14 April 2011

urban plains.....meets cabbages & roses

Join me if you will....on a little trip back in time....when I told you guys about a little thing called....the Urban Plains Project. While Mary and I were busy working on makeovers in our homes....we had the most wonderful thing happen....an opportunity to work with Cabbages & Roses. To say I was excited and honored would be a huge understatment. I adore Cabbages & Roses style and loved the chance to bring a bit of the English Country Style into my home.

So here's the space I decided to make over....my entryway. Above is my front door.....

and here's a couple photos with my notes as to what I'll be doing. I'll be wallpapering, painting and....

doing a special wall treatment with fabric and adding some beadboard and mouldings too. I hope that when it's all done, walking into my home will be like your stepping into an english farmhouse....that's the hope anyway.

And here's the yumminess I get to work with....gorgeous Natural Hatley Wallpaper, Provence Toile and Natural Hatley fabric.


So there's the plan.


Now tune back in the first week of May to see mine and Mary's transformed spaces....


and should you need a little english country fix while you wait....just check out Cabbages & Roses blog and website for inspiration.

33 comments:

  1. Those blues are just so pretty! I can't wait to see what you do with them...:)

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  2. It's going to be gorgeous Andrea- I can't wait!!
    xo~
    T

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  3. I'm excited, can't wait, please hurry!
    Have a great day!
    XXX Ido

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  4. Oh my gosh,you lucky girl you!! I can hardly wait to see it done,so go......go on get cracking on it!!!!!!!! x0x0x00x

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  5. Andrea,
    This is going to be beyond beautiful and I love that you chose such an unexpected place to makeover. Stepping into your entry way with the fabric is going to be exactly like walking into an english country home! gonna be beautiful!
    You never cease to amaze me with your ideas. :)

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  6. How exciting, your plans look wonderful, can't wait to see it when it's all done!

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  7. How neat your plans are, and how lovely it will be!

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  8. How exciting, I can't wait to see the done projects! Oh and I love, love, love your home in Fifi's new book!!!!

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  9. Oh its going to be lovely Andrea1 Ill look forward to seeing what you've done!
    It looks lovely now too though xo

    Deborah xo

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  10. Andrea,how exciting to work with cabbages and roses. Love the wallpaper and the fabric and the beadboard idea. I think your entryway is going to look lovely when it's all done.

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  11. I bet it will be lovely! Did you ever decide whether to paint your stairs or not?

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  12. Can't wait to see the finished product! I love starting new projects. Have fun !!!

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  13. I cannot wait to see how it turns out!! Everything that you do is amazing, so I know it will look absolutely wonderful!

    p.s. i wanted to let you know that i did a little blog post about you today & the package that you sent me. i just wanted to let you know how much, again, i appreciate your patience!

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  14. This is SO exciting, Andrea! I just came from Mary's blog and saw the room she is doing! What a fantastic opportunity. Your hall and entry is going to be beautiful. I love Cabbages and Roses, have you picked your fabrics?

    Wishing you the best of luck and have fun!

    XO,
    Janie

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  15. How exciting!!!!!
    Have a lot of fun...can't wait to see!!

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  16. Oh my, I can't wait!

    Very interested to see how you are going to wallpaper with fabric! Love me some fabric! LOL

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  17. I love your blog! I can't wait to see the after pictures of the space. Have a great weekend,
    Jackie

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  18. Lucky you!!;) I cant wait to see how it turns out~ Hugs, Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

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  19. I can't wait to see how it turns out. Its going to be darling!

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  20. I see those notes...paint trim white...was wondering what you decided to do...your entry is just about identical to mine...can't wait to see your re-do...
    Rene

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  21. This is going to turn out to be yet another wonderful project of yours, Andrea. Looking forward to the big reveal!

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  22. You may want to pop over to my blog as Mr Quakers has been busy visiting us :-) By the way I have a son called Ethan too, he thought it was wonderful having an Ethan send his duck to us :-)

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  23. ooh here is the link:

    http://scentedsweetpeas.blogspot.com/2011/04/little-quakers-visit-from-america.html

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  24. Oh your plan sounds soooo pretty!!! How fun! I can't wait to see it!!

    xo

    :) T

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  25. You are well on your way to creating a lovely english farmhouse look! Love your wallpaper and fabric choices. Can't wait to see the reveal in May!!!

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  26. can't wait to see your spaces! i'm sure they'll be beautiful! enjoy the weekend! susan

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  27. Dreamy Cabbages & Roses perfection - I can't wait to see the results!
    Happy weekend,
    Zuzu

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  28. Andrea, I can't wait to see what you will do with your entry! I love the wallpapers and all-I know you will do a great job. I love your style!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  29. You are more than welcome Andrea , Mr Quakers was a joy to have. He will be flying home on Monday , not sure how long it will take him to get to you and he is a little worn out after all the fun he has had here lol. I will post a piccy of him before he flys home :-)

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  30. Hello,

    That is going to loos so beautiful. Love that wall paper. Can't wait to see.

    Take care,
    Claudia

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  31. looks very sweet, i love the beadboard idea, my bathroom is full of white-painted boards and it's quite wonderful. cannot wait. x

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  32. i am so excited to see the outcome. i love projects like this :-)
    my husband like's projects like this too- especially when their somebody elses!!!!! have fun :-)

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