Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Living Room Change

Hello, everyone....I think I have all
the problems with my computer all 
worked out.  I restored my computer
back to before I put IE8 on it, then a
tech, from McAfee, put it on again! My
virus protection wasn't working and
they blamed it in IE....I got the IE8 off 
again and I downloaded Firefox and 
everything is working, just fine!  I went
to McAfee and downloaded my virus 
protection, again....It was updating, but
it wouldn't do a scan.....Blogger gave me
fits, last week, too....I guess they were
working on it, because there is a different 
window, for posting pictures, now.
Now, for the living takes up what
was the original living room, plus what was
the garage, so it is pretty big and it is in an
L shape.

This is a before pic taken while standing in 
the old part of the living area, looking into 
the garage area, 

This one is before, looking around the 
corner, it wastaken while standing in 
front of the couch.

You can see that this is the side wall 
and the one behind the TV....They really 
needed some work on them....I still need
to do some more, when I repaint, but it 
isn't going to be right away....I would like
a different color, but....

Here you can see that there were a lot of
books to move!

More books, and this isn't all of them!

Now we have the cubbies together,
behind the couch on the wall where the
TV was.

Stitcheries on this wall, I took the Betsy
Ross from the hall, as an after thought, and
it really needs to be moved up. I think I 
will move it over to the right, on the top
row, where the two smaller ones are.

In the corner, next to the cubbies, we 
put the round oak table, that belonged
to hubby's great grandmother.  We don't
use this door, anyway....It was in front of
the picture window, but I put two windsor
chairs there....

This after pic, above was while standing 
behind the couch....I saw in this pic, that 
I needed to tighten up the blind.  I am 
going to take it down, when I find a way
to keep the shutters in place...I know
that hinges will not work. There are
windows behind them, and the sun would
bounce off the van, and make it hard to 
watch TV, when it was on the back wall. 
I have that black checked throw on the 
wing chair, because my big bear, Bubba
was sitting in it, and he has a red/black 
checked tie...I have a red chenille cover,
that I can put on it....

I had this on the mantel, then I got these
houses from Lorna....There are 3 houses,
but they wouldn't all fit.

I like the houses on the mantel, better.

This after pic was taken while standing
near the hutch.

This one is from the garage part, looking
into the original living room, toward the
hutch...I decided to move the table, after 
this picture.

This how it looks, now...I am wanting to
take a bunch of the bears, out of the living 
room, to make it look less cluttered.  I am
thinking of putting them on the top of the 
shelves in the spare bedroom....You can
see that there are too many bears in the
living room.  I am going to take that ugly
shade down, one of these days and make
some curtains to put up...I planned on 
putting handmade shutters, across the
bottom, with star cut outs.....Well, that 
hasn't happened, yet....I hope we can 
get them done, before it gets cold, 
because I would rather paint, outside.

You can see that I have a wardrobe in
my living room....We have our coats in it, 
because it will not go into the bedroom,
the hall is too narrow and it is too long,
to make it through the doorway. It is too
tall, also.

Well, that is the tour, for now...I will 
show you my Fall decorating, later.  I
have some bittersweet coming, from my
MIL and I won some Fall goodies in a
give away.....I bought a pumpkin and 
gourds, but the place where I get mums,
hasn't gotten them in, yet....I will be 
putting my scarecrow outside, after
I get some mums.  I am wanting to find
some grapevine to decorate around the 
front door, but so far, no luck....I wished
I had thought of it when I was in Texas, 
last time....I know of a place where it 
grows up a tree. I have really enjoyed 
seeing how you all have been decorating
your homes!  Like lots of you, this is my
favorite season!

I would like to welcome my new followers
and thank you all for hanging in there 
with me!

Until next time...

Bear Hugs~Karen


  1. Karen,

    It looks great! You did a great job with everything.

  2. Hey Karen,
    Wanna come help me paint too?
    Just about the time I get things put where I want them I want to tear it all down and paint!
    Good thing the Hubby Loves Me!
    Looks great,

  3. Hey Karen!

    Lots of work moving all those books and you have quite the collection don't you??

    you did a great job with everything!


  4. your room looks so much more cozy now..I like how you re-arranged it.;)

  5. Wow, you've been a very, very busy girl! I love the change!

  6. Your room looks great! It reminds me a lot of one of my good friend's family room.

  7. Hey Karen, everything looks great!! Glad the houses worked out for you!!

  8. Looking good Karen!! You are doing lots of work!!

  9. Oh that's lots of work Karen, but much better! I love how you put all the bookshelves together. I have a library in my home and everyone that comes over says I need to take that room for my crafting/scrapbooking and get rid of all the books. WHAT? Don't think so! We like books too! =]

    I love your sampler wall, it looks great! I've seen another girl do it and I just love the look of it. I'm thinking about doing it down the upstairs hall.

    Looking good girl!


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