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Thursday, February 26, 2009


When sharing photos in yesterday's post, I got several people who emailed me asking about my "cross wall" that I used to have in my old house. You can view that link and this one to see it in the old house if you are unfamiliar with what they are asking about. Apparently many of you were curious about what I did with that wall when we moved. Well, the answer is yes...I still have the crosses and a cross wall so to speak. However, they didn't really go with the decor upstairs or on our main level of the new house. So...I finally opted to put them in the basement bathroom which sits and separates two bedrooms down in the basement. Again,with the darkness in color scheme down there, I thought the crosses would go best down there. I couldn't bare to give them up so I placed some of them in here. There are a few left over that I just couldn't fit inside this bathroom. However, I love them dearly and hope to find a place for them one day.

This bathroom has a Bombay feel and a bit of "love me some Spain" flare to it. Some of my crosses have that Spanish look to them so they go perfectly in here. It really warms up the space and gives it a homey feel of sorts.

And...I was bound and determined to get some images of that Gentleman's room in the basement so that I could give you the true look of that brown trim. Yesterday's post was really off when it came to the coloring down there. So...once it was mid-day and light out this afternoon, I tried again. These pictures below give you a better idea of the color I'm working with when it comes to that dang trim. Oh...and just for you guys...I finally got around to putting some things up on the fireplace mantle. HA HA! After looking over those shots I took yesterday and seeing how bare it was down there, I got to work today and pulled out some things from my supply room (accessories I haven't found a spot for yet) and started placing a few of them. It still needs some additional work but at least there is something sitting there "trying" to fill up the mantle now. Hee hee! The Gentleman's room has more of an old world - Ernest Hemingway feel or look to it. If you've ever seen a cigar room or cigar bar, then you'll know what I mean. It reminds us of that type of look. Needless to say...we don't smoke in this house so no need to call it a cigar room. And no, we don't drink either so the photos you saw of the bar last night and it's bareness are a true depiction of how empty and unused that area is unless we are entertaining. I'm actually having my best girlfriends all over this Saturday night and I do like how the basement is an "entertaining basement." There has been 150 people in and out of this house all at one time before and the basement really helps keep the flow going in that situation.

Again, no picture really shows the perfect reflection of what the basement looks like - color wise. You'd have to be here and in person to see it all visually with your own eyes. Hey...maybe we should have a big AGD bash here at my place. You guys in??? ;) Wink wink!

My next project will move to the upstairs level. Aside from painting Brennen's room and changing out his window treatments, I also need to tackle this playroom.

This space makes me crazy. I love it. It's a great room for the kids and all of their hoop-lah/toys. However, it needs something on the walls. It needs more character - more personality in here. With me placing Brennen's things on one end and Kenidi's things on the opposite end of the room, I can't decide how to accessorize or decorate in here. Any input, ideas, advice?

Yes, this would be my half nek-ked daughter watching TV way too close. But...don't you just love her little pointed toes and perfect posture in the shot below? I sure do.

As a side note...see that little white and pink baby buggy that Kenidi is sitting by in the photo above? Well, that used to be mine. It also used to be black in color with a toille black and cream fabric. However, a few years ago my Mom found it in her stash and took it to be redone. She had it painted white and then had someone make new fabrics for it in the pink and lace. Hard to believe that used to be mine all those years ago and now Kenidi plays with it. Such an heirloom. Maybe her little girl will play with it someday.

Anywho, those are just some extra shots for ya. I hope I answered your couple of questions pertaining to the cross wall and where we keep all of Brennen and Kenidi's toys at. Don't say I never tell you anything. HA HA! Have a great night, Ang

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Anonymous The Bryant girls said...


We love your cross wall!! BEAUTIFUL!!!! Brooklyn is wanting to come to Indiana right now and play in that playroom with Kenidi! She is having a fit over the playroom and seeing Kenidi watching TV. Give her a BIG hug from Bailee and Brooklyn!

2/26/2009 7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Angie,
For the playroom, how 'bout framing your kids art work and place on the walls? I always thought that was way cool.

Love your house!

2/26/2009 7:22 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I agree with Deb's idea for the playroom; frame their artwork!

Kenidi looks so cute watching her tv!!

2/26/2009 7:46 PM  
Anonymous Grandma Sue said...

Hah! You need to put those crosses in the tanning bed room to run off that big bad spider you are so afraid of-hee hee. I just love everyroom in that house honey, just remember I have dibs on the porch with the fireplace and grill and frig, heck that is a house in itself out there. We need pix,! Kenidi sure looks cute watching TV. Have you told your friends how well she can snort like a little baby pig, while watching "Blues Clues"? Funniest thing I ever heard

2/26/2009 7:55 PM  
Blogger Angie Seaman said...

Rhonda, you tell Bailee and Brooklyn that you and them are welcome here at our home in Indiana anytime. Kenidi would love to have Brooklyn as a playmate in the play room. :) Hugs girls...
Angie & Kenidi

2/26/2009 7:59 PM  
Blogger Jill at Woodsy Ivy said...

Love that bathroom! Very classy cool!

My only suggestion for the playroom would be to use pics of Kenidi and Brennen at the beach. Kids love photos of themselves and you've got some awesome ones!

2/26/2009 8:53 PM  
Anonymous Christina said...

Hey Girl

POTTERY BARN!!!!! That is my suggestion for the playroom. If you see the catalogs, they have the BEST ideas for kids' space and ORGANIZATION of kids "things"...Being OCD, i am sure you would love that! Ha HA....

Beautiful though, i remeber your house was TDF!!!
Take Care
So Cal

2/27/2009 12:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angie-- What about incorporating some "wall words" they are vinyl lettering in any kind of font & color and you can have it say anything!! They are so easy to apply and very easy to remove--just use a hairdryer!! I don't have smooth walls (textured) and they do great on mine!! check it out! or I know some people on Etsy also do this too! or
My family has their own screenprinting shop so I saved $$ just having them do them up for me but I drew my inspiration from both of these sites!! Good luck! T

2/27/2009 8:47 AM  
Blogger Leigh said...

Hi Angie - I have been a blog lurker on here for quite some time. Hello! And thanks for always having something uplifting or interesting to share with all of us. I luuuuuurve your house and your decorating style. Can you say jealous? As for your questions about the playroom, I saw some suggestions in Better Homes and Gardens the other day. One thing I love is to paint blackboard paint onto one wall (or a big square on one wall) and the kids can then draw/write on it, which I think is cool. Might be hard with the molding though. They also suggested hanging curtains across one wall to make a "stage" area for the kids to play dress up and put on shows. Not sure if either of those things would work in the space but I thought they were both great ideas!

2/27/2009 2:07 PM  
Blogger The Pifer's said...

I have been lurking at your blog for awhile like the above blogger :) I LOVE YOUR HOUSE, SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

2/27/2009 8:23 PM  
Blogger Suz said...

Love your home.. how beautiful!! Hubby & I do have been married 13 years.. not far off from you guys & my birthday is the 4th of March... just a few things we have kinda, not really incommon. Not that that made any sense :)
I'm in IN too! & ready to get rid of this cold weather... pronto!

2/28/2009 5:04 PM  

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