Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Welcome to my Home


I am so glad you stopped back by to see my new living room.  You are entering from the front door so this is the view that you will see.  We still aren't finished with the remodel, but we are well on our way.  As you will note, we still have to paint trim, and add crown molding to the new wall. 


As you glance over the couch, you will see the dining room.  Let me just say I am thrilled that our kitchen is well out of sight of drop by visitors.  Sometimes things just aren't presentable in there for the whole world to see!  Michael still has to trim out the door, but I decided not to mention that to him for a few days!

Here is a better shot of our fireplace.  Yes, I put used newspapers in there to be used as fire starters.  We haven't had a fire in a few days so you can see them in the picture.  Sorry about that, but it was too warm today to start a fire.  Besides, Michael worked down in Knoxville today, and you KNOW that I can't start a fire by myself!  I want to put a rug in the living room.  I have just the rug in my bedroom, but first I have to take it out from under my bed. 

Here is the view of my living room area from my dining room table.  Yes, I know that the front door has to still be painted.  The English Mastiff has done a number on ALL of our doors.  I'll let Michael know that he also needs to paint the front door.  I am sure he will be happy for a reminder!

For now, I have chosen to leave this arrangement in front of the window.  I like the simplicity of it.  It reminds me of something from the past.  The table in the middle came from Michael's grandparents' house.  I think it is beautiful.  It always sat between his grandmother's and grandfather's chairs.  It is one of the items that I like just the way it is.  However, I have a few touches that I want to make to this room.  I have a lovely quilt stand that I want to paint black.  I also have some frames that I want to paint black as well.  The wall going all the way down the hall is still empty, and I would like to do something creative there.  I am thinking of some large black and white pictures of the kids and the farm.  I am still thinking about all of that.  I haven't figured out exactly what I want there just yet.  Our home isn't large or new, but by removing the wall between the living and dining room, I feel like we finally have a big enough space for everybody to enjoy.  It is becoming something that I have always wanted it to be, and for that I am very thankful.  My sister in law helped me pick out the paint for both rooms and the curtains.  She gave me some other fantastic ideas that I am looking forward to implementing soon.  If you would like better views of each picture, just click on them to enlarge.  I did notice that the pictures caused some small blemishes in the wall to show up as large ones.  They aren't that noticeable in real life. 

grace and peace,
julie

14 comments:

Mountain Mama said...

NICE!!! Love it. Thanks for the tour. I felt like I was there. (Except no Mastiff at my feet and I couldn't smell the yummy aromas from the kitchen.)

Carmen C. said...

Very cozy and inviting, Love it!!! I would have never noticed the newspaper in the fireplace if you had not mentioned it:) I love that stand in front of the window too!!!

regina said...

So beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Your windows are perfect.
Regina

Paige said...

I LOVE It! It looks wonderful! :-D

Kristy Quinn said...

Beautiful! I love how homey it looks. :)

Janene said...

What a wonderful room to sit back and relax in!
That fireplace is amazing...oh how I wish we had a real fireplace with a real warm fire!
Thank you for the tour!

Concetta said...

Hey Sunshine Girl,
Your home looks so warm, cozy and inviting! I can't wait to come in person and see my beloved friend's house. It would not matter though, you could have a mansion or a pitched tent - it is you and your presence that makes a place magnificent! Love you my friend!
Concetta

Marci said...

Very very homey and nice Julie. I love it!!!

As far as us, we are still not sure exactly where God will put us... nearer ya'll or nearer Rutledge. :) He will have to find the right property for us.

Boysaplenty!! said...

I agree with everyone else! A very warm and relaxing atmosphere. I know you will enjoy having everyone "together" now. All the hard work has paid off! Beautiful!

jwcreath@gmail.com said...

I really like your cozy home! I especially like that it is not overdecorated. I like simple. Some homes are so full, there is barely any room for people! I also appreciate your type of decor (country). This is meant to be an extreme compliment, love it!

Darleen

closer2667 said...

very inviting and warm. nice window area, i like that. very nice!

closer2667 said...

very inviting and warm. nice window area, i like that. very nice!

closer2667 said...

very inviting and warm. nice window area, i like that. very nice!

flcountrygirl said...

Julie,
It looks great and it really opened up the room. Tell my brother that he is doing a fine job. I know you have to be so happy! Love and Miss ya,
Your sister Lisa