Well, if I'm perfectly honest, when I get bored, after I'm done deep cleaning and organizing...I redesign. It's not just the HEAT.
I have been going from closet to closet, drawer to drawer, reorganizing and purging. Yesterday, I finished load after load of laundry, and started looking around our living room...that's never good.
My husband says he can never go blind, because I change the house too much!
The next thing, I knew, I had every surface emptied and was dusting and redesigning.
My boys just started laughing..."There you go again Mom! You can never just rest!".
This may be a true statement, but at least I enjoy redesign and our spaces never get old and boring.
I moved the chalkboard from the kitchen, (that had the pig on it), erased the pig, and put a "Thistle Hill Ranch" banner on it. I also moved the calf head from the kitchen here. I think you notice it more here. I needed more light "visually", so this works better for me, with the white table cloth.
Not sure why this is so darn blurry...oh well, you get the idea.
I can't find before pictures of the kitchen...typical...I always forget before pictures.
I like the change...the boys said it feels bigger. The lighting was terrible for photos, but again, I think you can get a feel for the space...I really shy away from color, but I love this scarf, and the colors, I couldn't resist putting it here.
I put the table runner, I normally have in the dining room, here to cover the glass.
It warmed it up, and lightened the room. It literally looked brighter...love that! Below, I placed our napkins in a metal basket with a mouse paper weight. This is also where the chalkboard used to be. I put the mirror from above the chest here to reflect more light.
I like the peanut jars here much better. This was blurry too...I think it was the sunlight...ugh!
This is where the mirror over the sideboard came from. And this is the mirror from the dining room...I think it looks much better here. It also made the room seem taller. I brought back the lamp, from another room, (the family that owned this property actually gave its lamp to me. I adore it!), and put it back here at our back door. It's nice at night too...so pretty.
And last but not least...
I moved the knick knacks off of the living room ottoman tray and started over.
I will take more pictures of the living room for another post. I put slipcovers back on the chairs, and redesigned the bookcase for all books. I needed more space in the big bookcase for homeschooling. I Can't Believe Summer is almost over! Where did the time go.
So much more to do before school starts. And we have a new ranch puppy coming Wednesday! We are so excited! Lots and lots to come, so check back soon.
Have a Great Monday and a Fabulous Week!
Remember, you can always use what you already have, to get a whole new feel to your home. The use non-traditional items in a new way is always a fun, easy, and inexpensive cure, to the "I'm bored with my space" disease.
The best way to get a new feel is empty the space and shop your home. It really can be a lot of fun, and your room gets really clean too :-) It makes you get all those pesky dust bunnies.
I know, I know, I'm always cleaning...