We have lived in this house for 24 years and I have never really liked our den. That is until now. Now, I love it!
Before I show you everything, I’m going to give you some teasers and a warning. The warning is I’m not quite finished with it. There is still a blank wall I need to fill, but I have a project in mind for it.
My before den.
This room isn’t very big. When you factor in all the different openings/doors to this room, it doesn’t leave too many ways that the furniture can be arranged. All these years, I have had the sofa and chairs shoved against these two walls. You can see one opening in this picture. Now imagine an opening to the breakfast room to the right of the picture and the backdoor to the opposite of the opening you can see. That was where I was standing to take the picture.
Now for the teasers.
First, I made slip covers for the two pre-owned couches. People have asked me why white. Well, white goes with everything. I can take them off to wash them and I can bleach them if needed. I think white looks clean and crisp. Besides, when we don’t have company, I keep the seats covered because I like to prop me feet on the couch, not to mention MM can come home really, really dirty some days.
I made them from painters drop clothes.
Teased enough? Okay! Here is the room now, from the four different corners.
As you walk into the back door. I am in love with the curtains. They are really table clothes I found here.
Walking through the front opening. The mantle looks so empty right now. I actually have it decorated for fall, but took everything down so it wouldn’t look too seasonal. There are still a few hints of the season. Can you find them? Oh and MM built the mantle too. Years ago!
Standing in the window corner. I warned you about the blank wall. The TV is in a temporary state. We are trying to decide if we should hang it on the wall. I am so glad we waited on that. Let me show you why.
We came across this beaut! It is the perfect width and height to be used as a TV stand. MM is going to sand it, patch the holes, take off the bottom that was added, paint it and add a board where the original drawer is missing. Not to close it in, but so that we can put the satellite receiver where the drawer used to be. Now the TV will be a little higher and not have to be hung, putting more holes in the wall.
You won’t believe how much it cost us! NOTHING!! We were taking some junk to the dump including some metal. Right in front of the dump there is a “flea market” where people set up on the weekends to have a yard sale. We were having to wait for another person to get off the scales at the dump and while we were waiting a man asked if he could have the metal. We gave it to him. After we threw away our stuff, we hit the yard sale. MM saw this, asked how much and the guy said $5. Then he recognized MM, for giving him the metal, and just gave it to us! I would have gladly paid the five bucks!! That was a steal!
OH! My plans for the blank wall. I want to make a large clock to go up there. I think. haha. By the time I get to that project I may have changed my mind. I may just put the three small shelves that held the bottles back up with other stuff on them. What do y’all think?
It has taken me a while to get the room like this. I’ve been working on it since August. I freshened the paint. It took two weeks just to make the slip covers. I had to save to get the curtains. I made the pillows. But the wait has been worth it.
I’ve seen some changes in myself since August as well. I have asked God to make me a wife of noble character. In other words, a Proverbs 31 woman. He has shown me some attitudes that need to go to the dump. He has rearranged some beliefs to be more in line with Him. He is decorating me with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. I am learning to be more obedient to Him. The Proverbs 31 woman seems perfect, and maybe she is, but aren’t all things possible for God. If He wants me to be a woman of noble character, then that’s what He will cause me to become.
Hope you all have a great week!
Until next time!
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