Monday, November 1, 2010

Keeping Busy.

Like I said before, being home on bedrest has it's advantages.  It also has some disadvantages.  Like looking at the same walls all day and wanting to change everything around me.  

Since I can't afford new furniture or even a lamp at the moment, what with Christmas right around the corner, I chose to just move things around a little bit.  But don't worry, I didn't lift a finger.  That's what my kiddoes are for!  

Before, the Living Room looked like this.

I moved the chair and placed the ottoman at the foot of the secretary.

I also removed most of the pillows from the sofa, just keeping the ones with a pop of color.  I'll be adding another one I ordered from Pottery Barn.

You may remember this leather sofa was a Craig's List find for only $125.  It's too pretty to hide with so many pillows, dontcha think?

This pillow got moved to the accent chair - a thrift store find for $35.

I'm linking this post to the lovely Vanessa's party, Inspiration Friday over at Southern in My Heart.  Vanessa is hands-down one of the sweetest, most sincere bloggers I've had the pleasure of meeting, so go pay her a visit!

Have a great day!


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your fluffing and nesting looks wonderful Kim!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I'm so glad your not up and about moving stuff Kim...Got to bake that little Cole some more...How sweet of your girls to help you my friend...It all looks wonderful as everything you do girl...Please stay in bed after Cole is born you'll be up and down all night ha ha!! Love ya sweet friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks good! Your daughters are not only helping you, they are also learning.

Darlene said...

Your changes look so nice, as always. How great to have such good helpers!

Aimee said...

Yay for child labor ;) Thats the point of kids right? LOL

I like the change. Cant believe you got that sofa for so cheap. I love it!

Ames said...

Sometimes all we need to do is move things around a little to appreciate what we already have.

I am new to you blog, so I don't know why you are ill, but I hope you get better soon!

I think your living furniture is lovely. And down the road when you are able to really move things you could even try swapping the shelves out with the secretary, open up the secretary and stage it as a writing desk with that lovely accent chair in front of it. Just a suggestion. I have always wanted a secreatry so I could do that. But DON'T go moving anything! Wouldn't want you to hurt yourself! ~Ames

Vanessa said...

Kim, that is an unbelievably gorgeous sofa! I don't think I had met you yet when you found it but what a deal!! And, I agree, that the pillows were covering up too much of its loveliness and your changes are just wonderful. Great job!

Paula said...

Little changes make a big difference. Hang in there with the bed rest. You are a real trooper!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Girl, thirty plus years ago I was on bedrest for MONTHS! and let me tell you, I drove my girlfriends crazy...but I did get things done...sorta!! I totally understand.

Linda said...

Looks great, Kim! So nice to spend time with your daughters!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Looks beautiful. And you really got some great deals with the setee and chair. And good for your daughters for helping out!

Country Dreaming said...

Sorry to be sooo behind here but now I am caught up.
Sounds like you are doing a great job following Dr's orders and it also sounds like you have a super support system.
Blessings and prayers for you and the little one.
Take Care.


Kelly said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. Your blog and home are GORGEOUS! I can't wait to browse around more. Take care of yourself!


Shelia said...

Hi Kimmie! OH, bless your heart! You take care of yourself now! How sweet of your girls to be helping out so. I love your fluffing and changes! Your sofa is one gorgeous piece! Now I love that little secretary too.
Take care of yourself.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Vanessa said...

Hi Kim! I just now had a chance to pop back over and say thank you for linking up this post and then I scrolled down and read what you wrote about me and nearly cried! You have no idea how much I needed to hear something nice like that today! Bless you my friend! :-)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there- Your room looks beautiful rearranged- Love your rug! What a score on the sofa!!!! I love Vanessa as well- she really is the sweetest!! Stopping by from her party :)