So the cleaning bug struck today, fueled by the fact that I have folks coming to visit later this week, and 6 hours later I am done! The whole downstairs was cleaned and (not planned but excited about it) rearranged. I needed to move my futon into the bonus room for my guests to sleep on (the air mattress in there has some hidden leak, so not so comfortable for a full night’s sleep) so I decided to take the opportunity to shuffle things around downstairs and do some things I’ve been meaning to do for a while (like hang up pictures and plates I’ve had for months and years respectively).
Here are the results:
View of the kitchen window, added one of the extra dining room chairs here for random seating and hung the Campell's soup picture next to the door.
Plates I got when I was in Greece, they are terra cotta with colored glass inside. These are hanging in the powder room downstairs now.
This is a buffet acquired at a yard sale that my mom and I refinished about 2 years ago, it was behind the dining room table before but actually fits perfectly under the stairs. The glass vases in the center are ones I got in Venice.
So moved the dining room table from being catty-cornered to up against the wall and then moved the 2 extra chairs to various other spots in the room.
So everything in the living room is now catty-cornered a bit and I think it really opens everything up rather than having things pushed up against the wall. My mom and I made all of those pillows (there are so many because we made some for the futon too). Behind the chair is my bar from Crate and Barrel a bunch of my friends got me as a house warming present, love that thing! and it gets a lot of use as glass and wine storage.
And there was also vaccuming and bathroom cleaning as well. As I was cleaning I realized I hadn’t posted pics of my master bath since I’d redone it over Thanksgiving, so since this is apparently my “behold my house” post, here it is:
Before: (well almost, this is the guest bath which looks the exact same as the master did, just mirrored)
After: shower curtain rather than glass doors, storage under the sink, fun modern lighting, love it. I always thought the free-standing bowl sinks were cool so when I found this one at Lowes (on sale!) as a package with the granite top and cabinet, I knew I had to get it. Found the lights at Home Depot and the mirrors at Target.