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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Get a New Look without Spending a Penny

I can't seem to clean without moving furniture around.....does anyone else have that problem?   You scoot the sofa out to vacuum under it and the next thing you know it's in a different room!   The Victorian sofa that you see on the left was in the small dining room earlier today.
Here is what the formal dining  room looked like before H and I turned the big dining table around and moved it to the other end of the room.......moved the sofa in....a few chairs....and wa la....
a whole new look!

I brought this big round table in from the,  there's a new look in there too!

Here's where the sofa was, there's a new look in that room too!

I love how moving things around makes them "new again" without spending a "Penny"!


  1. Your home is so pretty, I can''t imagine having to clean around all the pretty things you have. It always looks amazing.

  2. Penny,
    You are so lucky that your room are all so large enough to move things around. I am locked in by lack of space and lack of walls!! Everything looks fantastic!! Love that sofa!! Anywhere you put it , it looks great in my opinion!!

    Thanks too for stopping by!!


  3. I do this a're not alone LOL

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. You sure have a lot of furniture!

  5. Your home is a romantic dream and your tablescapes are always so pretty. You are lucky to have a lot of space!

  6. Everything is so romantic and girly, then there is the last pic with the deer head and other trophies and somehow it all works. Love it. I think your house would make a great movie set. Kudos
    Wanda at

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  8. Penny I love your home and the touches you add.

  9. Surely the best and least expensive remedy for the I'm-bored-with-my-house blues!!! I know I often WANT to move a lot of furniture around, but my husband would be all Rob Petrie about it when he came home and fall over something! :-) It's nice that your husband pitches in to help. He must realize it's costing him a whole lot less to contribute a little elbow grease than to have to open up that wallet! Smart guy!!! :-) :-) :-)

  10. Penny...gosh, visiting you is like an adventure. I enlarge every single photo and wish I could just walk around and peek around corners. :) Such fun...then suddenly I will see something and thing
    k.."OH..I have that. I could do that". Like buying a favorite magazine and reading it cover to cover and waiting for the next issue with anticipation. FUN!
    I have dug so many of my crocheted pieces out of drawers and put them to use in ways I never would have thought of if it hadn't been for you.
    I know you have many of them is that wonderful and helpful and talented husband of yours! What fun the two of you must have together, creating and making a delightful home! Yours is anything but a "cookie cutter" home! Such a fan here!

  11. Beautiful Penny, love everything :)

    Thanks for sharing over at Creative Mondays...

    Pinning your beautiful post :)

    1. Thanks so much for sharing Penny, pinned again and featured :) #CreativeMondays

  12. It would be lovely to have such lovely big rooms to do so much with. It's all so pretty

  13. I think my table might be the same as yours! I always end up having to move the furniture when I clean, but that is usually to remove all the stray cheerios and awol sippy cups ;) Such is the life with 4 kiddos right now, but it won't always be this way. I would love to have such comfy looking seating like you did with your table, but again, that will probably need to wait until they are bigger for the sake of the furniture! I think it is wonderful when someone's style is so cohesive that any piece can work virtually anywhere like you have done! Thanks for linking up!
    -S.L. Payne,

  14. Me too Penny, love that old things can become new again! Everything looks so pretty.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  15. That is my type of decorating too! I do a lot of moving :) Thanks for sharing this Penny, beautiful as always!

  16. How beautiful your room is. We do not have a small house, but there is no way I can move things around........every space has its purpose. But I do love your room

  17. You have so many beautiful things and so much creativity. I'm certainly looking at my turquoise and red livingroom with different eyes now.

  18. You are so creative. This is so beautiful!

  19. G'day! Thanks for stopping by our #SayGdayParty! Wow There's a lot going on in the room!
    Please remember to stop by and comment on other people's submissions too and of course, hope you are following Natasha and me on Pinterest!
    Comments and shares show you care!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List

  20. It's fun to see all the changes in your beautiful room!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  21. we are two peas in a pod, giggle. I love moving things around too. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

  22. Yes! I love moving the furniture around. Why not in the middle of the night if I get a new idea? Confusing my poor family from time to time...

  23. It is fun to mix things up a little from time to time Penny. I put a new spread on my bed yesterday and the chair I have in there does not look good now. Going to do a little mixing up tomorrow. Thanks for sharing with SYC. I like the changes Penny!

  24. Beautiful post, Penny! I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness,

  25. Breathtaking! Pinned. Hugs! Lou Lou Girls


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