Sunday, February 6, 2011

Redecorating update!!

Really,  I don't know how much you really want to know about my redecorating around here.  It is MAJOR in my in nauseating   consuming,  but  I know if I go to another blog and only see a partial redo,  I like to see the finished.  Here is a short update with a couple of pics.  Feel free to let me know of any changes you might make,  not including the WALL COLOR.  Must keep that awhile and let it grow on me. 

We'll begin in a corner of the room.  I love this chair  for reading and praying.  The shelves and books have to stay for school reasons,  and I love looking at books.

We swing around to the wall facing the chair, or the wall the chair faces depending on where you are located in the room.  This the music corner.  We play 6 instruments  and a harmonica that is  lying around somewhere.  This stuff has to stay, although I am working up a collage for above the piano.

Now we are looking at the room from the entrance by the door.  I love this view...cause I can see many, (not all)  the books.  Again,  I am working up decor for over the little book shelf here and on the other side of the couch.  Probably a cute chalk board and map.  They need to be useful as well and pleasing to the eye  (hmm,  Charity, dear?)

And now one my youngest took of her sister.  They love books so much,  they must sit with them, smell them, organize them.  Just kidding. That last part was just dreaming!! They love books, but usually the children are found in every possible room, yes even the bathroom, with them.  And I find them all over the place.  They just pick up a book, read their favorite parts, and then go for another.  I guess this is ok.  I am probably over analyzing but really,  can't they just stick with one thing at a time? Is this a sign I have not taught them consistency,  or follow through, or  even how to pick up?   Breathe, Rebekah.   It's just they love books.  And I didn't teach them to pick up.

Ok,  so there is the room.  I am posting a before shot of the blue entrance wall.   When SEPTEMBER and I can get together,  I will show you the results.  But don't hold your breath.  Between the two of us, I don't know how we sleep.  Or do we?   

thanks for reading,



  1. I think the room looks so much better. You will always have lots of books to keep up with, and that's a good thing. Enjoy the chair, the music, the books, and relax now and then. You need and deserve it--from a human, survival standpoint. I love you--and love your answers to Linda's questions.

  2. Really, you are the most bibliophiliac (is that a word?) family I know. And you are right...your kids leave books everywhere!
    Just an observation from your overly ocd sister - your books are crooked, could you please straighten them?
    Oh, and I have plenty of chalkboard paint and probably a frame lying around.

  3. I am glad I can finally tell the wall color. Looks good. ;) Even if it still has to grow on you. Don't listen to OCD up there. Your books are fine. That just proves they are read and that your kids read them. (hehehehe) Miss you friend.


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