Living Room Switch-a-roo!






Happy Friday Everyone.

Hope your week has been going great.  Yeah for Friday's and weekend's.



After taking down my Christmas decor the house looked pretty sad.  No more pretty lights twinkling on the tree.

For a long time having the couch under one of my windows in the living room always bugged me.  I do not like when furniture covers up windows that let in lots of light.


I mentioned in my sneak peek post that this couch was too big for this tiny living room.  So I gifted the couch to my youngest daughter that just bought her first home.  It opened up the window very nicely.



I added the new Bombay chest I scored and painted white under the window and then flanked each side of the window with my two Ikea slipcovered chairs. 
I had been waiting on the new rug to come in from Overstock.com and two new white ottoman slipcovers.  They both came in a few days ago.  I love the pattern to the rug.  It is white, light silver, gray with a floral pattern.  I think it goes well with my wallpaper in this room.




Speaking of wallpaper.  I had two double rolls left over from the one wall we did in the living room.   Terry hung the left over wallpaper on the entry way wall and the wall opposite the other papered wall in my living room.  I think it gives some dimension and interest to this side of the room.

These are my love birds that Terry gave me for our 15th anniversary years ago.  We have been married 38 years so that is how long I have had these.  I love them and love that he gifted me with this lovely sentimental gift.  They have a new home on top of the TV Armoire.

My entry way as you come into the living room has my grandmothers old cedar chest under the old chippy french window.

I took my birdhouse and placed it on this old candle stick.  Can you believe that was a candle stick?  Biggest one I have ever seen!  Makes for a cute post for the birdhouse.




Moving out the sofa and putting the chest here and the chairs on either side of the window really opened up this space.  I am the only one along with Peggy that sit up here in these chairs.  So it feels right in this room now.

This lay out of the room makes the room feel bigger.  The natural light flows in nicely and the  light does not get blocked by furniture. 

Even on this cold gray winter day you can see how bright the room still is.  When the sun streams in it is heavenly.

I re hung my arched vintage window over on this wall.
Over where the arch window use to be I hung my chippy picket fence.

The old picket fence ties in with my wallpaper for a nice garden vignette.
Loving my re loved old mantel clock too.
I still have my old farmhouse chippy window and shutters on one wall in this room.  Love the history of this piece.


With just moving a couch out and buying a new rug and pulling my other white chair out of storage I have a nice "she cave" area in my living room.

I enjoy sitting in this room especially on a sun filled day to read or watch a little TV.


Before I say Good Bye.  

I wanted to share with you a wonderful sweet gift I got from Rita at Panoply blog.  I saw it on her blog post here and asked her how much this sweet piece was selling for and if she would ship it to me.  Rita being the sweet heart she is gifted it to me.  It was originally brass and you know me and white.  So this cherub bowl got a little white paint makeover.



It is sitting right now on my kitchen counter and is holding my Cutie tangerines.  Thank you sweet Rita I love this sweet cherub bowl.  I am sure he will be traveling though out the house and my decor from time to time but for now he is the guardian of the Cuties!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Kris