Friday, November 20, 2009

I've Been Moving Things Around.......

Last Sunday I FINALLY got around to doing something I have been wanting to do for a very long time.

I did some rearranging of furniture and things in my spare bedroom that I use as a sitting room/office/crafting space and now it's finally worthy of getting some pictures of to share with all of you.

The spare bedroom is somewhat of an awkward space when it comes to rearranging furniture because of the placement of the window, heat ducts that could not be covered and also because there is no overhead light and there is only one outlet in the room that I can plug a lamp into that will turn on and off with a regular light switch. The room does have one good thing going for it though and that is the fact that the window has a southern exposure so this room gets lots and lots of light in the morning and afternoon and when the sun is shining, it's always nice and bright in here which I love. I HATE dark rooms!!. I had this room painted a pretty shade of spring green which I still love to this day. The color on the walls in this room are the same as those in my bathroom.

Dummy me, I didn't get any "Before" pictures because the room was a total mess and I sort of only decided at the last minute to start moving things around, so you'll only get to see the after shots.

The newest addition to the room is a six foot folding utility table that I bought on sale at Target. I covered it with a big white tablecloth to hide the ugly table and also to hide some plastic storage boxes underneath. It's amazing how a simple white tablecloth can turn even the ugliest of tables into something kinda pretty. I have the same kind of table in my office/computer room downstairs as well. These utility tables are perfect for using as a desk.

I'm the kind of girl who likes to have a lot of "stuff" and pretty things to look at, so of course it didn't take me long at all to cover the top of the table with some of that stuff and those pretty things that I enjoying seeing. From storage bins to hold papers and magazines, a mirror, flowers, pretty file folders etc. It's still a little cluttered at the moment as things continue to find their place, but I kinda like it this way so I'm in no hurry to get things put away.

Now, sitting just to the right of my new desk/table, is a cute little desk I found in an antique shop a year or so after I moved into my house. I love this little desk. It's so shabby chic/vintage looking. It used to sit against the opposite wall where I now have my love seat. See that cute wicker shelf on the desk? I bought that with my birthday money I got from my Mom earlier this summer. Cute as can be and perfect for using as a display shelf on the desk.

A slightly different angle so you can see part of the closet doors....

Now if you turn around and look at the opposite wall, you will see my love seat in it's new spot up against the wall where the little desk used to be. The bedroom door is just to the left of the love seat...

This final picture is the best that I could get of the whole room standing in the doorway. See that secretary desk to the left of the window? That used to sit against the wall where the new table is..

All I can say is it sure was hard and sweaty work moving all that heavy stuff around all by myself, but it was definitely worth it as I am much happier with the room now than I was before. I just wish I had done it a long time ago.
I hope you enjoyed seeing another glimpse of my home. I know they only come few and far between, but it takes a lot of work to get things "just right" before I feel they are worthy of sharing with all of you.

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks as always for stopping by for a visit.


Sheila said...

OH you are so right to keep the green paint on the walls, it is very pretty. I just love how relaxing and soft your room looks. It would be a great room to just sit and visit with a good friend or book too. Love it.

Jocelyn said...

Very lovely Kim. Your room is very inviting. A lovely spot for some creative thinking and a cup of tea :-)

Nanette said...

Cute room. The green is a beautiful color for the room. It is nice it gets the natural light. I don't like dark rooms either. Very soft and lovely!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I wish I was a little person so I could curl up and sleep on your love seat! Very lovely, Kim! I love your little wicker thingy.

JamaGenie said...

Lovely! Good job! I love all the natural light, and don't ever change the green walls!

Cindy@shabbynsweet said...

Hi Kim the room looks great. Enjoy!

Christie said...

Hey Kim,
It looks so pretty in there! That loveseat makes it extra cozy... I think I could stay in there for hours relaxing. By the way...I love that little vintage screen door mirror that's sitting on your covered table (am I right in calling it that?) that's cute! Hope you are having a relaxing weekend!
Big Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Ahhh,sighhhh,eye candy. Yummy room, Kim~really dreamy. I love your goodies. Inspiring. Hugz⑉

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Everything looks so pretty Kim!~Patti


Hi Kim,
Your room looks great and of course the colors are wonderful.
Love your new tea set. That is lovely.
Deb :)