Thursday, November 18, 2010

Welcome to the Jungle

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to the jungle room complete with a
small lion and a tiny yellow bird who is wild. Ha!
Actually it's our bonus room/pet lounge/workout room
and reading nook. We really do use this room every day.
Join me for a fun tour! All the photos enlarge when clicked.
Chestnut is doing what he does best. Lounging.
He says come on in blog friends. His buddy Lloyd the cockatiel is hanging out too.
He's over ten years old now.
Our Bowflex weight machine folds up for easy storage.
I give full credit to this machine in helping me to lose weight.
If you are thinking about getting one they are worth the money.
The television is nice to have while working out.
I have my exercise dvd's in here too. I need to pull those out.
The cheerful blue paint is called *Birdbath* at Sherwin Williams.
The black color scheme and silver accents work well with it.
My cozy reading corner. The pillows and throw are from Target.
Chestnut is guarding his food and water bowls.
He has his own initial plaque on the wall.
He is only a little bit spoiled...:)
He's ingnoring me while I took this photo. Silly boy.Chestnut is all comfy and cozy in his tower.
Thanks for visiting!
I posted our laundry room earlier today in case you missed it.
Check it out!
Have a wonderful weekend!


Kimberly said...

I love all your "M"'s!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Melissa! How nice to have a space like that! You have so much room for your exercises! I have to squeeze between two love seats! lol I am going to hurry off of this post because if my staff gets wind of Chestnut's luxurious hangout, there will be a mutiny over here! lol Hello to him from them! Happy wekend!...hugs...Debbie

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh! You are so lucky to have that great room! {And that orange tiger kitty that I adore! ;}

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Richella said...

What a FUN room, Melissa! What a good place for you to work out. And of course Mr. Chestnut gets lots of exercise by jumping up onto his tower throne, right? :)

Melissa said...

I just want to snuggle up in the corner of that room and read to my heart's content!

Thanks for sharing it with us!

Many Blessings,

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Perfect use of a bonus room! Excercise equipment out of the way but very handy! Looks like it's a feline favorite as well!

Pam said...

Well, Chestnut seems to enjoy his room. I'm sure he appreciates having his own little area.

Jemsmom said...

Wow... that cat needs to come live with me. He has such a rough life with you there. Jeez... how could you treat him that way!! :-) I love it!

Liz said...

Ahh, what a great room to have! I love your cat... he's regal!
It's nice to have an away spot for exercise equipment...I had a treadmill that we got rid of because it really had no good spot and after trying to live with it in my living room for a while, I couldn't stand seeing it there, so downstairs it went, and then became a forgotten item.

Liz said...

I have to agree, what a fun room! The colors are wonderful and I am in love with your cat...too cute! =) ~Liz

Starting Our New Lives Together:: The Wades said...

Is it silly that eveytime you have pictures that your carpets in I wanna lay on it?? lol It looks so clean and soft. :)Your home (and carpet) are beautiful!!

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

Great room! Love the "cat look" Chestnut is giving you in that last photo -- I'm often on the receiving end of a similar look from Jack the Cat... it says something like "Servant, you are hampering my efforts to relax... what do you want" Love it! :)

Andrea said...

Every room in your house is
so stylish! What an nice space.
You can tell Chestnut loves it too.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Your cat sure is loved!!! He's so fluffy and beautiful! This is a very fun room and I love the paint color.

Mom in High Heels said...

What a lovely room! The color is very soothing. At our next house (wherever the Army sees fit to send us), I'm determined to carve out a space that is just for me. I love your reading corner!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

So very pretty...well decorated, and the colors are 'to die for'. Oh, and the furbaby? Gotta love ' I love cats!!!!

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Paula said...

Boy, you are lucky to have such a light filled, big space for working out.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oooh just look at your cat.. look so comfy there! Now I envy her/him! teeheee.. great room to just hang out! pet lounge wow! lucky pets!..

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Chestnut has got is made!! He was certainly blessed when you adopted him!!
Your laundry room is fabulous. So organized and pretty too. Love the machines too (oh no, I'm showing my washer/dryer envy... sorry). I adore laundry rooms with some personality.

have a blessed holiday! hugs, Sherry

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

I like this room. So nice to have a space to exercise. And I'm a tad envious of that bow flex machine!

Aunt of 14 said...

I just noticed you put a mustache on Chestnut in your sidebar! Haha!

Melissa, exactly how big is your house, really? You never case to amaze me! said...

LOVE it Melissa! He is HALARIOUS! Wheres his mustache?

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Kat said...

Lucky you to have a room where you can exercise...and chill out with a book. I'm sure your pets love having a special room for them too.


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there~
How wonderful to have a space like that in your house! Just great- I love the paint color in there and your Chestnut is such a charmer! Thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

Adorable, Melissa!

We have pet playrooms in our house, too!


Karen At Home said...

Your kitty is so cute!!!!

Denise said...

What a fun room, I love seeing Mr. Chestnut just lounging around too like he owns the place ;) Have a super weekend.
hugs Denise

April said...

How in the world do you manage to keep your house looking so nice and tidy all the time? Inquiring minds want to know!:)

Erin said...

Bubba and Fritzy have total cat envy!!! LOL

Great room!! I wish I had more room to give 'the boys' something like that. They just use the back of my couch. ;)

Vanessa said...

It looks great Melissa! I love the black and pale blue combo with the silver accents. It's fun to do something different in these kinds of spaces isn't it? :-) Thanks so much for linking up to the party this week!

Donna said...

What a cozy looking, welcoming room!! No wonder the animals love it!! (I work out in the garage...cold brrrr!!)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

What a sweet room! It's so nice to have a room set aside just for excersize, etc.'s sooo nice of Chestnut to share it with you! Hehe! Too cute! I'd say that he is one happy kitty!

Well my friend, I just left you a note on your new bench post! Ohhh...I love your new bench!

Wow...Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Do you and Alex have special plans? I think it will just be Darrin, Danielle, Russ and me this year. A small, quiet family Thanksgiving. Well sweet friend, wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!!!

Love ya,

Sailing Simply said...

That is so funny to see a bird and a cat sharing a room that way! They look they both could care less that the other is there as well. I love it! I also really like that color for this space too, it looks wonderful!

Angela said...

I love your jungle room! Mr. Chestnut looks nice and cozy in there!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I really like the black, blue and silver color combo! It looks great together! Love Chestnut! He looks fat and sassy and happy about it!

aquariann said...

Cute kitty. He's definitely the king of that lovely room. ^.^

Btw, I hopped here from la bella vita blog. Please come join my autumn blog hop if you have a moment!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a great room. Your kitty is beautiful too! I'd love to have an extra room like that, but I'll have to wait until a couple of kids move out :-)

FrenchCountry said...

In my next life can I please be your cat???

Teri said...

Great post! I really love Mr. Chestnut's little expressions! He's got so much personality.

That's good to know about the Bowflex. I've wondered how well they worked, but never really known anyone that's used it diligently...until now.

I enjoyed the tour. =)

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I can see that Chestnut has a very fine life!!! Isn't it interesting how we are really THEIR pets!!!
How wonderful to have this space to exercise and read and hangout with Sir Chestnut. Love his close-up!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Chestnut does look all cozy there! What a fun room! I've looked at the Bowflex and it does seem like a great machine. I just don't have room for it. I did buy a recumbent bike last week since that's about he the only cardio I can do untill my knee is rehabed.


Liz said...

This is a great all around room! Everyone needs a "bonus" room. Members only! :)


Chestnut is soooo cute! :)