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Happenings Around the House

Happenings Around the House


Let’s catch up on some of the projects I’ve been working on, so I don’t feel so behind in keeping you in the loop, shall we?

First of all, I am really enjoying the new furniture arrangement at my house, with the baker’s rack in the dining room and this dresser with the TV in the family room. I am thinking about wall mounting the TV at some point just to make it a little less bulky on that side of the room as well adding some bamboo shades to the opposite side of the room to balance out the weight of the TV. I also have a few ideas for updating the dresser, but overall, it feels so much better after making that simple switcheroo! Baby steps!

Happenings Around the House

Then, around the corner from the family room there is a little excitement going on in this space at the end of the hall. Do you have a door at your house that you keep shut? Well, that would be this office door at my house. It is opened a few times every day as I go in and out or work in the space, but it just wasn’t the kind of room I really wanted to look at or admire as I walked down the hall, you know what I mean? I just couldn’t bring myself to LOVE that room as it was, but I hated to keep it closed off! I do love seeing the light coming through the big windows.

Well, the door will be shut no more because I am finally getting around to organizing, rearranging and pretty up this room! Last week I gave away a bulky desk I didn’t like in this space and now I really have more room to dream! I’m thinking of a brighter more cheery space. Lately I’ve been drawn to citrus colors like yellow and tangerine, I guess I am craving spring and summer! Just seeing the door open with the light flooding in makes me excited about how much happier I will be leaving this door open and seeing a brighter more cheery room!

And then of course, I’m still working on the never ending bathroom project, photos will be coming soon …. but I pretty much came to a complete HALT on the bathroom project while I worked on this:

Happenings Around the House


Ta da! Our first Easter in our new coffee shop style church building! Sorry for the quality of the pic, it came from my phone and then I took a snapshot of it off of facebook so it is bad — but at least you can see that we really are meeting in the new building now and it is coming along from those cold white wall beginnings!

We’ve only been in for two weeks but it is amazing how fast you can transform a space when you put your mind to it. We have a long way to go but I’m pleased with the progress so far.

Soon I’ll be showing off some of the creative projects I have put together so far for this space, including a pallet art display piece that would be very cool even for a house, and inexpensive but funky Anthropologie inspired pendant lighting. I need to bring my better camera to take pictures though so you can get a better look.

I’m having a blast trying out new ideas and stretching my creative mind to work with what I have and what I can find on a budget! Super exciting to have this opportunity to create some vintage modern industrial elements from what was essentially a white box of a room.

My girls and I have also been working on a nursery that I cannot wait to show off too!

And yes, for you eagle eyed inspired room readers, that is my green dining room chair in the foreground of the picture. We don’t own enough chairs yet — we had people standing and even sitting on the floor.  But you know, having our own place is pretty awesome and not having everything perfect almost added to the excitement for everyone, we are all working on it as a team, so it is fun to watch it come together.

It is always fun to have a new place to call home!

Good Eggs.

Good Eggs.

Good Eggs

A couple of weeks ago I did a guest post over at Victoria’s blog, Decorating with Whimsy. Being the dear she is, sent generously sent me the most delightful box of goodies as a thank you! I was opening the darling gifts and in the box was this egg…isn’t it beautiful? I LOVE it! was thrilled to set it in one of my nests! It is the most beautiful addition to my egg collection! Thank you Victoria!

Speaking of features, I also want to thank Tonya from Budget Decorating for featuring The Inspired Room as Budget Decorating Blog of the Week! SO NICE! I was thrilled she found my blog and wrote such a glowing feature, I promise I didn’t nominate myself, lol! Not that it wouldn’t be a good idea, and she does offer that option if you’d like to be featured!

Thank you also to Apartment Therapy’s Re-Nest for featuring my blue table a few weeks ago in their article “Painted Pieces: Making Old Loves Work in New Spaces!”

Thank you also to the wonderful people who have emailed me about donating things to our church, THANK YOU and BIG HUGS to each of you for your generosity and care. So grateful.

So many “Good Eggs” in blogland, don’t you think?

Oh, speaking of EGGS, need a last minute Easter brunch recipe? I posted it on facebook a couple of days ago but if you missed it, here is an old post where I shared our favorite egg dish, we are making it again this year!

Have a blessed Easter, everyone!