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http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s720x720/576992_390166231033455_2008802625_n.jpg  all of these gluten free flours were scattered and hidden in my cabinet. I now have them in a deep drawer, as organized as I can.

 

Under my sink http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s720x720/576992_390166231033455_2008802625_n.jpg  the skillets and baking pans etc are in different cabinets.

Looks good!

 

I missed this somehow. Thanks! :D

 

 

 

 

Sorry to hear about the water damage. The dresser sounds beautiful!

 

I don't like all white walls. Feels too empty. We had blue walls for awhile too since we were renting then we got the a-okay to paint and we went with orange.

 

Sounds like you've got a lot of work ahead of you. Will you update w/pics when you're done?

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My bedroom used to be a taupe/grayish-tan color. It looked great with dark wood furniture, like walnut or mahogany. But we needed to repaint because of water damage and my mom is letting me use the antique dresser and commode that her MIL gave my parents when they got married. The wood is more of an amber-y color, some kind of fruitwood I think. So I wanted a color that would look good with that as well as dark oak. Ds's room is blue (pictures are somewhere on this thread), my mom's room is cream, the guest room is yellow, and the living room and upstairs bathroom are green, so I wanted to go with something not blue, green, or yellow. I have issues because when we moved into this house, every room was blue. Then my parents painted everything off white. So after all blue, then all white, followed by more apartment white when I lived in apartments, I'm enjoying more non-blue color.

 

I did get the floor waxed. My next problem is that I scored an Ikea Malm bed from a curb alert. It is super modern and blond wood. I have to figure out what to do with it to make it look ok with everything else. We're hoping the platform bed frame will work out so we'll be able to get rid of our box springs which make an unpleasant ridge up the middle of the bed. It is real wood veneer (on particle board) rather than the plastic "birch effect" so I think I can sand it and stain it darker. If I could find fabulous fabric for cheap, I could make a slipcover for the headboard and footboard. Or I could paint it. But I think it would look odd to have a big chunk of solid color painted furniture with all the antique unpainted wood furniture. It might be nice it I did some stenciling. I figure painting/stenciling will be a backup plan if sanding and staining is a big flop. 

 

I am pleased with the orange color and it looks great with such a variety of bright accent colors: aqua, turquoise, apple green, purple, etc. 

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Definitely, it just may be a while yet:-)

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That's fine biggrinbounce.gif

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I've been meaning to post pics in this thread for ages but always end up forgetting. Finally got around to taking some today. We're pretty minimal though I wouldn't call us true minimalists. We've slowly been replacing our "college days" furniture (the horrible green sectional is about to be replaced) and starting to really decorate which is fun. I have some very large blank walls in my great room that definitely need art and I'd like to get a rug for the dining room.  

 

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Our home office (we both work from home) and a half bath just off it:

 

 

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The house is very open concept... Family room, kitchen and breakfast nook: 

 

 

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Laundry Room and hallway leading to our bedroom (that door leads to the garage):

 

 

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Our bedroom and bathroom:

 

 

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Landing and view of the kiddos room and one of the bathrooms:

 

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Your house is beautiful, Coconut Chronicles! I'd be in Heaven in guest room number one. Totally my color scheme right now. I kind of like the sectional, but being stuck with one color for a while might get boring to me, so I can see why you are looking forward to a replacement. I can't even imagine living with such a small amount of stuff, but it looks like a dream come true! I keep wondering, "But where is all of the paper clutter?"
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Your house is beautiful, Coconut Chronicles! I'd be in Heaven in guest room number one. Totally my color scheme right now. I kind of like the sectional, but being stuck with one color for a while might get boring to me, so I can see why you are looking forward to a replacement. I can't even imagine living with such a small amount of stuff, but it looks like a dream come true! I keep wondering, "But where is all of the paper clutter?"

 

luxlove.gif Aww thank you. That guest room is my favorite too. The artwork, lamps and some of the books have been in my family for a long time. The second guest room needs artwork and some brighter accessories. I haven't gotten around to putting the foot board on the frame either.

 

You hit the nail on the head... the green is boring and limiting. I'd rather have a more neutral colored sectional or sofa and then be able to change the colors of the pillows (seasonally).  

