Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Before and After and Thanks

First off, I want to share a site I found while looking at home decorating blogs. Thrifty Decor Chick is a wonderful site for inspiration and decorating ideas. Many of these can be accomplished very inexpensively. Sarah offers a decorating consulation for $10 and I thought I would try it for my great room. I paid via paypal, emailed her some pictures and in a few days, Sarah emailed me some ideas for my room. It was incredible the difference a few easy changes made. Rearranging furniture, changing out some pictures and pillows, just a different perspective on the room. Here is a before of the dining table in the great room.

And here is after (a bit different angle) but you get the idea. Hubby liked the idea of the rug for this area, we went to Home Depot to purchase one.

So if you are tired of your rooms after this long winter, check out Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for some new ideas.

Now let me thank all of you for the kind comments on my skirt, jacket and the condolences on holes in my Jalie top.

Lyndsay T, I will get a picture of me in the blazer. I can't wait to wear it.

Elaray, you are so right about what is left out of pattern instructions. Thank goodness for these books.

Many comments on the holes. I think it was the needles, I have another top out of a sturdier knit and it has a few holes. The Jalie top's fabric is a very lightweight rayon knit and I think on this fabric the thicker serger needles cut the fabric threads and didn't pierce through.

The skirt: as with the consensus, I like it with the brown sweater the best and high heel boots. Now for the denim jacket, it does give an entirely different look, I have flat boots that seem to be just right for this look.


  1. I read that blog too!

  2. Lori...what a lovely room!

    What a coincidence...the wall color in our great-room is the same as yours!

  3. Such a small change makes a big difference. Looks great!

  4. Metal wall sconce is the perfect luxurious addition to any home d├ęcor!