Free re-do

I am wanting to brighten my living room but through precious trial……
and error
and ya’ll setting me straight on trying to copy styles that are not mine ….
I now have decided that  I am not going to just paint everything white.
It just is not my style right now……although I LOVE it….and have had similar in my past years.

I had blue and white toile…..white painted furniture…..shabby and chic…..
It too has made it’s rounds…..

I had it when Friends and Seinfield were the shows to watch.
When we moms wore short overalls just like Rachel from Friends…..dear me……
Shoulder pads had just left our wardrobes…thank goodness…..
But…….
Highwaisted pants were in….with pleats…….AWFUL…..
And perms were ok…….especially parted on the side……..
Could we have looked more precious?

At least styles make their rounds in clothes and not just decor.

And the jean overalls, high waisted pants and perms have left and my style has changed.

My style now is decidedly more “traditional” in all areas… thank you Tracy ; )

So in an effort to brighten things up, without the new or used sofa that I am still looking for….I decided to switch things up a bit.
#1….this chair has served it’s purpose but I intentionally wanted to photograph it in my hallway so that you could see how HEE – UUUUGE this chair is.
It doesn’t look that dirty in real life……gross.
It reminds me of the old “Blue Clues” chair…..do your children ever watch that show anymore?
It will be living in the garage until a new owner can be found.
That left the premises first……..
Then, I have ALWAYS covered up my pretty windows……
Mainly because it wasn’t until a year ago that I mounted my TV over the fireplace so there were always two different focus points in the living room.
Not that I’m blame shifting the poor furniture placement choices I have made.
Ok….I am.
But……
Want to see what you guys have been missing…..and well, what I have been missing???
Isn’t that a pretty wall of windows?!
You can see outside to our pool and cabana area…..although, right now everything is like an inch thick in pollen….

For real……
But when my eyes are un-swollen and we can get outside to hose of our deck….
Well, it will be beautiful to gaze upon.
I gazzzze upon things……I don’t just look.
I’m fancy like that.
But here is another reminder of BEFORE…….
AND DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
MOVE …….. 
THAT………. 
COUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AND……….
How sweet is that? LOVING IT!
The little green velvet chair is visiting from the book room to give me the feel of what two chairs would be like on this wall.
Please welcome the green velvet chair with a round of applause..……..
Romeo doesn’t like that chair. 
He said…. “it looks distressed or old………”
I said…..“it is distressed and old…..that is why I like it.”
It didn’t change his mind.
So, then I said….“I like you and your distre.…………”
Just teasing.……….
We agreed to disagree.
Then we kissed and drank wine and slow danced around the living room.
It was precious.

Just teasing again.
Truth……. he ignored me while I was whining about why I liked the chair……..
Dang it
But anyways…….because you probably don’t know why I just gave you a small glimpse in the picture above of the windows now with chairs……..
Here it is again…… 
With something funky with my flash thing….I am going to destroy this 50.00 craigslist camera trying to be smart and messing up my aperture or flash or something…..
(that’s why I did the small shot earlier…it’s better….and first impressions are everything)
So, with crappy photos now….. 
Wall before with sofa along windows……..                     Now………….after…..
Before…
After……..
After again……
Oh yeah……..

And during…….

Poor baby………..probably dreaming of what a lucky man he is……….sweet isn’t it?
Still working on this side…..what will be in hutch……and placement of pieces around.
There is like a 2 1/2 foot walkway behind couch so it still looks nice without being crowded.
Loving it.
So…….I am going to try out what it would feel like with one sofa and maybe three chairs
OR 
One sofa and a smaller love seat and one more chair where green velvet is.
What do you guys think? 
Besides thinking that I need to figure out how to work my camera…..
Do you like seeing the windows?
Feel like it made a difference?
Feel like Romeo is the luckiest man in the world?
Like the green chair??
: )
Love, 
Me

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