Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Den Redo

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm so enjoying seeing your Fallen decorations and I have wanted to join in but I'm a bit behind! But I can show you one side of the den that's finished. It's so funny, but the den in our new/old house is very similar to the den in our old one! This one is smaller but if you've followed me for very long you'll see the similarities.

Okie dokie...
This is the after. We had the dark wood paneled walls and the backs of the builtins painted Benjamin Moore's Natural Wicker, the bookshelves and trim painted white. So much better. Now look at the before...
 I know! I know! The rooms, well the walls, in this house were so 'not us' but we liked the house and knew it was a well built house. I can see beyond 'yuck'! I really can.
 Doesn't it look so much better? We started to just leave all of our chairs behind and buy new ones but decided to bring the little rocker and ottoman on left and only one recliner that's on the right and they work just fine.
 This is a blurry snap but you can see how the builtins looked before.
 The after...and so much better. Sorry about the cords ~ one of Mr. Precious' Boise speakers! :) I have more shelves in these builtins than the ones that were in our old house but they're not very deep or very high so some things I thought would fit just wouldn't. We took off the old copper colored hardware and I sprayed painted them. I kinda like the hinges popping out at me each day like that! :) My little Staffys are spread about between the two sides.
 Now I can show you some Falleness on my mantel.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it! :) I poked my plain olden mirror up on the wall above the mantel just like I did in my other den. It seems to disappear a little more on the painted wall. I know it's not a very pretty mirror but it belonged to my Aunt Alma who loved me so and left me her Fostoria when she passed away. I loved her too! Oh, I do plan on painting the brass surround on the opening of the fireplace. Was gonna do it two months ago but just didn't!
 I poked up some Staffeys as they have on their Fallen colors.
 A mantel clock, a couple of pumpkins and some leaves and I was done! Oh, I poked up a little wreath over the mirror. I don't have the other side of the den ready to show you yet because this is the room that my little grandchildren play in and that's the messy side! :)
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)
 I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Where Do The Children Play

Well I think it's fine, building jumbo planes.
Or taking a ride on a cosmic train.
Switch on summer from a slot machine.
Get what you want to if you want, 'cause you can get anything.

I know we've come a long way,
We're changing day to day,
But tell me, where do the children play?

Well you roll on roads over fresh green grass.
For your lorryloads pumping petrol gas.
And you make them long, and you make them tough.
But they just go on and on, and it seems you can't get off.

Oh, I know we've come a long way,
We're changing day to day,
But tell me, where do the children play?

When you crack the sky, scrapers fill the air.
Will you keep on building higher
'til there's no more room up there?
Will you make us laugh, will you make us cry?
Will you tell us when to live, will you tell us when to die?

I know we've come a long way,
We're changing day to day,
But tell me, where do the children play?

~ sung by Cat Stevens