I’m Back!

Dec 19, 2013 | Living Room, Projects

Ever since the school year started and the kids have gone back to school, I’ve been working. I’m lucky because I only work while the kids are at school, but when they get home, it’s snack time, homework time, soccer time, cleaning time, piano time… everything but blog time.  But, I’ve decided to start my New Year’s resolution early and start blogging consistently again. I don’t know how consistently, but more than once every 3 months!  I love documenting the progress of my house… it gives me motivation to look at the “after” pictures and think, “yeah, that room now looks like us!”

Since September, I am now so close to finishing the living room, I can taste it! The only things that needed to be done at last check in was to get an area rug (done!), get a side chair (done!), and put up a few more things on the walls (done!). Really the only thing not done is to get a pillow to put on the new side chair… that’s like nothing!

First up, the rug… I got this beauty from Joss and Main although they did have the same rug at RugsUSA.com if you’re looking for it. I wanted something light and since this room doesn’t see a lot of traffic, I don’t have to worry about getting dirt all over the rug. I also wanted some contrast with the dark floors and I wanted something classic (no large graphic prints). This rug fit the bill beautifully! It’s also super soft to walk on as a little bonus.

rug 2


white rug

Next up is the chair that I got from Home Goods. Normally I go to Home Goods and look at the furniture and think, “that’s a great piece, if only I had a place to put it.” This chair was just the perfect shade of brown to compliment the couch and print gave it some visual interest. I didn’t want something solid colored since the two blue side chairs and the couch was already solid colored. Honestly, the chair is not that comfortable to sit in, but hardly anyone sits in it anyway. Only when we have a lot of people over, does it get any use.

arm chair

Next is the mirrors next to the chair. I got these on clearance from Target and as much as I didn’t want even more mirrors in the living room (I have 4 already), I didn’t want to put up a print that competed with the kids’ portraits above the piano. Shelves also didn’t make sense since the space was so small, so mirrors it is!