Monday, March 22, 2010

Putting Together The RR Room

We have this room off of our kitchen that we call the Roger Raglin room.


Roger Raglin is this hunter who has these videos that my hubby loves. Roger has this funny laugh that makes me laugh. Can I admit that I enjoy watching these videos because Roger is so animated?


Well, Roger has this room that is full of mounted animal heads.

And that was sort of my jumping off point for this room.
Two years ago.


My thought was that it would be a room for my hubby - full of moose motifs, plaids and a really rustic kind of decorating. But after living here for awhile and putting this room on the back burner, it's just not going in that direction anymore. It's still sort of my hubby's room - his desk is in there - but I haven't been too sure where I am taking the direction of this room. Despited all of this, we still call it 'The Roger Raglin Room'.

I decided that I would give it a go and start putting the room together. I showed you a corner of it not too long ago. Well, here is another area.




I purchased this bookshelf on Kijiji for $50. It a HEAVY solid wood piece and nearly as tall as me. I used my free Glidden paint to give it a fresh new look. (Sugarpuffs! I had a before photo taken but it's not on my laptop. Imagine a golden wood color.)

Now, I hate the look of books. I know that they are hot in decorating - but I can't quiet stand the clutter-y look of them. I'd much rather they were behind closed doors. But until my money tree grows, I have a giant bookshelf. And I decided to turn the books on their side. This has a two-fold purpose. First off, the pages are pretty much the same color and that's more pleasing to my eye. And secondly, my hubby is always getting into his books. And it's sooo much easier to just plop a book back on top of the stack than to try and set it back on a neatly organized shelf. Piles work for us.




The barnwood is actually an American flag thing that I've had for a number of years. But the flag wasn't going with the look of the room. So I just flipped it over.




The star wreath is from a store here called Canadian Tire. It was a Christmas wreath - originaly reddy orange. Heirloom White took care of that. Ya'll know I love stars!



And I'm not shy of mentioning my love of fruit jars. Here are two blue Ball Mason jars and a clear Canadian Crown jar.



A clear glass Canadian Crown, a green Canadian Crown and a large blue Ball Mason. I bought all three blue Ball Masons in a set for $6. I love being from an antique-y area in PA!

Okay, how about a look at this area one more time. :)




22 comments:

Lucy Marie said...

Oh Roger -- I would recognize that face anywhere. It appears on our TV set more than I like to admit.

Real Life Reslers said...

LoL! I wish I had a place to make a man room for Dustin....then maybe I wouldn't have to watch sportscenter so much!

Jennifer said...

I can't believe all those heads in Roger's room. It almost makes me sick to think of all those eyes looking around!

I love that wreath. Pick me up one when you get a chance!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I really like how you decorated the shelf. My favorite is the jars. My husband's space is a gameroom with a pool table in it. I use it to fold my laundry on so I have taken over his room!

debra said...

I like what you did with the books. The star wreath looks great, too!

The Southern Housewife said...

Oh, I'm oh so happy that I didn't see any animal heads in this room! I think I might have broke down and cried right here!! :( You know I love me some animals!! Loving the look of this animal friendly room! ;)

Screaming Meme said...

:) I love your style...The mantel area so so fun!!! Hi, Im Meme from Screaming Meme...it is so nice to meet you! Stop in and visit sometime! I think you would like my style, since you love stars & rustic chic design...Meme

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I think I'm glad my husband just likes to fish...ha!

Tina said...

Oh I love this Mandi! It looks gorgeous. Hmm not sure about the room with all the deer heads mounted in it, but your room is just lovely!! ~ Tina xx

Melissa said...

It looks great...love the shelves - I need shelves like that...

MomBE said...

Mandi,

Just wanted you to know I posted about my awesome pillows today! Thanks again, I love them!

http://mombesplace.blogspot.com/2010/03/and-winner-isme.html

Allison

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

It's beautiful! So glad I don't know who Roger is. Your wreath is beautiful and I love the wooden thingy it's hanging on. Your boookshelf with the books turned sideways is great. I'm not a fan of the look of books either and we have a million of them.

Carmen said...

I think it looks great! I like books with the page sides turned out. That's how I have mine.

Ashley said...

I am a fan of the wreath over the animal heads anyday LOL....I think it looks great! Thank you for sharing!

Chocolate Sundaes said...

love that star wreath! that is darling

Jenglamgirl said...

lOVE LOVE IT! love the BALL jars too, and the colors and homey-ness of it all! ;) jgg

Jessica said...

gorgeous! the back of that flag! love the wreath on it!!!

Jessi said...

I love the collection of mason jars. And the wreath of stars looks really great against the wood. Nice job!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

How clever to flip the flag and show the backside! Where did you get your creative gene?

Holly said...

Really cute! I'm pretty sure I like it this way better than moose heads ;) Love how you turned the flag around.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Welcome to Ontario! We have lots of family in northern Ontario.
Your bookcase looks great, and the books piled that way look neat. I love organizing and firmly believe that you have to find a way to make areas work for YOU. Some people are file-rs, some pile-rs.
There are hunters in our extended family, but man, that is a lot of trophy heads.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Oh, and love your jars. I collect blue mason/Ball jars and have quite a few Canadian Crown ones too.

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