Thursday, May 26, 2011

{a little spot}

So a few days ago I promised some new photos of our family room space. I did a little bit of decorating and organizing in there over the weekend.

The little bit of decorating involves this lovely piece of art...


It was painted by my Granddaddy. He was a very talented painter, as well as a writer. I'd like to think I got a great deal of my creativity from him. He passed away in 2009, but my Grandmother still lives in their house, which is full of his artwork. She was so kind to send this piece to live with us, and I wanted to find a special place for it. Somewhere it could be enjoyed and showcased.


Somewhere like this...


This little spot between our new chair and the TV cabinet seemed to be made for the painting. I love that I can admire it when I'm watching TV or reading a book to the boys.

And in this wider view you can see the organizing project I cooked up in the dresser-turned-TV-cabinet...


Baskets to house all of our Wii accessories and movies! I have had these baskets for years, and their most recent use was in my craft cabinet to hold miscellaneous supplies. When I realized they were the perfect size to fit in the cabinet I was super excited. They add a nice pop of color and are very practical.


And yes...our TV is very off center in this photo. We don't do many things that are balanced around our houses these days. ;)

I still want to line the bottoms of the shelves with a pretty paper or fabric, and find a solution for the mess of ugly cords on the floor...


But yay for progress!

I have another small decorating project up my sleeve for this area, but that will have to wait for another day. :)

Happy Thursday friends!

2 comments:

Robin @ our semi organic life said...

so cute! I love stuff like that!

Suzanne said...

I think the cabinet is very retro! I like it! I'm not kidding you but I think I once tied those cords with a rubber band and duck taped them to the back of the furniture! :o

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