I thought it might be fun to take a walk (or hobble) through our home to find some smaller organizational projects that I can complete. I started at the back door in our kitchen and oddly, I didn’t even need to move. I happened to look at the cabinet on the left and stopped in front of my spice cabinet.Read More
It’s been many months that I have been searching for a wool chunky blanket. You know, those knitted throws that have really think yarn and are knit on the biggest knitting needles ever made. They are cozy and gorgeous and I am in love with them.Read More
Have you ever found an item that you love so much, that if you could, you would order every color available? That’s how I feel about these Pier 1 burlap placemats.
Organization. Yep, that’s the theme for my blog this month. Before I start the big projects (such as our third floor and my art studio) I wanted to highlight some of the everyday items in our home that provide me with some organizational relief.
On the blog yesterday I posted a lot of the finished rooms in our home. By finished, I am referring to the new neutral (white) themed rooms. I heard from a lot of you who wanted to see the before and after photos. I didn’t even think to include them in my post. But given the huge number of you who wanted to see them, I have written this post, which is all about before and after.
So let’s get started.
First, our master bedroom. Here is how it looks now.
And here it was before. Don’t even ask me why the bed isn’t even centered over the window! Oh my gosh. We redid the tile around the fireplace, replaced the rug, curtains, and bedding. And painted the walls. Then I bought new end tables, lamps and the bench for the end of the bed. Plus I made a new headboard out of an old vintage door.
Then there is our family room. Here is what it looks like now.
And here it was before. I replaced the rug, added new slipcovers to our sectional and added the vintage white windows and ladder chandelier. I also replaced the two chairs.
Our living room also got an overhaul. Here is it now.
And here is the before. I slipcovered the sofas and made a new coffee table. I also added the new general store counter. But the paint, rug and artwork over the fireplace stayed the same.
Many of you have already seen the dramatic transformation of my office.
It is now my craft room and it looks like this.
And this is what it use to look like.
When you see these photos I hope you can see that it is not hard to make a change if you don’t like your decor. I hadn’t done anything in our home for years and we were way over due. I was so busy and knew I would eventually get around to it! I cannot even tell you how happy I am with the changes that took place in our decor last year!
We still have more rooms and makeovers to share. Plus a lot of projects still to do! So stay tuned.
There are two questions I get asked all of the time. The first is “What paint color did you use in that room?”. (They are all linked on the Home page of this blog.) The second question I get asked all of the time is, “Why do you have white furniture everywhere in your house?”. And of course, the next question is how do you keep it clean?
One of my biggest goals this year is to organize my life. And within that goal, is to organize my social media life. I want to become more efficient so I can write better blog posts and somehow spend less time on Instagram. Somehow I am guessing there are a few of you out there who feel the same way.
There are 440 million blogs on the internet. That’s kind of depressing if you are struggling with growing your blogging audience. But this isn’t even the problem we face as bloggers. When I first started blogging, staying organized and coming up with blog topics was often what I struggle with most.
But then I got some great advice as to how I could write better blog posts and make my blogging life easier.