Monday, July 15, 2013

My Back to the Wall!

I never really notice this wall. We sit in these leather recliners to watch TV in the living room. We added a small bookcase behind the chairs for some overflow whatnots and movies. (I’m constantly changing those shelves out.) But it’s been a long time since I changed what was on top.


I found this before photo, taken in the Spring with some ducks added. Most of the time it was just a tall vase and some candles.


I walked into the room a few days ago and it looked all wrong. lol

So I took a wire basket and filled it with most of the greenery and added some starfish. WHEW! Much better!


Next I would like to add some more art to this wall. Maybe one tall painting on one side and 2 smaller on the other. We’ll see what I can come up with.


Some days I think I just move stuff around from one spot to another….one room to another! Round and round I go! Do you think it’s hormones gone awry? hahaha!

I’m joining Coastal Charm for

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday,

Brenda at the Cozy Little House

for Tweak it Tuesday.

Enjoy your day!

Happy decorating!


Clara / Rosewalk Cottage said...

Yes definately hormones. LOL. I do the same thing. Right now I'm trying to do a little update myself. Making new throw pillows and I've made a window treatment for the backdoor off the kitchen. It came out pretty cute. Have a great week.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Very cozy!!

Kathy said...

That blue and lavender look really pretty together!

Linda Walker said...

The starfish, flowers and greenery is so cute! Did you paint those starfish?

Could be hormones--I'd rather call it "the woman's perogative to change her mind", this excuse makes me think we are more in control!!! Have a great day.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the shells and starfish! Hormones? naw, just us gals like to tweak it and make it different all the time!!

TexWisGirl said...

(i don't even like to move stuff around to dust...) :)

Leave It To Davis said...

How clever to add starfish! Such a pretty arrangement! Good job!

ImagiMeri said...

No I just think you're playin' with your happy home.......;o)


Karen said...

I like your starfish basket, vibrant colors! Now I have a suggestion (not that you asked :-) What about painting just that wall an accent color. I think it would look awesome!

cucki said...

So cozy and warm.
Hugs x

Vee said...

I do the same. It's a regular merry-go-round. Looks good to me either way and the recliners look wonderfully comfortable.

Trace4J said...

So fun.
My hormones are awry too.
I love to move things around too.
Woolie Hugs

Pamela Gordon said...

I am always moving stuff around from room to room in our house Diane. My mother always loved to decorate and would do the same so I guess I come by it honestly. I like your basket of flowers and seastars. I think adding a collage of prints or photos on your wall would be nice. Have fun!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the pretty!
I just had a garage sale this I took down a lot of stuff before that, but I've been sitting here looking at things and thinking that I need to do some rearranging.
Have a great week.

Cristina Garay said...

I love the blue starfish you added! I keep on moving things around :) that makes me happy too.

Diane said...

It's fun to "play house!" Like those blue starfish!

Susanne said...

You make me laugh when you said "round and round I go". That seems to be the general consensus for us women. Sometimes I change things only to turn around and put them back the way they were in the first place. But, sometimes the new arrangement works. There are times I stand back and look, then look again and tweak it, add something, change my mind, start from scratch and think I am crazy. It is a woman's prerogative to be able to change her mind. We are flexible like that, we have to be in our ever changing world.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

LOL - my hubby never knows what he'll come home to. I'm constantly rearranging things. I like this wire basket better -- the lower arrangement is very pretty with the candles flanking it. Of course you would add shells and starfish! So pretty!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I can just imagine you and your hubby sitting side by side watching tv. You are so cute. xo

Jeanne said...

I like the blue starfish and lower basket. My opinion, cnsidering the size of the chairs, a larger piece of art with a wide wood frame would work well.

Stephanie said...

I am the same way - maybe it's just a girl thing :) And what you did looks beautiful. I hope your week is going well thus far.

Hugs to you!

Sam I Am...... said...

I do the same thing! LOL! I move stuff from one room to another but it helps to make the cleaning more interesting. It looks very nice!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, well if it is hormones, mine must be working overtime because I change things up constantly. LOL
Love your beach look to the bookshelf and the candles with the shells. Such a nice look for summer.
I can just see you and your hubby relaxing and enjoying TV from your recliners. Your living room is very inviting.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. It was so fun to post something again and I did not want to miss the 5th year of WBC. I hope to try and be back in the fall.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Mevely317 said...

What an inviting area you've created!
We just purchased a recliner chair off Craig's List that looks a lot like yours ... yet our room shape (and, of course, cable box) doesn't allow for much re-arranging - darn it!
Hormones? I suspect it's a special gene that God gave just to us gals! :)

The Boston Lady said...

If it is hormones gone awry, then I want a dose to get me moving and doing some re-arranging! Ann

NanaDiana said...

LOL- I do the same thing, Diane. I have been thinking about removing things and starting from scratch all over again by placing things in completely different places- xo Diana

Jill said...

Love the little basket, the colors are beautiful!!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi, it's so much fun changing things around from room to room. I do it all the time, you need a change sometimes.
Julie from

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Always good to change your room around and like what you did to yours.
I remember even as a small girl I would always be changing my bedroom around and it seemed like a new room.

Happy new week

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am constantly moving things around..then moving them back...and then back again! not feel bad. I think I am worse than you.:)

Susie said...

Oh yes, I love the basket with the blue starfish...way nicer. xoxo,Susie

sandy said...

Love the tweaks you made in your decor. The blue starfish now bring out the blue in the painting above. Pretty! Nothing wrong with changing things up!
Hugs! Sandy