Welcome back to The Living Room Chronicles!
A couple of weeks ago I introduced you to the living room we met when we bought our current house.
Today, I am going to take you through Step 1: Move in. Put in whatever furniture we had. Hang art.
My mom came to visit us not long after we moved into our house. Apparently, I had not taken any photos of our house after we moved in. Luckily, my mom takes everyday photos like we are at Disneyland. It was around Easter and she had an egg hunt for Scott and I. That is why there are pillows thrown all over the place. The floor is super messy because we were in the process of ripping up that carpet. The random dog is named Lawrence. He is my brother-in-law and sister-in-law's dog.
Look at that beautiful Camellia tree!
I would rather not have shown you this flattering "throw candy in my mouth" photo. But it is the only one I could find that really showed you this side of the living room.
This was all still in the process of being set up. We were still in the "pile everything into a room and try to make it work" phase.
Here is Grandmama hanging out with Lawrence.
Easter Egg Hunt time!
After this initial stage, we:
- changed the gross carpet to bamboo flooring
- hung photos and art
- added curtains
- decorative pillows
- painted the console table and made it a "skeleton table"
- got a more appropriately sized coffee table
- added some floor cushions
We have 6 more steps to get us to the finished product. But, let's go ahead and take a look.
The After Photos!!!
Now, let's talk about the steps that got us there!
7 Step-Diddy-Do-Das for you:
Step 1: Move in. Put in whatever furniture we had. Hang art.
Step 2: The Craigslist deal of a lifetime
Step 3: New coffee table
Step 4: DIY remote control holder. A tiny, tiny step, but we are still calling it one.
Step 5: Should we change out the fireplace?
Step 6: The plant table and the plants
Step 7: Finishing touches