Monday, January 28, 2008

Rearranging Furniture

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This weekend I rearranged my living room. I usually have my couch under the mirror but I decided to move the birdhouse table under it. My dad made the table and the mirror! I think the birdhouse I have hanging on the wall next to it looks out of place but I'm not sure what to put there.
I moved the sofa out to the middle which divides the dining room from the living room nicely. I don't know why I bought a navy blue sofa. I really want to either make white slipcovers or have someone make them for me. Both of those involve time and money~ which I have neither of. When I bought the sofa I was thinking I was going to decorate more in a nautical cottage feel. I changed my mind on that! I hung a blue and white toile throw on the back of the sofa to lighten it up.
I planted this amaryllis bulb in a huge terracotta pot and it didn't look good so I wrapped it in a white pillowcase and tied a ribbon around it. Not perfect but it looks better than it did!

I love the soft colors of this "Apple Blossom" amaryllis!

It's so hard to get good pictures in the winter! We've had rain for the last couple weeks and my apartment is always dark! I can't wait for Spring!


Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

Well at least its not snow we had our first storm this winter! Cindy a shop on the Cape saw my 'pink bike' sign and placed orders.Ruffles and Roses,they have a link too I posted on my blog.I am so happy that someone in Mass. likes pink and aqua! A miracle!! Denise

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

I love the birdhouse table wow!

Tracy said...

Cindy, I think your living room looks lovely. Love the birdhouse table!

Melissa said...


I can't say thank you enough for the detailed pictures of your home. We too live in a rental and it's sometimes difficult to make it look homey because you can't do everything you want to do.

Thank you for the inspiration to make our space as beautiful as possible!

Many Blessings,

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Hello Cindy,
I like how the couch divideds the two rooms, it looks homey. I have bought so many things thinking I will paint or redo but you are so right its time and MONEY.
Have a great day

Regina said...

I love your livingroom.I love apple
blosom also,I have the same.Loveley
idea with the pot.Thank you for the
I wish you a wonderful week,

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

Thank you Cindy !!

Alison Gibbs said...

That looks lovely Cindy. Dividing the space with the couch is a great idea. The table looks pretty under the mirror.

Mary said...

Oh don't you just love rearranging the furniture? And the accessories, too? I guess it's our grown-up way of playing house. I love your Appleblossom amaryllis -- that's my favorite color. I'm longing for spring, too! :)


It all looks so have such a wonderful talent.... I visit your blog every day because it always makes me ooh... ahhh and smile!!!

Jasminé said...

Hi Cindy
I know what you mean about winter making your place home has such a different atmosphere when the sun shines in the windows..
but, for now, we have to make the best of our candles and lights (lovely chandelier by the way)
I think your lounge looks lovely, I am forever changing my furniture around, keeps me loving my things, and I don't get bored!

Glenda said...

Nice job on the rearrange. I have a green couch that I too would like to recover with something different. I wish I was handy with a sewing machine then perhaps I could make my own.
At least your not afraid to paint. I have painted, and then I need to paint. Don't have the motivation I wish I did.
I think the bird house on that wall looks fine from the pictures.
Maybe you'll be in a thrift shop and see something, or an antique shop, or just marshalls.

the feathered nest said...

The birdhouse table looks great under the mirror! I like re-arranging things too. I think I've moved my couch just about everyplace it could possibly go in the LR which isn't much! What about just buying a Surefit slipcover for your sofa for the time being?


linda t said...

Hi Cindy,
I saw the other day that Tuesday Morning has Mercury Apathacary jars. It sorta looks like you may have one in one of your pics. They are sooo gorgeous... but not as easy to see inside. Not sure if I will get one, or wait to find a clear glass one.
But as always, I love, love, love your home!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Everything looks wonderful. Your table is amazing! The amaryllis' colors are so soft and feminine.

Have the Best of Weeks............Rosie

CJRay said...

Beautiful! Simply, beautiful!


Linda's Blue Gate said...

I love to makes everything seem clean and new.... maybe a fake tree in the corner behind the chair and close to the birdhouse on the wall.... your home is amazing

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Cindy, It looks beautiful! I luv the Birdhouse table. Enjoyed my visit. Hope you can stop by soon! Connie

Rosemary said...

The room looks great Cindy!!
That birdhouse table is so cute.
It's been dark and gloomy here too.
I hope Spring gets here soon,

Debbie said...


Love the birdhouse table under the mirror. The living room looks great! I like the couch there, it divides the space nicely. Maybe in the meantime before you can get a slipcover, you can pick up a chenile bedspread and cover the couch with that. I used a double on my couch. I used an off white. Gave the room a different look, kind of cottagy. I bought mine on e-bay.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Beautiful. Maybe put some trailing ivy in the birdhouse on the wall by the mirror. . . with pieces trailing down and out.



Gayla said...

Just so lovely... It makes me sigh....

debbiekay said...

As usual, you amaze me. I want to rearrange my sun room now too. I love the silver coffee service you have on your birdhouse table. I have been thinking about finding one for display among my treasures too.

Thanks for the inspriation.

Debbie Kay

Rachel said...

Everything is so beautiful!

BittersweetPunkin said...

It looks very cozy!

Dotti said...

Cindy, I love your photos. Your home is so beautiful, and couches used to break up a room are my favourite. I have done the same in nearly every room I have placed a couch.
Blessings, from Dotti in Oz

Adrienne said...

So nice. Your home is lovely and I love to see what you've done. I love to rearrange but am limited by the size of most of my rooms and the number of doors in some of them. Thank you for sharing your beautiful things - you are an inspiration. ~Adrienne~

Jen r. said...

You're place looks great. your dad is very talented!
Jen r

bj said...

Every thing looks just beautiful. I think the dark sofa grounds your room nicely. Your arrangement is really nice...I, too, love changing my furniture around but I don't do it often. Too much work and I'm getting lazy in my older age! lol

Liz said...

Good job on the rearrange! I shuffled my living room around for four months, and was so glad I did. Also, I think the toile throw works well with the blue couch, it does soften it. I think it works well in the room, but I have a soft spot for white slipcovers. Our couch is sage green, and I really wish I could go back in time and pick another color!

Elzie said...

What a cosy living room you got. It feels very inviting.
I too long for spring. Don't think we have it here for many months yet, though. I've ordered some seeds so hopefully it'll come sooner than I expect LOL.
Love Elzie

Feathering My Nest said...

I love your blog. You have the prettiest pictures. Your home is cozy too.