Wow! What a weekend for weather. It was such a good thing we cancelled our trip to Raleigh at the last minute. It was nice to hunker down with the family and we enjoyed a fun snow day in Atlanta. The boys absolutely loved it! I hope everyone stayed warm and safe.
If you’ve been around here long, you know that I am a strong believer in letting your house evolve with your needs. To use the space as it makes sense for your family. In the almost six years we have been in our house, we have made some great changes that have really allowed this house to work for our growing family. The biggest one was transforming what was a formal dining room into a 4th bedroom for guests. During this switcheraoo, the dining table got moved to a den off the kitchen to become an eat-in kitchen and the attached sun room became a playroom for the boys.
Well, fast forward two years. Those rooms have served their purpose and they have served them well. But I am ready to remove the explosion of toys. Now, I know there will still be toys EVERYWHERE. But I am hoping that we can avoid them being EVERYWHERE-ALL-THE-TIME.
We are going to wait until Sweet B can work the stairs to the basement better (maybe another 6 months?) but we plan to move most of the toys down to the basement. Then, the dining room table will move to what was the sunroom turned playroom. And what is now the dining room will become a sitting room/den. Got that?!?!?!
This is something that has been brewing up with my hubby and I for a few months. And because I can’t stop myself, I dreamed up three different looks for this space.
Pretty sure the Big Sweet would never go for option 3, but a girl can dream right? And because I have zero patience, I got a wild hair the other day and decided to just rearrange things to see how it was going to look. Of course it helps that we ordered a fun new chair from Kohl’s to get the ball rolling.
Kohl’s has a great selection of home goodies. And they are having a great sale right now. Did you know that you can stack coupon codes too? I was kind of shocked at how great of a deal this chair was with the sale price and coupon codes. We went ahead and ordered another so that we would have a pair for the room. #giddy
Here you can see how it will lay out but you are going to have to use your imagination! We plan to use two of the Madison Park chair’s from Kohl’s and then find two more swivel chairs to go around the fireplace. A new rug, possibly some new drapes, and a new light fixture because that chandelier will follow the dining room table.
The shelves I just updated are part of this room and you can see them here with the chair.
The deer over the mantel got a winter scarf. Because #brrrrrr. The ottoman was a thrift store find and I love it!
It’s amazing what a $4 grocery store bouquet and (free) yard clippings can do to one’s soul in the middle of January am-I-right?
Those nailheads! LOVE!
The fabric on these chairs is great too. An apple sauce pouch has already given this chair a run for its money and I just wiped it right off. A big fat huge kiss to Kohl’s for helping to get the ball rolling with this room update. It will be fun to see how it all comes together over the next few months. And what’s really even more exciting is that Kohl’s is giving one my lucky readers a $100 gift card! Just enter below.