Hey everyone, hope your off to a great start this morning I am finally getting to this new series in how we organize our new home. Hope your enjoy.
I like to look back and see how we did things a few years ago and see how we have changed from the various different seasons in our life. It is amazing at how much different life is just by having your little ones grow up. Just wait Mommas, they will get there soon and you will have time for things:)
I am also including a video of each room at the end of the posts if you would like to see that.
Here is our front entryway closet. I don’t use it for coats, those are in other designated areas. This closet is for storage. I store our coolers, which I use pretty much every time I leave my home. I take them shopping to keep items cold because it can get warm here and I don’t like my milk spoiled or my frozen items unthawed.
I also keep our folding chairs that we use when we hang out at the lake in the warmer months in here. Our sportbrella is stored in here as well. We have a tent and a car seat that Stephen will graduate to in a few short months. It is basically my seasonal items.
Up on top we have the childrens blow up swim pool. I had some blow up floating rings but have since used them and they have popped. Snow tubing will ruin them.:) I keep a container of Christmas decorations in here as well. I acquired many more this year and this is where I decided to keep them. I put my wreaths just sitting on top of the container. No one goes in here so it is a good closet to store things out of the way.
Here is a wall hanging that I made out of an old picture frame that I spray painted espresso brown. The flowers were in a vase that we decorated our old home with and the letter M, I used on a wreath that had gotten smashed during our move. All hot glued together.
The couch Lauren found for me, was one that someone was getting rid of. I got the pillows and blankets from a thrift store. The coffee table and end tables I got at Big Lots. (yes, they have nice things) The lamps we had bought years ago and I brought them here from Michigan.
The club chairs I got from Big Lots as well. The wall hanging I found at Goodwill. The table decorations were things I repurposed from the thrift store as well. Can you tell I love thrift stores? The curtains were from BigLots too.
When we first found this house I was so happy with all of the colors. They are exactly what I decorate with….brown and teal. I like a splash of orange as well. Saving that for other areas of the home.
On the wall is a wrought iron hanging from Hobby Lobby. I want to get another one for the other side, I just had something else that I have since removed because I did not like it. I am also looking for one of those half circle round tables for that left side. In time, I will find all of the things I’d like to decorate with. I have a small basket full of pinecones that we acquired from here as well. Those probably won’t stay as the months warm up. The chair is from my friend Tammy. After telling her what I wanted in here, she found it for me a week later!
I love that all the furniture, even though I found it at different places all has the same wooden feet on them. This makes it easy to clean underneath because this room accumulates game pieces and legos?!?!?! We use the fireplace to just add a little bit of warmth in the early morning hours or when we want to snuggle up and be cozy during the cold winter days. For Christmas my husband was going to come out and get coffee going and start the fireplace, but it was so warm that day we had the windows open!
The cross was from our realtor, Lori. I love it.
This is our living room, simple and easy to keep clean.