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#241 of 1163 Old 02-20-2008, 12:02 AM
 
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I put the pics on my blog instead
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I've been so inspired by you all. I've been coming to this forum increasingly in the past few weeks. We're getting ready to ttc #3, so I think I'm nesting in a way

Here are my pics of our living room/playroom and kitchen/dining room. We rent (student family housing) so we don't have many options for redecorating and there is still so much more I want to get rid of (toys, tv), but h is resistant. I'll have to work on that. The kids' room is ongoing since so much seems to get brought in on a regular basis. Having a smallish home (max.1000sqf), thankfully, makes it a necessity to keep our stuff to a minimum.

Thanks for the inspiration!

http://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pZ...rojmM2xtCP-ttw

http://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pZ...2rgu02VJ8bWlzw

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I started reading this this afternoon and have started on my decluttering, I'm breaking for my tea right now, but I'll have to take pics for after too. I love this thread!!

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I've been so inspired by you all. I've been coming to this forum increasingly in the past few weeks. We're getting ready to ttc #3, so I think I'm nesting in a way

Here are my pics of our living room/playroom and kitchen/dining room. We rent (student family housing) so we don't have many options for redecorating and there is still so much more I want to get rid of (toys, tv), but h is resistant. I'll have to work on that. The kids' room is ongoing since so much seems to get brought in on a regular basis. Having a smallish home (max.1000sqf), thankfully, makes it a necessity to keep our stuff to a minimum.

Thanks for the inspiration!

http://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pZ...rojmM2xtCP-ttw

http://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pZ...2rgu02VJ8bWlzw

http://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pZ...jkZZT0GKnRyqqQ

http://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pZ...xYaf8N1dT7sJ2A

http://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pZ...ngjlU1ol8SXSuA
Is that just a tapestry in front of your entertainment center? That's a great idea! I was just going to go out and buy one with doors, but that looks much cooler!

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I've been so inspired by you all. I've been coming to this forum increasingly in the past few weeks. We're getting ready to ttc #3, so I think I'm nesting in a way

Here are my pics of our living room/playroom and kitchen/dining room. We rent (student family housing) so we don't have many options for redecorating and there is still so much more I want to get rid of (toys, tv), but h is resistant. I'll have to work on that. The kids' room is ongoing since so much seems to get brought in on a regular basis. Having a smallish home (max.1000sqf), thankfully, makes it a necessity to keep our stuff to a minimum.

It is absolutely beautiful! Color me jealous, I've never lived in student housing so nice.

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Is that just a tapestry in front of your entertainment center? That's a great idea! I was just going to go out and buy one with doors, but that looks much cooler!
Yes it's just a tapestry. My parents brought it back from Nepal and our entertainment cabinet used to have blah white doors that suddenly fell off one day and when we put the tapestray on, we were stunned how awesome it looked. We had almost decided to chuck the cabinet. It's amazing how simple redressing furniture can be sometimes.

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It is absolutely beautiful! Color me jealous, I've never lived in student housing so nice.
Our student housing is reknown for it's liveability. We've been here for almost four years and I was just accepted into a PhD program for this fall, so we're happily staying put for another five years. Lots of people here actually go out of their way to stay as long as possible because it's so wonderful. Because all the units are essentially the exact same, it's really fun to visit our neighbours' homes and see just how different everybody decorates and arranges the rooms. Thanks for the compliment - it feels good to have feedback
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I've been so inspired by you all. I've been coming to this forum increasingly in the past few weeks. We're getting ready to ttc #3, so I think I'm nesting in a way

Here are my pics of our living room/playroom and kitchen/dining room. We rent (student family housing) so we don't have many options for redecorating and there is still so much more I want to get rid of (toys, tv), but h is resistant. I'll have to work on that. The kids' room is ongoing since so much seems to get brought in on a regular basis. Having a smallish home (max.1000sqf), thankfully, makes it a necessity to keep our stuff to a minimum.

Thanks for the inspiration!

http://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pZ...rojmM2xtCP-ttw

http://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pZ...2rgu02VJ8bWlzw

http://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pZ...jkZZT0GKnRyqqQ

http://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pZ...xYaf8N1dT7sJ2A

http://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pZ...ngjlU1ol8SXSuA
I love your retro dining set and buffet! Your look is kind of "retro/vintage meets Ikea" and it works so well!

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I love the mid century buffet and table and the bookshelf. You ever wanna sell that you come see me
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I've been so inspired by you all. I've been coming to this forum increasingly in the past few weeks. We're getting ready to ttc #3, so I think I'm nesting in a way

Here are my pics of our living room/playroom and kitchen/dining room. We rent (student family housing) so we don't have many options for redecorating and there is still so much more I want to get rid of (toys, tv), but h is resistant. I'll have to work on that. The kids' room is ongoing since so much seems to get brought in on a regular basis. Having a smallish home (max.1000sqf), thankfully, makes it a necessity to keep our stuff to a minimum.

