Things are looking far less messy, cluttered, and unfinished in the living room! Which makes me very happy, as I could feel my blood pressure rise every time I walked down the stairs or came in the front door. Phew! Thankfully the Ravens game was on til midnight on Thursday, giving Jason an excuse to stay up and help me put things back together while simultaneously screaming at the television. Just kidding, he was pretty uncharacteristically calm. So thankfully, no hammers went through the wall and nothing was thrown. He is loving me while reading this, I’m sure.
Yesterday morning I took some pics of our progress. This shoot is entitled “Where’s Waldo?”, as you’ll find a tiny human in most of the pictures if you look closely enough. (Please ignore the unbuttoned onesie over the pants…sometimes, it’s just not worth the struggle. Remember, we call her Barracuda.)
The curtains were Ikea purchases…a good find I think! They are velveteen-ish, and look “luxe”, as Hannah tells me. The curtain rods were originally brown; a quick spray paint job turned them black. We put the striped rug from the dining room in here now. And the former brown sisal living room rug is in the dining room, which worked out well! Nothing new to buy there!
(Those swatches on the chair are potential fabrics for pillows.)
The cute white bowl is a new addition…I couldn’t pass it up on a recent trip to Richmond…$6 at Williams & Sherill!
Okay, I was a LITTLE picture happy. Most of the time it’s because I can never seem to get the lighting just right…I think I need a new camera…
You might recognize the side table from our guest room. They were Goodwill purchases with a new paint job. It occurred to me that they matched our new color scheme quite well, and after lugging it downstairs, I decided it was a great fit! So we switched out the old wooden side table and put that in the guest room. Which is okay in the meantime, since our guest room doesn’t get much face time other than my sister Hannah and the occasional friend sleepover. 🙂
Disclaimer: the slipcovers and curtains need to be steamed. I was just so anxious to post pictures! I will get to it, I promise myself.
A few things left to be done: painting our entertainment center white (and possibly adding cabinet doors to it!), and painting the frame of our sailboat print white (this will be tricky, as it’s a custom frame job so we can’t take the print out!)