Welcome to Shabbilicious Sunday….
Each week in this series I share with you a visit to a home of one of our shabbilicious friends. What could be better than to take a tour around their home, have a chat and get to know a little more about them.
Today we are off to visit the always delightful Kris at Junk Chic Cottage in Chicago, Illinois in the United States.
Kris and her husband Terry took possession of their new cottage just 3 months ago and immediately set to work transforming it into a new Junk Chic Cottage.
I strongly urge you to pop over to visit Kris’ blog to see the before and after photos of their whole cottage makeover…. you will be amazed.
Let’s start our tour in the living room. It’s a beautiful light filled room with a colour palette of light gray, cream and white.
Asked how she would describe her decorating style, Kris replied “white cottage with a little French farmhouse and some chippy shabby. My style is serene whites and creams with a touch color here and there”.
Terry has repainted the whole house and Kris shares the colours they used on her blog.
Kris is pleased that they could re-use most of her chippy architectural pieces throughout the cottage.
In the corner of her living room, Terry turned a TV armoire (above) from their old house into a home office for Kris, complete with small chandelier and essential vintage storage pieces. Read more about it here.
On to the kitchen and dining room…
Kris started with a larger table, but had Terry cut it down to fit better with the dimensions of the room. How lucky she is to have such a handyman husband!
I’ll give you a sneak peak of the original kitchen, so you can see just how amazing the transformation has been. The before…
You’ll notice that a few things have already been changed around in the kitchen, as Kris finds places for all her things and works out what functions best.
There are several posts about the make-over of the kitchen on Junk Chic Cottage blog.
Kris says “I really do not have one favorite piece of furniture but if I had to pick one it would be my china cabinet re love. We took a very traditional oak cabinet and re purposed old vintage windows for new cabinet doors and painted it white with some chippy accents. I am so happy with the re love of this piece”.
“Another piece would be my headboard made out of old vintage doors. They were tearing down a 100 year old farmhouse and I rescued 4 doors from this tear down and repurposed them into my headboard. Love the character and vintage sweetness this headboard gives to my bedroom. I am a big believer that pieces with history and craftsmanship should not be discarded in our modern world. We should repurpose and re love these pieces into our décor”.
Next stop is the master bedroom and bathroom. Lots more chippy vintage architectural pieces used in here to create rooms filled with character, while retaining the beautiful serene neutral white palette.
As we stroll along to the guest bedroom and bathroom, you’ll notice they have a similar colour palette. You really need to see the before photos on these to see how different they look after the make-over.
The vintage mirror in the guest bathroom is actually off of Kris’ great grandmother’s dressing table.
Even the walls in the hallway display Kris’ enviable style!
I asked Kris if she could share her decorating tips, to which she replied “My thoughts on decorating are if you surround yourself with things you love you will never be unhappy with your decor. I do not follow trends and stick to what I truly love. I love using vintage salvage pieces in my decor. Rescuing an old summer cottage door and re purposing it into my home and giving it new purpose just makes me happy. Our homes should be our sanctuary’s, so we should surround ourselves with decor that makes us feel comfy and cozy”.
Thank you Kris for showing us around your beautiful new cottage.
I’m sure everyone would love to see more of this gorgeous home transformation, so head over to Kris’ blog, Junk Chic Cottage, or connect with Kris on Pinterest.
If you enjoyed this edition of Shabbilicious Sunday,
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Hugs ~ Kerryanne
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Kris does an amazing job of decorating her homes – so beautifully done!
I agree Anne and loved being able to feature her new cottage here on Shabbilicious Sunday today. Thanks for taking the tour xx
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I’ve been following Kris for quite awhile and love everything she does.
Kris and her blog Junk Chic Cottage are inspiring shabby white lovers all over the globe Julie. She is such a sweetie too, which adds to the joy of following her journey. Thanks for popping in to take the Shabbilicious Sunday tour today xx
Lisa at Texas Decor says
I love Kris’ home! She definitely has a knack for decorating. I can’t believe how much she and Terry have accomplished in such a short period of time. Beautiful!
I know Lisa…. aren’t they amazing. They are a fabulous partnership and obviously work really well together and their gorgeous cottage is a credit to them!!
Kris @ Junk Chic Cottage says
Thank you Kerryanne for this honor today. You are just the sweetest to feature the new Junk Chic Cottage.
Always an absolute pleasure to work with you Kris, so thank you! You are so generous to share your beautiful home with others and we are all inspired by the fabulous projects you and Terry work on. Thank you for being a guest on Shabbilicious Sunday. Hugs xxx
I really enjoyed this feature..you did a great job on your post and it’s always fun to see what Kris has done to her pretty house.
Thank you so much BJ. I had a pretty fabulous blogger and home to work with, so the credit must go to Kris and Terry. Thanks sweetie 🙂
Mary Alice Patterson says
Lovely feature on Kris’ new home. Love how she’s transformed it into a beautiful sanctuary for her and her husband.