Thanks for the inspiration!

http://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pZ...rojmM2xtCP-ttw

http://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pZ...2rgu02VJ8bWlzw

http://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pZ...jkZZT0GKnRyqqQ

http://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pZ...xYaf8N1dT7sJ2A

http://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pZ...ngjlU1ol8SXSuA
I LOVE your dining area!!
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I'll post mine, they are already online anyway. Woo hoo, easy for me! We renovated our house last year and these are the after pics. The previous owners wanted to see, so I put up pics for them. My house is pretty much exactly like this now, except I do have a bit more clutter around my computer (bills, homeschool stuff), and the kitchen counter is now clear of all the junk that is on it in the pic.

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I feel so weird posting these as a noobie. I fear one of you will know me and say "HEY!! I've been to your house!" LOL
I LOVE the color on your dining room walls!
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Hey Lilgreen ... are you at UBC by any chance? Reminds me of Melfa Court. I lived there when I was a kid.

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Hey Lilgreen ... are you at UBC by any chance? Reminds me of Melfa Court. I lived there when I was a kid.
Yes we are! Small world. We're on Yalta, just around the corner
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Then no kidding you want to stay there as long as you can!
It's a great place for families with kids.
Your place looks great. Brought back some warm memories, that familiar UBC floorplan...

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I've taken a few pictures of our house. not of our bedroom, because its kind of ghetto (and not ghetto fab either) and i havent taken pics of the office/playroom yet, but you can still get an idea.
http://www.flickr.com/gp/24328696@N04/fRR293
its not as nice as some because we are renters and we never got around to painting the walls in cool colors, which would probably help a LOT. as soon as i make the office all beautiful, i'll post pictures of it

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I love your TV!!! What a wonderful alternative for that space.
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I love your TV!!! What a wonderful alternative for that space.
Totally!

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I'm glad this thread is still going! I really like the branches in your living room, lohagrace. I have taken some 'before' pics of our nursery (aka the clothing and baby supply storage room) but I haven't finished the project yet. I hope to this week! Then I will finally have some pictures to post.

Keep them coming... they're so inspiring!
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i just realized in the background of one of my living room pictures you can see the computer room...and there's the futon with the HUUUUUUUUUUGE laundry pile on it! oh well! we took care of it this weekend. so much for clean and clear!

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bumping this thread so I can find it again

 

 

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Very nice! I like that you have a candle on your desk.


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Okay, it's taken me two days to get through this thread! I loved looking at all the pictures. I have a few to add.

These are of my living room. You can see the beautiful but perfectly useless cradle that my fil made for us. I'd like to put a small bench there, but I have to keep the cradle forever now.
#1
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#4

Here is my utility area that is clean and clutter free! It's a really small and annoying space, but it is clutter free, so woo hoo!
utility area

And this is my front hall closet that tends to be a magnet for clutter:
closet
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i have been lurking in this forum, it is so inspiring! love this thread, thanks to everyone who shared, some of you have spaces that really resonate with and inspire me!
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Okay, it's taken me two days to get through this thread! I loved looking at all the pictures. I have a few to add.

These are of my living room. You can see the beautiful but perfectly useless cradle that my fil made for us. I'd like to put a small bench there, but I have to keep the cradle forever now.
#1
#2
#3
#4

Here is my utility area that is clean and clutter free! It's a really small and annoying space, but it is clutter free, so woo hoo!
utility area

And this is my front hall closet that tends to be a magnet for clutter:
closet
that cradle is beautiful!
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that cradle is beautiful!
It is beautiful. It's just a bit of a painful reminder. He spent all that time making when we never used it. It was sort of like - I love you enough to make this elaborate gift for you but not enough to actually get to know you (this was for child #4, so it wasn't like it was a new thing, yk?). Make sense? Anyhoo, it is very beautiful.
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here are pics of my cleaned up clutter removed kitchen!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...811/clean1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...811/clean4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...811/clean3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...811/clean2.jpg

just letting the dishes air dry before putting them away
before I started de-cluttering...the table was covered in stuff and the counter by the phone was a pig sty too
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What beautiful spaces. And this thread has almost 19,000 views, so I'm guessing a lot of us are enjoying the pics. Keep 'em coming! I might be inspired to add my own someday if I ever get to the point where I actually have a clean, uncluttered space!
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JoAnna, I love your living room! Where did you get your couches? Your art?

Thanks, Amanda
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JoAnna, I love your living room! Where did you get your couches? Your art?

Thanks, Amanda
Hi Amanda,
We bought the leather couches at Rooms to Go outlet, the flower one we got from craigslist, all the other chairs from garage sales / cragislist; and my dad made the playstands The art is from Ebay, we stretched it ourselves. Thanks!
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Thanks for sharing. I really love the feel of you living room, I'll have to check ebay too. Was stretching hard? What would I search under?
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