Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas from the Other Side of the Room...

Directly opposite my mantel, this wall has been in a state of unfinished business since I began my living room redo.
I've never really been happy with it - even before things went all white. But that has changed.

Of course, it will change a bit after Christmas, with the tree gone, but I wanted to show you a little more of the layout around here today.

To the left of the tree is the front door. The tree usually goes in the front window, but this girl has necessitated a change of plans.

Since she'd like to make a snack of the post man, and has broken two windows to try and get at him when he rudely drops the daily mail inside our house, we decided a tree might not work there this year.

Moving to the right, my new bench. It was freeI'll post about it in detail next week!

Moving right along, you'll recognize the primitive chest I painted white. Yes...I've been painting practically everything white, I know. :)

The lovely lady front and center is the five-dollar French chair, painted in my other favorite color - ASCP French Linen AKA the perfect shade of GREIGE.

The newly painted dining room is just beyond...
Below is the view from the front door.

To the right of the entrance to the dining room is the ugly sofa and gallery wall.

Sewing proper slip covers can't happen until the post man-eater finds an affordable house of her own.

This brings us back to the mantel wall...

Plans to frame out that mirror have not yet been realized, but hopefully they will be soon...

Last, the front window wall, the one with the MAIL DROP.

Now, there is a photo of my favorite little shepherds in the whole world...

Just to the right of this table is the mail drop  and the front door again. It has been tweaked since this photo was taken, of course!

And we end up where we started - at my front door and my chalk board with a reminder about why we celebrate this joyous holy day!

Word for the Day:
For unto us a Child is bornUnto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
These words were written over 700 years before our Savior was born! He fulfilled over 400 prophecies in his birth, and no one in the history of the world has had such an impact as this man we call Jesus Christ.

May His peace be with you as we celebrate and remember His birth,as we end one year and begin a new one!

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Suzanne Moore said...

Merry Christmas, Revi! Love what you have done, live the white crosses... You know that is what The Lord gave me the day before my cancer diagnosis .. The sign of two steri strips from my biopsy that made a cross to let me know the trial was not about me but how he would use it and get the glory! And that continues:) hope your day is full of light and joy!!btw what's the best creme color to paint a writing desk in your opinion, matte finish? Blessings,

farmhouse-story said...

your home looks so pretty, revi! and the pic of "postman eater" is so sweet--hope your christmas was wonderful and your new year the best yet!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh Revi,
I so love all the changes you are making, everything looks so beautiful. Keep inspiring us!
Wishing you a happy and blessed new year!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! You have a mail drop? That is so cool! I am loving seeing more of your rooms. What a great white weathered cabinet there to the left of the entry way into your dining room. So many wonderful pieces you have in your place. I hope "home sweet home" was just that with your family around you at Christmas!

Karie said...

Very beautiful. I hope you had a Merry Christmas. And that the New Year will be a good one. Your homes is very beautiful. Karie

Sweet Woodruff said...

Thank you for visiting (and following) my blog. You're home is beautiful and inspiring. What are your paint colors on your walls? I love your lamps and how the rooms are lit. Nice and cozy. And you have excellent taste in frames. Nice to meet you today. God's blessings and favor for a wonderful new year.

Tammy said...

It all looks lovely! I am surprised that the doggie hasn't broken more things in that room in the attempt top catch the mail man. :) Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations weekend.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Revi, love how it's all coming together. Hubby and I decided we will finish the basement. I have lots of things I will be painting white. I'm going for a farmhouse style. Well, sort of. We'll shall see how it turns out. Love all of the furniture and your beautiful mantle. The lttle shepherds are precious! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup. Excited to see what you tackle this year.