Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Changing It Up.......Upstairs

I get bored with spaces easily.  I have sliders under most of my furniture because I love to change it up so much.  I've never been completely happy with this nook at the top of the stairs.
There are SO many ways I could have been creative and made this a really cool space when we built the house.  A great bench with a built in bookcase and sconce in the dormer?  A built in desk area with storage?
Closets? A built in dresser?  Shelving?  The possibilites are endless!  Well, coulda, shoulda, woulda, right?
Anyway, this is what it looked like before:
First off, that plant has LONG bit the dust and I've never been fond of the way the chairs were
positioned.  Time for a changearoo.
I said bye bye to one of the chairs (which is shoved in my dining room...for now.) 
I've been looking for a better place for the sunburst mirror from my bedroom
and I think I've found it! 
I moved the demilune table from the dormer out into the hallway and
found some vases in a closet. 
I needed a lamp for the corner and the garden stool I snagged from the great room
was too small for a table lamp. 
We don't use the lamp in Beckett's room, and he's getting ready to get a big boy room
rehaul soon, so I snagged the floor lamp from his room and placed it behind the chair. 
The white shade with the brown and white ribbon was too nursery-esque for 
this space, so I did a switcheroo with a shade from another lamp I wasn't using.
Much better! 
I added few books to make it look like someone in my house actually has
time to sit up here and read......yeah right! 
New reading nook with more room.

The other chair is for sale for $150, contact me if your'e interested!

What do you think?
Better before or after?

Happy Tuesdsay! 


  1. Loving the "after"! Great use of space and super inspiring to see how you gave such a fresh look using pieces you already had.

    1. Thanks Natalie! It's not perfect, but I'm pleased with it......for now.

  2. Well aren't you creative, but I already knew that! I love it now--Looks "fresh" and airy!!! xo

  3. I found your blog from Pinterest! The after looks great!

    I also wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Check it out: http://www.madesimpleandsweet.blogspot.com/2012/08/versatile-blogger-award.html