Friday, June 21, 2013


Wow!!  what a great feeling.  My living room is completely painted in the most luscious color:  Iced Cube Gray.  It is so fresh and clean looking.

My hubby and favorite son-in-law switched the sofa for the love seat and now I love the spaciousness in the room.  I will have the carpet cleaned and then bring in a couple pieces of furniture for quilt storage.

The other thing I am doing is hanging this Modern Mystery Quilt that was designed by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr.  When I decided to do this mystery quilt project, I planned for it to be a wall hanging in my living room.  It has been finished for quite a while and now it is time to hang it.

My Art Quilt is hanging over the fireplace and it looks so much better on the gray wall.

The wall paint takes on a blue tone at certain times of the day as the natural light changes.

All of the furniture has been moved back in and I absolutely love the "new look".  It makes me feel like I have a new house.

The Love Seat with the coffee table.  This picture makes that coffee table look out of proportion.  LOL   That is a painted silk piece on the wall behind the Love Seat painted by Chris Sandow.

The "Princess Chair".  This is the biggest chair!  When we ordered it from the book at the furniture store, I had no idea how over sized it would be.

My mom's drop-leaf table that my hubby refinished for her and she only used it for about a year before she became ill and lost her battle with cancer.  That was over 25 years ago and I have kept this table and used it in several different rooms in my house.

"Our corner" where we spend most of our time reading and relaxing.  This is where I do a lot of my hand quilting and sewing hexies.

And this is Little Bit's corner where her favorite doggy bed is.  This is where she always runs to when she gets a treat.  It is also very close to the foyer leading to the front door where she must check to see who is walking on the sidewalk.

My next big adventure for this room would be to be able to update the upholstery and maybe even remove the carpet.  But, in the meantime, new paint and some new wall hangings make it interesting.

I almost forgot to mention that we do have a little TV in this room.  Hubby thinks it needs to be replaced with a larger one, but I am very happy with the little one.  The huge one is in the basement "man cave".  I love those two little bird pillows painted by my artist friend, Chris Sandow!  They always make me smile.

Well, as you can see, this is clearly an eclectic room.  At least, that is a nice way of saying it is a "hodgepodge" of styles and moods.

Thanks for stopping by.  If you are in my area, come on over and we will have a cuppa.




  1. HodgePodge styling is my favorite! The paint color is just right :o)

  2. Now I know that you meant a hodgepodge of home and looks wonderful but then it looked wonderful before. Sandi your home has always felt warm and friendly whenever I have been there, cannot wait to see it....

    1. Thank you, Sharon! Our goal has always to make people feel comfortable and want to kick off their shoes and stay awhile when they visit our home!!