Replacement Decor In The Living Room.

Hello sweet blogging friends.

Happy Hump Day.

In my last post I told you about the beautiful cabinet I purchased and then regretted painting it white and sold it. 
I had planned on putting it between the two recliners in the living room.

I just did not like it white.  
Plus if I put it between the recliners I would not have a place for a lamp.


I have my old farmhouse window on the living room window in the corner.  I was going to have to take it down for the new windows to be put in so I decided just to move it.

I moved the window between the two recliners.  Added two planks I had on each side of the window.  Then put up two candle sconces.



So happy I could re purposes these chippy pieces of planking I had.







The sconces look pretty lit at night.


Getting my fall pumpkins out and around the house.


Hope you are having a great week.  
October is going quickly and November will be here soon and then the holidays. Yikes!
Hugs,
Kris

PS:  Does anyone know if there is a fairly inexpensive camera on the market that takes great pictures.  

I have been using my I phone 10 but my pictures are dark even with lightening them before shooting the picture.  

It works great on outdoor pictures.  Inside pictures not so much!

By the time I transfer them to my computer and brighten them in Pic Monkey they seem so washed out.

Would love to find a point and shoot camera that takes decent pictures that does not have a big learning curve.


36 comments

  1. I love what you did between the two chairs! The window between the chairs flanked with the sconces and then the table with the lamp is all absolutely perfect. Sometimes decor takes a lot of playing around to get things just right, doesn't it?

    I use my phone (Samsung Galaxy S9+). And sometimes for outdoor photos, I use a DSLR. For a point and shoot, I've heard great things about the Canon Powershot. There's different models and prices though...I guess it all depends on what you want. You can do a Google search and read more about them.

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  2. Kris,

    This looks fantastic, I love it. How perfect is that chippy wood you had for the sconces? Love it.

    I use my new phone now. John bought me the new Samsung 11. The camera is awesome. I heard the same as Melanie about the Cannon.

    Good luck

    Cindy

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  3. Kris, you are so great at moving things around and using them in a new way! The window frame is perfect between the chairs, and now you can use a lamp, too! Good luck with the camera search!

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  4. I love the window there framed by the sconces. I just use my iphone7. Sometimes it works great and other times not so much. I use BeFunky to make them better. xo Laura

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  5. Looks fabulous Kris. Love it!!

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  6. Soooo pretty....I love the mirror paired with the sconces!!!! Your white pumpkins with your angels are adorable too.
    ~Des

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  7. always beautiful Kris. love those sconces lit. Those chairs are wonderful with the old window in between. I agree, you cannot go wrong with a Canon. I've had 3 and keep upgrading. The Rebel series are great, super easy and have great pics with Auto. you don't have to do anything it auto focuses. Lots of price points with Canon.

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  8. I think the window and planks are exactly the right look. Sometimes I think things go wrong (the cabinet) so the right thing can happen. It all looks great.

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  9. KRIS!!!!! I agree with Debra at Common Ground; a Canon is the best bet. I have a higher model of a Canon but you can get wonderful results with a Canon REBEL. Also, I love what you changed. You have great pieces and your great eye for design always comes through. The sconces are gorgeously placed!

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  10. Kris - that is perfect! Just love what you have done - it all fits in perfectly. A bit concerned that Buddy is not in the photo to give his seal of approval - or should that be bark of approval! Seriously though, it is the perfect solution. I'm sorry that I can't help with the camera advice - I just use my Samsung phone, but it looks as though you have had all the answers you need on that score. Hugs, Gilly

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  11. Love the window between the recliners, it looks awesome. Everything you have done to your new home looks beautiful. Sorry, but I'm no help when it comes to cameras.

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  12. Kris, I love the way you changed around the room and nice to have lighting too. So happy you got new windows put in. I think the room looks better than if you use the large piece that you painted white. I just use my iphone 7 and then use the photo editor app to fix up photos. Good luck with figuring out the camera situation. Have a nice weekend. Julie xo

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  13. Hello,
    Fantastic idea Kris. I love the sconces.
    I have a small camera, Kodak Easy Share C913.

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  14. Well, I have always thought your photos were really professional looking, Kris! If you are looking for a great point and shoot that you can either use on auto and has a great zoom, the Canon SX series are great cameras. I bought a used SX40H on ebay several years ago...mine is sx40 but they have newer models now. Good luck with your search!

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  15. Kris, this is a good look. I hope you're happy with it now because it looks cozy and ready for a (dare I say it?) long winter's nap.....
    Hope your garage is coming along too.

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  16. Loving the changes lady. YES. that window frame is AWESOME! Just so beautiful! Girl, those planks with sconces....WOW! I bet you done those for little or nothing and no telling what they would have cost you! Love how your photos turn out Kris. I just upgraded my phone to a newer model and can't believe how good of pictures it takes compared to my old one. But then I am one that believes in using everything til it is wore out! LOL! I need to use my Pro. camera more but too lazy. I shoot Canon EOS D5 which is older and was quite pricey back in the day. A good camera with not a lot of bells and whistles is Canon Rebel. Lots o good camera's out there just figuring out what's best for the money and what you primary want it to use it for is the deal. My daughter bought a great used Canon Camera and loves it. Check on some used ones Kris and save some money. Hope you have a great rest of the week. OH...I am having problems with blogger again...showing me as a no-reply and tried to fix it but no luck. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  17. I have a Canon Powershot around here someplace. Probably in the closet. But I use a Canon Rebel DSLR. This is my second one. Love them! I always Google best cameras say, for 2019, or something and see what reviews come up. I also like your recliners!
    Brenda

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  18. Where on earth do you get your energy from, Kris??? You do more around your house in a week than I do in a whole year!! Looks wonderful, as always!

