Tweaked Table


Aside from working, planning for Haven, going to softball games, wrestling meets, blah, blah, blah…I’ve been trying to get our living room updated a bit. After finally finding the sectional, it just seemed like such a blank space behind it. It needed something. I quickly found the perfect table (that never happens). It’s the Safavieh Simon Natural Table. It was the perfect size, and I … [Read more...]

A New Sectional


It’s been a long time comin’, but after years of waiting, we finally got our sectional. If you remember (or don’t), I was about to purchase it TWO years ago when Maximus had a close visit with the grim reaper. Well, one thing after another got in the way of getting it, but it is now ours.  Two things I know about myself—1. If there’s a more expensive option to purchase something, I will find a … [Read more...]

BA Friday: Bright Living Room


Well this was an easy choice for this week! Michelle from Iron and Twine has a transformation that required some pretty simple changes. Some well-chosen furniture and some gorgeous accents recreated this entire space. I love it!  Before--   And after--  Pretty darn beautimous, isn't it?! Head on over to see more before and afters of her quaint and charming home! Happy weekend, my friends! … [Read more...]

DIY Mirror Frame


Happy Monday to you! We've been busy with projects galore over here, so it's probably time I show you one of them. I had a mirror over the mantel that I bought from Lowes. When I say I've searched everywhere for the right size mirror, trust me. I. searched. everywhere. We have 8-foot ceilings, and I opted for a really tall mantel--meaning I needed the width, but not so much the height. I digress. … [Read more...]

Sectional Search


So my living room is suffering. After we built the entertainment console, it was obvious we needed some new chairs to flank it. We found the perfect ones, had them covered, and we were good to go! I’m slowly finding some art for the room (don’t ask about the mirror I missed out on at Joss and Main—SO bummed), and it’s starting to finally come together. Except. for. THIS. This is what … [Read more...]

A Gallery of In-Betweens


I have ADD. Granted, it’s self-diagnosed ADD, but my mom agrees with me. So it must be true, right? Like a song writer who wakes up in the middle of the night to write down song lyrics, I have ideas swirling in my head day and night. A blessing AND a curse. I start in on something, and if my husband waits too long to help me with one little element of it, I’m moving on to another project. … [Read more...]

Console Table {Craigslist Project}


So where’d we leave off? Oh yeah…right in the middle of the project. The concern was that I knew I wanted something to serve as a bottom shelve, but I worried about having too many different woods all over. A large cut of wood just didn’t seem right to me, so I came up with another option. I picked up some inexpensive pieces of pine because they had knots in them. My thought process is … [Read more...]

Workbench Turned Console {DIY Table}


This is going to have to be a couple of posts. I just have too many pictures. It started with me wanting to get rid of our armoire. It was bulky; we’d had it for 9 years; I was over it. That’s a good enough reason, right? (I’ve probably taken 481 pictures of the armoire, and this is the only one I could find. Annoyed.) So, we sold the three matching wood pieces on Craigslist, and the hunt began … [Read more...]

An Impulse Buy

I’ve been working on revamping our living room for a couple of months now. As of yesterday, I have no coffee table, armoire, or end table. Uh yeah…it’s a little barren in here. I guess that means I need to start shopping for some new accent furniture. Here are some of the options that I’ve been looking at. Once you see the prices, you’ll realize that I looked very quickly at some and moved on. … [Read more...]

Winter Decorating


As much as I love Christmas, I sure do love how clean the house looks after all the decorations are gone. However, it can lead to a dilemma. How do you decorate? What do you use if you like to add decor to match the season? Well, if you live in Michigan you just decorate your house with tons of snow. And air conditioners. If you’d rather not be that drastic, might I recommend just using a lot … [Read more...]

Good Mood Board: Living Room


Cassity at Remodelaholic asked me to be a part of a series where we get to design our ideal living room and share it with others. Uh…ok! Which one of us doesn’t sit around and daydream about this exact thing every single day anyway? Admittedly, after looking at the list, I realized something. I don’t belong. Talented bloggers here, no? So here’s my room. I’m pretty much madly in … [Read more...]

A New Table


I decided to spruce up my living room just a bit, and it started with the curtains I made. It gave me a color base for the direction I wanted to go in, and I’ve been bouncing off that for everything else. The next step? Some new accent pieces. I found this table a few weeks ago, and I knew it was meant to be.  Sure is pretty, eh? It’s the Vance Accent Table, and I found it here. I had a 25% … [Read more...]

Tablecloth Curtains?


Yes. Yes, you can. Remember when I put out the plea for the matching tablecloth that I purchased for $12.00? Well, here's why. It wasn't for two tables. :) I did not want to sew these, but it was a must. In order for them to hang the way I wanted, nothing else was going to work. These are in the most visible room of our house, so I needed to step it up. Just a notch. So, I started by … [Read more...]