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Meet Charleston artist, Kerry Steele!

Linda at Calling it Home hosts a biannual One Room Challenge in which people share their progress over six weeks while redoing a room.  Back in October/November I participated in her link-up party and chose to makeover my mudroom (see the before and after here).  Today we are all sharing what our rooms look like today.

Pursuing Vintage Mudroom Makeover Update Full View

It’s only been a few months, and I had considered the room “finished” at the end of the six weeks, so there haven’t been too many changes.  As the weather has turned horrible wintery, we’ve added winter coats and boots.

Pursuing Vintage Mud Room Makeover Update Art Wall

The kids’ art wall has been fairly successful, however you’ll see that I’ve gotten a little lazy and have been “layering” the art pieces.  My kids are bringing home an average of four new masterpieces a week, and it was getting a little tiring moving them all around.  That, and my kids freak when I take something down.  They don’t seem to care that the new work goes up, they just get sad that the old work is coming down.  So, unless I wait until the wee hours of the night when they’re asleep, it’s been easier to just put the new masterpiece on top of the old.  (Isn’t that what great artists used to do?  Paint new works over old canvasses?!).

The biggest change was a recent one.  I’m always moving art around as I acquire new pieces.  And I am SO pleased with this move!

Pursuing Vintage Mudroom Makeover Update Kerry Steele Art

I moved my very first Kerry Steele painting into the mudroom.  I feel as though it is complemented by the wall color and the crystal chandelier.

Pursuing Vintage Mudroom Makeover Update Kerry Steele Art and Window

Pursuing Vintage Mudroom Makeover Kerry Steele Art

Isn’t it just fabulous??!  You must check out other work by Kerry and her design blog Design du Monde.

Pursuing Vintage Mudroom Makeover Update Kerry Steele Art

So, that’s about it.  No huge changes.  Just one gorgeous one!

Please be sure to take a look at the other room updates at Calling it Home.  There are a lot of creative ideas over there!

Signature

I have had two amazing days!  Yesterday I opened my mail to find this adorable and glam acrylic box from Kelly at Mapleton Drive!

Mapleton Drive Box

Here’s a close up – isn’t it terrific?!

Mapleton Drive Acrylic Box

Be sure to check out Mapleton Drive for some great holiday gift ideas!

Today, I opened my door to find another package.  Inside was this beautiful painting by Kerry at Design du Monde.  Last week she had a giveaway, and I won!  I never win anything!  I’m so glad that the first time I won something it was a Kerry Steele original!  I couldn’t be a happier girl!

Kerry Steele Floral

Thank you so much Kelly and Kerry!  My house just got ten times prettier this week!

~Kristen