I mentioned a few posts back that I’ve been busy rearranging the house. This happens every year after the Christmas decor comes down, once the pine needles and inevitable broken ornaments are swept up, I’m ready for a fresh start. Thanks to my mother in law, I had a HomeGoods gift card burning a hole in my pocket. So, this is post 1 in my little rearrange the whole house and see how long it takes the Mr. to notice (spoiler alert 4 days before he noticed this little change).
You may remember this cute print from my fall tour, it was one of those things I fell in love with at a local shop (Al Fresco in Hastings, Michigan for you locals). I had no idea where I wanted to put it, but just felt like it belonged in my home. Until I got it home and it was just too small everywhere I put it…enter this ginormous basket from HomeGoods.
Dear too ginormous basket, meet itty bitty, too small wall art…it was like match. com for lost and lonely home decor items. :)
I hung the basket up first and then pounded a really long nail through the basket into the wall to hang the print up as well. Voila, a little winter freshening up in the front entryway!
You see that door jamb to the right of the wine rack? Well, in the interest of keeping it real over here in 2015, I’d like to introduce you to my guest room, we lovingly refer to as the black hole…prepare yourself…
Don’t you want to come over for the night?
I mean we could probably find a corner for you to curl up in…yeah all of you always wondering how my house is so picked up and organized?…
Well, this is where everything goes when it’s in home decor limbo land. The chair is the latest addition that is awaiting it’s new home somewhere out there on craigslist.
I have promised the Mr. that I will tackle this room by February because you see that treadmill back there, the Mr. actually likes to torture himself by running on it. I like to think I’m just adding to his workout by throwing a few hurdles in there for him to jump through first. It’s like his very own off road obstacle course, be jealous.
This is what happens when you don’t have a basement people, sad but true.
Oh and you all are like, “is this the announcement? That you have some scary black hole in your house where you may be hoarding an entire family of throw pillows?”
No, no, thanks to the reader survey and your fabulous ideas, I’ve decided to start a new segment here on the blog featuring you! I’d like to try to answer some of your design dilemmas, so here’s what I need you to do – Send me a photo (or a few) of a space you need help with and some info about the space. I’ll pick one every few weeks to feature, with some ideas and design boards to help spark your imagination. You can send them to my email Kelly@thelilypadcottage.com
Sound fun? Good, can’t wait to hear from you!