Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sacrificing in the Name of HD

Have you ever had to make a decorating sacrifice in favor of technology?  My man decided to upgrade to high definition with Direct TV and in doing so, I had to make a decorating sacrifice.  It's okay though, because now we can use the remote from anyplace in the room and not just from the sofa on an angle standing upside down.  Yeah, that was my fault.  What can I say?  The receiver just didn't look as appealing as the matching baskets peaking through the glass doors of my entertainment center!

Before hi def:

After high def:

Gotta have some green somewhere.

Room before being taken over by baby stuff:

Room after being taken over by baby stuff:

Entertainment center before:

Entertainment center after:

Of course I'm watching House Hunters (pick #3!!!).

Fern's new home:

Thanks for stopping by!


Melanie said...

Hi Kim! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. Your house looks amazing!!! I am now following you as well!


Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

The fern looks very happy in its new location! Sometimes sacrifices need to be made, and I'm sure you will enjoy being able to change the channel wherever you are....too funny!

Donnie said...

You have quite a flair for decorating and I love you're entertainment center. Thanks for being a new follower.

Allison Nicole said...

your home is beautiful! so are your kids! thanks for the visit & following me! I am now following you as well! have a great day!

Melissa Miller said...

Kim I think it all looks wonderful. It's a beautiful unit and good use of space. You've got to have HD. Yay!

Warmly, ~Melissa

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Your home looks lovely - mine has been taken over by baby equiptment much more than in your pictures - why does every baby toy need to be so big! lol. Scarlett x

Jemsmom said...

Kim, I hate to say it, but once you go HD, you will never go back and you will love that little box! Maybe you could paint it and do a faux finish to make it look like a little treasure box!!! :-)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Kim,
I'm so happy you stopped by and introduced yourself! I'm very happy to 'meet' you too! I love your decorating style. Love your bedroom; especially the headboard! Your fern looks nice hanging on the wall too.
My hubby insisted on HD a year ago. At first I really couldn't tell the difference but now I can.
I would love to have a baby around the house again! I so enjoyed those years of being a stay at home mom! I will have to come back and peruse your blog further. I'm your newest follower! Enjoy your day.


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Hello, Kim!
Thanks so much for your visit.
I love your home!
I told hubby that we do not get a new TV until the one we have which is only a few years old dies. AND when we do get one, it has to fit in the entertainment center that we already have since it took me several years to find one that I liked and fit in my Living Room. My youngest son and his girl friend just got a 60 inch TV for their apartment. My hubby got to watch a hockey game there on it and is in love with that TV!!! LOL!!


Victoria said...

Your post title caught my attention right away today! I'm a t.v. hider, I've always put them in armoires so they could be hidden away. But we got a big HD t.v. for Christmas so I totally had to re-decorate around it. I must admit, I love it though! Your gorgeous room still looks as lovely with the box on top...and the little prince's swing:)

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Kim, I think it looks great! I hear ya about all of the electronics but I think you did a nice job decorating around it! Your entertainment center is gorgeous!

Pat said...

Looks wonderful Kim!

Thanks so much for stopping by the Back Porch.

xinex said...

You have a beautiful home, Kim, and the baby stuff just makes it look like a happy home too. Your cabinet still looks very good with the changes....Christine

Gail said...

Oh Kim, I hear ya! We just upgraded to HD and I'm having the same problem. But I have to addmit...I'm enjoying HD myself....lol.

Enjoy your day,

P.S. I think your "baby's stuff" looks adorable.

Sami said...

I love the moss balls and your fern's new home. I know what you mean about baby things taking over ;).

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks great to me - I really like the entertainment center. I still have one of those heavy dinosaur tv's, sitting on an antique table. Won't make a change til it kicks the bucket. Right now it is still going strong and a great picture. :D

Karenpie said...

I LOVE your decorating style! I'm doing some redeco as well but have only gotten through one room so far. But sister - you had me at the "I'm 41 and found out I was pregnant." Same thing happened to me!

