Sunday, February 15, 2009

Extreme Makeover: Hinckley Edition

I've never had much of an eye for decorating things, but a month or two ago I really got an itch to start rearranging furniture. The first room we did was our bedroom, so now there's room for a table with my sewing machine. :) Then we moved Edison's bed into Evelyn's room (now dubbed the "kids' room") instead of having it in the dining room. I was at a loss for what to do in the living room, though, so I enlisted the help of Suzanne (my older sister). She lives in Utah, though, so it's taken many emails, pictures and phonecalls, but I now love our living room. I didn't realize before how bad it used to be, but looking back at pictures I can see how many interior design no-no's I had committed. So thank you, Suzanne, for all of your help! David and I both like the room a whole lot better now. And even though it's not completely finished (I'm still going to make some long, gold curtain panels to frame the window, as well as put some words up on the wall next to the picture of Christ) I don't want to wait to share it. So here are some before and after pictures of the living room.
(the pictures were like this because I always meant to hang the quilt up on the wall but never actually did it)

This my favorite part of the room--it's what you first see when you walk in the front door and when you enter the room from the hallway.
I know it's difficult to really get a feel for the room without being able to see it 360, but it looks good in real life!