Saturday, September 12, 2009

My lounge room - the good, the bad and the ugly.

I moved a few things around in my lounge room during the week, 'cos I always like a bit of a change so I thought I'd post a few photos and give you a little tour. It's nothing fancy but has lots of potential with it's nice size (4.5 x 5m), and its lovely (unpolished) hardwood floors and VJ walls.
This is one view from the hallway. All of our couches have been hand-me-downs so we've been lucky in that regard, but one day it'd be nice to treat myself to a matching set. The orangy coloured ones are okay in shape but I hate the fabric. The dark rust ones were part of a modular lounge and I can't wait til it gets replaced.

I love these shelves that go all the way around the room. They were one thing that really caught my eye when we first looked at the house to buy. At the moment, they are three different colours (which you might see in the above picture). They were originally white,then in a fit of boredom one day I started painting them dark blue but then decidesd that I didn't like it and so stripped one right back.

This is the view from the long orange couch. To the left is the doorway into the kitchen and to the right is the doorway into the hall. The two suitcases hold our CDs and board games.

This is the view from the kitchen. The doors you see go into the sleepout (currently closed to hide all of my sewing mess.)

Above the corner couch you can see an oil painting I bought from the op shop. It had been there for about two months, and I was baulking at the $15 price, but every time I went in, I would see it and it would call out to me. In the end, it won.

Here's a close-up. I think I'll paint the frame white but it's been professionally framed and I don't want to ruin it by pulling it apart.

The ugly TV corner. I want to put a built-in cabinet in this corner to hold the TV and all of Mitch's boxing trophies.

Hopefully on the holidays, I'm going to start preparing the room for painting. I'm planning on doing the lower plaster walls in a really pale robin's egg blue, the top cream and the shelves, cabinets and all trimmings in antique white. I'm open to any suggestions regarding decoration, colour, curtains etc. What do you think?


  1. Hello....thought I'd pop in and say hi!
    You have a very pretty home!x

  2. I love your lounge room...all of it especially that shelf going around. I recently painted a room we have a buttery color (it was white) and that warmed it just a bit. It was an easy simple change. I love that word "lounge"!


  3. It's nice to "meet" you. Your blog looks so nice - I don't think I could do it without my daughter's help! But I am enjoying it - and it's encouraging me to look around at what all I've done and not get so discouraged just because it's not totally there! I love your lounge - it looks comfy and inviting!!


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  • I love the smell of cinnamon and vanilla.
  • My favourite flowers are daisies.
  • My favourite trees are pine trees.
  • I always like to have the bickie jar full and a cake on the cake stand. I know...not that healthy, but so good to look at.
  • Autumn is my favourite month, although I do wish we had more of a change of colours up here in Queensland.
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