What is it about a new year that makes you want to organize your junk, clean stuff out, move furniture around, tear down wallpaper that you've been wanting to tear down for ten years, paint the walls...I could go on and on. Unfortunately, I have grandiose ideas and lackluster motivation to complete the job.
Thankfully, Beloved sometimes gets a spurt of energy and decides to make things happen - and happen they did this past weekend. He tore up the basement rec room- removed the slipcovers on all the furniture and got it all washed up and looking good. We've been looking for new furniture for a variety of rooms- but it's just not in the budget to replace everything we'd like to replace. So, until we decide which room gets the magic wand waved over it- we are going to re-purpose some of the furniture. First stop is moving one of the chairs from the basement rec room up to our sitting room and finally bidding adios to a chair that has seen better days. That leaves the basement with one less chair, but that's okay. We're thinking about moving the living room sofa and chair to the basement. That would leave the living room sort of a blank canvas.
Which got me to thinking- what style do I want to infuse in that room? I'm a traditional girl at heart- I like to mix old pieces with new to keep it looking fresh and hopefully timeless. However, when I start perusing decorating magazines and checking out a more modern look- I really kind of dig some of those looks. I'm not sure the architectural details I have in my home would support that style- but I sure do like the looks of certain modern furniture and accessories.
What's your personal style? Are you open to change as you re-purpose and freshen up your space in the new year? While you're thinking about it- let me offer a suggestion- check out the link posted above, it will take you to one of the many sites CSN Stores operates on the web. Do some window shopping and come back over here and leave a comment about something you saw that you liked. My handy random organizer will pick a winner among the commenters and you'll receive a $20 gift certificate to use at the CSN site. Hurry and check it all out by Thursday, January 20 at midnight, EST. Winner will be announced on Friday. Have fun- I look forward to your comments!