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My real life is a lot like THS (True Hollywood Story) except there's no fame, fortune, or drug addiction. Instead, I'm happily married, have two children, and a dog who's prone to barfing at 3 am. I love them all, but I also have to run away from them every day. I always run back, though.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Home Pics

So, this is our new furniture purchase: Actually, it's four furniture purchases, but we've arranged them so that they look like a cohesive structure, and I can tell you from last night's cursing, sweating experience that hanging that shelf above the TV was a bitch. And yes, the current TV does suddenly look small in that space -- perhaps we will soon upgrade to something fancier.

Below is a larger view of the living room. The timing of the pic (early evening) means that light was coming in through the window at a weird angle, so if it seems dark, blame Mother Nature, not my picture-taking. We also bought two new end tables, and ended up getting rid of our gigantic coffee table -- we're still scouting smaller coffee tables, but for now, Scooter has been enjoying the larger play space (those are a few of his toys scattered on the rug).

And, then we moved an old bookcase so that it fit in this corner, and we bought the mirror and decorative do-dads to fancy it up some. This space used to be empty.
So, yeah, that's what Jerry and I have been working on for the past few days. Got it all finished this evening, and we took the old furniture to Salvation Army. Right now, we're waiting for the sun to set (it's been hot as hades here today), and then we're gonna go for a family walk with Scooter.

Hope everyone else had a tubular Tuesday!

27 comments:

D10 said...

Looks wonderful, love the pieces. You and Jerry did a fantastic job!

Erin said...

I think it looks great! I agree, you need to fill in that space with a new, larger tv. Maybe that's a great mother's/father's day present Scooter can get you both. I think he's been saving up since Xmas and he hasn't been spending any on his girlfriend Annie lately.

SLB said...

Oh very nice, I would so like a home that's not liberally smattered with childrens toys, running shoes, bike bits, computers you get the idea!

Crystal said...

The new furniture looks great! Scooter is probably enjoying his new, open space, too. Looks like the next purchase will be the tv upgrade...the more to enjoy the Netflix.

SLB said...

PS i see we have a Sienfeld and Friends thing going on ;-)

Marcy said...
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Marcy said...

Sorry chica, wrong account :P

I LOVE IT! Excellent taste my dear! Now I'm going to bring my kids over to climb and defecate all over it :P LOL

teacherwoman said...

Looks nice! It's always fun to add some things to change things up a bit!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Nice! Plus I like that dark reddish color wall you have on the bookcase photo.

Kevin said...

Nice looking furniture. So did Jerry set the furniture up that way so the TV would look small and you'd decide to get a bigger one?

Viv said...

Wow, it looks fantastic!! I love the mirror and the wall color. I know that was already there, but everything ties so nicely together.

Firefly's Running said...

Nice arrangement!

Brianna said...

So clean and sleek looking - I can tell your house is kid-free (no handprints, dirty socks hanging from the shelves, or legos waiting to jump out and trip you!). I'm jealous.

Isn't it funny how a new space can scream - spend more money, buy a big TV?!! :)

kelsalynn said...

Very cute! You're so much better at the home decor stuff than me. I suck at it!

Kelsalynn

Meagan said...

Love, love, love the new setup! You guys have done such an awesome job with the entire place, so fun to watch this process.. always changing :)

keith said...

that looks really cozy! gives me a few idears for my own house.

The 311 Boys Mom said...

I love it all!!! Very nice. We ned to update ours soon too. I LOVE a new couch & Loveseat or couple of chairs. . . .

Mendy said...

Enjoy it! It looks nice and very clean/classy. My living room has been taken over by a toddler and all her junk, and dora shit. Can David and I come live with you and Jer? :-)

chia said...

Love your choice in color... so warm and inviting.

Jess said...

I like the way you have it set up. It looks really nice.

June said...

looks good chica.

gonna be in the 90's here starting tomorrow.

i love the gulf coast....

J~Mom said...

Looks fantastic! Makes me want to come over and have a cup of coffee with you in that room. LOL

nwgdc said...

wait a second...are there TWO ragged roos on the floor? are they procreating?

Ted said...

Liar liar.. pant on fire. You probably got the pictures from the Pottery Barn catalog. I think this is really your living room.

http://www.bejane.com/fsimage/home/11474/fsimageattach/2756_Wicker%20Set.jpg

Ted said...

Dang.. the website has been cut off. Please paste the ending part to the hyperlink.

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Margo said...

Looks great! Love the paint color and that comfy looking oversized red chair too.

Shannon said...

True to my gushing outburts: I f*cking love it, looks awesome! Can't wait to see it in person.