Thursday, May 29, 2014

Redoing the Living Room in The Little House

Hello, Dear Ones!
Well, here we are in the living room at The Little House. This first snap is before the mustardy color was painted over and our renter was moving out.
Aww...so much better, don't you think? I love this new Biscuit color from Sherwin Williams. It's just creamy enough to look great against the white trim. After we had it painted (I'm awesome and all, but I just didn't have the strength to paint all of this!) we needed to tackle the sliding glass doors. I just hate those linear blinds! They are so ugly. I know! I know! They do the job but they sure ain't purdy!!! So I took them down.
So we had 'Mikey' our handyman put up these 2" blinds and I love them! But I just don't think a window is complete without some fabric. So I went to Wally World and found these tan colored drapes. They were really inexpensive - about $20 a pair - but they weren't wide enough for this 6' wide glass doors. So, being my most talented self :) I bought two pairs, took out the stiching on one side of each the panels, then matched em up and sewed two panels together and then I had wider drapes! Yay me! They had rod pockets to slide right onto a curtain rod but I just ignored those pockets and bought rings. As you can see I couldn't hang them any higher and the rings allowed the drapes to be just a tad longer. They're not lined and I thought about lining them but talked myself out of it. I think they look fine, do you?

 I asked Mikey to build me a little shelf across this area!
I forgot to snap a 'head on' shot so I cropped this for you to see! I can poke all kinds of stuff up there but my stuff can't be too tall. I had all of my dogs from the dog house packed except this little couple.
Here's a peep looking over the railing of our teeny little patio. It was raining and the wind was blowing. The grounds are really lush and pretty. I'll show them to you later on.
Okay, we've moved in now! We have lots of furniture and had enough to furnish The Little House. These Lazy Boys have been lived in for about 10 years and were showing some wear. So when we do move to New York, we'll buy some more comfy chairs.
Here's looking back to the front door.
I took the antique bird prints that were going up the stair wall in our 'sold' house and hung them over the sofa. This leather sofa is really old, almost 40 years! It was in Mr. Precious' office for 10 years when we lived in Waco and he bought it from a guy who had had it almost 10 years and we've had it for 18 years while here in Galveston. It's the color of peanut butter too.
I did find some new pillows. I love the cute bird pillow but wish the pattern had been placed long ways. I know the throw is the wrong color but it's all I have at the moment.
Here's the fireplace wall, minus a mantel. I hung a shelf up there years ago for a pretend mantel but took it down before I painted the walls that mustardy color. I thought my pelicans would look great hanging out above the fireplace! There is a teeny little cardinal resting on the hearth. :) Do you see a theme developing?
We poked a lot of furniture in here! I brought Charlotte over to hold our smaller TV. What? You don't name some of your furniture pieces? :) We had a HUGE TV and got rid of it. There's a couple more bird pictures too.
 Here we're looking into the dining room.
You may have noticed that you didn't see my piano! Yes, I'm crying here. There is just no room for it and it has gone to climatized storage. They have assured me they have had other pianos there and all will be well. So I'm keyless and I guess I'll get over it. This will be the first time since I was 11 years old I haven't had a piano with me. Feel sorry for me!
Okie dokie, Pokey! We're finished with the living room at The Little House for now. Stay tuned for more...same Bat time, same Bat channel! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

You Really Got A Hold On Me

I don't like you, but I love you
Seems that I'm always thinkin' of you
You treat me badly, I love you madly
You've really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)
You really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)

Baby, I don't want you, but I need you
Don't wanna kiss you, but I need to
You do me wrong now, my love is strong now
You've really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)
You really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)

Baby, I love you and all I want you to do
Is just hold me, hold me, hold me, hole me
Tighter, tighter

I wanna leave you, don't wanna stay here
Don't wanna spend another day here
I wanna split now, I can't quit now
You've really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)
You really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)

Baby, I love you and all I want you to do
Is just hold me, hold me, hold me, hole me
(Please, squeeze)

You really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)
I said you really got a hold on me
(I said you really got a hold on me)
You know, you really got a hold on me
(You know, you really got a hold on me)
You know, you really got a hold on me
(You know, you really got a hold on me)

I said you really got a hold on me
(I said you really got a hold on me)
You know, you really got a hold on me
(You know, you really got a hold on me
~ sung by Smokey Robinson