comfortable, and inviting. I can still be a Rustic Cottage - in fact, rustic is the whole idea. It's fun to make primitive things too -- you don't have to be perfect (in fact, you shouldn't be) and that's right up my alley. I've been a prisoner of own perfectionist tendencies way too long! Here's a little prim pillow that I made this evening. It's going to be filled with saw dust (an idea from my friend Sher in KS - she's my primitive teacher) and will go in my bazaar booth. If it doesn't sell I have just the place for it in my home! I've still got to "grungy" it up to make it look old. But isn't it cute??




9 comments:

Sue said...

It's adorable, I love it!

Daughter of the King said...

You are the 2nd blogger I know who has switched..the other lady also from WA. did a virtual yard sale on a blog she created just to sell her shabby stuff...for me...I have one roob shabby...the rest is ecclectic to include Primitive.....
Do you ever go to the Victorian ountry Christmas..think my daughter and I might this year....anyways..I am so glad you posted the award...and passed it on.
Deby

Lea said...

So you've been bitten by the primitive bug? Me too. I just can't get enough of it. Even the ugly dolls.

Love your pillow. It is prim perfect!

Lea

Primitive Decor said...

Yes, I have been bitten by the primitive bug. Take a look at my site http://www.primitive-decor. Maybe we can swap some ideas around about our primitive products.

Susan Graham said...

Terrific work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher!

Jen said...

That is a really cute pillow, and the fact that it is unique makes it all the more primitive:) I have definitely changed my taste in decorating so it must be normal, we hope anyway! Have a good day.

Susan Graham said...

Thank you for posting such a useful, impressive and a wicked article./Wow.. looking good!

rustic dining tables said...

Ah! I bought the exact same shelves from Target and had the EXACT same problem! I actually tore up my receipt from Target, rolled it into a few small balls and shoved it in the holes on the back of the shelf. Worked like a charm. Great minds...

Susan Graham

Lisa @ Lisas Creative Designs said...

Hi Kay,
It's funny. I had been a die hard primitive country fan forever and in the past few years I have fallen in love with Shabby Chic / Cottage style. I think we all go through changes in our decorating taste. My home is always evolving. Love the pillow.