Thursday, February 26, 2009

Replacing Furniture, Avoiding Homework, Guest Bathroom Update...

Some of the side effects of being in school are amazing. Yep, while you're studying and doing homework, the most amazing thing happens....you're all of a sudden motivated to clean bathrooms...no kidding. Once your bathrooms sparkle, you notice the base boards need to be dusted. Once that's done you start replacing furniture.


Remember my family room? It went from dark and cold...

To soft and fuzzy...


Dont'cha want to curl up and watch a movie on it?
Dont'cha wish your couch was soft like mine...dont'cha?



Moving on to the dining room. I recently discovered Craig's List. Yes, I realize I'm the last person in the United States that has heard of it. But better late than never, right?

Anyway, here is my table before...




And here is the baby I got on Craig's List. Isn't she a beaut? It came with 8 chairs and a 14 inch leaf.




Moving on to the guest room. *I told you I've been busy avoiding homework* This sleigh bedroom set was also on Craig's List.



I bought this just in time for my Aunt and Uncle to visit on Valentines. I still have more decorating to do in this room...stay tuned.


The guest bathroom, which is also the kids bathroom, got an update. New shower curtain...


New soft white towels hung under the family pic's.



My basket of goodies for the guests...


New white shower mat...


I figure it's best that the kids don't share shower mats with the guests. I like it also because it doesn't have a rubber backing...hate those.

Anyhoo, I'm so thankful for school. I'm getting a ton done now at home. Who knew?

41 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

I love everything. I really love those white framed pictures over the towel...wonderful!
~Sandy toe

Kitty Scraps said...

You are so funny!
I love everything too, you've certainly found some lovely pieces. I think you're very thoughtful to provide your guests with all the essentials in the basket. Great idea! Now what about your schoolwork? *smiles*

Darlene said...

Girlfriend..you have definitely been shopping away and doing a FABULOUS decorating job...as always!! Remember if you ever come to Oklahoma you can come and decorate all you want in my home.♥

I am SOOOO glad I didn't have to call the bloggy police and you checked in...lol

Now....how are those grades?

Mabry's gamma said...

Brandee,

You came through. I knew the decorating bug couldn't stay away for long. You have some wonderful pieces of furniture and I think I will have to check out Craigslist (which I did know about but never think to use) because I "heart" your dining room set, that's what I want.

Now stop playing (at least until next week...LOL) and get to your homework young lady.

By any chance are you taking interior design at school? When I move you come and help me decorate... hint hint. Kidding (sort of).

Cheri

Lisa Ann said...

Wow you have been busy! That sofa looks like the perfect place to curl up with a good book. I love the dining room and guest bedroom furniture to. Everything is just beautiful!

Pajama Mama said...

Looks great...I've been thinking my living room is too dark, too, but don't know exactly what to do to fix it. i do love your new sectional!

Leigh said...

I LOV Eit all! Great work. I love the star in the bathroom, whered ya get that?
And that couch....I do want one like that ! AWESOME!

"Blossom" AKS Anita said...

What an awesome job you did. Everything looks so nice.

Tamara Jansen said...

When you run out of things to do at your place, maybe you can come and re-do mine :)

Nikki said...

You have been really busy! Everything looks so good. Your guests have a great place to stay.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love it all! Glad to see your Craigslist searching has had results. I have been looking for a car, a twin bed and a 20 inch table with no luck. But the search is fun. :)

Shannon said...

That is hilarious! I remember that feeling well! Whenever I had homework to do I would spend all night cleaning my room. :)

Love all your new pieces of furniture! The new couch is great!! I love sectionals for some reason.

Ginger said...

Hi Brandee:
Darn, I need to go back to school so it will motivate me to clean and get new furniture. lol.
I love your home and all your new things....makes me want to move right in!!
My daughter is addicted to Craigs list, and has bought a lot of furniture on there too. We don't even have any listings here (we don't have much of anything in this small town). Did you sell your furniture on there too?
It all looks fabulous!!
Ginger

Carrie said...

