Merriment 3—a change is a-coming!!

We built our house 20 years ago— and decorated it in country. Pretty country.  I liked it…..but now I crave black and tan furniture, old dry sinks, sweet prim dolls, old cupboards, and wide plank floors. I will never have it the way I truly want it (because I did NOT win the big lottery…was sure I had it…Winking smile……..but I can have fun working towards it!  Oh…and I crave lumpy, bumpy, pieces done in red over black too…….like this….


Hmmmm….it’s a mystery why a woman my age would like ANYTHING lumpy and bumpy!!   But I do!  I’ll be gone to a show for a couple of days..I’ll catch up when I get home….Have a great weekend!  —–Jan


10 comments on “Merriment 3—a change is a-coming!!

  1. Robyn says:

    One piece at a time! I used to have country blue, pink and peach in my decor years ago. When I replaced something, I would sell something. It helped a little 🙂
    Great lumpy bumpy piece!

  2. Misi says:

    Janet Skibo!!!!! -You have an amazing talent with color & paint!.. doncha go saying you can’t afford it ~ Create it!!! ..I am on year 4 of budget wise transformation here at the Gable House… I never thought i would get this far with my old monster of a farmhouse..But I’m beginning to feel the achievement
    Now i’ve seen & heard of all the hard work you guys put into your folk art to meet the demands of your shows…with this I know you have the sweat equity to do more that you would enjoy in your home
    Love the patina on that box ..Smiles

  3. Carmen says:

    Sounds like fun! I’ve been working that way for the last couple of years and I love it! You will have fun gettiing there!

  4. christine says:

    Lumpy, bumpy is perfect for a certain time of life and I’m lovin’ it!!! LOL!
    You can do it!!
    Best wishes

  5. betty crowe says:

    I have enough lumpy bumpy bumps for all of us!!!! I love the primitive look, but still like my 1830-1850’s furniture. I also have to have color. I love the box! Misi, sounds like she knows what she is talking about. You are creative. I only do applesauce/cinnamon

  6. steph says:

    Hi Jan. Isn’t it fun, to discover your love for prim? It does take time. My home will never be what I want it to either. But, I am having a blast trying. Have fun on your awayness. -Steph-

  7. The Cranky Crow says:

    I have a heck of a time finding you here on WordPress….but here I am (finally….if it let’s me post this….) Ahhh…one of the “country” hippies….yeah, me too….when we got married, that was the “rage” and everything we got as gifts was that horrid country blue and mauve. Ended up with it all over the house as I thought it rude to return “gifts” and couldn’t afford to not use them!! But I’m all about lumpy bumpy too…think it’s like a kindred spirit (or body) or something….Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  8. Goedele says:

    I’m wondering what you all mean with country blue and mauve or lumpy bumpy. I’m just mixing a lot of stuff, British country/French brocante/Scandinavian whites and American accents. But it works for me!


    • Hi Goedele! Country blue and mauve were very popular decorating colors several years ago—to the point of being overdone. Now the deeper tones are more popular as well as textured finishes on wood pieces like the red over black lollipop box in my post. It has a heavily textured finish that is lumpy and bumpy. 🙂 It simulates layer after layer of paint being applied over many years. The charm and fun of decorating is to do what suits YOU and what you are happy and comfortable with. If you are happy with a certain style of decorating ,it is good! hugs, Jan

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