Friday, October 5, 2012

100 of you!, Flowers in the Attic, new reading nook

Holy cannoli, invisible internet friends, I have reached the mythical ONE HUNDRED FOLLOWERS status. Thank you for joining me on this fun-filled ride, and watch out for the invisible confetti.

Honestly, I am really flattered that 100 of you tune in to read my ramblings and poorly lit pictures of my living room.

Reader Reema informed me that Gary and Elaine are actually brother and sister:

"So, just for funsies, did you know that your busts are copies of the Apollo Belvedere and the Diana (Artemis) of Versailles? If so, Gary and Elaine are twins. Your tale of star-crossed lovers just became soap-opera worthy :)."

YIKES. I had no idea we were getting all Flowers In The Attic up in here.

Gary is still in the living room in front of the fireplace, refusing to look at Elaine, who is steadfastly refusing to look at him too.  Eventually he may be relocated to my bedroom, but currently my dresser is covered in laundry so it may be a while.  Bring on the arsenic donuts.

This past weekend I began the Moving Around of Furniture.  One of the spots that was reassessed was the upstairs landing.  Previously, I had stored the filing cabinet and Greg's homework table there. It was crowded and cramped and too big for the space.  It was also a clutter magnet.

I was attempting to have somewhere quiet where Greg could do his homework.  It didn't really work, as Peter and Princess would simply play in the hallway while we did homework.  Now we all do homework at the dining table together--Greg does his actual homework, and I give Peter and Princess either coloring or tracing words and numbers to do as their "homework". (Peter is getting really good at spelling "Ninjago" and "high-tech Batman Bat Cave".)

This weekend I pulled the table and chairs out and put them in a storage unit. (Oh yes, I am serious about rearranging the furniture.) The filing cabinet went out to the garage, now that more garage crap has gone to the storage unit.

Using the bookshelves that were previously in the Princess's bedroom, I turned the landing into a reading nook:

We've had the two travel posters for nearly ten years; they were from Target and graced our bedroom five houses ago.  The bookshelves are from Ikea.  The pillows were a present from the Mister a few years ago.

We are all enjoying the new nook.


  1. Congratulations! That is so exciting. Now, if I put bookcases out like son will read? I hope this is true. It looks great, and good for you.

  2. Congrats on reaching 100...that's big time! And the nook is great!

  3. Congrats on 100! Love the nook!

  4. What a great little space!

  5. How cute! What a good use of the space!

  6. LOVES it! what a great space, plu sthe zig zags spice it up nice:)

  7. I love this new little reading nook! The art & pillows are just perfect.

  8. Congrats on the 100 followers! What a perfect reading nook! Love the posters.

  9. Love the nook and the Flowers reference made me laugh!

  10. Love the nook!! So fun to see the little ones enjoying their new space!! Congrats on 100!! Way to go! xo

  11. Cute nook! I love the artwork and the pillows, but I'm sure the kids love this nook more!

  12. Happy 100!

    This book nerd absolutely loves that reading nook. Terrific re-purposing of that space, and definitely in line with your "making the house chic yet comfy" aesthetic.

    Off to investigate this Flowers in the Attic thing . . .


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