Monday, February 23, 2009

Weekend Downsizing!

I usually don't write recaps of the weekend if it's just us hangin' out at home but I wanted to share a HUGE downsize in our move towards a more simple life...

The Entertainment Center.

Ok... this big bad bitch has to be the biggest entertainment center I have ever seen... and bout 7 years ago... I purchased this beast for a STUPID reason (you know... "spend $3000 and have NO PAYMENT for 6 months and LOW LOW LOW financing" crap.) It has had 2 places in our house.... it has been moved only twice and the last time it was moved was 5 years ago... the thing is just TOO huge to move!!! It also dwarfed the beautiful fireplace and I was worried it wouldn't support the weight of the TV John brought over. It was just ONE BIG PROBLEM all around!

(sorry... I just love this picture... he looks like such a freakin' rag-a-muffin here.. one skate, hole in sock, no pants, helmet... how could you NOT giggle???? ;-)

Well this weekend we tackled the project of taking down and rearranging the room (ok... well John did bout 80%... I was more of the cleaning and directing crew so to speak...)

Now... isn't this soooo much better???

(pardon the gross wall behind... these 2 rooms still need a remodel... when we have the $dough$)

And I think it really makes the fireplace (which I LOVE LOVE LOVE) more of the focus in the room....
Yay us!!!!


Barb and Steve said...

Wow! What a difference! I agree. the fireplace shoud be the focal point in the room. Great job!

ChiTown Girl said...

Looks great! I love Ryan's portrait above the fireplace. I also love that entertainment center, though, so if you could figure out a way to send it to Chicago..... ;-)

Hey, my word verification word is "siste!" How perfect!! Love ya, siste!!

-jd said...

That John, he is should really keep him around. Very talented and incredibly handsome too. He's a dreamboat!

ChiTown Girl said...

bwahahaha!! Now I know why my comment wouldn't go through, JD was commenting at the same time. I totally agree with you, JD, totally!!!!

Miles To Go Before I Sleep...... said...

Thank you! It's so nice and the living room seems so BIG now!

Hey... it's gonna go up for sale in awhile but I don't know bout shipping... that thing is HEAVY! ;-) Hey... how long til the donations are done?

Yeah... you're a keeper :-)
You guys are way too funny!!!

ChiTown Girl said...

I assume you mean for Lex's fundraiser, right? They are shaving their heads on Friday, March 13, so you have til then to make a donation. I'm going to be sure to post some before and after shots. Maybe even some "during" shots, since I'll be there. I volunteered to help out with the event.

Anonymous said...

Hey it looks great!

I always liked it but thought it over-whelmed your matter where you put it.

I also love Ryans portrait over the fireplace,but I already told you that.

You were cleaning your butt off the last time I was at your house which was just last week....

You go girl!

How is that laundry coming along?

Time to meet at the laundry mat again?

Call me.

Grandma Donna

ButterflysDance said...

MUCH Better. It was too "crowded" before. Fireplace is awesome. John, you are da man!!! for helping Dana with all her trials and tribulations!!!

LiLu said...

Oh, I ADORE that fireplace! Your place is chahming, dahling, simply chahming!