Den Refreshed


Forced to move things around to accommodate the bed and such in the new guest room, we got to refresh the den, which was much needed.  No drastic changes, but a few nice ones to freshen things up.

Here is the old look..fullsizeoutput_b10fullsizeoutput_b0ffullsizeoutput_b11


The first thing we did was move the furniture around.   We took the hall tree out and put in near the garage back door hallway.  I set it up with a tray for keys and the like.  Then we moved the large armoire into the new guest room and replaced it with a mirror and a drop-leaf table.  We moved the white desk to an adjacent wall and moved the large breakfront against that wall.


If you missed how I arranged this piece of furniture, you can check it out here.

Next I rearranged the shelves a little on either side of fireplace, adding a few new items.IMG_5173.JPGIMG_5174.JPGIMG_5175.JPGIMG_5177.JPGIMG_5181.JPGIMG_5183.JPG

We purchased a more modern fireplace screen.  I love the retro look it has!IMG_5161.JPG

This is the old screen.IMG_5171.JPG

Here is the new one!!IMG_5172.JPGIMG_5193.JPGIMG_5192.JPG

I am still LOVING the painting Hayley did for me above the fireplace for Mother’s Day last year.IMG_5176.JPG

Everything else is pretty much still the same with the seating.IMG_5194.JPG

Next up is new floors.  We swore once the dog passed, we would get the new floors.  It’s been over six months now, and we have yet to get them.  We are finishing up painting just about every room in the house and will probably start shopping for them after that.

My heart wants large wood plank flooring in a dark stain, but my brain says we need vinyl plank that looks like dark stained wood.

This is probably not our forever house, so I don’t know if we should invest in the wood.  What are your thoughts?



Shop this look: gold ornate metal decorative sphere on shelves //clear box with agate//fireplace screen//gold burst metal on shelves//



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