Thursday, July 29, 2010

First Home: The Living Room

So here is my first entry on the work being done in our new house. Please note that this is a WORK IN PROGRESS, and is in no way, shape, or fashion the final product (really, is there ever a place when we are done with re-decorating?)

First up, the living room. Here it is, in all of its original, move-in glory:

Gotta love the bare-white, clean slate. Here is what we came up with (so far):

We painted the room Benjamin Moore's "Smokey Taupe" in eggshell and love how it pops against the white trim. We are going to hang the two large pieces of art high on the wall to show off the high ceilings. I want to find two matching chairs to place underneath each piece of art to have a nice seating area. Do you love our hand-me-down end table? It will either get stained, painted, covered, or replaced :)

This is one side of our entertainment unit: a cross wall. I enjoy collecting crosses. They are an excellent reminder of the sacrifice Christ gave for us while we were (and still are, no doubt) sinners. I try to buy a unique one if we go on vacation somewhere (I have one from Cabo: thanks Emily! and another from Disney World's EPCOT park (Mexico)). So I have various crosses displayed throughout the house.

Here is Nathan's pride and joy: the entertainment unit. It displays his beloved HDTV, as well as his game consoles. We have our DVDs stored in simple black boxes, with some overflow going to the DVD storage rack to the right. I need to find/replace the accessories in the top cubbies... too much red for my liking, but they are all SO lovely... hm...

To the right of the entertainment unit. The DVD stand and Chloe's bed (for when we leave during the day).

I'll upload the furniture arrangement later today or sometime next week. We are heading to East Texas this afternoon to spend the weekend with Nathan's parents, brother, sister-in-law, and nephew. SO excited! We haven't visited since March when it was the nephew's birthday. We have already planned shopping excursions to Hobby Lobby and Kirkland's. Gotta love that :)

1 comment :

  1. so cute! do you have home goods there?? really cute and cheap decorations and some furniture too! our house is filled with stuff from there!


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