Re paper clutter... ohh it's there. It's in the office on my desk. lol.gif In the second picture you can see the stack of mail that I still haven't gone through bag.gif. I also have a junk drawer in the laundry room and the desk at the top of the stairs has stationary, etc.   

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Coconut Chronicles, I think your home is officially my favorite. There is something so light and airy about it - Paper clutter on the desk or not!

 

Just gorgeous, thanks for sharing..  love.gif

 

We have a similar color scheme in our bedroom as you do in guest room 1. Our blue is not as true as yours though, more of a tiffany blue. You've inspired me to continue with my decluttering and get a move on with these renovations. orngbiggrin.gif

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Coconut Chronicles absolutely gorgeous. You can come decorate for me any time!!!

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This is my kitchen- it is a work in progress... but has come a long way see kitten under center table lol

 

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This is living room- also work in progress- cleaning supplies are still in there and I HATE the paint color- will be repainted soon- any suggestions?

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oh- sorry I always forget to rotate- but you get the idea lol

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It's been ages since I've had something worth posting here, but I've been lurking along faithfully for a long time.  You ladies are such an inspiration, and I love looking at all the beautiful, decluttered rooms!  Now that the pregnancy from hell is over, I'm finding that I actually have the energy to conquer my mess of a house (in spite of chasing a toddler and nursing a newborn, no less).  Yesterday I started on my dining room, decluttering and organizing the buffet.  Today was the table, and then I vacuumed and mopped.  For a miracle, the secretary desk has stayed in good shape and needed minimal work.

 

And now it's clean!  I'm so excited!!  joy.gif

 

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Our entire house is actually a work-in-progress, as we are renovating.  This is one of the rooms we haven't gotten to yet, hence the painted paneling and funky, off-center lamp.  But it's clean!

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Looks good, mamas!!

 

 

Mom31, not sure what color you should go with. Maybe a pale gray? Our walls are 2 different colors of gray. Darker in the bedrooms but not dungeon like gray and lighter in the living room/kitchen. I wish we'd kept the darker gray thru the entire house.

 

 

Coconut Chronicles-do your kids do ok with the house being so open/organized? I love it and it's gorgeous but I couldn't see my kids keeping it that

clean/organized, lol

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Mom31, I was also thinking gray. I love, love, love Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray, and I have it in my foyer, along with the next lighter color on that card, Sea Salt, which is in my living room. Both are so peaceful. Looks gray in some lights, green in others and blue in others. I love how it changes throughout the day.

Diana, I love the painted paneling and the light fixture. The off-centerness, well you'll get to it.
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Anyone else? I need some motivation to clean.

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Yes, me too!
 

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Can I do grey with a light brown couch?

I just bought a new couch.

I am going to see about getting it painted soon I have lived with this long enough.  I suppose I could do it myself.... I just really hate to do it.

And I fear I won't finish it or mess it up.

 

We went antiquing this past weekend and a lady had this beautiful set up all in white- the worn white- and I love it so much- I really want to try to do it here.

I have tons of mis match furniture so I think I will look up how to do that...

and see what I can come up with.

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You can do a gray with blues and greens in it with a light brown couch. Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray would look nice, or I have the lighter version in my living room which is sea salt. Love both colors.
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Oh and check out Centsational Girl's blog and also the nester's blog for some great info. You're in luck with the mismatched furniture because matchy matchy furniture is out of style, so now you're just trendy. LOL!
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oh I am loving the my romantic home blog!!!

She is a single mom to like me:)
 

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I can't believe this thread is still going! I haven't posted on Mothering in awhile but I noticed I was still getting visitors from my link on this thread so I thought I'd post my new room.

2 years ago we moved to a 150 year old farmhouse. We've been playing with animals and neglecting the interior. I finally decided to reno the living room. When we first moved in dh added bookcases but not much else was done.

In the past month or so we repainted the walls and replaced the ugly orange flooring. We got rid of our stained saggy couch and bought new furniture and decor. All of the furniture has storage, so all our clutter is hidden away.

Here's a before and after pic. The before is after we replaced the floor but before we repainted the walls grey.


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We still have to replace the knobs on the coffee table and put another piece of art up but it's pretty much done!


There are more pics on my blog that show the artwork, tv stand and bar cart. I usually put much less in a room but adding more really helped make it more cozy and got rid of the clutter.
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