Kitchen and Dining Room

It’s okay to think out of the box when it comes to your home! Use your space to your advantage!

Dale and I have settled into our new home and are enjoying it very much! We are slowly but surely getting the place organize. Let me tell you about a few things we have done. When we purchased our home the kitchen came with black appliances. We exchanged the stove, air vent and dishwasher with the white appliances we already had. We haven’t replaced the refrigerator yet.

In the kitchen area you will see a beautiful white island that Dale and I found while on a road trip to Wimberley, Texas over the summer! We put this beautiful piece in the breakfast area. I wanted to have an extra serving space and an area I could work on projects.

We also found a beautiful rosewood dining room table on our road trip! We both love the rustic, farmhouse style and scored a good deal! We purchased the chairs from Hermann Furniture in Brenham Texas, one of my favorite places to shop because they have a wonderful antique mall!

Okay now when you see the pictures of the dining room, keep in mind the room was intended to be the living room. Ha-ha! Yes! We are using that space for the dining room! Dale and I really don’t watch much television, but do watch movies. Dale is using the third bedroom for his little media room. I plan to show pictures at a later date.

It’s okay to think out of the box when it comes to your home! Use your space to your advantage! When we have company over they don’t even miss the living room. The kitchen, dining room has become our gathering place. I do plan to make a little sitting area behind the bar later, but for now we are enjoying our space.

We don’t want to do any major projects to our home at this time. I feel we need to live in our home for a while to get a feel for it first. We are working on a small project which I will share later. I hope this was fun! Enjoy the pictures of the kitchen and dining room, till next time!



Dining Room


Before Breakfast Area and Buffet








White appliances looks better with the white farmhouse sink.






Home Sweet Home


View from the dining room.


Rosewood Farmhouse Table


Originally for the TV, using this space for shelving.


Built in shelves.


Handmade ceramic pitcher housewarming gift.


Before Transom Windows






Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sewing Chair

Chris kept the integrity of the chair by not covering the legs!

Hello everyone! Today was the day I was hoping to feature my dressing room. Dale made a last minute change, he wanted to add a door (closet side) where the built in shelves are and shelves to go above the clothes rods. I wanted to wait until it’s completely done to show you. Believe me it will be worth the wait! The room looks fabulous! I will feature the dressing room sometime in February. For now I would like to blog about my chair that will go in my dressing room.

Dale found this chair along the side of the road in someone’s trash. Thank goodness my husband rescued this lovely chair, it’s a sewing chair! When he brought the chair home we carefully opened the chair in hopes of finding some hidden treasure. Ha-ha! We found assorted threads, needles, old patterns and sewing machine parts. The chair is very comfortable to sit on and I use it when I put my makeup on. With the new dressing room coming soon, it’s time for a chair makeover!


I know a friend who is crafty and asked her if she knew anything about recovering chairs and she said she did! When I explain to her about the sewing chair she immediately wanted to take on the project! Her name is Chris Clayton! I showed Chris pictures of the chair and we talked about how she could recover it. I purchased the fabric and completely trusted Chris to do whatever she wanted to do with the chair.


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Chris kept the integrity of the chair by not covering the legs. The legs are a great feature! I love the simple look and am very pleased with the way it turned out! Another great feature, I can easily take the fabric apart if I need to wash the cover. Chris did an awesome job! I wanted to pay Chris for a job well done but she insisted that I not! Chris said, “You and Dale have been so busy working hard on your renovation, I want to do this for y’all.”  Dale and I feel really blessed that Chris wanted to do this for us, which is why I wanted to mention her in my blog today.

Chris Clayton


Chris thank you so much! Dale and I appreciate you and the job you’ve done to my treasured sewing chair!

 Thank you for visiting Phillips Place Renovations!

“The Heart that Gives, Gathers.” -Tao Te Ching


Christmas at the Phillips Place

No Christmas tree, but I did take the time to put up a little Christmas here and there.

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I’ve decided not to put up our Christmas tree this year. I have no place to put it! Ha-ha! Our place is a mess right now due to renovating.  Everything is scattered everywhere and If you’ve been through a renovation then you understand what I mean!

I did take the time to put up a little Christmas, here and there.

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If you look closely you’ll see the little lizard in the picture.

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Front Porch.

The cotton you see is from my garden.

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We would like to take this time to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

Luke 2:10 (ESV) “And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people.”