This is also in the kitchen. First of all, I LOVE the color of the wall. I just repainted the kitchen this retro aqua color over Christmas break. This cabinet once had doors on it, but I took them off to display some of the enamelware, etc. that I collect. As you can see, I'm running out of space, so that's another dilemma.
Last one from the kitchen, I promise. I bought this old fruit label picture at a garage sale about 4 years ago, but it's followed me through all three color changes in the kitchen.
Grace made me this a couple years ago in church, I think. I think they colored a Kleenex and rapped it into a flower shape. It hangs on my bulletin board front and center.
The room next, is the reason for my distress. I like the color of the room, and the pictures hanging there...
but the room needs help. It was meant to be a breakfast nook, but instead, it's our office, arts and craft storage for the kids, and "display" (I use that word loosely) for Brent's toy tractors. He has hundreds more, but this is all I would give in to. HELP, all you DIYers out there. This room is screaming for some new ideas.
With 4 large windows, and 2 door openings from this room, there are only several options for moving furniture around, and believe me when I say I've tried them all! Here is the computer desk .
In the other corner is this....which just looking at it makes me wanna hurl, it's so disorganized. It totally needs a redo. Markers, pencils, activity books, paper, colored pencils, PLEASE!
The other corner by the kitchen has this very cute shelf I got a resale shop years ago, and it holds just some of the tractor collection.
I love the shape of the shelf, but....I just don't know.
Lastly, this pedal tractor sits in the room under one of the windows. My husband restored it about 10 years ago, and wanted desperately for it to reside in our living room. THAT is where I draw the line. My kids are too big to ride it, so it's just sitting there.
As you can see, my house is a work in progress. I love it desperately, but it's a new house in the middle of the country, and I'm trying my hardest to make it look old. I miss all the original woodwork from our 100 year old house in town, but I was glad to trade that home for the warmth of the new one.
So, if you all have any great ideas, throw them my way, along with some pictures. I need help for the room that plagues me. Until later.....