Today is part 2 of my little home tour. (Click here for Part 1 – Sitting Room) I always enjoy when other bloggers share glimpses of their home, so I’d thought I’d do the same.
For those of you who are new around here, we moved from New York to Virginia one month ago. Needless to say, I still have boxes that need unpacking and there are some empty spaces in our new house. As much as I know that we need a few more pieces of furniture to make entertaining comfortable for everyone, I’m kind of enjoying the uncluttered look of things.
This is our living room. Before we left New York, our Walmart had tons of discontinued Waverly fabric on clearance. I bought up all they had of my favorite patterns, in hopes that I’d be able to use it in this house. So far, I’ve made curtains for four rooms and recovered a bunch of throw pillows. I’m so glad I thought ahead!
I made that giant wooden sign years ago. I wasn’t sure if I’d find a place for it in this house, but I think it works here in our dining room.
The fun flowered pillow is from Alisa Burke’s shop. She’s a super-talented artist who also blogs. I fell in love with her art about a year ago, and ordered this pillow for my birthday. You can visit her on her blog, check out her art, and even take one of her online classes. She has the cutest little family!
I’m using this old wooden crate as a side table. That lamp was a $1 DIY project I did a while back. It’s been in my bedroom, office, and now in the living room. It’s officially a traveling lamp with a wonky shade.
There’s a cute little built-in bookshelf in the living room, but I’ve decided not to use it for books. I’m not exactly sure what I want to do with it yet, but for now it’s housing my collection of little glass bottles.
All of these bottles have been dug up from the ground. Some came from our yard in Maine, but the majority came from New York. The kids on our street knew I collected them, so they’d dig them up out of their backyards and bring them to me. Kids can be really cool sometimes, even the pain-in-the-neck kids.
My daughter spied this little cup and saucer at a yard sale right before we left NY. Now, you know I couldn’t leave it there!
We need an area rug, don’t we? I think all the home design people on HGTV would say I need an area rug, so I’ve added it to mental list of things we need for the house.
Here’s the thing:
1. Rugs are expensive.
2. Area rugs are difficult to pick out.
3. Rugs are expensive.
Oh, did I mention rugs cost a lot of money? I think you get my point. The “perfect rug” may be on my list for a while.
Then, there’s the other side of the living room. It’s not so great at the moment. We’re working on it, but I’ll show it you anyway.
Please excuse the random commercial on the television, and the paint chipped kitchen table, and the ball of wires.
We all love this room. It’s very comfortable and it gets lots of light. There’s even a door that leads out to the porch.
Thanks for joining me for Part 2 of my house tour!
You can view my NY living room here. I always think it’s fun to see how furniture looks from one house to the next.