Monday, May 20, 2019

When You Stare at Something For a Month

...you make changes.  Case in point?  The shelving units on either side of the fireplace in the family room.  There was nothing wrong with them; it's just that I've been staring at them for too long while I lie on the couch, waiting out my herniated disc.

The left side, which is the side I see the most from my couch vantage point, used to look like this, more or less:
I like all the stuff, but it was a little cluttered.  PLUS I NEEDED A CHANGE.

Now it looks like this:
It's so calming with all of the blue...ahhh.  The blue theme came together pretty easily because I already had everything except for the large teardrop vase on the right of the top shelf - I picked that up at Crate and Barrel when we were in NC recently.

The right side was a lot more cluttered:
As I was moving things around, I happened upon a centerpiece theme for the dining room table - I'm still working on it but you know I'll post a picture when I'm finished!

Now it looks like this:
I had a harder time finding enough green pieces to fill this side up, and it's still a work in progress, but I'm getting there!

This was fun.  And tiring, sad to say.  I can only last a little while standing and moving around before my leg starts to hurt really badly and then it's couch time.  But every time I laid on the couch to rest my leg, I got another chance to look as the shelves and plan more changes for the next time I felt good enough to move around again.

And that, class, is how I (mostly) spent my weekend.  Anybody have more exciting things to report for your weekend?

10 comments:

  1. Both displays look great! You have a great eye for decorating!

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  2. I love the color themes!!!! And even though it tired you out and required periods of rest you ARE up and moving!!!

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  3. I like the simplicity of your new arrangements on your shelves. Also like the color schemes.

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  4. Wow, that is amazing! I love the color schemes. So pretty and also I agree--calming.

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  5. I like how you changed both of them, but especially the blue. Most of my house is blue, so I am most definitely biased!

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  6. You deserve every bit of calming you can get - and some new views - after these last weeks of debilitation. I keep hoping you're going to miraculously wake up and feel better!

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  7. It looks nice! It's funny how you can live with something and not notice it for a long time. I hope you're feeling better.

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  8. I love the changes! It looked nice before, but I like it even better now! :)

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  9. I love those changes. You are so design talented. I find that if I see something long enough, I kind of stop seeing it - leaving half done projects.
    My weekend was designing my new flower bed - and grouting the kitchen floor.

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