Thursday, February 11, 2016

Office/Family Room Make Over

If you've followed my blog for very long, you know what my office/family room looks like. It's the room with all the bookshelves that I used as a backdrop for photos.

These are from 2012. You can see that there's a cabinet, two bookcases of books, a bookcase of games and a game table in the room.

I donated a couple of hundred books to a fund raiser and moved the rest to my closet. We folded up the ping pong table and replaced it with a card table for games. This was at Thanksgiving. Then I didn't do much else.

There's nothing wrong with bookcases and cabinets all around the room, but I've always wanted a couch and a table in the room so we could all work on projects, homework, music, writing together.

I bought this. And added our initial.

This started out as a plain frame and burlap. I painted the letters, glued them onto the material and added the flowers. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted on my walls. I wanted either something about dreams or something about your mountain is waiting. If Felicia of  Stare If You Must was here, she could have painted a mountain across the whole wall for me. But since she's not, I went with this.

The cork board will hold my book timeline. I was very tempted to put a clothesline across the wall for the timeline. I even have cute painted clothespins, but for now I'm using the cork board.
I bought a plain wooden crate and painted it. It's now a book box.

I got my couch and coffee table, and the books are sitting on an ottoman.

I bought "believe" and "family" unfinished and painted them. All the kids signed the family board. I took all but three of the photos on this wall. I have six news ones to go up.

These are all from portrait studios. I think mine are more interesting :)

It's taken me so long to write this blog post that I have the new pictures up. There is one empty frame at the top right. I am missing both Jeff and River from the wall.


Felicia said...

Painting a mural would be fun!

One Crowded House said...

looks great!

Kathy Cassel said...

Thanks Tanya

Kathy Cassel said...

Felicia--it needs a mountain for "your mountain is waiting." I think they whole room should be done in Seuss!

Jayden Collins said...

I like dream, believe, achieve