Tuesday, June 25, 2013

One little change requires MORE little changes!

My little change was the new shabby chic pillow I made for my bed. (I posted HERE) And then it hit me….I have never been happy with the very top of this small bookcase.

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I didn’t want something to come up in front of my Lady of Shallot but the red wooden music box didn’t seem quite right on it’s own. And then I put way too many small items along with it. The more I did…the worse it got!

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So I took everything off and started over.

Before…

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and AFTER…

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I moved the books up a shelf.

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And left a little room on the bottom shelf for odds and ends.

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Now I like it better. Well, until I walk back in the room and start rearranging it again!

I try to ‘live with’ a new arrangement for a few days to see how I feel about it before I move things around AGAIN! After all….I do have more things to do than move things from one shelf to another. I have BLOGGING! hahaha!

I’m joining Coastal Charm for

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday,

Brenda at the Cozy Little House

for Tweak it Tuesday

and Creative Cain Cabin.

Do you move things around in your house or is this crazy behavior?

31 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I like the new arrangement much better - especially the plant on the top shelf.

Laurie said...

I like the new look, and its a lovely room,

Heather said...

Yes. I do ALL OF THE TIME! You can never just move one thing. AND, it always strikes me in the midst of chores or such so that I never truly get finished what I started to do! Ahhh! The worst is in my classroom. There, I change one thing, and it then turns into a 2 hour tour. Ugh. I do love the pillow! Beautiful! You take such lovely pictures. I need to go catch up on your blog and just soak in their beauty!

Blessings and hugs, friend!
Heather

Cranberry Morning said...

That is so pretty ! I love all the sweet treasured items - arranged nicely, I might add. :-)

andrea@townandprairie said...

It's okay, this re-mix was free! These are fun to play with and change up!

Cozy Little House said...

Yes, I do that too. I LOVE what you ended up with. The greenery softens the angles of the bookshelf. I too like to live with things for a few days. My house may sit in semi chaos while "I'm looking."
Brenda

Linda R said...

I do believe it looked great both ways. But I am that same way. I am for ever changing things up..

Happy Tuesday my friend.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi, I love the change you made. Sometimes the littlest things make a difference.
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

Simply Shelley said...

I know the feeling...must change! :) Your change to your shelf looks great...blessings dear Diane.

Noelle the dreamer said...

Diane, I move furniture, paintings and so on all the time (yes, even the kitchen cabinets contents!).
I like what you did with the shelf and love your chair, very comfy!
Hugs,

Susie said...

I love the plant on the top now. It looks good by the picture. I find an arrangement I like and then I never want to change much. When I really should. xoxo,Susie

Diane said...

If it is crazy, then they can put me away too. Actually years ago I read an article about being healthy/happy, and one of the tips was "don't live in a museum; change things every now and then." So there. I like your new arrangement.

Trace4J said...

Love switching and changing the treasures we have.
SO fun and cheaper than shopping.
Woolie Hugs

cucki said...

It's a very pretty room xx

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The new arrangement looks great! You know I move stuff around all the time!

Linda

Vee said...

All the time! Looks good...I always like the look of interconnection. Seems to tie everything together nicely.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love it!! It looks so beautiful!!

Sharon Calvert said...

Diane, love how 'less is more' ... now the music box AND the plant are showcased to better advantage. Nice work!

Hugs,
Sharon in Alabama

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

Like the changes, i need to start in my house but afraid I will never get finished!

20 North Ora said...

I'm always doing that too. Every time I walk by something I have just done, I always adjust something just a little bit different. It must be a female thing.

Judy

Treshel Gallatin said...

I re-arrange things all the time. I always think something could look better. I wish I could re-follow you again..but blogger won't let me follow anyone with the button..go figure.

I love all the vintage books on your shelves. I'm a sucker for vintage books

Leave It To Davis said...

Great new look!!! Much, much better!!! And yes, I redo and redo all the time. It's nice to have a change.

NanaDiana said...

I really like the greenery on the top shelf. It ties the picture right to the top of the case. Sweet! xo Diana

Chatty Crone said...

I like the plant better on top too!

Ginger Zuck said...

I love that pillow girl. I'm always changing things, I think it's an illness! LOL! for me anyway...

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Pretty bedspread and pillows. I'm looking for something new and pretty for my bedroom!
Warmly,
deb

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

The shelves look much better now. I like playing with vignettes like that, too! :D

Linda Walker said...

love this post....I move stuff all the time! Whenever you make an improvement, it seems something else then needs improving....never fails. One change leads to another. It's not crazy--it's inevitable!
Linda
sewwhat!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

I like the plant on top, too. But everything you do is pretty.
Dorothy

annie said...

Yes, it is crazy, yes, for sure I do this too. So, you know what that makes me! I like your "after" photo better! grin!

Donna said...

Yes, the greenery needed to be on top to give height and also soften the edge!