Thursday, June 17, 2010

{how to be happy.....}

... redecorate

....it works for me
I am forever moving my "stuff" around
just this past weekend...
my kitchen table became my dinning room table
my dinning room became my living room
my bookshelf became my china cupboard
my curtains became pillow shams
my pink dishes got out of the way for my white ones
my bathroom cabinet moved into my kitchen
the downstairs church pew moved upstairs
my telephone got a new corner
{yes...this is the main phone in my home}
.....give me a month and I will be rearranging again
my poor husband never knows where to find anything
xxx

73 comments:

Privet and Holly said...

Wow, Koralee, you must have the MUSCLES to move that much stuff around!!! I'm betting it is all lovely, like you and that Mr. Blue Bird is quite proud of you and your home : ) I just read a quote last night that said rearranging things in the home, for a lot of women, is like making their home a "Summer House." I liked that image and here it is, again, in your post! Happy Thursday!
xx Suzanne

Everton Terrace said...

Ha, my husband lives the same life. In our last home, I would randomly paint walls while he was at work, said he never knew what color he would find when he came home. So fun! Says the four words he dreads most are "I have an idea".

JBeaudetStudios said...

I love doing that too! It's about time but now I'm waiting until I move! Jennifer:)

3 Including Me... said...

I get stir crazy staying home too many days in a row... and moving around the house is my favorite thing to keep me sane! I love to rearrange, its like you live in a whole new house.

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

LOVE IT! That's how my sister is. Every time go to her house things are moved around. It keeps things fresh and new. I should start moving things around. Next time she comes to visit I am going to set her creative mind into action!

See you tomorrow for Friday Pretties!
Joyce

Julie said...

I did move a chair from my craft studio to make master bath!!

Tina Eudora said...

Koralee you are one ambitious and energetic lady and anytime you want to you are invited to hot foot it over to my house and help me rearrange my mess, :)
Tina xo

debbie said...

BEAUTIFUL POST KORALEE
I SOOO ENJOY YOUR BLUEBIRD POST OF THE DAY
I THINK IT IS WAY PAST TIME FOR ME TO REARRANGE
I ALSO LIKE WHAT SUZANNE SAID ABOUT A "SUMMER HOUSE!"
WISHING ALL FATHERS A HAPPY FATHERS' DAY.
ANGEL HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Elyse said...

i love this post, koralee.

wish we could meet for cupcakes and shopping this afternoon!

xo
elyse

Colleen said...

...tee hee...I will have to show Bob this entre!....you can make everything look great!

Bonnie said...

Ahhhh the story of my life! When I was little my mom constantly had me helping her move furniture around and redecorate rooms. She was also obsessed with painting the rooms all the time too. Well, it seems, much to MY poor husband's dismay, that it rubbed off on me. He always tells me he can't find stuff (but I just blame that on him being a guy). LOVED this post, everything sounds fabulous and the little peeks you gave us look wonderful!!
xoxo,
Bonnie

Rocketgirl said...

beautiful post!!! i even see some delights there from Rosie! have a wonderful day!!!

~dawn xo

BEAR's Mom said...

L.O.V.E. this post Koralee :D
I am forever moving things around ...
It's soon time to start and rearrange
for the S.U.M.M.E.R...
I dug out some of my blues and I'm gonna
post right now...dedicated to YOU!!!
stop by and see :D
~victoria~

Mary said...

Hahaha-a girl after my own heart. I did take in my breath when i read you'd moved your church pew upstairs! That took strength. My DH usually takes a while to fully appreciate my brilliant re-arranging ideas. Why is that?!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'll bet your hubby never goes into a room in the dark expecting to be able to sit down safely- he'd never know if the chairs have been moved! Great post.

fernandflora said...

I couldn't agree more! I have Jonathan Adler's book called "My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living" and it's all about decorating and use of color and it just makes me happy reading it! Way to mix it up!

Laura Marcella said...

I thought my mom had written this post! She is ALWAYS moving stuff around. It used to drive my dad nuts, but now he just shrugs it off because it'll never end, LOL. Each time I'd come home from college, I never knew where anything was anymore or if I was in the same house! And now she's gotten me into the habit of puttering and moving things around. I think it opens up the spaces for new energy!

I love love love that phone!

pollydove said...

I have a friend who does the same thing and I love it! But I am such a creature of habit, my house has been the same for YEARS! However ... I am going to be having some work done in my basement soon, and then I am totally going to MiX iT uP upstairs too! YOU have inspired me!!! :)

I am in love with the photos today!

Love the Decor! said...

i love it!!
Just tell hubby it's cheaper than therapy : )

Have a giveaway going on for CSN Stores come and enter if you would like to!!

Becky said...

Hahah I love it too.Im the same way Koralee.I put my dinning room table left to right and then put it back long ways,LOL.I took the 9by 12 rug out from under it and put it in my living room didnt like it there so I put it back in the dining room,LOL.UGH I get dizzy thinking about it.

Pretty things in your pictures.Have a happy day!

Ms.Cupcake (aka Becky) said...

I love this! All this turq is right up my alley! I bet your home is amazing!

have a wonderful day,

Becks

Prudence said...

