Thursday, August 8, 2013

Family Room Update I. . .

I had no intention of re~arranging the lower level Family Room
On Crooked Creektt. . .honestly, I didn't!!!

But when we received nearly 7 inches of rain here on the Prairie,
which caused minimal water damage to the lower level Family Room, 
and furniture had to be moved away from the walls. . .
the wheels were already in motion, so to speak!

This was the view of the lower level Family Room 
as you descended from the stairs. 

In the past month,
I re~located this vintage chair to the upper level Living Room.
Something I'd been wanting to do for quite some time 
to accommodate guest and add extra seating.
( You can view the original post  Pull Up A Chair. . .here.)

This is the view of the lower level Family Room 
as we began to uncover and access the water damage.

So~o~o. . .
while "Mr. Ed" mopped up water. . .
wrung out the carpet padding. . .
and then, used the shop vacuum throughout the day,
I pulled out my inspirational source for our Family Room.

On Crooked Creektt, our Lower Level Family Room decor
combines "Mr. Ed's" love of the out~of ~doors fishing and hunting 
and fills my desire for an eclectic look inspired by Pottery Barn Catalog.

To clear the space,
I moved all the furniture into Studio One, my creative space,
while I vacuumed and began to measure for a new furniture lay~out.

I adore painter's tape for a multitude of purposes!!!

First, I mask~off the space to get a better visual 
of the angle needed for my idea piece of furniture.

I absolutely adore how my vintage chicken coop
turned red chicken wire cabinet fits beneath the bulkhead and fills this space!

Let's start the update with the vignette at the top of the cabinet.

Vintage heirloom crocks are usually always displayed atop this cabinet.
I used a book on the back crock to add height
and two sprigs of deep purple berries for visual interest.

The opposite side of this vintage vignette
showcases an heirloom butter churn, another crock and more berries.

Subtle hints of Autumnal decor
add a simplistic introduction as to the design 
of the lower level Family Room On Crooked Creektt.

Since the red chicken wire cabinet has been placed near the fireplace,
I've changed the vignettes inside to reflect its new intended purpose.

Within the interior of the cabinet
is a perfect place to add a touch of ambient lighting.

"Mr. Ed" is an avid Trout Fisherman!
Each year, our Annual Trout Fishing Trip to Bennett Spring State Park
is our personal couples retreat and vacation.

Many years ago, 
this Trout dinnerware set was his Christmas gift.

Although this is the second shelf of the cabinet,
the level of the shelf catches ones eye first.
Thus the vignette of "what is yet to come" has been artful arranged here.

Due to the weight of the dinnerware,
dividing it among the shelves assures one of an unforeseen disaster.

The bottom shelf is a hodgepodge of decor accessories
and "Mr. Ed's" Korean pots and pans.
Having served three unaccompanied tours of duty in Korea,
these pans have been officially retired from their previous assignment.

A streamlined look to co~ordinate nicely with the updates 
that are taking place On Crooked Creektt's lower level Family Room.

Just the addition of one of my favorite photos of "Mr. Ed" 
at Bennett Spring State Park in Lebanon, Missouri 
to the vignette atop the cabinet adds to the Family Room cohesiveness.

The view from the lower level Family Room,
of the edited red chicken wire cabinet, On Crooked Creektt.

As soon as "Mr. Ed" completes the repairs 
with new padding for the carpeting, 
there will be additional updating to our Family Room.

Here's a "sneak peek" for Family Room Update II!

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday!

Be sure to visit for inspirational decor ideas
 for your own home decor!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love your decor and that red cupboard is fantastic, what a special piece and you have so many fabulous treasures inside. Hugs, Marty

Martha said...

I like what you did -- that cabinet is perfect there!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

So sorry about the water :(
Glad it did not do anymore damage. Your cabinet is wonderful and my favorite part is the little lamp in there, just love it!

Shelia Williamson said...

Hi Pat! Oh, I'm sorry about your water disaster but so glad it was all resolved. Now I love what you've done and I'm coveting that darling red chicken coop cabinet! You're dressed her up to a T! Everything is just so cozy and warm. I'm slowly getting around to visiting! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Babs Richman said...

Your red cabinet look great there. I like the way you styled it with things that have special meaning to your family.

Shelia Williamson said...

Hi Pat! I'm back again to admire your pretty space! Thanks for popping in to see me and I hope you have a great weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

Your red cabinet was MADE for this space. It looks amazing.
So sorry about the water problem. Can it be fixed so that it doesn't leak again? Nothing more upsetting than a water leak.