June 14, 2011

9 months of Nesting

Lately I've really wanted to clean and change everything in my house. My husband attributes it to my pregnancy. When I was pregnant with both of my daughters, we lived in an apartment. So even though I wanted to change things up and get everything ready for the new baby, I couldn't.

Now that we have our own house everything is fair game. Since I've been pregnant this time I've already made him paint two rooms, picked out paint for all of the bathrooms and baby's room, cleaned out the old nursery, and changed all of the artwork in my bedroom.

The next thing I want to do is tackle my living room. 

When we bought our house we based our whole living room on one painting - Amaranthe by Robert A. Boyd.

Because of  the red leaves on the painting we decided to search all of our local furniture stores for red couches.  We finally found some that fit well in the room, but the only problem was they were only available in a room set.  So we bought a set.

This is what my room currently looks like.

The painting and couches I love, but the coffee table and side tables ... not so much.

When we were looking at coffee tables to go in our room package, we decided to go with the glass top to open up the room.  Which worked.  But unfortunately I didn't foresee my daughters lying under the table pushing the glass top off.

If you combine that with the sharp corners, and fingerprints and footprints that I have to clean up all the time, our coffee table is a total flop.

So I have a question for all of my design savvy readers out there.  What kind of table would be safer for the kids, while maintaining the open look of the room?  I really want to change it up, but have no idea where to begin.


  1. Yes, sometimes we purchase things that we later realize might not have been the best with little munchkins and sticky fingers around. Thank you for stopping by Mama's Little Chick. I look forward to following. You should join my blog network, Mama's Little Nestwork. It is a great group of bloggers. Have a good day!

    Mama Hen

  2. Also, the glass does attract a lot of dust - glass table. I am fed up of mine. Hope your one gives you more pleasure. Make sure you rest lots in-between decorating.