Thursday, January 16, 2020

Living Room Update

Come on in and take a peek at my living room update.  It's not quite finished, yet finished enough invite you in.  I have been feeling under the weather the last week, so the progress really slowed.   Anyway, here is a peek coming from the hall into the living room.  
For comparison this is the same view of the before.  

When you walk in the front door this the area that you first see.  I have plans to paint the hutch white and I need to decorate the tiered tray for everyday.  
During Christmas I mentioned that I was on the hunt for doilies.  My mom came through with a couple that my grandmother had made.  Swoon!
Chuck made the ladder for this wall and I painted the letter B.  

I love how the ladder turned out!  I like that I will able to change out the decor here seasonably.  

I'm not sure how I feel about the new side tables.  Well, let me rephrase that.  I like the tables, but I'm not sure about the black.  I may end of painting them white.  

The basket I use to have would no longer fit.  I picked up these rope containers from the Target Dollar Spot for $5.I love that I can pick up the entire basket with my Bible items and move it easily. 
For now we are still using one of our old end tables.  I would love to fill this space with something round.  I'm thinking a wooden wire spool.  We are still discussing what to do in this little corner.  More to come on that later. 
This was an impulse buy.  I tried a couple other things in this space, but felt that it needed simple.  I also like that I can change out the wreath easily. 

I've had the table lamps for years and plan to eventually change them out.  It's all about finding what I like that doesn't cost a fortune.  Lamps are expensive!
New blinds were added.  I actually feel like I am in this decade with out the dated vertical blinds.  I always disliked them.  The curtain panels were made out of a $10 Christmas table cloth.  I actually have enough left to make throw pillow or two.  
The big entertainment stand was changed out.  It makes the room looks tons larger with this smaller unit.  

My absolute favorite thing in the room is this shelf.  When my grandfather passed away several years ago we were able to go to what was referred to as the old home place.  It is where my mom grew up.  Chuck pulled this wood from a cattle barn that Pop had made.  I love not only the rustic, farm look, but also the history.  


The windmill was a Christmas tree topper.  It was purchased on clearance and Chuck cut off the bottom and put it into a piece of reclaimed wood.  The coffee mill was my Grandmothers.  The horse shoe was found at the original family homestead that dates back to the 1700's.  The mini butter churn was made by great, great Uncle Lee.  I love the history this shelf represents.  

I can almost mark this as accomplished on my list.  A few minor things to do, as I feeling better, and then I can move on to the next item. I'm super happy with how it turned out.  I feel like it is lighter, feels bigger and less cluttered.  

Besides rest I hope to pull out the Valentine decor this weekend.  







15 comments:

  1. Can you make butter in the tiny churn? i like the square table. Throw it on the curb and i will rescue it. Try a thrift store for cheap lamps. The place looks different!

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  2. I love it! Where did you find the tiny churn?

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  3. I really, really like it! I swear we have the same taste in decorating. I've been doing some minor redos around here as I find things reasonably priced. it's work but fun!!

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  4. It looks so bright but cozy too! And I love all of your handmade touches. :)

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  5. I love the re-do! I found matching wood lamps at the thrift store a few years back, chalk painted them gray, and bought new lamp shades. You can also chalk paint the ones you have, and get new shades...it's so much fun! I love that your curtains were made from a table cloth, I've done that before, made three valances from one $12 tablecloth. It looks so nice, and I love the shelf and all it's nostalgia. Good job!!!
    Della

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  6. Wonderful, I need you to come redo my early attic decor.Actually it is all 1600 century antiques from Sweden, hoe do you decorate around that mess? I simply love the room. I love the ladder that is just too cute.

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  7. I love it. It all looks so inviting. I love using things that have history to them. God bless.

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  8. I love everything you did. It is so interesting. I just found your blog a few months ago and really enjoy it. Went back to when you got your baby and it was so interesting and uplifting. We also have an adopted child.

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  9. Wendi - I love your updates. The light gray tones are so soft, cool and fresh looing. I know this isn't a change but I just adore the bead board type texture on the ceiling. Great work!

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  10. Everything looks so fresh and beautiful! I love dollies! Deb

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  11. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it ALL!

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  13. As you can tell I am playing catch up. Wendi I love it... that is a great idea on using the ladder. I love all the windmills that you added around the room. Great job..I love it all.

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