Wednesday, May 5, 2010


It is amazing what a few days of order can accomplish. We are rested. We've been enjoying family and friends. We've been eating good food. Our house is looking clean one room at a time. The kids are playing with their toys that have been organized and majorly downsized. In a word I'd say our home is Peaceful.

Sitting Room BEFORE:

Sitting Room AFTER: This is the formal dining room that I don't want to crowd with a big table we'd use 3 times a year. I've tried lots of different arrangements in this space and this table is my favorite so far. This small kitchen table covered with a tablecloth has the look and feel of a desk, yet the room is very open making the room look bigger.

Living Room BEFORE: Shame on me for not taking better pictures. I was iffy on if Shane was going to help me move the armoire but at 8:34pm 2 nights ago when he said he would I jumped up like a rocket and started taking nic nacs down.

Here is the kitchen table in our living room. I love moving this little table around. There is a blank space between the pictures, a tree used to be there. I'd been wandering how the armoire would look in that space. What do you think? (p.s. I love this next picture because it is a reflection of real life: lamp shade whompy jawed thanks to a game of indoor football, baby in pj's, all kids half dressed, wipes and tissue on the table, fresh flowers in a vase that needed to be tossed 2 days ago but I just can't bring myself to do it, and that's just the part that made the picture!)

Do you see my 2 new topiaries on the mantle? $4 for the pair at a yard sale thankyouverymuch.

Here is what I wanted for this room:
  • TV not to be the focal point
  • A cozy feel
  • Good furniture arrangement for conversation

The perk to having the TV here is that when I'm washing dishes 21 times a week plus snacks if it's on and I want to watch I can. The Biggest Looser is our show we watch every week.


Anonymous said...

gasp! I LOVE IT! I am so excited about the big reveal! Kudos to your man for moving things for ya! It looks so cozy...very happy! Can't wait to see it in person. And sit with a cup of cream and have a chat. I mean coffee. Yes coffee.

Kelsey said...

It looks good! I come check on your ideas every once in a while, blog hopping from Nicole's Blog! Loved the post on coupon-ing!

New Every Morning said...

WOw! It looks so cozy and inviting! I love your photo wall in the sitting room. How cewel!

Peaceful home = peace filled family

Samantha said...

I love it! I am so excited to see it in person - did your husband tell you that I will be in town next week and want to spend an evening with your family? Well, I do, so please let me know when (Monday-Thursday) would be best so I can reserve it for y'all before I plan anything else!!

The Spunky Kiwi said...

It looks amazing! It is so sunny. I would like to experience the mood of your home,in person, and could you include some of your amazing cooking? Not to invite myself or anything.... Really- your home looks BEAUTIFUL!

Leslie said...

Love the new look of your rooms! Beautiful!