This is the oak bookcase that I bought at our recent garage sale. I know, I haven't put anything on the bottom shelf yet and the top decor is atrocious. I've told you before, I'm horrible at decorating. Besides that, I totally hate that plate, but my mother got tired of it and gave it to me, so I figured I should display it for a few weeks before it enters the trash. Heeheehee.
Anyway, I am an avid reader and literally have hundreds of books. I've always wanted a barrister bookcase but of course there's never money for something like this. When I brought it home Jimmy thought I was nuts to pay $60 for it, but come on, it is solid wood. Sure, it wobbles a bit but it's really gorgeous. Even though I hate oak. Have I mentioned that lately?
While sitting out in my bitch cave with the window to my side open, I was able to get these shots of the family room. That's the only wall I've painted in the house and I've grown to hate the color. It's a bit too deep and dark, but guess what? It's staying that way!
Yes, that's a printer on the ugly speaker. Can't figure out anywhere else to put it. Okay, the truth is, I'm too lazy to move it. So to explain the change. The big couch to your right used to be right here in front of the window, facing the tv, and the smaller sofa was on the wall where the big one is now. Got it?
No, my couch is not sprouting a horn. I accidentally
And can you believe we still have the old-fashioned, huge ugly box tv? I want a flat-screen dammit!
See that beautiful poppy painting going up the stairs? That is one of my favorite things that I own. It was painted by that person who used to be a good friend and then tossed me out like yesterday's leftovers. She gave it to me for my birthday and even framed it for me. Even though she's a cold-hearted bitch, I still love it.
So, I do have burnt orange decorative pillows for the couches, but they're tucked safely away in a lidded basket since Strudel loves pillows. And I do have a beautiful black and orange area rug, but Strudel thought that was a nice chew toy also, so it's put away in my closet for now.
Here I was standing close to the stairway looking out on the family room. You can see my bitch chair through the window. Nope, haven't decorated the bottom shelves of the sofa table yet. See that rock thing? It's a candle holder with an inscription in it, from my beautiful friend, Glenda, better known to all of you as Tootsie. In the far corner is a ladder-like bookshelf that I got off of Craig's List months ago. I had a close-up picture of how it's arranged but now I can't find it!
So, here's a closer look at the sofa table. Is this shit exciting, or what?
Now you'll have to excuse the sag of the couches and such. These things are pretty old... about 10 years or so I'd guess.
And that's about it folks. Like I said in my post yesterday, I've started Christmas decorating but can't seem to finish it, so who knows when you'll see pictures of that, if ever! All of you need to keep blogging about your decorating... maybe, just maybe it'll put a spark up my ass!
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