Saturday, November 13, 2010

Surprising my husband

The past 9 days, my husband has been gone on a hunting trip to Missouri.  I decided that I wanted to do a project while he was gone to #1 keep myself busy, and #2 to have something to surprise him with.  Our front room has been needing to be decorated for a while now.  It needed some color in a big way.  I was tired of all the neutral colors.  I took the plunge and went for it.

Normally I use reds and greens because they are my comfort colors.  I know how to use them and it is easy for me.  Not this time.  I went with this instead.  (It's pretty close to what I used.) 

These are the before pictures:



And now, the AFTER!!!:

I am really pleased with the way everything came together.  I will have how-to's on a couple of the things that I added in the room and show you step by step how I put it together next week.

As for now, I am going to go enjoy my husband being home with some family time.
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14 comments:

Heather H said...

Jonie~I LOVE it!! You can come do my front room next! :) You are so talented.

collette said...

It looks SO good!

megan said...

what a difference! i love the wall color.

ChRiS said...

looks very warm curtains also made a huge difference

Christine said...

Everything you did really warmed up that room. It looks very nice!

Kathy said...

Evertything looks so much warmer and comfy without feeling over countirifed! Great job!

Scott and Jillian said...

It looks so warm and cozy. Great job! I look forward to seeing the tutes!

Amy said...

Everything looks fabulous. You really did a great job. I love the turquoise little table. Looking forward to viewing your tutorials.

Lisa said...

So cute! Ugh. I need to decorate. Maybe this will inspire me. :)

skeeterlela said...

Would you like to come and redecorate my old house? Everything you do is clever. Absolutely love your cozy new room.

Wendy said...

It looks lovely!! I need some shelves like those...

Meg said...

Wow--it looks totally different! And, you didn't even move your furniture! I love the shutters and the wreath. Great little additions make a huge difference!

Rhiannon said...

it looks great just some accessories and look what a difference it makes!

Jennifer @lifecraftsandwhatever said...

It looks so good! It's amazing what a few accessories can do!