Sunday, November 25, 2007

Finally, take a peek

This weekend I was finally able to finish putting just a bit of order to my living room. It has been a thorn in my side since I moved into this house in August. If you remember, the problem was compounded by a heavy downpour one day, when we got 3.5 inches of rain. I had to move a bunch of boxes off of my screened porch in a hurry.

So, in order to earn more reading time, I really have been making an effort the past few weeks.

I'm going to do this backwards, with the "after" photos first. It's still not as nice as I would like, and I've done more polishing up since I took these, but certainly better than the "before" photos which will be last.







And now, the "before" horror photos:
(Please don't judge me. I haven't had any time at home since I've moved here.)

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There. I have bared my soul and revealed the ugly truth. At least now I can walk through the room safely!

11 comments:

TECH said...

Wow. You've been busy! Good job!

Frenzied Feline said...

Finally, indeed! ;)

That was a lot of work--way to go!

Hey, I think I remember my house looking very much like that when we moved. My craft room is trying very hard to look like that again!

I love your white chairs and cherry rug. What's that which looks like a giant maraca on the coffee table in the before pictures?

Trixie said...

Ah, that is a birdhouse gourd. There's a hole up at the top of the neck to hang it from a tree branch, and a hole in the bowl for the little birdies to go inside.

Frenzied Feline said...

Awww, how tweet! :)

The Nester said...

Hi Trixie, I clicked on your comment from Pioneer Woman - I like people with fun names! Thanks for posting your before pictures of this darling room -- they make me feel normal again.

snebrown said...

That is one fine looking rug. I just love Red!!

snebrown said...

That is one fine looking rug! I just love red!!

Trixie said...

Welcome to The Nester and to SNEBrown! It's always nice to have new people come visit. Posting these photos took a shot of courage, I promise you.

AuthorMomWithDogs said...

LOL! I can so totally relate! I have a spare bedroom that collects all my catch-all stuff. You're inspiring me...

Einar said...

Is there any truth to the rumor that you have crazy TWISTER parties using your rug as the board? eeek

Trixie said...

Hee hee! I'll never tell!