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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Friday, March 2, 2012

"Downtown Orlando" shabby chic charmer home tour

I was thrilled when Debbiedoo's asked me to do a home tour...Are you kidding me...Debbiedoos...The rock star of bloggers, patron saint to Newbies, and wife of a hot husband...Wants to see my humble abode?  
Count me in.....Here goes!
"Downtown Charmer" 
{Shabby chic minimalist}
That's what the real estate listing said.  True, it was in downtown Orlando.   Charmer, I'm not so sure, I will spare you all of the before pictures, let's just toilets and sinks!

I always lived in the suburbs of Orlando, but spent most of my time downtown.  That's where the fun was, concerts, Magic basketball games, plays, festivals and great restaurants.  
7 years ago I sold my house in the suburbs and purchased my "Downtown Charmer" On a quiet brick street . 

 It's a short walk from all that downtown Orlando has to offer

My house, built in 1984, is the newest house in the neighborhood.  At 1170 sq. ft. it's not big. 

The front door opens to the living room

The decorating is kind of shabby chic, I don't like a lot of clutter so, I call it "Minimalist Shabby"

I love this picture over the fireplace.  I found it at the estate sale of a 94 year old photographer.   The back of the picture is covered with stamps from where it was exhibited all over the world.  The best part, it set me back $1.00!

The kitchen cabinets where open on top so, I (Like in "Did it myself") added upper cabinets. 

Ah, the happy room, my sewing/craft room

I'm a girl with power tools and I love to use them.   I built the counters, shelves and desk.

This is a slat wall with baskets and hooks that can be easily rearranged.  I love to see and lay hands on everything I need.

My fabric closet...Can we say OCD!  More on the fabric closet HERE

The blue Bathroom
This Little project took me 3 weeks to complete.  I did everything myself, with the exception of carrying the blue toilet to the curb


Who needs a medicine cabinet in the hall bathroom?  I pulled it out, framed it up, and added some vintage goodies

Who's been sleeping in my bed......Martin

The guest room/office.  You can read about  the $7.49 day bed I made HERE.  

Sorry about the dead cat!

Just kidding, Billie is very much alive!

This room leads out to the back yard

 I put this saying above my desk the week I quit working
Excitement for the dawn of each new day
Wishing that day would never end"
My days are filled with fun, things I could only dream about when I was working.  

Yep, I love living downtown!
The Deli around the corner is where I will be hosting my sons wedding rehearsal dinner in November

I love to hit the farmers market on the weekend

Well that's all folks!  Thank you Miss Debbie for letting me show my house

I invite you all to visit my blog "The Polka Dot Closet", filled with tutorials and simple transformations anyone can do.   Yep, all the secrets are out of the closet

Happy Creating!

Thank you Carol, for having us over to your most charming Downtown Orlando home!

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Blogger Unknown said...

Very cute house,she should get to know Bonnie over at The Hopeless Romantic Blog they live in the same state. Nice feature today Debbie


March 2, 2012 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

How fun Debbie..I follow Carol blog and just love it..Hope you have the best weekend ever my young friend..oh and she's right your hubs is a hunk..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

March 2, 2012 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh what a fabulous cottage. Love the tour. Hugs, Marty

March 2, 2012 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

Thank you Debbie.Her home was very sweet and I was amazed at all the ideas it gave Me.

March 2, 2012 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Gorgeous! I love a woman who isn't afraid to redo! I am heading straight over to her blog and following!!! Thanks Deb, for sharing yet another wonderful blog out there!

March 2, 2012 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

What a beautiful place! It's like a fantasy grown up doll house! Love it!!! The backyard is enchanted too.

March 2, 2012 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger linda said...

what a charmingly sweet home :)

March 2, 2012 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger linda said...

what a sweet home so cozy:)

March 2, 2012 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger Victoria said...

This is my dream house! Everything is absolutely gorgeous!!! I'm going to pop over and visit the blog:)

March 2, 2012 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

What an absolutely lovely house!!! Thank you so much for sharing! The cats are pretty darn cute too!

March 2, 2012 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Sweet Tea said...

That made for a nice "breather" here in the middle of my morning. Beautiful! Love the fact that she did so much of it herself!

March 2, 2012 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing this adorable house with us. Off to check her blog.

Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

March 2, 2012 at 12:56 PM  
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March 2, 2012 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What a beautiful house and I love that she is within walking distance of everything. Fantastic.

March 2, 2012 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Gorgeous house ! I'm heading over to her blog now.

March 2, 2012 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, it's definitely a charmer now! I love it ~ from the outside in! Thanks for sharing Carol's home with us, Debbie.

March 2, 2012 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger Maria Elena said...

I loved the tour! What a beautiful home! Thank your for sharing with us, Debbie, patron saint to Newbies. I loved that!! It is so true!!! :)

March 2, 2012 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

I am in love with Carol's home. Just the perfect touch of shabbiness and pretty!


March 2, 2012 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Thanks for sharing your home it is beautiful!

March 2, 2012 at 3:36 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Debbie,
I love what Carol has done with her home and can't wait to visit her blog. Thanks so much for inviting her to share her home with us through your blog.

March 2, 2012 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

LOVE some Shabby Chic accents...just lovely and oh so girlie! :)

March 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Debbie, you rock star! Thank you for inviting me to share my home. I have never done a home tour, I sooo appreciate the push to Get it done! there it is documented for all time! You have a wonderful weekend, stay out of the way of those storms sweeping your way, lord, they look fierce!

Sista Carol

March 2, 2012 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So cute and filled with charm.

March 2, 2012 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Debbie,

Carol has one of the cutest homes I've seen. I love the craft sewing room. The bathroom makeover is wonderful. It's so cool how she added upper cabinets in her kitchen. Love her outdoor area too!


March 2, 2012 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

What a fantastic home! So much charm and character and that craft/sewing room was amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us!

March 2, 2012 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Mariaelena said...

Charm it...thanks for sharing that!!
xo, Mariaelena

March 2, 2012 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a beautiful home! I so want that picture above the fireplace!

March 2, 2012 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Thanks for hosting, her home is beautiful! I left a comment on her blog as well!

This was fun!


March 2, 2012 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Georgie Horn said...

What a lovely home!

March 2, 2012 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a pretty home inside and out!! Love her bathroom redo! Heading on over to see more.

March 2, 2012 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oh I love your home and especially the back yard. I want to copy it!!!

March 2, 2012 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I loved seeing Carol's home, and I have been a follower of her blog for many months. I love the fact that she's done almost all the work herself. What a wonderful, cozy home!

March 2, 2012 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger My Little Home and Garden said...

What a pretty, charming home! Lovely.

March 2, 2012 at 11:08 PM  
Blogger Sunny Simple Life said...

What a beautiful bright home.

March 2, 2012 at 11:48 PM  
Blogger Melodee said...

of course this is Carol's house! I didn't really read till the second time looking, I love her blog and her house it amazing!!!

March 3, 2012 at 1:58 AM  
Blogger Mariaelena said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty...lovely home...thx for sharing...happy weekend, Mariaelena

March 3, 2012 at 6:04 AM  
Blogger Bliss said...

What, blue toilets are not charming? Can't say I've ever seen that shade of blue biff. House is cute as all get out now. And Carol, I just need to know.... you have a little sign out front that says "Michaels Crafts" or "Hobby Lobby"? Because I think you have everything I need to make or sew anything I want. Cept I don't sew.


March 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger An Oasis in the Desert said...

Well, I can't wait to scoot over to her blog & check out more. This is a look I could never pull off in my style home & with a hubby, but I can live vicariously through this blog. Thanks so much, Debbie, for having her guest post.

March 3, 2012 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger Designing Lady Jane said...

What a beautiful home! It's definitely a downtown charmer now. I am so envious of that princess-worthy craft room and fairytale garden. Love it all!

March 3, 2012 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger monah said...

I like your charmer and how you decorated it. And the cats too.

I live in a pink cottage on the west coast, older & smaller w/lots of garden. Two black & white cats live here too.

Thanks for sharing. Visit me too if you can.

March 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

WHAT AN ADORABLE LITTLE COTTAGE! Everything a girl could dream of! Thanx for sharing Debbie.

March 3, 2012 at 8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful home. I would die for a sewing room like that. I've always dreamed of having everything right in "reaching" range. Thanks for the tour.

March 4, 2012 at 11:30 AM  

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