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September 6, 2007

Decorating Fun

Filed under: decorating — by michellew @ 10:49 am

We went to my parents this past weekend for labor day and had a great time.  They live in a townhouse and admit to being pack-rats.  I was calling mom, pack, and dad, rat!  So we joke and have fun with it.  Somehow I got into asking them if I could help rearrange their living room.  Rearranging the living room turned into buying new curtains, curtain rods, lamp and area rug.  Mom and I had so much fun shopping and I simply had a blast helping them put it all together. 

The new curtains make such a great impact.  We also bought an extra set of curtains to use for fabric on their end tables.  I cut the fabric, cleaned the glass top and voila, brand new end tables.  We rearranged so that their beautiful grandfather clock is an eye catcher as you walk into the room.  We put their not-as-beautiful stero cabinet next to the stairs tucked away in the corner.  That all opened up space so the piano doesn’t look as crowded.  I put a wreath together with some fall colors in it on the wall above the stereo, but didn’t get a picture of it.

Mom is so great with plants and has some beautiful ones in her living room.  So we highlighted those by the window on a little side table that we moved from the end of the couch.  Now they have a place to keep their current newspaper and a fun splash of green with the plants all together.  We also cleared out a shelf in the server for dad’s computer stuff so it no longer has to live propped up behind the checked chair.  We didn’t get a chance to rearrange anything on the walls, but I think mom and dad will be up for doing that themselves.  Mom is going to replace the black lamp shade with a lighter one too.  We had so much fun together getting punchy as we were tired in the evenings.  They were both committed to finishing the curtains and Dad was the champ with ironing the second set of curtains at 9 pm!  What fun we had.  Oh and thanks to Bob too as he did most of the kid watching while we were decorating like mad. 

I really had a lot of fun rearranging and helping that room to open up a bit.  I realize that this really is a love of mine.  I like doing a lot of things crafty and otherwise, but I just love decorating!  I don’t have any before pictures but here’s a couple shots of the after.  Don’t mind a little blurriness, its all I have.

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My happy, beautiful parents!


  1. Great job, it looks wonderful!

    Comment by Alison — September 6, 2007 @ 11:16 am |Reply

  2. It looks great! I love helping my mom decorate her house as well. But she’s not very decisive so we end up not getting much done. But I still enjoy brainstorming.

    Comment by Erin — September 6, 2007 @ 1:02 pm |Reply

  3. Thanks guys. I fear I may have been a little bit pushy with how to arrange things. But hopefully my parents were ok with the process. One thing I forgot to mention is that we found those curtains for $4 a panel. How I could forget to mention the major bargain? Go big lots!

    Comment by michellew — September 6, 2007 @ 1:10 pm |Reply

  4. […] see one of my Christmas projects early too.  These will hang above my parent’s couch in the living room that I helped them decorate.  I’m so excited about them as they are my first attempt at some fabric wall art.  They are […]

    Pingback by First Christmas Gifts « Sew Much More — November 25, 2007 @ 4:41 pm |Reply

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