Monday, February 7, 2011

Welcome!

Front.jpgI'm sitting here in jury duty. Yes, you read that right. I'm serving jury duty. More on that later. :) Since, I've got an hour for lunch, what better thing to do than write a blog post, right? Thank you for wi-fi at the courthouse! Why don't we do a little home tour while I wait? I guess it's my turn since you ladies (Adriane, Lauren, and Erin) have been so kind to share your homes with me, and I need decorating help. :) Here I am standing at our front door. We don't actually use this door much, since we enter our home from the garage, usually.
Front2.jpgDirectly to my right is where school occurs in our home. We found this massive white board for free, on Craigslist. Craigslist is awesome! We got the chairs and table from our, now closed, preschool. It's perfect.
Front3.jpgNow I'm standing directly next to our white board and this is the view. We have bookshelves galore that need to be organized.
Front1.jpgHere is another view from the white board. Our front room has an incredibly high ceiling and is pretty wide open. You can pretty much see the rest of the main of the main floor just from here. See that wall? I need something there. It's plain and empty and it's calling out for some decorating help. I mean it. I don't know what to do there. Someone might even have to come and put something there for me. You can give me ideas, but it might just be easier for you to just do it for me or it may never get done. Got that? Start sharing ideas with me please!
Front4.jpgSo, now I am halfway up our stairway looking down from the landing.
Front5.jpgThis is the view from the kitchen into the front room.
Front6.jpgThis is the view from next to the kitchen entrance to the front room. It has pretty much become a multipurpose room. My girls have been wanting to sew, so we recently moved their great grandma's sewing table up here from the basement. I also sew in this room. We have school in this room, and we've recently moved more furniture here to sit and relax. I think where the chairs and coffee table are, was meant for a dining room table. Obviously we don't use it as such. I have a hard time eating over carpet. That would be much too disasterous for our family. There you have part one of our home tour. Hope you enjoyed it. Please help me decorate. I'm open to all suggestions. Until next time...

9 comments:

Lauren said...

Yay! Thanks, Jan. I was anxious to see you post pics. And I like the rearranging you've done. I have a few ideas for your big wall. I'll get with you about that. :)

JAN said...

Yes, talk to me!

Adriane said...

I LOVE your tour! I've never been to your house, so this was such a treat. It looks huge! As in, like, big enough to house a nanny. I'll be there ASAP.

JAN said...

Adriane you are welcome here anytime. We'll be waiting.

Erin said...

How about an oversized clock for that wall?

Erin said...

How about a big framed map? A vintage pull down classroom map?

JAN said...

I love that idea, Erin. I bet I could find one at our church and "borrow" it. I'll have to look into that.

Victoria said...

Since you are both sewing and schooling in this room, how about a flannel design wall on the empty space? Just slap your fabrics up there and they'll stick until you decide your color schemes to sew up. The kids can use it too for felt story boarding. You could either direct mount it, or, you have that great ledge up above, you could suspend some sliding panels from up there. A panel for sewing design, a panel for the kids, and a panel in front with artwork mounted to hide the other two panels when not in use.

JAN said...

That is a fun idea, Victoria. I love it.