I don’t have one single piece of furniture in my current house that will work in the family room of the house in Hooterville.
With the big stone fireplace, the family room has somewhat of a rustic feel.
There is NOTHING about my current house that is rustic.
Not one thing.
So, I’ve been looking around for decorating ideas and inspiration.
Like many of you, I recently got a new Pottery Barn catalog and I saw this.
I sort of like the casual, rustic “feel” of this room. Love the rustic look of the coffee table wood and the casualness of the slipcovers on the sofa. After having white slipcovers in my living room at my current house, I am convinced I never want another sofa unless it has slipcovers.
Especially a sofa that will get a lot of wear and tear from daily use in a family room setting.
With that being said, there was one element in this room that I was really, really drawn to though and it wasn’t furniture. Can you guess what it is?
Can you see it now?
I don’t know why but I’m loving that piece of art that looks like a rusty, worn clock on the back wall. I’ve searched the catalog and the website to see if I can find out more about it…what it’s made of…how it’s made…but it would appear it is only a prop so I couldn’t find any details or close-up photos of it.
Nevertheless, I’m putting it in my idea file and I might attempt to create my own knockoff version of this clock for the family room.
After I actually have some furniture in the family room first.
I don’t think my husband will take too kindly to me accessorizing with big, rusty clock artwork before he has something to sit on to watch television.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 43 years. We have one beautiful and precious daughter, age 33.
After more than 37 years in the workforce, I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job in 2007 and stay home. As a natural born homebody and "nester," this opportunity to be a full-time homemaker has brought me immeasurable contentment and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy spending each and every day in the cozy comfort of "My Cottage of Bliss."
About the "House in Hooterville": In October 2009, we bought a 30 acre horse farm in a small country town approximately 45 miles from the city where I have lived my whole life. Join me, a city girl through and through, as I try to simultaneously adapt to country life in "Hooterville" and redecorate the 1978 brick ranch-style house on the property into My (new) Cottage of Bliss.