You said you wanted to do something diff. w/ your lampshades in the master . . . my friend, Miranda did a "bustle" lampshade on hers and they were so soft and lovely! Here's her link if you're interested!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Kim, thank you for swinging by and leaving such a sweet comment.You have a beautiful home, I'm looking forward to getting to know you. hugs~lynne~

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Kim, Thank You for dropping by for a visit. Hope you all enjoy your new HD. Have a good week..........Tallulah's

bj said...

Oh, Kimbo...you are sooo cute.
I love your new look in your living room..tv, HD and baby stuff..Love it all.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Deeds is doing great. She just finished up playing basketball and is now into baseball. She loves sports. Tried taking dancing but it wasn't her thing. She and big sis take piano and both are awesome at it.
Thanks for asking about her.
I hope your little darling is doing good, too. :)
Am I a follower? I will ck and see. If not, I WILL be. :))
Love, bj

bj said...

Yep...I was already a follower.
Just making sure !! :))
xo bj

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog and the thanks for the nice comment!! I'm going to explore your blog! :) Have a great rest of the week!!

Babs said...

Kim, LOL Your tv center reminds me of ours...we have the same tv but the control box is to the side.
Congratulations on the new baby. What a blessing children and grandchildren are, but wouldn't you think baby furnishings manufacturers could make baby swings, etc. in colors that would coordinate with living room decor? :) Thanks for stopping by to say "hi" and following. I'm now following your blog, too. Yay!

Picket said...

Hey girl...thanks so much for coming by and for the sweet comment...you have a beautiful home sweetie and I think it is glorious to have been blessed with your little one as a surprise! My oldest Burly and his wife waited 20 years before they finally had precious little Isabella...I think the baby stuff in a room adds love! I hope you have a great week....Picket

Tiff said...

I love the new look entertainment centre! I am looking forward to having a look around your blog now! X

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

The fern looks great in its new home! You also did a great job decorating around the new electronic equipment. It's funny, because I used a fern in my post today too!
By the way, if that's what your room looks like with the baby stuff out, you are much neater than I was at that stage!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

What are you talking about? Your room still looks fantastic! I had to look a few times to see what exactly you were talking about..the box on the top of the ET center. Ours is sitting under our TV. I really didn't want it there but it's where it has to be and does sorta blend in the way yours does too! The baby stuff is well, Oh, just wonderful! Honestly! Your home is still just so pretty! :))

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Your house looks great! I like all the changes you've made! We still have an old TV so I won't have to worry about changing for a while!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh your livingroom is gorgeous. I love the color, and I think the top of the entertainment center looks fabulous. I know, I like to use ferns also, but you gotta do what you've gotta do. Placing the fern in the wall pocket is a super idea. Your home is stunning. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Heather Frost said...

It looks great! It doesn't even look like a sacrifice it looks like it was meant to be that way. Your home is beautiful


~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

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Bobbi said...

Beautiful home, love all the sweet details in your bedroom. The after looks so cozy!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I am now your follower too!!

Pat said...

Hi Kim,
Nice to meet you, and thanks for your sweet comments. I love your blog! I spent some time on your CL posts and antques. Where DO you find the time to do it all? I am your newest follower!


Jodie said...

Kim, thanks for visiting my blog and for following. I've been looking around your blog and I think your tips section is great. I have been digging things out of the trash and going to thrift stores for years but some people haven't tried it yet. Your tips will help them take the plunge! Glad I found your blog.

molly susan strong said...

Thanks so much for coming by! I am also a new follower. Can't wait to learn more from each other.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I actually like your new arrangement better! Looks crisp and clean. Love those topiary urns. Your home is beautiful.

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

hi! thanks for stopping by my bog and following...yours is super cute and i will be following too :)
i have the same baby swing! it's HUGE isn't it?! my living room (in the basement) is completely taken over by baby stuff...whatever keeps them happy, right? ;) at least the upstairs living an dining areas are baby stuff free...for now.
have a great day!!

CAS said...

Looks good, Kim. I think entertainment centers have gone the way of recliners -- it's all a man-thing. So what do we women-folk do about it? We DECORATE the heck out of it!