I hope that you all had a nice Thanksgiving! We did! It was a very relaxing day in the country with some of our family and friends. I really like being able to visit and catch up on what has been going on with everyone. Oh yeah, and the FOOD was YUMMY!
I've been busy getting the house ready for Christmas. I like to start the weekend after Thanksgiving so we have plenty of time to enjoy the decorations. We decided to get a real tree this year and I love the way it smells when I walk into our great room. I will share some pictures with you a little later.
Today I thought I would share some pictures I took of our great room before I began decorating for Christmas.
I've been working on this room over the summer. The back of the bookcase use to be white and I decided to paint it aqua. It's a little lighter than the bookcase that I showed you in the blog about the dining room.
As you can see, it's not a big room and that makes it a little difficult to photograph. I hope you can get the general idea of how it looks. Most of the furniture is stuff we have had for awhile. The chairs are slipcovered in a white cotton duck. The sofa is also slipcovered it is the basic grand sofa from Pottery Barn(http://www.potterybarn.com/products/pb-basic-grand-sofa-select-items/?pkey=cpb-bassic-sofa). The coffee table was made from a vintage oak dining table. William, my husband, cut the base down to shorten it and I painted it and distressed it. The end tables are auction and flea market finds.
The lamp between the chairs is a thrift store find. I painted the metal pieces with texture paint then with a water base paint that blends with the shade. I then antiqued over that to give it an aged look. The base is filled with on of my favorite things, SEA GLASS! I have been collecting it when I walk on the beach. It is also in the jar on the fireplace as well as a few other places in our home. You may have seen some on the dresser in our bedroom that I blogged about last week.
It's a light filled room, which I love! It's so nice in to be in a sunny, warm room when it is windy and cold outside. Looks like someone should have gotten the iron out to steam that ottoman!!!! Sorry about that:) I will try to do better next time!
I hope you enjoyed my little tour. I've got to run for now, but check back with me soon! Also, if you would like, you can take a peak at my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/-the-beach/284785513815?v=wall&ref=pdem. Take care! Happy Monday!