Everything looks so good! I love the star on the bathroom wall I am getting ready to redo our bathroom!

Ros said...

clever as always! =) I'm playing hooky from school today. If only I got bathroom fever too....

nikkicrumpet said...

Well crap...how come I never find anything good on Craig's list! that round table is GORGEOUS. And the guest bedroom and bath are looking pretty darn spiffy too! And if you come home and find a stranger lounging on that comfy couch eating all your food...don't panic it's just me :)

AJ said...

Hey Girlie! Love all of your finds! I've sold lots of stuff on Craigslist but never bought. Certain things weird me out! Glad to hear you are surviving school:)

AJ said...

Hey Girlie! Love all of your finds! I've sold lots of stuff on Craigslist but never bought. Certain things weird me out! Glad to hear you are surviving school:)

Blondie's Journal said...

Very nice! The dining table & chairs were a steal...all that detail! Have never tried Craig's List but am hearing great things!

Love all the little fix-ups in the guest and bathroom, they sure add up!!

Happy studying! ;-)

xoxo
Janie

Linda said...

When I was in school I had a perfectly clean home. I couldn't concentrate on studying if anything was out of place. Amazing isn't it?? I guess it is just pure and simple procrastionation. Oh well. I may be going back to school myself so I will be emailing you soon I am sure. I love all the new stuff you got. That table is so pretty!
Now go study! :)
Blessings,
Linda

Tracey said...

Brandee,
Wow!! YOu sure have been busy....everything looks great! I LOVE the bedroom set especially!!
Tracey

imjacobsmom said...

You aren't the last person to learn of Craigslist - I just commented on Cindy's blog of Applewood Cottage (she bought the cutest rocker) that I did not realize that such nice things could be found there. Hmmm. I need to check this out! ~ Robyn

Ruby Red Slippers said...

It sure is good to hear from you! How is school going? I find a million things to do on the days I need to pay the bills-rearrange anything! clean anything-but bills! LOL
Love all the changes-I haven't seen all that cool stuff on Craig's list-I need to be on the location you are! LOVE the dining room table-lovely!

Lisa said...

the living room looks very comfortable, are any boys allowed in that room? or is that your study room?

ceekay said...

Mercy me girl...you need more to do? Everything is beautiful. I haven't purchased on craigs list...but I look.

cindy said...

I LOVE that dining room set! What a find! And the new bed too! Glad to hear that you're liking school.....are you looking forward to spring break? ~Cindy~

Da Bergs said...

Love all your new stuff! So, WHERE did you find that CUTE BIG wire starfish over the toliet??!!!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi everything looks so nice! Wow...you have been busy! Your place looks beautiful! Hope you are doing great.
Blessings,
Debbie

Felicia said...

Excellent. Your family room looks much cozier :)

Deb said...

Girl I absolutely love everything you did. Those couches are to die for. Looks like a whole new house!!! I'm sure your guests loved it.

Girly Stuff said...

Ha! And I thought you were bogged down by school work! Who knew how motivational going back to school would be for your house!

I love all your changes! The table and couch are great!

I must go to Craig's list right now! It apparently is worth dealing with all the wackos!

Dawn said...

Hey there! I just found your blog and it's great!

I absolutely LOVE your new dining table!!!

-Dawn
www.lifeateventuallycottage.blogspot.com

momof3azkids said...

You've been busy! Hopefully you re-listed all of your old things on Craigslist...if not, you can donate to me!

Ms. Tee said...

I love it all! I keep forgetting to check out Craig's list - I've got to do it soon! :)

Erin said...

Wow everything looks great! I love all your new furniture. Getting new furniture has got to be the best thing ever!

nikkicrumpet said...

Thanks so very much for the vote! You're the best.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is one of the few I have went back through to view older postings. I really do enjoy it and have no idea how I found it :o)

Thanks,

Tiffany

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

That table is really beautiful!! Love the pictures in the bathroom too.

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Most of i like the table, which is absolutely fantastic.

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