Thursday, February 20, 2014
Thanks for stopping by! Today's blog post is a dreamy one for me. My husband and I are talking about changing the purpose of one of our rooms.
Currently, in our house this is our small living room:
And this is our dining room:
Yep, our 'real' dining room was sacrificed so that I could have a home office and the kids also have a place to do homework/crafts/play on family computer.
My husband and I have been talking and honestly in the last 3 years since moving into this house we haven't missed having a dining room BUT lately we've been thinking that moving forward we might like to have a dining room. We are thinking that if we have a dining room we:
-would have a larger space to host dinner parties
-have a larger space to host family get togethers like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc.
-have a larger space to do puzzles, play dominoes, etc.
Currently, this is where we host dinner parties, Christmas dinner, etc. in our eat-in kitchen:
Our little family of four loves having dinner together here nightly and the size works perfectly for us. But, it is a very tight fit for a group of 6 or more.
We honestly don't use our living room much at all. Occasionally we will curl up in there to read but that's about it besides December when we remove most of the furniture and put our Christmas tree in there:
Now, we are seriously considering repurposing this room as our dining room. We are thinking that we will use it more in that format.
All of the furniture in there can easily find other places in our home to go. I think we would keep the rug and the curtains. I still love the 'beach photo wall' so it will either stay in place or move to another location in the home.
Here are some inspiration dining rooms that I found on Pinterest:
I really like this one especially the light fixture but I would want it with a round table:
I really like the chairs in this one:
I like this one but it is too rustic for our space:
I like elements of this one too:
What do you think? Do you have a dining room? If so, honestly how often do you use it?
My next two considerations will be IF we really do this:
1. What color to paint the room?
2. Where will our Christmas tree go next year? (it most likely would not fit in that space with a large table)
What are you currently having a design dilemma about?
Happy decorating & living,
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Thanks for stopping by to see some decorating updates I've been up to. Those recent snow days in North Carolina gave me time at home to piddle. If you know me, you know that I certainly can't leave well enough alone. Maybe you are like me. Or maybe you're like my mom, once she decides on where to place a piece of furniture, it stays there. I mean it stays there for 20+ years. Boy, in my house, a piece of furniture would be lucky to stay in one place for 20 days! No lie! Maybe I do have a problem here people. My husband did jokingly say that if he were to go blind one day, he would be in a lot of trouble in our house!
Well, I am who I am. Faults and quirks included. Here's how I have spiced it up lately. I moved the two brown geometric panel curtains from the family room to the eat in kitchen so they could be with their panel pairs and I really like the added warmth and texture. See what you think:
This room will be getting some major changes soon in the name of paint. The brown ceiling will be painted white (thank goodness!! who paints a ceiling brown?) and the wall color will change. What color do you think we'll chose?
Stop back by soon and I'll share what curtains I stole from another room to replace these brown graphic ones that used to be in the family room. The spicing up continues over here.
I hope you are well and that the signs of spring start to be noticed around where you live. I recently bought the orchid on our kitchen table to remind myself that spring and flowers are coming. I can't wait!
Happy decorating & living,
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Thanks for stopping back by to visit. I wanted to share that I'll have a couple of new posts coming soon.
- I can't leave well enough alone and I've been at it again re-arranging re-purposing furniture from different rooms all around our house.
- We swapped our guest room with my honey's home office and couldn't be happier with the exchange.
- We are feeling the need to paint downstairs.
Please stop by again real soon and I'll have some new ideas to share.
Happy decorating & living,
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Thanks for joining me today! After the red and green seasonal Christmas decorations then the pops of silver, white, and blue decorations to create a Winter Wonderland, I needed to add some spice into our family room and decorate for Valentine's Day.
I scoured the house for anything red and dug through my craft baskets and here's what I came up with:
Happy Valentine's Day to you and your loves!
Happy decorating and living-
Friday, December 27, 2013
Merry Christmas! How are you? How did you celebrate the holidays? We hosted everyone at our house and LOVED every minute of it! Here are a couple of our pre Christmas Eve church service pictures (my dad and husband are missing as they were snapping the pics):
Here are our Christmas week menu (Steve and I had a lot of fun making up the menu, preparing the food, and sharing it with our family):
Today all of our company is gone. I cleaned everyone's rooms and have been doing loads and loads of laundry. The Christmas gifts have found new homes in various locations. The kids got to go to Toys R Us and use Christmas gift cards to pick out new gifts so they're busy playing. I had a little while to take down the Christmas decorations in the family room and put up our winter decorations.
Our winter decorations are blue, silver, and white. They're mostly on sale Christmas ornaments in blue, silver, and white. Plus I went around the house and reused various items that matched the color décor and style. I did buy a few little items on big time sale after Christmas at World Market and JoAnne Fabrics.
Here take a peek in our winter wonderland.....(now only if the weather would cooperate and bring us a little of the white stuff):
Now, I do need to put up the Christmas decorations/tree/outside lights from the rest of the house in the next week. But, I'm happy tonight to relax after a great week with family celebrating Christmas and my new winter wonderland right inside our house.
Happy New Year friends! Thanks so much for joining me today. How are you spending the new year? You probably won't be surprised to hear that we will be having family game night at The Brew Crew house. We got two new games for Christmas. How about you? I wish you the very best of what 2014 has to offer-
Happy decorating and living,