Or teaching my children to bake bread after grinding their own grains whilst reciting memorized poems.
Isn't that what the super Mom's do? I don't know...I'm not one of those.
Instead I figured I could get off of other peoples blogs and do the Family room...living room...dunno what the heck it is....update.
Again...iPhone photos. Be happy about it anyway.
I don't feel like this room is done. Like the renovation part yes...the decor no! But that may not happen. I may move before that happens. Or not who knows. I'll live.
I didn't take very good before photos so there isn't side by side comparisons so you'll have to dig into your imagination.
So this is the view looking into the dining room. It's got a little bit of a warm, brownish orange thing happening.
Since I last took this I've cleared off that built in china cabinet and added some new goodies. Keeps the paper piles down. I'll have to show you that another time.
Here's another before...
I'd like to get some fabric to put in the windows of the china cabinet but until I find what I want I put in some wrapping paper. It works for now. Though it looks dumb in the photo. May have to add that to my priority list. Sunnofa!
And those black bucket type chairs...I definitely want to get some real comfy soft patterned chairs but again...until I can find what I want they will do.
It was a wee dated before...
I of course, like crazy colors and patterns.
But I've wanted three colors in my home since my first year of marriage. Turquoise, raspberry and purple. Thankfully those still look pretty good almost 9 years later!
Again see those chairs....uhhh too cold. I need some warmth in there. AND I want to get a new area rug that works better and is MUCH larger. Of course I'd dig some print of some sorts. Life is meant to be colorful and crazy no?? Oh and I want some new throw pillows...so the two year old can chuck them all over my house. I love that sort of thing.
Oh and see this area?
I have a beautiful dresser that my Mom and Step-dad bought me when I was a teen. It was the only piece of furniture that was ever bought new JUST for me. And it was a sacrifice for them. I will NEVER get rid of it. It needs a little love and TLC but I plan to make it over and paint it a bright color and slap it there. I need a place to put stuff on. And those clipboards with photos are moving to a new spot too because I plan to fill that space with our family photos. HOLLA.
So if you're reading this husband....can you whip that dresser up here so I can paint it? What's that you say??? You'll get on that pronto?! Perfect. Oh and move the deep freeze to the garage...kaythanksbye!
A couple more views...
(and WOW the quality of these photos are TERRIBLE...too late now suckah!!)
I'd like to have a mantel on that fireplace but that might be for the next homeowner to tackle.
And the last view. It's a pretty open space and is large and hard to heat ha ha ha but I love how open it is. We were going to take down that wall with the painting on it but we've since reconsidered and are planning to just open up the doorway a bit. I think we're nearing the end of what we are willing to put into this home. If it was my forever home I'd be all about it.
So that's our main level living space.
We dig it. Of course right now it looks much different with our Christmas decor and well...my kids were in there for a minute today so you can imagine the damage they did.
But much different huh?
I'll probably do those colors in my next house too. I just have warm feelings about the cool colors...yo!
I think I see a spiderman flying around my basement...spiderman is not suppose to fly...you get how I'm feeling right now???