Thank you Mary Alice. Isn’t it amazing how much they’ve achieved in such a short time. It all looks so beautiful and exactly what we have come to expect and love from Kris and Terry. hugs xx
Great feature! I always love seeing Kris and Terry’s cottage….everything is just beautiful and I love how it is so light and airy!
Thank you Des. Kris and terry have done an amazing job of transforming their new home. I love the dreamy whites too!!
Kris can transform a home like nobody else! I love everything she does.
Thanks Stacey. Haven’t they done an amazing job in such a short amount of time. We all love their home so much 🙂
Vera B says
Kris and Terry are an amazing dramatic duo of décor genius. Always love Kris’s posts and projects.
Thanks for taking the Shabbilicious Sunday tour today Vera. Kris and Terry are a fabulous and talented team and I love what they’ve accomplished already with their new cottage.
Beautiful post! Kris never ceases to amaze me when it comes to her creative vision! She and Terry are the perfect DIY couple! So nice of you to feature their new home! Hugs, Leena
Kris is an inspiration to all of us Leena and she makes our shabbilicious world more beautiful for sure. Thanks for taking the tour today, hugs Kerryanne
Rita C at Panoply says
Thank you for featuring Kris’ new cottage. She & Terry are truly amazing in their partnership and skills. It’s incredible what they’ve accomplished in such a short time.
Rita C at Panoply
It was my pleasure to have Kris as a guest today on Shabbilicious Sunday. I’ve always admired her style and terry’s skills and yes, I agree, they are a fabulous partnership. 🙂
Marie, The Interior Frugalista says
I so enjoy following the talents of Kris & Terry, the Dynamic DIY Duo. Their eye for repurposing finds is outstanding.
I think they are outstanding too Marie. Together they bring a great deal of enjoyment to many people with their beautiful transformations, vintage finds and enviable home. Thanks for popping over to take the tour today 🙂
Hi Kerry Anne, I always love to see what Kris and Terry will come up with next. I’m pretty sure that we will still see more wonderful changes to Junk Chic Cottage. Enjoy your day! xx Jo
Oh yes Jo… I think we know Kris will move, update and make-over more spots in her beautiful home. She has so many gorgeous collections to work with and I and many others will be looking forward to that too!! Hugs xx
Naomi S. says
That was a great treat, Kerryanne! Such clever use of vintage pieces. I will deifinitely have to check out Junk Chic Cottage! Thanks for showing their decor.
Please do pop over Naomi. Her cottage and transformations are totally amazing. Thanks for visiting today and taking the tour Naomi 🙂
Jann Olson says
Kris works her magic on everything she touches. Her and hubby make a great duo!!
I think we all love Terry as much as Kris, Jann. He is the master of creating shabby gorgeousness. I’d love to borrow him for just one day 😉
Anita Rivera says
Kris is a wonderful friend. We chat often and our mutual love of white and chippy beauty is a link to even greater friendship. SHE IS THE QUEEN of transformations!!!
Isn’t it great when we can connect with others who share our love of shabby whites. Kris is just the sweetest too!!
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Kris and her hubby are amazing together! A great team!
I so enjoyed seeing these pretty rooms that exude the inimitable ‘Kris’ style, and I’m happy to have discovered your lovely blog.
Welcome Doreen. I’m so glad you popped over for a visit. Yes, I agree, Kris and Terry are an amazing duo. xx
Kris’ new cottage is beautiful! She was able to transform it with her usual enthusiasm and energy. I met Kris a few years ago (I’m in Chicago, too), and she is the sweetest lady you will ever meet. She was in her previous home and it was every bit as charming as this. I look forward to visiting her in her new place. And that husband of hers is a keeper. He is always on board to carry out her visions with his kindness and handyman talents!!
Very nice blog, Kerryanne…it was a great visit!
Thanks for visiting Jane. I think secretly we all want to have our own Terry…. definitely a keeper, he can make dreams come true!
Kris is a fabulous blogger to work with and so generous and sweet. I’m so pleased to have met her through blogland and envy you having met her in person.:)
Kerryanne, your post was a beautiful tribute to a very talented and wonderful lady and her hubby. They have done such a great job getting JunkChic Cottage II in such beautiful condition. Kris’ style is just so charming and calming. She and Terry have made a home to be proud of. Have a wonderful week..Judy
Monika Bourderioux says
Kris very attractive place you got after your transformation. Like after magic wand. I saw this picture going to the job and it change my life for a moment! I was there, thanks for sharing Kerryanne. Great job done anyway. Hugs. Monika!
I love Junk Chic Cottage and Kris is so sweet! Her husband Terry is amazing at creating and re-loving pieces for their home. She really has a gift for making white work in her home! I love her architectural pieces and her creative styling! Thanks for featuring her!