Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Redecorating






This weekend we sold the grand piano. The youngish couple who bought it live in Orem and they came up nine o' clock Saturday morning with the piano mover to pick it up. It left quite a hole in the living room. Even though Tom and I had to be in the temple ready to work at 11:10, I called Charles immediately, still wet from my bath, and told him to come over and help Tom move a sofa from the basement. We moved the demilune cabinet between the two windows, and the sofa where the cabinet had been. Now we have two white sofas facing each other.

I stole a second oriental carpet from Tom's study, a lamp from our bedroom, a small table from the upstairs hall, along with the old Remington typewriter. I bought a tree with huge elephant ear leaves, a new goldish brown barrel lamp shade from Pottery Barn and three pillows. I bought a white ottoman from Ikea and covered it with a red wool blanket and a crocheted tablecloth, so it doesn't look like like an Ikea ottoman.

I had a $500 budget to make changes and I did it with $400.

I am a damned genius.

Nothing, I mean nothing, gives me more energy than decorating a room.

Imperfect photos thanks to Photo Booth.


9 comments:

Louise Plummer said...

Tom can hardly stand that I put up these poorly lit and terrible photos.

The tree needs a floor spot light.

The barrel lamp shade needs to be larger. Still . . .

doddles said...

I was trying to figure out why everything was inverted...Photobooth.

It looks great! You've always had a wonderful eye for decorating.

Kerry said...

oh, geez, that looks cute.

Robin said...

It looks good! I love to decorate too. Once I start I can't stop until the job is done.

lulu said...

I'm impressed. What are you going to do with the left over money?

Rachel said...

Come to my house. Tell me what colors to paint and where to put my furniture. I'll feed you and you'll get a high dose of vitamin D. January is a good time in Arizona.

Katy said...

I'm lalalala lovin' your decorating skills! The Ikea couch is adorable. The real question is: Did you eat Swedish meatballs on you way out of Ikea?

Louise Plummer said...

Love the meatballs.

ann cannon said...

Really, really beautiful. I can hardly wait to see it in real life.