Have you ever had a room that served so many purposes you didn't know what to call it? It seems to be the room where you put everything you don't want to get rid of, but it doesn't match your other room's decor? We have such a room in our house. I call it the room with no name. It is my office, the spare bedroom, the den, the TV room, the kids play room, my craft room. Over the years, I have collected many things that end up in that room that have no underlying theme. I'm big on "Theme" rooms. It was such a hodge-podge. I had an Emmett Kelly shelf, a tea set shelf, books, pictures and all my craft stuff is in the closet.
Well, I finally decided to move things around and consolidate items in different arrangements so everything is mingled in together. I'm very happy with the results. I have a couple of items I need to pick up to get it like I want it, so it will be a work in progress. But I'm happy with the results so far. I didn't think to take before pictures, but here is how it is shaping up:
This flower arrangement was in the closet. Allen made it for me over 20 years ago for my Easter basket and had Mounds & Milky Ways stuck within the flowers. This shelf was nothing but miniature tea sets & tea for one sets. I scattered the tea sets into other areas of the room and even moved some to other areas in the house (I have tea pots and tea sets all over the house).
I even took one of my mini tea sets and put it on the stacked books below. Got that idea from one of my women's magazines. This is just a portion of my books. I actually have books in 4 of the 15 shelves in the bookcase unit. I even bagged up 2 bags of books to trade in at McKays.
I love baskets and try to incorporate them where ever I can. Since I had this room originally decorated with beach decor to an extent, I have blended some of my beach stuff in with other items. One basket holds material, the other has some yarn in it.
Across the top of the book shelf, I took some of my favorite Emmett's and blended them in with my baskets. The picnic basket is actually used quite frequently in the summer. I keep it stocked with paper plates and such but had no where to store it. So I built a whole basket theme around it on top of the book shelf unit.
The pictures below are the sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico when we were at Pineapple Willies in Panama City Beach with my sister & her husband. The lamp is one that has been passed from my cousin, to my sister to me. The little Willow Tree angel is holding a seashell. The jar is shells my grandkids have brought me back on their beach trips. I tied a ribbon around the jar and slipped a spoon that has a dolphin on it that Garret & Alexis brought me back from the beach.
This is the couch view. It is not finished yet. I want some country style throw pillows and a lap quilt for the back. The afghan is just temporary. The braided rug is from the kitchen door and is just so I can see what it would look like. I'm going to buy a bigger one when I go shopping tomorrow. The black chest/stand at the end of the couch contains scrapbook supplies, ribbons, glue, etc. for my crafts.
I still have some more things to pick up to get it like I want it, but I am so happy with it so far. When I decided to redecorate and rearrange, I just did it immediately. I forgot all about taking pictures. Which reminds me, I need to add pictures for the wall to my shopping list.
Hope you enjoyed the unveiling of my new room. Have a great weekend.