Thursday, January 04, 2007

Another Project ................

While we`re getting the frontroom sorted, I`m also doing my daughter`s old room. Nothing major, just bringing things from the other room in there mostly. I`d like it to be a spare room/den....well sort of. Just trying to use what I already have and hopefully in the end it will all come together in some sort of weird way.
Here`s what one area looks like at the moment. That dresser is now filled with all my fabrics and may fit in the closet out of the way....hopefully.

What cat doesn`t appreciate a good mess?

These shelves were $50 for the pair and are going to be stained a darker colour and filled of books. I have a huge overflow of them. New lampshades on the old lamps maybe, or recovered. Haven`t thought about that yet.

Put one pair of the frontroom curtains I made either side of this teeny weeny cot. Daughter took her bed with her lol Not sure if they`ll stay that way or not. The bed area is about the only thing I`ve spent any time on in there so far. Everything else is just stuck on the wall, thrown or shoved in somewhere. Had to already take back those little lace sheers for another small window, so now there`s a shorter half one on the window for now. Haven`t thought about what to put there yet. It`s a very beige room at the moment and needs some splashes of colour eventually.

I dragged and squeezed until I was able to get the tan and black striped armchair in. I never thought I`d get it through the door, but eventually I figured out an angle. It`s far too bold for what I want in the frontroom, but I wanted to keep it as is because it took a long time to cover the darn thing and it`s really comfy. A different pillow will work. Those old curtains are covering the closet at the moment. We have a really comfy big couch in the frontroom that I want to eventually recover in some sort of sage green. But that won`t happen for awhile yet. The extra window is in now, for a start and makes it a lot brighter.

Not sure when I`ll get out the paint stain to get doing the shelves. I`ve slowed down a bit at the moment, so there won`t be any finished pictures for awhile.

I seem to be blank lately about what to put in my blog, so it may be a bit sparadic for awhile. Too many things on the go I think! I`d like to take some of my extra time to visit that long list of blogs I have along the side, so all this is to be continued :) And then there`s the other bedroom which is also my husbands computer/music room. Now that one`s about the biggest mess at the moment!

11 comments:

Daisy Lupin said...

Hurrah, I am finally being allowed by blogger to comment on your site again, and I am getting the uptodate version of your site. It has been months since it has let me on. I am just about to rejig my house around, my mum is probably moving to a smaller place and some furniture that I have always loved will be making its place in my home. I love those bookshelves, good bargain, could do with some of those myself. Happy new year to you.

Marion said...

Wonderful comfy room!

Happy New Year, Tea...and don't load yourself up with too much work!

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

What a fun chair! I can picture you sitting there, reading a book and sipping on a cup of tea!

Sheila said...

Sounds like you have your work cut out for you for 2007.
I like the little corner set up with the bed. You have an eye for making thing cozy, and it will be nice to see how it looks when you are finished with this latest project.

Janet said...

Tea, your home always looks so inviting. I like the chair and it does look comfy and cozy....a good place to curl up with a book. The curtains alongside the bed are just the perfect touch. I think you have a very good eye for decorating. Want to come do my house?? :-)

One Crabapple said...

...gotcha ...

I think I have a bit of blog burn out too.

Loved going thru your Christmas pix and seeing all the animals was such a Treat !

Fairy story too....mmm that champagne has my mouth watering...dont you love champagne ?

Happy New Year and heres to alll the new projects you will be working on ! ((chink)) may they go smoothly ! I already know they will be of great success! and I look forward to seeing them.

Saur♥Kraut said...

Like Mr. Rogers says, "Won't you be my neighbor?" I realllllly need someone to come over and get a handle on my decorating disaster.

A belated Happy New Year, hon!

Rowan said...

Just reading about all you've done and plan makes me feel quite faint! I've been out of commission with a fluey virus so haven't been doing anything on the computer this week until today. Love the photos of Angus, Teddy, Isobel and Elvis, Life is tough for some isn't it?:):)

RaNae said...

Now that I"m feeling a bit better couldn't wait to get here and check out what's been happening in your life.
Great start on the spare room will enjoy watching it come together.
Have a blessed day.
RaNae

Blue the Spa Girl said...

You have been keeping busy I see!
I love that armchair...looks good enough to sit in with a good book!
xo

Scribe with Gold said...

Hi Tea,
I haven't blogged in a bit. That will be tonight's project. I hope. Right now took a quick break.

I'm tired and been working on the house. That chair looks so comfy right now.

Take a rest and relax.
Talk with you soon.
Happy New Year
Patty