February 19, 2017

House Fluffing...

Sometimes I do things around the house, but at the end of the day I have not really accomplished much to show. Do you have days like that?  Here are a few photos from my Friday house fluffing. 

Sometimes I walk through the house and an idea hits me. 

This vase was in a corner doing nothing, and I had some sprigs of grass to use. 

It occurred to me that I could put the two together for a quick arrangement. 

Please ignore the dust...ha! My camera has better vision than my eyes. 

This chest is in a bend of our hallway and getting a good picture is not easy. But thanks to some morning light I snapped one. 

The next project involved scooting furniture. This is not hubby's favorite activity. But he was a good sport...for the most part. 

I have two matching pine chests that have been serving as end tables since we moved into our little house. They are really too tall for the sofa and I decided that it was time to try something else. 

It becomes a crazy puzzle. When you move one thing you have to move something else. 

Last week I brought the new bird print (above) home. And we moved the soldier print (below) to this new spot to join hubby's gallery wall. 

Then we moved my great grandmothers dropleaf table to the side of the sofa. It looked ok there. Just ok. So guess what happened...it went back to it's original spot under the bird print. 

We moved the matching pine chests to our son's old room. This let me bring a smaller chest out to the tv room to serve as an end table. I still have the older pine chest above that will remain in the tv room. 

Why do I have so many pine chests? The matching chests were in our master bathroom when we lived in the Georgian, and I loved pine chests. I still do. I will not be painting these I feel sure. 

No progress here...everything went back into its place. Ha! I do have shorter tables next to the sofa...that look ok. Just ok. I did manage to dust under the furniture that we moved. ha!

I think I need to look for real end tables so that my lamps can be at the right height for reading and resting a beverage. I will put that on my decorating list. Until then I will just go with the mismatched pieces I have... that just look ok. :-) Maybe I will show you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I did one more little project. I took apart a tablescape and ended up putting these little white pieces on this chest in the dining room. 

This young man is in his thirties now...and engaged to be married this summer. (This was a portrait we had made when he was a senior in high school.) My how swiftly time moves. 

I like to create little "still life" vignettes...and my white pitchers and candleholder look nice with my white lamp. 

I finished up the day by putting the house back in order and doing some dusting. Not the most exciting stuff...but some days are like that in the life of a house fluffer and blogger. ๐Ÿ˜Š

My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. Very nice fluffing Sheila. It is great to change things up a but. Have a great week.

  2. I agree, I do things almost every day but don't think they are blog worthy. Love your chests. I also LOVE the pineapple holder!

  3. I too have days I work around the house and I am the only one that can tell I have done anything! I also have had my husband move things for me and then decide it needs to go back to where it was! I love what I call piddle days!

  4. That is what happens when you move something. It all looks fabulous.

  5. Well done! Good thing hubs is willing to help out...women weren't made for schlepping furniture. I like all the white items together...very fresh. xoxo

  6. You can never move just one thing, can you! One thing leads to another... and pretty soon every room in the house has been fiddled with! That drop leaf table is lovely! I love an antique drop leaf table, and yours seems extra special!

  7. You know this is my kind of fun! I love your pine chests. You have some beautiful furniture- timeless!

  8. These days I do more fluffing than anything else! I love the changes you've made and they've given me a few ideas. As I was making out my shopping list earlier I added white pitchers to the list. Guess I'm on the right track! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

  9. I love how you change things up a bit in your beautiful home! Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J. Have a wonderful week.

  10. Sheila, I don't remember getting this email back in Feb. I am really curious about the little fox sitting on the chest. Do you know what the hole is for?
    I bought a slightly larger cast iron one at GW with that same hole on the other side. Was it meant to hold something originally ?
    Thank you

    1. I am not really sure. My fox is holding a glass. ๐Ÿ˜Š If you ever have trouble getting other emails let me know. Also check spam box. Once in a whike i notice an email in my spam folder for some crazy reason. ๐Ÿ˜Š


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