Saturday, January 9, 2010

Where We Play and Is It Monday Yet?

The weather channel broadcasted from here this week. It seems that the prolonged low temperatures we are having merit national attention. I know they have mine. I’m in full soup eating, flannel wearing, nesting mode. So, I thought I’d show you a quick project for the nest.

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While our youngest was in college we did little to the upstairs “bonus/media room. It was the perfect place for the kids to hang out and they were unconcerned about decor. But when “the baby” graduated, the fraternity basement look had to go! There are no before pictures-just this latest project. This is the poster I got for Christmas and the 1/2 price poster frame from Hobby Lobby.

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We all love movies….films :) I had found “Gone With the Wind” and “The Godfather” a while back, but needed one more to complete the wall. Sunshine knew EXACTLY what I needed to complete the trio. So today I framed and hung Dorothy and the gang. Of course, you know how I feel about them :). Beloved loves “The Godfather” and that picture of Clark Gable speaks for itself.

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This room is all about us as a family. The space is casual with easy-to-care-for fabrics and furniture where you can prop your feet. Beloved gets his gun cabinet and an antique decoy box. An AB lounger that makes me feel better every time I walk by it :) I think you have to actually use it to get the Madonna abs! There is a game table for Scrabble or poker.

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It’s the place we put family photos from the past…the ones we cherish. I am the baby with my grandfather in the press room of the local newspaper where he worked….three generations of the men in Beloved’s family after a duck hunt.

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It’s a room for family needlepoint and the books we love…nothing fussy or fancy. The corner of the room you can’t see is where I am now….typing away at a big ugly desk. I have plans for it too :)….another Met Monday soon I hope.

Thanks for taking this tour with me on this cold winter day and sharing my mini mini metamorphosis. Susan at Between Naps on the Porch will be hosting Metamorphosis Monday…I just couldn’t wait….cabin fever has set in :) Click on the MM button on Monday for fun on the porch!

38 comments:

  1. What a great place to hang out! Thank you for sharing it with us ;)

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  2. What a cozy looking room. I could get comfy on that couch, eating some popcorn, and watching a good flick!

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  3. Looks like a wonderful cabin to be havin' the fever in!

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  4. Susan, this looks like such a great family place, and OF COURSE, you had to have the Wizard of Oz poster - perfect! It is just way toooo cold. I know others have this kind of weather all of the time, but we're not accustomed to it, and I am ready for a little bit warmer weather. I saw your comment over at Glenda's. I'm going to have to get you to pick me up on Poplar and take me to the S.A. thrift store! Where is it? laurie

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  5. Great posters and relaxing place to hang out when you have to stay put due to the Artic weather we are having lately. I think my husband knows all the lines to the Godfather movies as he watches them over and over again and never seems to be tired of them. He is not even Italian like me:) The photo with the baby is adorable! Stay warm.
    Joyce

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  6. What a great place to chill!
    Love the trio of posters.
    ~Amy

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  7. Susan~~

    It looks like you have a wonderful family space here and lots of space, too. I can't wait to see what you do with your desk area!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  8. Susan, what a warm and cozy room to curl up with family. I love the posters. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the desk area.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  9. Susan what a great family space you have made girl...Now I loved seeing the picture of you and your grandpa the best....and does Macdonna still have abs ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  10. Love your new poster! What a great room to dedicate to family.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog! I do {thankfully} have heat in the garage and will put it on if I'm going to be in there doing projects.

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  11. It really DOES look cosy. I love GWTW and WoO. I'll leave the Godfather to husband. Perhaps you should have a 'what three film posters would you put there?' post. One of mine would be Some Like It Hot. Still the funniest film ever in my book. xx

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  12. Hi Susan, I am ready to hunker down for a good movie and some popcorn! What a great cozy family room.

    Have a great Sunday, Bonnie

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  13. Hi Susan,
    It all looks so wonderful and welcoming! I just adore the big movie posters and of course "The Wizard of Oz" one is really awesome! You need the "Dorothy" sign in here too.
    Beautiful job!

    Stay warm! ~Melissa :)

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  14. This is beautiful and so cozy. I would never leave this room!

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  15. Love your posters...DH watching reruns of The Godfather is a joke around here..
    love your room!

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  16. Looks like a good place to curl up and read, with something good to drink.
    Stay warm.

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  17. Your bonus room is so cozy and inviting, and the movie posters are the perfect touch.

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  18. Funny you should mention redoing your desk as I had the same thought today. My sewing desk is my father's wooden desk that he had for years at work. They were getting new furniture and my Dad took his desk and Mom used it for years as her sewing table and now I've got it. The desk needs a light refinishing and I think it's going on my ToDo list for this winter.

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  19. It looks like a great space to relax and hang out with the family. Thanks for the tour!

    Sue

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  20. This is the perfect nest. Love your movie posters. We have Marilyn Monroe, Bogie, the English Patient, and a few small ones.

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  21. So cozy! Those couches look comfortable...I'm ready for a movie!!

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  22. Love your room...looks so relaxing and comfy. The posters are a great idea.

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  23. Oh, be still my heart!.. LOVE that Gone With The Wind Poster, Susan!.. Actually, I love them ALL! Have a great week! ~tina

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  24. I want to see "It's Complicated," too. The December 09 Traditional Home has an article about the set of the movie. TH.com might have the article.

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  25. I would love Madonna abs too! ;) Nice job on the room!

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  26. I love your movie posters! What great graphics they have. Your room looks like the perfect place to kick back and enjoy nesting in this cold winter weather!
    Penny

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  27. Now, this is my kind of winter fun! I love to watch old classic movies and what better place to do it than a big comfy couch. The three movie posters on the wall are just perfect.
    ♥, Susan

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  28. Great comfy room, Susan. This is the kind of room I just want to flop myself in.....Christine

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  29. Hi Susan thankyou for visiting my new blog today. You are so right about blue on walls it is a hard one to get right and I have seen some really bad blues on the walls. I am glad you like the blue rooms I showed. What a great media room. this would be a dream for my hubby.Kathysue

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  30. I would sit myself down with a yummy beverage and not get up unless I absolutely had to. It looks so comfy.

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  31. Now that's a room I could get comfy in!!!
    The perfect place to watch old movies!
    And I love your posters.
    Rhonda

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  32. I see you have the Ole Miss Vault. I need to put the Arkansas Vault on my wish list. Have you seen the Christmas Vault? My SIL brought it to the beach for me to look at. Just love all the stuff in it.

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  33. Hi Susan,

    What a lovely cozy, comfortable room.
    Also love the framed movie posters.

    Enjoy your week and stay warm

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  34. Thanks for visiting my blog! I think your family room is perfect. My man would love those sofas....look great for TV watching! Have a wonderful week!

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  35. Hi Susan,
    What a great space for relaxing and enjoying time with family and friends! Your posters make me want to watch a classic movie (with plenty of popcorn and perhaps a big ol' box of Sugar Babies!).

    Bye for now ....
    Bill

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