Hi! If you follow me on Instagram, you know that we've been busy with a lot of home updates the past couple of weeks! Now that my husband is finally home from work, we have time to get some things accomplished! My mom came down last week to hang out with the kiddos so I could do a bit around the house. It's so fun to see it all starting to take shape and feel like "our" house! I previously shared some photos of the living room room built-ins. Today I have some photos of the rest of the living room! I took the photos a few weeks ago, and things already look different!!! First, here are the living room listing photos...
This room is SO much larger than our old living room. I feel like our current furniture looks ridiculous - we don't even have a full sized couch in here! It looks a little better in the photos than it does in real life - it just looks really bare. There are so many things I want to change. I have visions of a fun, colorful space. If you've ever checked out my "Living Spaces" Pinterest board, you know my style is colorful and crazy. Here are the photos of it right now (and by "right now" I really mean "a few weeks ago"). I'm keeping it real in these photos - yes I picked up the toys, but please disregard the table covered in fingerprints and the baby. ;)
While the green paint is not my ideal color, it's totally fine in the living room for now! Eventually I'd like to paint it a shade that's similar to the current one, with only a few more blue undertones! Nothing was up on the walls in these photos, but we have a few things hanging now, including my best-ever Craigslist find, a vintage map of the Roman Empire. It's pretty much perfect! The rocking chair was purchased from a local antique store. I like the idea of a bunch of mismatched furniture, and this piece was just calling my name!! The rainbow pillow is from Target.
Our loveseat (which we bought because the old living room did not have space for a full sofa) is basically destroyed. The leather has pretty much disintegrated. Eventually, I want to get a new couch that is a lighter neutral. I would love a funky colored couch, but I think I would be vetoed! I've opted, instead, to just get a ton of colorful pillows. Not everyone understands my obsession with pillows. ;) I also think a rug would look great, but right now it would probably just be destroyed in a week!
Our current coffee and end tables are hand-me-downs from my mom. They are not my favorite. ;) We actually bought a new (old) mission style coffee table from Craigslist that we sanded and re-stained. I also committed to buying some old-school end tables from a woman on Craiglist. I contacted her over a month ago, and I still don't have the tables, so I'm starting to think maybe it's a lost cause. She was a bit...unusual...to put it mildly. ;) Should I ever actually acquire them, I hope to paint them a deep blue/green/teal color.
The sheer panels on the windows in this room are new. The previous owner had cats and her window treatments were full of cat hair. After washing them, they were still rather unappealing, so my mom helped me find the cheapest possible treatments to just give us some privacy. There are a lot of windows, so I wanted to just find something to get up quickly. For about two weeks I felt like we were a spectacle to all the neighbors!! These are definitely not great. The quality is very poor, but hopefully I will replace them with something I like better someday!
There also about a billion other things I want to do with this room, a few of which have already been accomplished since I took these pictures!! I have a Pinterest Board dedicated to this room, if you'd like to see more of my vision for it! As I've mentioned before, when we first moved in, I walked around to every room and created a giant to-do list for every room. Nothing was too big or too small to go on the list! Here was the list for this room - I have checked off everything that we have done so far, even though some of it is not evident in these pictures:
- Repaint/Touch up Paint
- Sheer Panels for front windows
- Curtains for side windows
- Refinish floors
- New light fixture - get rid of fan!
- Outlet covers
- Pictures on walls
- Bins for bench storage
- New Couch
- Painted Tables
- Coffee Table
- New Lamps
- Redo piano bench cover
- Repaint Radiator
I am liking this room more and more everyday! I will continue to share photos of the progress! Have a great Friday!! It's Birthday weekend for two of my three kids here!! I am so not prepared... ;)
**to see more photos of our "new old home" click here!**