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Monday, March 12, 2012

The Redo of the Family Room Wall

Okay, I promised you the results of the redecorating of this wall. I think I'll put a new "something" on the left side. Plus you get the view of what we see when we look in from our dining area with the lace curtains framing the family room.

Yep, I'll put something on the left bottom. Maybe some pretty storage boxes that are in abundance around here. And something on the right wall just above the mantel. I'm a symmetrical chick, maybe not totally, absolutely symmetrical but balanced better than this. I'm OCD about symmetry.

These chairs are 25 years old and don't especially go with the decor of this room but I've had them recovered 3 times with the last recovering about 6 or 8 years ago with this kilim-looking fabric and loved it. If I suggested recovering them now, Love Bunny would have a fit. Besides, they're gorgeous in person and still look almost new. They are Baker chairs and I paid about $800 each 25 years ago. So they're well made and last a long time. Plus I'm on a frugal kick and don't want to spend.

The tale of these shoes is: I couldn't part with them. I loved these shoes and bought them about 28 years ago at Macy's. I wore them out on the bottom but just couldn't throw them out so I made little princess shoes out of them by painting them, adding some froufrou stuff to them and using them as decorative items in this room. I know. I'm pathetic. But what can I say? I'll never love a shoe like I loved these simple red, plain 1" heel shoes.

And did you bloggers know that blogging is the test site for my photographing things around the house? I play at photography. I am definitely NOT a pro at this but I love doing it to experiment with my Canon Rebel XS. Love this camera!

See how my macros turn out? Great little camera for $500.

You all know how I absolutely hate camping. Love Bunny even bought a pop-up camper so I would go with him and be happy about it. I still hate it. I love suburbia and Applebee's, Olive Garden and Outback. I'm not a woodsy-type person. I love being home in my bed with my pillow. I love plugging my hair dryer and curling iron into a socket. I love eating indoors instead of fighting the horseflies. I hate the sound of four wheelers all night long. I hate the thought of being eaten by a bear. I hate having to go to the bathroom by a tree out in the woods; it throws off my digestive system. I hate not being able to craft, surf the internet and having to read by propane lantern at night. I. Hate. Camping. It's that simple.

However, if hubs could accommodate me with one of these slick little cuties, I just may change my mind a fraction and venture into the wilds of Idaho with not much groaning and moaning. Maybe.

This is definitely stylin'! And who would have thought the horns of an animal could be made to look shabby chic?

This looks like it could just possibly have my name on it also.

This could also fill th' bill for me.

This is darling also. The jealousy windows are a plus for me. Isn't this adorable?

And I'd definitely want it painted these colors.

I'd want this in the woods with me also... If I ever want to go camping, that is.

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.


  1. You house looks so pretty Connie!

    I love the campers!! We had a vintage one that I wanted to fix up like the ones you show but we ended up giving it to a friend when we left New Mexico. Makes me wish I hadn't after seeing those cuties!

  2. Fantastic post, Connie! Your living room is very pretty. I'm also into symmetry so I know where you're coming from.

    Those campers are so inviting. I would love to have one. I had a love/hate relationship with camping. I love your photos. Your camera does a fantastic job. You're a good photographer also!

  3. Good morning Connie, I loved seeing your comment. As usual I have company and I have been running the roads for a week with my favorite cousin Marilyn. She lives in MI.

    Your whole room is so lovely and right up my alley. I MUST have balance in my life and that includes decorating. The curtains are lovely and your wall is beautiful. Did you make the fireplace screen? It is perfect for your look. The shoes are a work of art. You do have a flair for creating. Do not ever get rid of the chairs. They are lovely.

    I never liked camping until we bought a fifth wheel. It is a home away from home and soooo comfortable. The down side is how much gas it takes to pull it in our huge truck. Sigh! I love your ideal camping style.

    Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  4. Your wall looks lovely, Connie. i like the symmetry.

    Oh, camping. I was raised on camping. We didn't have much money so every summer it was camping. Tents, pop-up campers, trailers. I longed for a stay in a motel. That seemed like the height of luxury to me.

    But, like you, I'd love to have one of those little trailers. I dream of redoing one. Wouldn't it be fun?

    I got my book on Friday! It came very quickly. Thank you so much!


  5. I love the newly redone wall. It is very pretty! I love camping! but with fibro and arthritis, I can handle the dampness of camping. We camped a lot when I was a child. We stayed in tents. I always wanted a camper! I love the pictures of the campers you posted, those were so cute. I would love one of those!


  6. Hi Connie,

    Thanks for stopping by today and leaving a comment. I have not posted in a while. I think I have the blog I did however enjoy reading yours today! Great photos and I loved that little camper! Just darling!~Hugs, Patti


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