Alrighty, I have pictures of my living room! It’s MOSTLY done.
I was going to hang the mirror vertically but I’m kinda liking it propped there. Was also going to hang the gold framed chalkboard but it’s too cluttered that way, so I’ll just leave that propped on the sewing cabinet for now.
There are currently no plug ins for lamps in that entire corner of the house, hence the extension cord going over the door. I need to get another white cord and some of those little clear stick-on hooks to keep it tucked against the door frame, until such time as Darryl can wire up a plug-in into the box that’s already there with wires inside and a metal plate over it. Not sure why anyone would take a plug out and cover the hole when it’s the only one in the vicinity. One of this house’s many idiosyncrasies.
As you can see, it’s a fairly small area. Looking at the picture above, I think the best option for additional seating would be a pair of tufted ottomans/stools that could be moved around easily. Something like this.
I’d also rather have a soft carpet instead of this grass mat.
Something like this.
Yes, I have expensive taste. But it doesn’t have to cost a lot.
You can totally get nice stuff for next to nothing. Sometimes, just letting people know what you’re looking for works great. The wooden candlesticks were $1 at a garage sale, with the candles too. The pottery …thing, on top of the books was free at the share shed. The books were my grandpa’s. I can’t remember where I got the antler. Probably from my brother. The mirror was at a fun little shop in West Kelowna for $20. The radio cabinet was a hand-me-down from family. Flowerpot–free from the share shed and the plant was a couple bucks back in the spring. The floor lamp was about $6 at a garage sale.
The curtains were from my sister (thanks Hannah!). I made the curtain rods because buying enough for just the main floor alone would have been insane and they don’t make rods long enough for these 3 windows together anyway. I’ll tell you about that another time.
The couch was from Darryl’s Aunt. I think I wrote about that a couple years ago, but we had purchased a couch and loveseat off craigslist for $50. They were comfortable and worked in our old living room, but when she offered us this couch (and a chair), we liked these better and sold the other set for $180, then used $100 of that to buy my dining room table and chairs.
So technically, I don’t think I’ve spent more than $100 furnishing and decorating the living room AND dining room, including the curtain rods.
So there you have it. Not much to see cause it’s a small space, but it’s working for us for now.
And just so you don’t think my entire house looks this tidy, here’s a picture of the den, taken the same day.
I think this room might be done last because it takes a little more of an investment to buy a sectional with a hide-a-bed. That’s also comfortable. Unless I find a killer deal on one, of course. I want an ivory shag rug for this room too. Our TVs keep getting upgraded because people give us their old ones. Maybe the next one will be a flat screen we can mount to the wall so we can lose the stand altogether.