Welcome to the November Decorating Dilemmas Party! (If you're stopping by for Day #3 of 27 Days of Thankful, just click that link.)
Please read the rules for this party before linking your blog post up (rules at bottom of post). Thanks!
No one is a perfect homemaker.
I just know there are some of you reading this who have something in or around your homes that you've thought about fixing up or changing or trashing, but you just aren't sure how to begin.
I started this party over the summer to give bloggers a chance to visit each other and offer helpful suggestions on the various dilemmas we all face. Sometimes, just taking a picture of the offending area or item is enough to get my brain working. It is refreshing to hear what other people have to say when their opinions are voiced kindly.
So here's my problem for the month:
A whole, entire wall in the Living room, otherwise known as "the place where T spends all his free time."
In a perfect dream world, that awful television would be transformed into a sleek, wall-mounted TV in the center of that wall, and a nice storage piece (with appropriate accessories atop) would reside beneath it.
But I live in reality, which states that a new fancy TV is not in the budget, and the TV we have is so enormous
ly hideously large that it can only fit in that corner. I'm not sure what that dark DVD cabinet is doing there, except that perhaps it seemed like a good spot to put the telephone.
As much as I hate the TV and the little DVD cabinet, it's not what I want to focus on tonight. I'd love some help with that wall.
Who wouldn't want a precious baby like this to smile at them while they watch Fox News?
T has never once said anything, but I suspect that he'd prefer something different, as this is the room he spends every spare moment in when he's not working. And I'm okay with that. This room needs a change, and I'd like to start with that wall and then move on to pillows.
The center print on that wall is a scene from a fox hunt, and while T has done some hunting in his day, I've never seen him in jodhpurs or carrying a riding crop.
Should I spray paint all the gold frames? What color? With the exception of the khaki walls and the white trim, the pieces in this room are dark:
See? Again with the gold!
I draw the line at animal heads and/or soccer posters on the wall, but I'd like to get some ideas to dress that wall up. I'd be okay with taking all the photos down, or even blowing up a family photo to put in that large wood frame in the center.
I just really can't go girly in here because poor T lives with three girls now and even the dog
was is a girl. Thank you for your suggestions!
Now, it's your turn to share:
Remember, there is a Giveaway contest for participants! I'll leave the party open until 10 pm (ET) on Wednesday night. I'll announce the winner on Friday.
You could win this:
(I thought it looked like fun with Thanksgiving, especially the article mentioned on the front about the "Dos and Don'ts of Entertaining.")
Here are a few rules (I hate to be a stickler, but I've had some bloggers link up that didn't follow through the past few times):
1. When you enter your link, please enter the permalink to your specific party post, not your blog's homepage.
(You can do this by opening your blog, clicking on the title of the post that you want to link to, and then highlighting it to copy and paste here in MckLinky. If readers can't find the correct post on your blog, then you won't receive any feedback.)
2. Please give us a brief description of your post after your blog name.
For example, mine would read: Amanda @ Serenity Now (Wacked Out Wall)
3. *Please leave me a comment with a link to your post.*
This way, if McLinky hates me, dumps me, and ignores me, we can still all visit each other through the comments! Also, I like comments.
4. It would be great if you'd include a little link to this post when you join the party.
Just add it in somewhere within your blog's party post before you link up. That way your readers can join in the fun if they want to. Please double check to be sure that your links work after you sign up. If I don't see a link to THIS post (again, not my blog's home page, please link tothis specific post), I'll have to delete your link.
5. It won't be a party if we don't mingle!
Try to visit some of the other blogs, and remember to play nice. (If you notice you haven't received any comments, take a few minutes to comment on the other partygoers' posts, and be sure to tell them you are visiting from my party so they know to return the favor. That makes a successful blog party. Otherwise, I'm just hosting a big list of people's links, and that's no fun for anyone.)
Come as you are and don't worry about completing your project. Let's be real! We love to share our successes, so why should we balk at admitting we might have an area (or twelve!) that we need some help with!
Have fun, everyone!