Tomorrow marks our 4 year anniversary of closing on the house! It sounded fun to do a quick then and now comparison of a few rooms in the house, so we'll start with the living room.
This is our main living space in the house and changes began immediately.
Here we are just after having the place to ourselves:
And a view of the lovely mauve wall.
Within an hour of closing, we had that wall to wall carpeting ripped up and went to town removing staples. The floor was slightly worn but in really excellent shape. The mauve wooden valances were next, followed by the dirty sheer curtains.
We've come a long way now. Some paint, bookcases, a sofa, a pair of chairs, and some new lampshades later here we are, with Christmas decor partially up:
- Paint the room again. Maybe blue like the shade in this room?
- Add a credenza to replace the 6 cube unit from Target. I'd love a vintage, leggy mid century one.
- Layer in some throw pillows and other accessories to bring in some color.
- Replace the window behind the couch. I believe it is circa 1954, and it lets in lots of unwanted hot or cold air.
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I had plans to settle in and work all night, but somehow cleaning up from Thanksgiving prep took over. (My contributions are this Moroccan salad with this Champagne vinaigrette, and Paula Deen's to-die-for Pumpkin cheesecake).
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
I found this sweet idea over at Hi Sugarplum. I've had the window open since I saw it and finally got around to making one for ourselves.
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With cold days and early nights already upon us, I'm trying to take steps to make my home a little healthier this winter.
I've been purging my clothes, shoes, and jewelry trying to keep only the things that I love and use often. Only a few necklaces that made the cut, including one I haven't worn in awhile yet couldn't bring myself to part with. It's a beautiful piece, but it's a lot of necklace for my mostly-casual weekend activities.