Sunday, June 5, 2011

New Sitting Room

Hello, Dear Ones! Thank you all so much for your love, prayers and concerns and I'll keep you updated.

I know I told you I wouldn't be posting for a couple of weeks since my daughter and little grand daughter is coming for a couple of weeks! But I had to show you this!

Last year we redid a little area off our master bathroom that we lovingly called 'the spa'.
Now don't be shocked if you've not seen this before.

Let me introduce you to 'the spa'! 1970s at it's best - flowery wall paper, mirrors and a huge ugly hot tub. If you would like to see the before and the after you can go HERE.

This was Charlotte's fate ~ I redid her to hold the dear TV set. If you'd like to see Charlotte's redo, you can just click HERE.

This is a small room so I knew I wanted a love seat instead of a full blown sofa. I'll tell you a little funny. The door leading into the 'sitting room' is very very narrow and there was no sofa or love seat gonna come through that teeny little door. So...when the love seat was delivered, the guys had to lift if up and sit it on top of the garage and then heisted it up on the decking on the second floor to get it in here! :) Mr. Precious gave them a little bit extra for the unusual delivery! :) But it's here now. Isn't she pretty? We also ordered an area rug.

She's just so dainty and sweet, I love her! She's a pretty soft turquoisey aquay color with tiny little stripes. You know that color, don't you? Her toss pillows are flipable too!

Now here is my dilemma...
I don't know what to put on the walls in here. I would love to here your suggestions.

Don't laugh! This is an old swivel rocker that is so comfortable but it's a burgandy color. I am going to try to make a slipcover for her but for now I tossed a little throw over her so you wouldn't laugh as loud!

I poked down a pillow into my needs a slipcover chair that I made a while back just to make it look a little nicer.

Okay, here's another view of the new 'sitting room'. I know, I know, I admit it ~ I've been watching the Casey Anthony trial sometimes. This a a large wall ~ empty ~ I don't know if you can tell but the wall slants down to the right. Since this room had once been an upstairs deck, the outlets are in very strange places. So excuse the black cord on the floor.

Here's another view looking toward the second window on the right. There is also a door on the right that leads to the deck. It's awfully hot in here too, did I mention that? I put up a room darkening mini blind on the window to the right and that has helped a little with the heat.
Oh, Mr. Precious loves that intercom and wouldn't let me get rid of it when we redid the room. He wanted to keep a little 1970s in here. Well, he won ~ that stinker! :)

Here I was playing and wanted to show you that eventually I do want to add some drapes. I don't want to cover up this port hole window but thought drapes would soften this side. I'm thinking about some drop cloth curtains.
They wouldn't be blue, just wanted you to see where they would be.

Then on the hot side, I'd add drapes to this window too. Any suggestions as to poking stuff over the stupid 1970s intercom? UGH!

While I was redoing Charlotte, I put a new face on this little table too! It was just all dark wood and I knew I wanted it in here so she got the same treatment as Charlotte.

I'm on the outlook for a table desk that I want to go under 'the hot window' and I think I'll paint her a turquoisey aquay color ~ you do know that color, don't you? :) That's the door that leads to the deck. It's hot too! :) This is the Texas Gulf coast, you know.

So, Dear Ones, this is my new sitting room and I'm still working on it and hopefully one day it will be a sweet little spot to sit and do the things you do in a sitting room.

I'm joining these parties:

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Summer Breeze

See the curtains hangin' in the window

In the evening on a Friday night
A little light-a-shinin' through the window
Lets me know everything's all right

Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowin' through the jasmine in my mind
Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowin' though the jasmine in my mind

See the paper layin' on the sidewalk
A little music from the house next door
So I walk on up to the doorstep
Through the screen and across the floor

Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowin' through the jasmine in my mind
Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowin' through the jasmine in my mind

Sweet days of summer -- the jasmine's in bloom
July is dressed up and playing her tune
And I come home from a hard day's work
And you're waitin' there
Not a care in the world

See the smile awaitin' in the kitchen
Through cookin' and the plates for two
Feel the arms that reach out to hold me
In the evening when the day is through

Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind
Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind
~ sung by Seals & Crofts