Friday, July 11, 2008

From Darkness To Light!

Today I would like to take you on a tour of our den. We live in an old house built in 1970 and when we walked into this room it had dark wood paneling - I hated it! I told Mr. Precious we would paint this up a nice light color right away and it would look so nice. Well, this time Mr. Precious won! It took me 10 YEARS to convince him this room would look so much better brightened up. After the painting was finished he said, "Why did you wait so long to paint that old paneling?" You know what - I punched him in the stomach right then and there! Not really, but I always say I punch Mr. Precious
in the stomach when he acts out!
Here is the terrible old dark wood paneling.
Even the beams on the ceiling were dark wood.
Woo Hoo! Let the painting begin!
Isn't this so much better?
I collect Staffordshire dog figurines and I think they look so nice
in the bright white builtins

This is a sweet little dog lamp Mr. Precious gave me for Christmas.
The mantel with a pair of my doggies standing guard.
How did this get in here twice?
Isn't it so much brighter now?
Living on the gulf coast, we thought this picture of the
pelicans would be perfect.
Do pelicans and dogs go together?
Here are the builtins on the right side of the fireplace.
A little bit more of the coastal flair - shells in the glass jar.
Notice the greenery - trying to hide Mr. Precious' Bose speakers.
Mr. Precious' chair is on the right and mine is on the left.
Looking into breakfast room.
See how the sunporch is just behind the den?
I painted it the same color as the den.
I'm sure it had been a covered deck at one time.
Didn't I show you this picture already?
Another little spot to play with. See my garage sale lamp?
I bought a new shade, added beaded trim and grosgrain ribbon.
This is a very old clock passed down to me
from my great great grandfather.
I know, I know...this brightly colored teal bowl and lid totally do not match
one thing in this room! But Mr. Precious bought it for us when we were
in Italy and I made the floral arrangement in it. We love it!
Hope you enjoyed touring our den and I didn't bore you
too much with all the pictures.
I guess this would be our favorite room in our home
because we spend so much time in here.
Light really is better than darkness!
I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
I Saw The Light
I saw the light
I saw the light
No more darkness
No more night
Now I’m so happy
No sorrow in sight
Praise the lord
I saw the light.
~ Hank Williams