I am in the midst of doing this myself! Redecorating without spending a dime!

Sue Jack Designs said...
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Sue Jack Designs said...

I grew up with a mother who used to move stuff around constantly so I feel your husband's pain! :) But I also remember what a refreshing feeling it gave me....like everything was new again...I miss that feeling! Maybe I will try it, too!

Sue

Claudia said...

I am loving that turquoise princess phone, Koralee! Oh my gosh - I remember when we got our first princess phone when I was a young thing. I thought it was the neatest thing in the world.

xo
Claudia

A Vintage Chic said...

Sounds like fun to me, Koralee! LOVE your phone! I want one just like it!!! It's amazing what happens when we move things around the house...so refreshing to see our favorite things in a new light, isn't it?!

Hope your day is wonderful!

Julie

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Let me start by saying your pictures today made me very happy, and secondly just reading this post exhausted me! Re-decorating and re-purposing is one of the things that make me VERY HAPPY too!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Poppies and Sunshine said...

This sounds exactly like me! lol! It looks like you have a beautiful home! I LOVE all the blue.

Julie Harward said...

Poor hubbie...oh well, it'll keep his brain active! LOL I love moving things too, makes it all seem new and fun again! :D

Paulina said...

Dear Koralee, I like these lovely colours. I don't have much stuff to move, lol. Looks like I'm going all minimalist in my old age :o)

Blessing

Elizabeth said...

Can I have some of your energy :]
I do the same thing, but we have always had a small house so I'm a bit limited. Love your post, and those colors so pretty! That turquoise phone is the cutest ever!
Hope your having a wonderful day!
Elizabeth

It's me said...

Hahahhaha!! it looks all so nice.............great colors..great home.............great you !! happy great evening.............great hugs.......fom me.............xxxxxxxxxxx

Rizzi said...

OH...........YOU BRING BACK SOME MEMORIES, I WAS THE SAME WAY, CHANGING ROOMS, FURNITURE,PAINTING, AND THE DUSTING AND POLISHING GOT DONE TOO. I DID IT DURING THE DAY WHEN THE KIDS WERE HOME, THEY HELPED ME MOVE.
NOW TAKE A NICE HOT BATH AND RELAX. RIZZI

bellaboo said...

How funny Koralee,my last post is on the same subject,and my poor hubby says he can't find anything either!

Bellaboo :0)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your color palette is adorable. For a sec I thought, would love to phone you right now, knowing you will pick up that gorgeous phone! The black petit chair against the beautiful wall is so so stylish. It clearly shows you have 'the eye' for decorating, sweet friend.
I'm not that kind of moving around much, but I can imagine though a piece in an other room will work very uplifting.
Enjoy your lunch out of the sweetest lunch bag ever! xx and some more xx

BALLET NEWS said...

You are funny ! And why not ?!

Jill said...

sounds just like me! :) I love to "change things up a bit!"
love your phone too!
Blessings!
Jill

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I am like you (just in a smaller scale), I love changes, can't stand seeing one thing or staying at one place for a long time, that's why I moved 4 times in 8 years, LOL!
And, I love these beautiful blue stuff! Thanks for sharing them with me today!

Kristin said...

:) I hope you didn't do all that in one day!! Lovely images, especially the chandelier!

Hugs, Kristin

Debbie@Nanas Sweet Dreams and Memories said...

I just love all your pretty blue glass....gorgeous!!
I am definately needing to change things around
soon...change can be so refreshing for our souls.
Thanks for the inspiration...as always.
Cheers:)
Debbie

Dogwood said...

I truly laughed out-loud while reading your blog post today! Too funny. You were a busy lady with all that moving around. Cory~Dogwood

Maria said...

Koralee... You ARE an inspiration!
Your color scheme is stunning...
I reallllly like the turquoise glass pieces too... they're soooo beautiful ... and I see one of Rosie's candles :o)

Having a simple color scheme does help, you can really change things up since it would go in any room!
~ ~ ~
My school year is over in one more week!!! I can hardly wait! How about you?

I have dreams of staying in my jammies long past 7am :o)

thank you for letting us all see your sweet home decor ~ it IS truly lovely!
Take care dear ♥
~Maria

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

I enjoy doing the same thing, changing things around and makes me feel happy too.
Love your beautiful home, and your photos are gorgeous. The telephone is very cute and just made for you!

have a happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

{kara} said...

ohhh I love! How pretty! Can I come over for a visit? Your house is fabulous!!!

nerines said...

Hi Koralee,
Love that torquoise/blue bird on a branch ornament near your with the plates and your phone! But really it all looks very lovely. xo

Marilyn said...

Too funny! I like to mix it up a bit, but furniture would be too difficult to move from one room to another. It is fun to have new surprises.

Pamela said...

It's so nice to know that i am not the only one who constantly rearranges things! I've been a compulsive rearranger since i was a little girl! I just did a post stating this.
Looking at your photos your home looks stunning and i want to see more!!!
Pamela xo

The Garden Bell said...

How to be happy... well....stopping by the BlueBird Notes last to make sure I can take it all in. Was thinking of your a little during my posting today.

