Three weeks ago our 4th child was about to begin his senior year of high school. He is our youngest and has a huge personality. I began to ponder over what the next year would be like in our home without a child living here full time. The thought of a quiet, perfectly kept house isn't quite our style. We love hearing the laughter, chatter and silliness of a full home! As I sat in our living room that night I kept looking at the painting over our couch. We bought it about 15 years ago after a trip to Paris. I hadn't really "looked" at it this past year. Sometimes life is just so crazy that one forgets to stop and look at things just for the sake of looking. I was having a glass of wine with my husband and I realized that I needed to bring this painting to life, to help bring some extra activity and creativity into our almost quiet home. One glass of wine later, my mind was in a whirl...not from the wine but from my realization that I needed a change! Our living room needed a drastic happy facelift! I had to now convince my DH that WE needed to do this, for us. I hope to share this project with you as I make a few fun changes to our home. Most of you might not like my style of decorating, it's a bit non tratditional. I love a home that makes me smile, it's far from perfect but I am happy with the little changes so far. Our budget isn't huge so I am being as creative as possible to make it all work.