Monday, January 31, 2011

my favourite room

i have been meaning to do this post for a few weeks but once again time seems to slip right through my fingers. anyhow i am snatching a few minutes before i head out to my night fill job, as i realise now i need to squeeze every minute for what it is worth. over a year ago my handy hubby built in our garage and created another room which we have called the family room. i love this room because it is decorated and furnished to our taste. we still have light fittings to change, window treatments to decide on and flooring to finish but i think the photos show the direction we have headed in.
this cream leather lounge faces a gorgeous white flat screen TV
our two tub chairs face the road and this is our favourite spot for our daily cuppas.
the best thing about the furnishings is the price. the lamp was thrifted for $25 and the gorgeous mirror that my hubby got me was $15 from the same thrift shop.
i have a girl friend who is kindly going to make some roman blinds for the windows when we decide on what colour fabric we want and i will pop on some frosted contact on the clear panels on the door. hubby has convinced me to let him polish the concrete floor, i secretly think it will go perfectly with the room but i wont let him know that...
and down the track i can imagine a fancy but small chandelier as the main light instead of the existing fluros.
there are other parts to this room but i will have to show you another time and i have a secret idea for a big bare part of one wall...just need the money to fulfill that dream.
i guess i best go, take out the bins, get the children washed, homework done and fed before i have to go to work :) (squeezing every second i tell ya)
back with some birthday pics as my lili turned 9 on the weekend


Joolz said...

It looks lovely Rosie, you've done a great job!

lexie said...

What a lovely room you are developing Rosey. I love the mirror.

soggibottom said...

It all looks a chill out zone Rosey.
Lots of hugs for your 9 year old... from Soggibottom :-) x x x

Julia said...

very inviting!

Billy Angel said...

Rosey, I love your decorating style. And I've been wanting a couple of tub chairs myself. Ikea? Getting a chandalier sounds perfect....can't wait to see more.

Susie said...

Oh I love this. It is looking really good, i never find a thing in the trift shops, maybe i should look harder. Thank you for sharing.

Susie x