~Lake Home Living Room Update~


I found the wicker rocker at our neighborhood garage sale and decided it was perfect for the condo living room.  I bought two new cushions for the rocker and another wicker chair, in the living room.

I’ve been asked whether the condo is our home or a home away from home.  Our home is in NE Missouri, near St Louis.  Our condo (a weekend home) is at Lake of the Ozarks, in central Missouri.

J and I want the condo to have the feel of a lake cottage, even though it is one unit in a large building.


I was tempted to use creamy slipcovers and a lighter palette.

However, we like brighter colors and they are more practical for this weekend place. 

Because we want to relax here and not worry about wear and tear and cleaning, we’ve chosen inexpensive and easy care furnishings.


Black and white photos of our grandchildren are seen on the small white cabinet, next to the sofa.


The photos were taken a couple of years ago. I suppose they should be updated. I love these and will keep them here.



The ottoman is from the neighborhood sale, also.  I bought the basket at Marshall’s and filled it with books, binoculars and a bowl, with anchor motif, filled with rocks.


The grid of boat photos, above the sofa, is made of calendar pages, in frames from Michael’s.  I’ve thought about replacing the pictures a few times, but always decide to keep them, because they fit our lake home, so well.


A sign and old fly rod and reel hang above the door to the deck.


The condo is 1250 square feet.  There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. A laundry alcove is in the hallway.


The kitchen is u-shaped, with plenty of space for preparing meals; small but efficient.  We added hardware to the cabinets, after this photo was taken. The walls in the kitchen and one wall in the entry are Sherwin Williams Mink.


Condo Entry

The framed prints are my black and white photos, taken in various Lake of the Ozarks locations.


Light fixture before…


Light fixture after…

I was thinking about changing the light fixture, for awhile, when I found this one at the garage sale.  It is the exact style I had in mind.

I’m looking for a small farmhouse style table to replace the round drop leaf table.

A Hint

By the end of July, I should be able to post something about the condo master bedroom makeover. 

I picked up a gallon of Valspar paint, in Ariel View, from the Seaside Retreat collection, at Lowe’s.  While I was at Lowe’s, buying the paint, I bought a pair of louvered doors. More about those in upcoming posts. 

I found a comforter and shams, that look as though they will work well with the ideas I have for this room.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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