I wasn't quite sure where I was
going next in this project.
However, a trip to Goodwill
took care of that.
This picture was on the shelf
with a price tag of $4.95.
I looked at it and was taken
first by the colors.
It seemed that if I were to lighten
the frame to the creamy color of the
accent wall it would be a very nice
addition to the "reading nook".
Tracy had noted in my second Project
Post that the round table looked a
little out of place next to the dog
Here is the before:
She was thinking the table
should be next to a comfy chair for
reading. Well, she and I think a lot
alike since that was how it had been
before the crate was set up for Bandit.
Bandit needs the crate less and
less these days so I moved it to the
kitchen. We do put her in it if we are
not at home...
However, she will be just as
content in it in the kitchen as in the
living room. Not very content....lol
O.k. so then that brings me
to this point with the living room.
1. Change out the lampshade to
something less obtrusive.
I am thinking of a cream
color and a smaller scale.
Right now the lightness of
the white stands out way too
much for my taste.
This lamp, however, is one
I picked up at a yard sale
years ago when we lived over
in York County. I loved the
antique look of them....there
2. Empty the Entertainment Center
of everything that can go.
One thing almost all homeschool
families have in common are tons
of books and notebooks. We tend
to have them handy. This EC is
our handy spot. However, with
graduation in just two months I
am going to slim it down to the
things we will actually use and
will put everything else on our
family room built-ins.
3. Watch for something for the
wall which now contains the
That seems undersized to me
now that I have moved the
Ivy Sconces to the other wall.
As for items on the table
I have brought out my
2002 Breast Cancer
the American Cancer Society
worked together to make this
special pink basket.
We all know ladies who are currently
or have been impacted with Breast Cancer.
I intend to notice that basket daily
and pray for those like Terri and Deena.
Strong, lovely women fighting for
health and well being.
Terri's blog is private but
Deena shares her journey.
You'll find her here.
I put the white kitty down here
because it is much better able to
be seen at this level.
So a current photo of this
wall shows progress.
It is not complete...
it is definitely an adventure each week to see
what will change in this room.
Each thing seems small but I am attempting
to pay attention to detail and dress
the room with care and meaning.
Thanks for being an inspiration
and for coming along for the ride.