Today is the first time I will share a part of my home with you! And why not start in the living room? It's the first thing you see when you enter our home, so I thought it appropriate.
This isn't the main reveal since there are still some things left to be checked off on my to do list for this room, but rather a post about it's progress. And you will have to excuse my before pictures; I wasn't blogging at the time so I had to find any pictures that showed my home. As you can see, the one's I found happened to show the messy side of my home!
So, welcome to my home! Relax and enjoy the progress!
This is pretty much what the house looked like for almost 3 years: white walls, no wall art and failed to translate any sense of style or who we are as a family.
Finally, we got around to painting the walls a light blue color, Behr's River Rock in Satin to be exact:
This is the rug we had for the past year or so. It's very pretty but wasn't working with the fresh, light and relaxed style I was slowly starting to develop.
So we got rid of the rug, changed some of the decor, added a little wall art (still have a long way to go with that) and this is what the living room looked like while waiting for the new rug to arrive:
The grey pillows are from my No Sew Pillow Covers tutorial, you can check that out here.
And then....the rug finally arrived! It was perfect! Just what this room needed!
You could barely tell from these photos, but I spray painted cream stripes on my wheat colored curtains to lighten them up and add a bit of interest to them.
I switched the old lamp for this fun and modern one (I bought the lampshade on sale at Target for $7 and used a lamp stand I already had!) It looks so much better than the gold lampshade that was previously there! It's also better displayed now that it stands on top of a few books, rather than behind them (small changes really do make a big difference!)
You can see how I created the wall art next to the television here.
|Oh, and I should totally get Blogger of the Year Award for not taking the time to hide all those cords under the T.V. stand or behind the basket.|
1. Build 2 ledges for a gallery wall behind the loveseat
2. Figure out what to do with the wall behind the T.V., any suggestions?
3. Add a throw to the sofa's to lighten them up a bit
4. Paint the entry door either grey or black to add more interest
5. Paint the tile around the fireplace white..right now it just sorta blends in with the curtains.
6. Update a few decor items
7. Incorporate more yellow (my accent color) to some of my pillows.
8. Add crown molding (which will be tricky since we have angled ceilings)
9. Coffee table/Ottoman
10. I'm sure I will think up more things to add in the process of finishing things up!
This space has sure come a long way and I'm very satisfied with the overall feel it is taking! A home should reflect who lives in it and this one is slowly beginning to reflect this little family!
Will be linking to these fun parties:
MONDAY: I Should Be Mopping The Floor, Give Me The Goods Monday, TUESDAY: Coastal Charm, Not Just A Housewife, Blooming Homestead, Reasons To Skip The Housework, Clean and Scentsible.Housewife How To's, Love Grows Wild WEDNESDAY: DIY Crafty Projects, My Girlish Whims,Ginger Snap Crafts . THURSDAY: House of Hepworths, Saving 4 Six, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Somewhat Simple. FRIDAY: Dear Creatives, The Best Blog Recipes, Diana Rambles, Chic On A Shoestring. SATURDAY: The Gingerbread Blog, Or So She Says (One She Two She), While He Was Napping, Sassy Little Lady. SUNDAY: Life On Lakeshore Drive, Suburbs Mama