House Style | Posted by Jannie on 23 July 2010 @ 6:44 PM 49 Comments
Hard to believe that last week the above corner looked like this…
And hard to believe (for me anyway,) how that corner has morphed since 1997 when it looked like this…
Jim built the room with his own two hands, as many of you know.
Then we remodeled it.
He built 3 closets last year, in anticipation of it one day being the master bedroom.
(I’ll show you the whole updated room when I get my better camera, the iPhone can be so finicky with lighting.)
I got lucky with the light in this photo…
(Yes, that’s the exact same photo as the first one in this post. Just saving you some scrolling time. )
(Those are Kelly’s nunchucks hanging from the closet door handles, in case you were wondering.)
(And that’s her guitar in the corner.)
I was SO grateful when a brainwave recently hit on how to hide that jumble of cables, modems, chargers and such. The ugly cords had been hidden behind a sofa before Jim built the closet last year. But the sofa’s too big for that spot now.
What, oh what, was a Jannie to do?
Remember last year when I felt all awesome because I’d transformed one corner of our dining room into a little oasis for myself…?
Well… life being life — in just 13 short months, my little dining room oasis had, as of last week, evolved into a bit of an unwieldly mass…
Time for a revamp anyway!
I nipped the table, moved it to where the tv and Internet come into the house, put the table cloth back on, and voila — cords all hidden. Whoo-hoo!!!
I think it’s a cute little spot now.
And I think I should show you that “after” shot one-more-once. Third time’s always utterly more charming.
Kitty LOVES it, as you can see.
Next tidying project — the dining room. 20 boxes and bags of treasures there to sort — I kid thee not!
(And funny — but I’ve noticed my tidying / decorating goes much faster when I get my nose out of the computer.)
Posted with Love, by Jannie,
But wait — two more life updates before I let you go…
1.) In songwriting… I’ve settled on some pretty, simple guitar work to go with my new “Sail A Child” and I’m so happy — one part of the guitar reminds me a bit of the Zepplin’s “Goin’ To California.”
1.) Our Broken Arm Girl had her follow-up X-Ray yesterday and got the go-ahead to resume gymnastics and Kung Fu! Whoo-hoo!!! Just no backyard trampolines until after January 20th when she gets her next X-Ray.
Oh, and I put all pix in this post as JPegs, and not PNGs, so hopefully they managed to load a bit faster for a few of you who mentioned my new big photos were taking a while to open?