BooMama's at it again. She's inviting us to make some goals and let all the world see what we need to do to create House Beautiful. Click on over to see the full explanation.
This is perfect for me right now.
Here's the story--
We live in New England in the kind of home that all New Englanders want to have--a center hall Colonial (okay, a few people want a Cape Cod), but the kind of houses that I bought, and loved, in Texas--brand new, bright, open living areas--just aren't the going thing (certainly not in our price range anyway).
It has a fantastic porch (which many people envied in the original BooMama Tour of Homes), which is great, but it makes a dark pieced up house with low ceilings even darker. After living here almost four years, this spring we just knocked out the wall between our library and the too-small living room. We also got the floors refinished. We LOVE it. It's much more open. Oh yeah, and the new furniture doesn't hurt much either (see below).
Here's what I need to do:
I need some artwork to give the room a finished feel. I really love it, but it needs that to pull it together. I'm actually thinking of framing and enlarging some photos I've taken, and so I've delayed, but now I'm putting it out there as a real goal. New rugs would be nice (I do have the old rug down now in the living area, but I don't love it), but I'll have to see if there's budget for that.
See you on July 25.