Now I know I will have Sweet Blue/Teal Dreams tonight.

Isn't moving things around just the best.

Toodles,
Kate

Rosie said...

What a busy little bird you have been...and your little nest is quite spectacular...I'm in love with the color, the sparkle, but most of all the damask...you my dear have it goin' on...happy Friday...{last day of school??}...xoxo...Rosie

Dee said...

I love the Black with the Blue - so Glamorously Dramatic. I too move furniture and rooms about - it's my way of deep cleaning (might as well dust it if I'm moving it). It's nice to know I'm in good company...I think all of hubbies need a support group!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Koralee, How wonderful for you to move everything around...feel like you have a new home, and cost nothing! Perfect! '
Thank you for your comment on my blog tonight!
Have a pretty night,
Kristin

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love to move things around. I'm a bit limited because the main part of my house has very few walls, but I try anyway! Love some of your things:)

FrenchBlue said...

Dear Koralee,
I hear you! I used to move things every saturday when my husband went to work:) It was my favorite day of the week, especially after yard sales:) It was his worst day of the week... he claimed that he never knew what he was going to come in and see changed or brought into the house. I love weird things...thank goodness for him, I finally got tired of moving things as much and have decided to clear out instead of bringing in. I like what you do, just change it from room to room. You are so creative and I would love to see your house someday my sweet friend!
XO

tinajo said...

I love to move things around too, you see it with fresh eyes when it´s on a different spot. It´s friday today and for that I´m happy - I´ve promised myself that she shawl will be finished this weekend!! :-)

Torie Jayne said...

Fabulous post! I too love moving things around! Have a sweet day!

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Geisslein said...

this is so funny! I need to do this more often too! have a funny and lovely weekend!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest Koralee, I just had to come by and thank you for your send-off message. I am literally leaving in about 2 hours, but I am so attached to all of you that I just had to say "A La Prochaine." THIS BLUE POST IS THE PERFECT THING TO SEND ME OFF DEAREST! Thank you sooooo much. I change things around in my home as well, but doesn't it just make you tickle all over? :) CHEERS! ANita

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Koralee.. I would do this all the time,but at the moment I am too busy stressing with my husband who is a hoarder .. we are also still decorating our house, or at least trying too. Older house .. not looked after at all.. it is a pain actually , secretly wish we had not bought it.. I should of put my foot down and bought a modern one, already done.. also my husband is away a lot, and stuff is not getting done, and he is also of the kind , if it is not broken why change it.. ie, I want to strip it entirely inside .. need I say anymore, you have a truly beautiful house.

Frances said...

Ohhhh, you remind me so much of my mother. We grew up on a farm and she was ALWAYS rearranging things in the house. She was a ball of energy. And I think you must be, too. I surely love all the Pretties you have shown us. The colors are wonderful and melt my heart on this Friday morning as I'm having my first cup of coffee. I wish you could provide a link to "energy" and that all we would have to do would be to click the link and be filled. Sigh. May this coming week be full of wonder for you. Hugs ....

Barbara said...

I used to do this constantly, Koralee. But I had a major remodel about 4 years ago and I am still loving everything. Haven't moved a blessed thing in all that time! I am amazed at myself. I wonder if it's my age?

Ms Lace said...

What beautifl colour themes - very inspring. I know the feeling of rearanging- my husband knows now to be positive whenever i say : before you come home -keep an open mind - haha!Keep the creative juices flowing...

Joyce said...

Talk about ambitious and strong! So much fun to mix things up ever so often for a fresh look.
Joyce

Snappy Di said...

My poor engineering minded hubby would have a heart attack if I moved stuff around in the house like you do! *giggles*

DI

Cristie said...

You are amazing, where do you get your energy? Beautiful colors. Such style.

Teresa said...

Oh how FUN is that PHONE for crying out loud!!!!
I am going to call you!
So we can chat on THAT turquoise phone!!!!!
xoxoxox

Shell said...

I do the same thing!! For me, it's like falling in love with your things all over again when you put them in new places/positions.

Creative Carmelina said...

we are one and the same! hehe...i can so relate to this...

moving things around is actually an extension of your creative brain...it's a continual evolution of creative expression! that's why we do it!

i like change...if you can tell anything from the transformation my blog has undergone! lol
but it's fun to rearrange...it makes me happy too!

ciao bella
off to catch up on missed posts!

creative carmelina

Louise @ Illume Design said...

lovely pics as always...I love blue..so calming.. have a lovely week.

Haleigh said...

its always good to move things around and make your environment fresh! gosh all the hints you give with your pictures here I imagine you just have the prettiest and most magical home...

xoxo Bardot in Blue

PS thanks for bringing a smile to my face with you comment over on BinB :-D

Martha said...

oh how funny! It is so nice to move items around and find new uses...I bet it looks wonderful!!!

Hazel said...

what a wonderful idea. you're so creative to find different uses for so many different things in your house! i love decorating and making new things. and i love making things my own. beautiful blog!

LuLu & Co. said...

I'm dazzled by your home and you!! It's all so beautiful, thank you for sharing it,
xo,
LuLu