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  19. Looks beautiful Kris. So great your can add the window and those sconces. Your pumpkins are lovely. Enjoy your new look. I use my SAMSUNG, 10 plus for taking pictures. Xo

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  20. Kris please email me directly about the camera

    Margy in KY

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  21. Thank you for asking the question about the camera...and to your readers for their answers. I'm in the same situation and so appreciated reading their suggestions.

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  22. That’s a great option! With the planks and wall sconces it looks perfect!

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  23. I love the "window" between the chairs! Looks just perfect.. and the sconces on the wall.. I can imagine at night they make the room so cozy. You just amaze me.. as others said.. where do you get the energy??? But.. it's doing something you love right? so the energy comes with those things that we love! I'm loving your little fabric pumpkins.... I want to make some and trying to get the "energy" to do it! Sewing is NOT my first love anymore so is hard to push myself to do it. I have a great little point and shoot camera that takes wonderful photos.. but do you think I can find it anywhere??? NO! If I find it, I'll let you know the name of it. Hugs.. Marilyn

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  24. Love your new arrangement..so pretty and cozy. Also, the Fall arrangement with the Queen Cherub is beautiful..great inspiration. Stay warm and have a great day. We are getting a burst of Fall am chilly mornings..my ChiChi's are not happy..but have lots of cover. Hope your pretty baby is doing well. x0x0

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  25. You have really put your signature look on everything! Delightful!

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  26. Looking good, my friend! You always have superb decorating ideas. I like all the re-loving you do with statement pieces. The white chest was very cool, but you were right to change it out. The table, chairs and wall decor all look fantastic together. As for a camera, I'm in the same boat. I don't like the photos my phone takes. I have 2 digital cameras in the house that I can try out. One is from Dennis, who no longer uses it. The other is my late husband's camera. I've just been too lazy to learn how to use them. No one to blame, but me. LOL Looks like you have good advice here from others. Hugs, Nancy

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  27. I know on your blog you were asking about point and shoot cameras and I'm sure you got many responses! But I did find the one I really like that I gave my hubby to use, but really, it's better than my little Canon point and shoot digital. I mostly use my Canon Power ShotSX260HS because it has 20 mega pixels zoom. Most small digital cameras only have 10 or 12 zooms. It takes great outdoor pictures! but not so good indoors when it's darkish. I set up right by a window for all of my close up shots of my crafts.

    OK. Now the other one, which does WAY better indoors, is the Sony Cyber Shot 10.1 mega pixels. The zoom is only 10 times. But, the final pictures are larger in pixels so much better. Outdoor scenic shots are GORGEOUS. Indoor shots in dark rooms are really good.. the flash goes on but the final pictures doesn't look like a flash was used. Even without the flash, the room is bright enough for viewing. I just tried it in my hubby's "man cave" room that is dark with darkish blue walls, without the flash, and it came out very nice. If I used my Canon for that, it would be super dark.

    Both of these camera have the rechargeable batteries, that you just plug into a wall, which I love. I had a Fuji digital camera that I did love too, but took AA batteries, and they went dead so fast.Very expensive!

    This is just my two cents worth! I think my Canon actually takes better close up shots, but the Sony is better all around for scenic and indoor darker rooms.. or a room too bright it'll more than likely automatically fix it so it's not too bright and faded.
    I tried to email this to you but it came back as not a good address, so will put it here on your blog comments! Good luck! xoxoxo Marilyn

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  28. Hi Kris. So pretty. I love the window and sconces between those two pretty chairs. Everything is looking good. My two cents is that I am on my second Canon camera. I don't even use the phone to talk on! Mine is a Canon PowerShot SX 530 for around $200 from Costco. I really like it and it is not too hard to use. Just a matter of getting used to it and after messing around on Picasa and PicMonkey I don't get too bad of photos. It was the cheapest I could find..Happy Weekend..xxoJudy

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  29. I love what you did with the window and the sconces you created on either side are so fun.

    I have a small Canon that I carry on vacations rather than my big Canon. I do like the photos on my iPhone X, but I do the editing on my phone first before I go to Picmonkey.

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  30. Kris,
    Love the window and sconces !!! I am so glad you asked about camera's because I was thinking of doing a post asking the same thing!! I have a Kodak Easy Share which is one of 2 that I had. One died. And I would like to get something a bit better since this one is about 10 years old. I use the photo program on Windows to edit my pictures. Looks like Canon Rebel seemed to have the most comments.....Thanks for sharing!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  31. Love your blog and your home is just beautiful! So glad I found you!

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    1. Thank you Stacy and it is nice to meet you.
      Hugs,
      Kris

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  32. It all looks beautiful, Kris! As for your iPhone X, instead of lightening them before you shoot the picture, try editing the photo right on your phone. You can lighten, brighten, darken, enhance........It's really got a great editing tool.

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