Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall Mantle, Sitting Room and PB Wall

Flipping through the Fall Pottery Barn catalog was just the inspiration I needed to fix up our sitting room. Here's the picture that made me swoon...

Okay, and here's mine...
Ha ha. Well, it looks a bitttt different. I promise though, if I had a fancy camera like theirs, it might look a smidge more like PB. I really loved how linear all their pictures were and tried to model that, but I had such a big wall to deal with that I had to spread things out a bit. PS- that tv is only there TEMPORARILY!

Here's another copy-cat attempt...I saw these modular storage crates being sold in the catalog for about 30 bucks a piece! Well, I have a ton of old pine boards left over wall demolition and put those to good use!


And here's my fall mantle...

With a little close-up...

I still would like to add a little homemade pennant banner that says "Happy Fall" out of burlap fabric that I saw and want to copy from someone's blog and hang it from the mantel.

Here's the piano with my new chair! I'm hoping to find a cheap filing cabinet on Craigslist to put to the right of it so I can get rid of the three plastic filing boxes!
And here's my favorite spot in the house. Love this for my morning quiet times. Would love it more if I had a nearby outlet to plug in the lamp and actually see what I am reading. :) Oh! And I almost forgot to mention my new galvanized metal magazine storage. I got this one and a smaller one (pictured on the other wall) on Craigslist for 25 bucks!


  1. I also love that PB wall, cut out a few months ago. I also love those crates, I did something similiar with some crates from our local orchard. I will post those when I get around to photographing that.

    Love that map sillhouette, did you do that?

  2. i knew you were a redneck too. Glad someone else has a dead animal on their wall. I love your alaska picture...even though I know that isn't new :)

  3. I know this post is a little old, but WHERE can I find the magazine rack??? I LOVE IT!!!

  4. Sorry Gina! I got mine on Craigslist and I'm not sure where the original owner got them. I know I've recently seen galvanized metal on Pottery Barn somewhere though!