Thursday, October 8, 2009

Met Monday October 12

It is Met Monday at Susan's. We made a change this week in one of our little eating areas. You have seen this "before" picture (pictured in this first picture below) in a previous post. I do love eating here and we still can do it ....but we enjoy this little bay window in the cooler weather as a instant kind of Porch ;-) . We like the freedom of moving the side chairs to face out towards the outdoors and watch all of the birds and squirrels. So...here is the before..............



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and below is the after
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So...we moved the table --this makes it easier to change the position of the chairs. AND of COURSE of PRIME IMPORTANCE IS HOW BOOTS FEELS ABOUT THIS---HE IS LOVING THE SUNSHINE AND THE CHAIR. (HE IS 15--so we have to have pity on him).
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We have also put some dashes of red in here to tie in with the upper dining area that has red checked tablecloths (as you can see in the post below or in my header). We also changed out the picture that was above the little gas stove for a big mirror to reflect more light into the room for the darker days ahead. This has worked well so far. (I bought the mirror from Craig's list and then had to pay the same price to have the backing fixed and the hardware exchanged!! YIKERS!! The wood frame was so hard it would bend any staples even from an electric staple gun---The frame guy was amazed at the toughness of the frame. ANYWAYS he fixed it for me.....this thing was heavy!!

39 comments:

  1. I just love this prety bay window area. It is so inviting. YOur red is such a beautiful and cheerful addition too. What a wonderful place to just sit and relax. I think you would find me there often. Hugs, Marty

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  2. I looks really nice. I love the trim detail above the bay window. Great use of a piece like that.

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  3. This area is really nice and I like how it looks as well as how you use it.

    blessings,
    d

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  4. What a charming and cozy little spot you have made for your family. It's wonderful!

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  5. Cozy place to sit for a spell.The red checks look nice for a change.
    Carolyn

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  6. I love the addition of the red. It would be great if you can come for lunch. I'm giving lots of notice so people have time to plan for it.

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  7. What a lovely met! Yellow is my favorite color, and red comes in second. I love it!

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  8. Your red and yellow are so pretty in your nook!

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  9. It looks great! I love the red and white checks...so cheerful!

    Jane

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  10. Beautiful window and I love how you can easily transform it back to a dining area again. Love the addition of reds too...Christine

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  11. I love your pretty little bay window area. It's beautiful and so cozy.
    cheri

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  12. I love the red! It really has made this area pop!

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  13. What a pretty nook! So cozy and cheery. I love both settings.

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  14. What a nice little, patriotic area to read or watch the wildlife!

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  15. I love small nitches in a room, makes the room so much more interesting! Hope Boots likes the new arrangement. We put a small bay window in our barn for my barn cats and it wasn't up 5 minutes and both cats were in it checking it out. They love it!

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  16. I like it with the red! what a cozy little place to read, and yes a perfect place for your cat to enjoy :)

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  17. I love the red and white checked fabric for your curtains. Its so cheery and happy, it really plays off your sunny yellow walls.Your room looks perfect! I would be happy setting in there sipping on hot cup of earl gray.
    Enjoy your day,
    Elizabeth

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  18. I love this! I'd love to sit there and chat!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  19. I like all your changes. It's amazing that little changes can make such a big difference! I'll be over for tea later! :)

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  20. Hi NannyKim,
    God bless you.
    So glad you dropped by and said hello!
    The embossed wallpaper I bought for our Familyroom that will become a Formal Diningroom is deliberately a paper that you can paint the color you want. How does that grab ya? Haha.

    I think if you paint wallpaper that would be alright. I've seen it done. You're right about hiding cracks and if the paper helps okay.

    Stay tuned...
    d

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  21. I love bay windows. So wonderful that you take advantage of yours to enjoy the outdoors (and for Boots too). Very nice!

    Christi

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  22. What a wonderful little space. It just looks so warm and inviting, the pop of red is so dramatic. Just beautiful. Thanks for visiting. As to your questionI didn't attach the lamp to the silver dish, I just sat it there, Knowing myself like I do I will see somrthing else and change it again, of course I just hot glued the feather on.Thanks for visiting.
    Sandy

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  23. I always love to change the furniture,just like a fresh new start. Love the Thanksgiving table, so warm and cozy, very inviting.
    Cheers!

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  24. What a beautiful happy seating area. I love the transformation and Boots is just so cute! :)

    Roeshel

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  25. Oh it looks so inviting and comfy.


    If you haven't already come link up to my Room a Month Link party (Every Monday!)http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/10/room-month-monster-dominoes.html

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  26. WOW!! What a difference the red curtins make! This area looks great!

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  27. As the song goes, "take my breath away!" What a charming blog/cottage you have! Oh, I'm so glad you stopped by 47th Street so I could find you. Love what you have done. I have such a weakness for red, AND your snuggly kitty!

    I'm going to sign up to be a follower of yours so I can peek in at more of what you do!
    Donna

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  28. What a cozy little corner... It is to cute cute cute
    xoxo
    Julie

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  29. Thanks for visiting and for your comment. I got the hoop at Hobby Lobby. I love your cozy bay window area. It looks so inviting and comfortable.

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  30. I love being able to rearrange! It looks fantastic.. and cozy!
    Hope you are having a great week!
    Rainey

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  31. Too cute! I love bay windows...you can do so much with them.

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  32. I love the checkered panels on the windows. The punch of red, really brings the room to life!
    -Angela

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  33. I love the changes & the addition of the red. Too bad about the mirror. At least it was fixable. And I think that pets rule in most homes. Thanks for stopping by my blog & commenting. It means a lot.

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  34. I love youe be-spindled bay window! The seating group looks perfect-right out of Country Living!
    ~Nancy

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  35. I love the curtains and the pillows, so charming! Love the kitty too!

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  36. Monofilament is just fishing line (monofilament just sounded more crafty and less hmmmmm.....silly?) Thanks for visiting the blog (A Crafty Clan). Love your little cottage :)

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  37. What a sweet change this is! I love the red and was thinking how festive and fun this little area will be to decorate in the Christmas season!

    blessings
    mary

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  38. Oh nannykim! I have finally found you!!! You have been following my guest bathroom makeover the last two Mondays.

    You have so kindly commented and also asked questions... but your comments don't show a way to contact you... no link.

    Well... I was just now visiting Phyllis at Around the House (dosen't she take beautiful pictures?) and you left her a comment. Well that comment had a picture of you and I couild link to you... at last.

    About the sink skirt, I used velcro and will show the way I made it and what I used soon. There was not a stitch of sewing involved!

    Thanks for taking an interest in my blog. I think I am begining to get the nack of it. Now I even have pretty polka dots on my background :)

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  39. Bay windows are so much fun to decorate. I can see you are enjoying yours.
    It looks so cozy.

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Howdy :-)