I thought after taking you through our foyer I would take you into our great room for our next stop on our tour of the new house.  I have so many plans for this space for the fall and Christmas already.  I will do this in pieces so you can enjoy what is in this room with a complete shot in the last post.

You may remember, that I mentioned what I should do with the spot next to the fireplace that wasn’t going to have a bookcase.  Well, I chose to put the coffee bar that I painted and fauxed in the other house.  I am so pleased with the way this looks and I added some touches above using great pieces purchased from HG and an old piece of fence we purchased many years ago at a festival.


As you can see we did place our television above the fireplace.   Great decision, it is at the perfect level for our viewing enjoyment, so happy about that.  Jeff our carpenter, made our mantle from a picture I printed from Pinterest, he did an amazing job and captured every detail.  I placed this wooden piece that Audrey had purchased for me last Christmas from a shop she found on Etsy.  For now I filled it with lavender.  I can’t wait to fill this with goodies for fall and Christmas.  The pieces on either side are from the old house.  The small pineapple finial is a piece from an old fence that we purchased from a craft festival years ago.

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And now this beauty, our bookcase, this was handmade by our carpenter Jeff, what a talented guy.  He took his cue from a sketch that John made for him on a piece of paper.  John, as talented as he is, is not the best person at drawing a design.  Jeff just sort of ran with it and came up with this and it is just stunning.  Many of the items are from our old home.  A few are new items that I purchased from Décor Steals while at Audrey’s.  You know, when you see something on there, you have to jump on them while you have the chance.  I added some decorating books that I enjoy and a few faux books as well to throw some texture into the balance.

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The doors on the bottom have the appliques I purchased from Van Dykes.  I painted them to match the bookcase and then went over them with glaze mixed with raw umber paint.  I think they add a nice touch.

So there you have it, the first portion of our great room.  I hope you enjoyed the view and as I mentioned I can’t wait to take this in a different direction for fall, which is approaching soon and deck it out for Christmas.

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More on the way…….

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