I know that I haven’t posted photos of even most of the house yet. So far, all I’ve shared with you is the living room, dining room, bathroom and porch. Really?? We still have 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen, sunroom, front yard and back yard to go through. Not to mention I havent posted a single project in a long time. Oops! Well this post is not one of those posts in which I continue the house tour. Oh no. I’m going to take you back into the living room and share some of the updates that I’ve made to it. You’ll remember that when I last shared my living room, I had a few items that I wanted to conquer. I’m proud to say that I’ve been able to knock THREE things off the list!
- Add computer desk and chair to corner <- just need to pick this up from mom
- Add love seat and/or armchair to the room
- Basket for the mail <- not sure I will want to get this anymore as it isnt completely necessary
- More pops of color in the decor
- Purchase additional West Elm paper flowers for the vase on the spool
- Large cream shag rug for the floor <- not sure I want shag anymore. thinking maybe Sisal instead
- New lampshade for the green lamp <- such an easy fix that I keep forgetting about
Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and reflect on how we last viewed the living room (see more photos of the “before” here):
And here it is now:
Here are the list of updates:
- You can see that I’ve added TWO new chairs to the living room. At first I had NO idea what to do with such a small space that needed additional seating. Then I found these two chairs at the Indie Vintage Arts & Marketplace for only $100 total – which trust me is a steal. I found similar chairs on craigslist that needed some major TLC for $150. And in search for traditional arm chairs I found they generally cost in the $300-600 range each! So you can imagine my surprise at finding these two beautiful chairs for such a low cost.
- You’ll also notice that the vase on the spool is a little fuller.
- I purchased a yellow pillow for the couch to compliment the Target “art” on the wall as well as the underlying tones of yellow in the room’s decor.
- And bonus! I purchased a vintage blue fan (next to the wall art) to bring some more pop of blue in to the space.
My only question is … does the pink and blue quilt not work with this room anymore? In these photos I’m starting to think it sticks out like a sore thumb!
I also purchased this basket at the Indie Vintage Arts & Marketplace for $30 – another steal!
I just had to share this cute “H” vintage wood letterpress printer’s block that I purchased from etsy seller, Mitipo. You’re not officially married until you have the first letter of your last name displayed prominently in your home. 😉