caused minimal water damage(here) On Crooked Creektt this past year.
Once the carpet padding was replaced and the carpet laid back down,
an update to the Lower Level Family Room decor was the order of the day.
One way to describe our Family Room style would be Rustic Lodge
with a contemporary Pottery Barn vibe. Whew. . .that's certainly a mouthful!
Our Family Room is an eclectic style of family heirlooms
combined with a few purchased vintage pieces blended
with new contemporary chairs and sofa. . .
I purchased the oversize checkers / chess board from Pottery Barn
for "Mr. Ed's" 2010 Christmas gift. We, also, purchased these two
contemporary chairs as a gift to ourselves.
While we were updating the furnishings in the Family Room,
our son surprised us by designing and building this table
to house the playing board and all its pieces.
So~o~o . . .
while "Mr. Ed" was repairing the water damage and drying out the carpet,
I decided to move my favorite chicken wire red cabinet
beneath the bulkhead as you descend the stairs to the lower level.
Without lengthy explanation,
I'll tell you that we moved not only the furnishing in the Family Room,
but also, in "Mr. Ed's" Man Cave
to fill the void left on the other side of the room.
In his 1968 Shop Class,"Mr. Ed" made this 5 drawer dresser.
This piece of furniture will always go with us wherever we may live.
I adore Mary Carol Garrity owner of Nell Hill's.
I attempted to follow her lead in design when arranging
"Mr. Ed's" trophies from his Deer Hunting Days with a Deer Gallery.
Incorporating some of his prized photos and awards
with his Deer Gallery is reminisce of our past
and an intricate part of our Family Heritage.
One of my favorite photos from his military career,
titled, The Dirty Dozen Plus One, is seen above the Native American bust.
In his early Military Career,
"Mr. Ed" was a Track and Wheel Vehicle Mechanic.
This photo is of his Maintenance Company and Korean Nationalist
training cooperatively on mechanical equipment.
The vignette atop his dresser displays some his favorite things. . .
deer sheds. . .
a students shop class wooden box. . .
Native American busts purchased at Manitou Springs, Colorado
during our tour of duty at Fort Carson, Colorado.
Due to my unexpected but necessary gall bladder surgery,
On Crooked Creektt's Lower Level Family Room re~arranged
was never fully completed the Autumn of 2013.
Recently, "Mr. Ed" and I have been spending a lot of time
creating and designing in Studio One.
And, dear ones, as we all know. . . one thing eventually leads to another.
Until next time. . .
On Crooked Creektt will be joining
Susan @ Between Naps On The Porchfor Metamorphosis Monday!
And. . .
Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday!
And. . .
Debra @ Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday!
Be sure to visit these amazing hostesses
for you're sure to come away filled with inspiring ideas
for use in your own home decor!