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Rearranging Rooms-Making It Work

Making it Work is the heading I am giving to totally rearranging my home.  As you may have read on “My Mission” page, I needed more space to accommodate my charge who is coming home from a long stay in the hospital.  Feel free to peruse my Gallery showing how I accomplished this.  Also, I have added a link to show how it looked prior to the change.  Previous Decor

Paper and Glue

I love working with paper and glue, aka paper machete.  This time I went bigger.  Using an old wicker basket as a mold, I taped on plastic, slathered it with vasoline, and then layered it with cut up paper bags and glue.  After many, many layers, I let it dry and painted it with a faux leather-look paint kit.  I call it a trough.  Not sure what I’ll use it for, but I like it.

Basket Mold
Basket Mold
Paper Machete Trough
Paper Machete Trough
Paper Machete Trough 2
Paper Machete Trough 2

My Home Decor Style

Every time I look at Home Decor magazines or websites I get excited and start to evaluate my own style.  As I look about my home, I review my choices and weigh them against those I see elsewhere.

I like muted earth tones.  They work well for me because I have a dark house, so I embrace the moodiness of it.  No glaring bright colors here.  Plus I do not have the option of changing features (I would love to tear out a wall) and paint all the dark woodwork white.

On the positive side, I have kept within the same color scheme (blue and burgundy with variations) with a background of browns, black, and off-white.  When I do this, I can move around any item from room to room and it fits in beautifully.  Plus it narrows my search when shopping.

Feel free to take a stroll through my gallery of living room and bedroom decor.