Thursday, November 15, 2012

Decor Update!

Last weekend, we had LOTS of company!  Ok, so it was only nine guests, but after just getting settled in it seemed like there was a lot to do!  I was happy to get some decor on the walls before they arrived.  Although things are far from finished, I'll give you a few bits of the scenery to this point.  Keep in mind, decorating isn't my strength, but I want my house to feel warm and inviting, and it is working so far.  :-)

This shelf was an old window valance that a friend of mine sold
me for $5.  Ryan helped my tear off the front board, and I
sprayed it black.  It's not perfect, but primitive loves imperfection. 
I need to add something under the shelf, but I'm not sure what.
It can't be something that sticks out at all, or it will get bumped.
There was a corner shelf in the dining room (probably for a TV),
and I told the guys to keep it when we were remodeling.  It is a little
awkward, so I'm not sure that I'll keep it permanently, but for now
it holds Kaitlynn's favorite little Pilgrim figurines and some harvest decor.
Love this built in cabinet in the living room. 
It's full of a bunch of random stuff, but at
least it's not in complete chaos...this part of it anyway!'s the chaos.  :-)  I think I will buy white cabinet doors
to go on the front of this.  For now, it's a bit of a heap.  Hehe!
Getting rid of the mint green front door has to be a priority this
week.  I am not looking forward to doing it, but I know I'll be
thrilled when it's gone!
Kid's bathroom, which also serves as the main bath.
The one item in my home that makes me smile every single time I see it!
The southern half of the living room - it is more narrow than
the other half, and I haven't done much with it yet.  Alli
loves the remote controlled ceiling fan.  :-)

A not-so-great photo of the dining room, but you get the idea.
There is oak moulding waiting to go around the ceiling, and wall
decor will come eventually.  I have my eye on an ever-so-amazing
table and chairs that will seat more than six, but that might not be
happening for awhile. Depends on what kind of a lucky deal I find!
And that's it for now! 


  1. Cute, Cute decor.!! I love decorating for fall, think I have about as much fall as I do Christmas!! Your home is looking nice!!

  2. Very cute! SO warm and inviting. As for the shelf....what about turning your shelf into a quilt rack and add a primitive/country quilt? Just a thought....whatever you come up with will look great!:)

    1. Awesome idea. Not sure why I didn't think of it??? :-) The love seat is under that shelf, so only the top part of a quilt would show, but maybe I can move things around. I'm gonna think on that one...

  3. I love what you have done so far!!! And I LOVE the sign in your bathroom!!!! I would laugh everytime I read that, too!!...LOL

    1. Hehe! I bought it several years ago without really thinking about where I would put it. When I got home, nothing but the bathroom seemed appropriate. It looks nice right above the toilet. :-)

  4. Everything looks great. It is really coming together...and takes so much time when you are trying to make sure it feels like "home" for your family.
    P.S. Love the bathroom sign! :)


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