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Metamorphosis Monday – Breakfast Nook   22 comments



It is time for another round of Metamorphosis Monday and this week I would like to show you my breakfast nook.  Here’s the before picture:


Now, never mind that there is a bee catcher in the first photo!  This is the only before shot I had since I forgot to take a picture! 

I decided to change my birdhouse theme, which was taking over every corner of my house, and go with a rooster/hen theme in the breakfast nook.  Here’s the after…



The majority of the decorative items in my breakfast nook came from my new favorite store the Cranberry Cottage.  I always find just the right item there!  Now, for more Met Monday posts, click on the cute button above and head on over to Susan’s!

Posted February 22, 2009 by Lana G! in Decorating, Home, Metamorphosis Monday, Photo

Metamorphosis Monday – A Redo   17 comments

Metamorphosis Monday


Happy Monday Everyone.  I had time to ponder my quick redo of my guest room and decided I needed to make a couple more changes.  Here is the after which is now the Before:



I think this is much better and will now be the real After…



For more Metamorphosis Monday posts, head on over to Susan’s!  You may get inspired to make some changes of your own.


Posted February 15, 2009 by Lana G! in Decorating, Home, Homemaking, Metamorphosis Monday

Metamorphosis Monday-French Doors   20 comments

Metamorphosis Monday

Back in 2005 Hubby and I decided that we needed more light in our dining room as well as a direct doorway out to our deck.  So, in order to accomplish that, we decided to put in French Doors.




My “Dear” brother-in-law is quite the handyman and he did this project for us!  He is married to Ellen B (The Happy Wonderer) .



 That’s Ellen B in the red coat checking out the boys’  work!  Her son Dan and my hubby helped as well.

I was so excited to have the french doors!  The amount of light that now comes through and the direct route to the deck is fabulous!



I have not painted one wall in my house since we moved in 8 years ago!  I believe 2009 is going to be the year I finally paint!  Here’s what the room looks like now before I figure out a new color scheme!



Now head on over to Susan’s for more Met Monday posts!

Posted February 8, 2009 by Lana G! in Decorating, Home, Homemaking, Metamorphosis Monday

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Metamorphosis Monday – Guest Room   12 comments


It’s Monday and time for another Metamorphosis Monday.  Today I am going to show you my no cost Guest Room makeover.   Here’s the Before shot…



Nothing like accentuating your white walls!  I do plan on painting this summer but until then I really needed to perk up this drab room!  So, here’s the After…



I used a sheet I had picked up at the Goodwill as a new bed spread and covered the head board with a curtain sheer.  I had the pillow shams from a previous purchase.  The decorative pillow I had in another room.  I moved some pictures from other rooms in the house and then used the rose vine to accentuate the picture – not my drab walls!  

This little makeover took an hour to do and I used items I already had to do it.  My guest room went from drab to not so drab.  I am really looking forward to painting this summer!  For more Met Monday posts, head on over to Susan’s!

Metamorphosis Monday – My Closet   23 comments

Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch is hosting Metamorphosis Monday.  This is the first week of this wonderful event and I can’t wait to show you my closet reorganization project.  Since the New Year began, I have been on a de-clutter kick – in other words I have been nesting for 19 days now! (No, I am not pregnant 🙂 )  The de-clutter bug has decided to hang with me for awhile and I am going at it with gusto!  Here’s one of my many projects – My Closet!


This project cost me a total of $36.  The only items I purchased were the wire cubes and drawer boxes from Fred Meyer.  I filled FOUR 30 gallon trash bags with clothes that I will be taking to Goodwill.  I arranged my clothes in sleeve length order then by color.  You could get real fancy with this project and get matching wood hangers, but that would have limited my space.  Those hangers are huge and expensive!  Here’s the after shot:



I love the way it turned out and it truly reflects the de-clutter theme I seem to be pursuing! 

For more Metamorphosis projects, head on over to Susan’s and may you be motivated to get that project you have been wanting to do – DONE!

Toodles Noodles!

Posted January 18, 2009 by Lana G! in Cleaning, Home, Household Hints, Metamorphosis Monday

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