Well, we’ve been in this house about half a year and I’m finally ready to share pictures of our living room. We still have some work to do to fill this enormous room with it’s high ceilings, but I think you’ll agree it looks better than before! 🙂
The first time we saw the living room it looked like this. A clean slate, I guess you could say!
And 6 months later…
Our TV no longer sits on a desk!
I need suggestions on a way to spice up the longer window above the couch. I’ve seen people put quilts behind old windows…I’m thinking maybe antique handkerchiefs? Or I could always do pictures like I did in my old house. We’ll see!
My favorite part about the room is the curtains. We started off with just the 84″ linen panels from Bed, Bath and Beyond. Once they were hung I really liked the warmth they added to the room, but they were just too short and almost a little goofy looking. My mom, apparently having more faith in my sewing abilities than I did, suggested I find a cute fabric to add to the bottom for more length. So I ventured out to a fabric store and found this awesome designer fabric (did you know there was such thing?) at Hancock Fabrics for almost 80% off…$12!!! It’s kind of a paisley shaped floral pattern…you’re all surprised, I’m sure 🙂 So then it was time to re-learn to sew. How long had it it been, you might ask? Well let’s just say that when I took my sewing machine out of its case I found the last project I ever worked on…a bright red SCRUNCHIE!!! HA! Remember when you used to wear one scrunchie in your hair and then another one on your wrist? Oh wow. Anyway, after a few instructional youtube videos, I was back and stitching. A little warning to any visitors we may have soon…my “sewmanship” is nowhere near perfect, so don’t look closely!
Here are some before and after pics that really show you the difference a little fabric made! A special thanks to my interior design advisor…aka, mom!
Next up on the project list is painting a table and chairs set we have down in the basement…but I may just sneak some more sewing projects in there too. Anyone need scrunchies? Let me know!