Monday, May 31, 2010


We just painted and redesigned this Family Room.

It needed to have something larger to put on this wall --- so we decided to take a number of smaller items and create a grouping.


Here is the BEFORE --- the wall that the grouping is now on
is where the entertainment  center is in this photo.


AFTER ---
We took out a number of items and decluttered. The paint really added some warmth.
See how nice the grouping works on the right wall.

It feels like a whole different room!


When you need to fill a larger space on a wall, it works to take a number of framed photos and artwork or other items of interest and place them together as a group rather than spread them across the wall.

With this group we added a wreath which is more 3 dimensional and adds some texture and interest.  We also found two metal frames that had similar design.

I layed them out on the floor and tried different arrangements.  Once I decided on the one I liked the best we just hung it on the wall!

Try GROUPINGS when you need to fill a larger space rather than placing one framed picture on the wall or trying to spread out a few that are just too small.

I am linking up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch
there are some fun Before and Afters!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

You can make your bathroom feel better by doing ONE thing ---
and it does not matter what style you have.

Add a Natural Element to your Bathroom!
It can be as simple as a vase of flowers.

This is the perfect time of year to pick a few blooms from your yard.

Or maybe you want to be a little more exotic and have some tropical touches.
See what a difference that little bit of pink makes.

This bathroom has a pot of flowers and a plant on the floor.


This is a very easy way to make your bathroom FEEL better.

See what you can do with yours!

all photos are from Better Homes and Gardens

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cozy Up Your Bathroom!


My sweet husband who loves computers has changed out our operating system and I am having difficulties getting to my photos.  These are a few that I could get---


This is a bathroom in my new home. 
 I took most of the decor items that I used in a bathroom in my last home and added them here. So I did not buy anything new.
 I was really into framed leaf art, sometime I will show you more.

It was a rather natural theme.
 But the wall color in my last house was gold. 

There will soon be a nice warm brown on the walls here.
( I will post photos after the job is done).

Here is the BEFORE. 
 Bathrooms can feel so cold!


What helped to make the difference in the FEEL of this bathroom is:

A fabric shower curtain
(Fabric) --Softens the space and absorbs sound.
Towels (Fabric)
A pot of pussy willows
 --Picked from my neighbors yard years ago ( Natural Element)
Little lamps
with candles in them ( Lighting)--Creates a warm cozy feeling.


See how by simply adding:
Lighting
Fabric
&
Natural elements

You can make any room in your house FEEL better!


Go and try it for yourself!

I am linking up with Transformation Thursday
at the Shabby Chic  Cottage --- see some great transformations!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Okay, Life is wonderful! . . . and I have not forgotten you all.  Here is a little post for today --- 

 One example of how to group some framed photos.


The spacing between the frames is about the same width, with the FAMILY centered at the top.

Try a grouping at your house!