Sunday, January 27, 2013

He tweaked my Den!

With just a few days off I've managed to cram in a little mini vacay and help the Mr. finish off a few changes around the house.  Earlier today I shared a post about our lodging on our trip to beautiful Asheville. NC.  While I love the style I shared with you today about our hotel, it's quite different from what we have here at home.

  So tonight, I want to share a few changes in the den for Metamorphosis Monday.  We still have several other rooms in transition, funny how it all happens at once.  However, I want to share this one with you because this room is the closest to being finished with the exception of a few painting and refinishing details.

Here is our den as it looks today.

Here's the den from last summer.  Notice anything?

That's right!  We removed one of the sofa's and relocated it to the loft area upstairs.

Well, I say we.  Actually it was the Mr. that got this change started.  I came home one night and he had moved the sofa back and pulled the club chairs around facing the TV.  

 He said, he was tired of sitting on the sofa and really just wanted to sit in the club chairs to watch television at night.  See what happens when you leave a man at home alone too much!  

After I let this big change settle in, digest, swallow, and gulp... because I really do love my double couches.   I decided to just go with it and make a few additional changes myself.

I brought down my old office chair that goes with a beautiful desk from upstairs to fill an empty space by the fireplace.  It's temporary, but gives me an idea of what I might want to look for.  I love the pop of color it adds too.  

Then I dug around the attic and pulled out one of our very first tables.  It's an English pub table that my husband purchased when he was a bachelor and has been returned to us last year from our son when he moved and didn't want to keep it.  Like our other two tables, it also needs a little TLC and a new coat of varnish.

We do have the chairs that are original to this table but these are not it.  I thought these would be more comfortable and cozy for this room.  I am going to paint them black, unless you have a better idea on what you think would look best.  I am open for options on this.  I am excited to have a table in the den now.  The Mr. and I eat in here all the time on TV trays now that it is just the two of us.  I hope we will use the table now too.  If we don't it will be a great place to set up games and or puzzles.  

I felt like it was needing a centerpiece so I pulled out this green bowl I bought a few years ago.

Unlike the hotel we just stayed at, I didn't have any green apples on hand even though I usually do because I love green apples.  After being sick with the flu during the holiday though, I have been keeping oranges around instead.  So, they will have to do for now!

So, what do you think?
Do you like the new look?  I think I can live with it a bit.  How do you handle things when the hubby decides to decorate on his own? Also, If you have any suggestions for the chairs I would love to hear them.

I am joining the following parties today because things are changing around here for;

Thanks for stopping by again today!
I hope you all have a great week!


  1. What a sweet hubby you have, he's a keeper for sure. I love the sweet table what a great addition. hugs ~lynne ~

  2. Mary I just love it! That pub table is a real keeper, how cool you still had it, or that your son gave it back I mean:)

  3. Very pretty! I love all the green touches. Can't believe you had that awesome table hidden away.

  4. It loosk amazing and so cozy and inviting. I really do like it and I love to sit in chairs too. Hugs, Marty

  5. Hi Mary! Your den is just so beautiful! I see some different curtains too that are so lovely! Your colors are wonderful.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. It's amazing how just moving things around can make a big difference, Mary. You've got a whole new look and it's great that you used things you already owned.

  7. I. LOVE. IT!!!!! It looks awesome and comfy! I think it is wonderful that you put the pub table in there. It makes a cozy, intimate spot for the two of you. So smart! I would definitely paint he chairs black to put the pop of black on that side of the room!

    Love it!!!!!

  8. lOOKS GREAT! of course if my hubby did that ,I would probably faint ,then flip out! lol.

  9. What do I think? I think you need to leave him home more often! He started a great transformation. I loved it before (I've actually pinned this room before you know) but it looks just fabulous with the changes. You have reminded me that it really is a good thing that we have our old furniture up in the attic. I was saving it for the girls, but everything old is new again. I love the pub table. Great use for it!


Hi Fellow Dreamers! Getting back into blogging and would love your precious feedback. I greatly appreciate and really enjoy reading your comments. Thank you so much!