Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Home Tour: Living Room Part 1

Our Living Room is still a work in progress, much like the rest of our house, but I wanted to go ahead and share a few pictures of the space. I realized recently that I don't have many pictures on here of our living room, and we spend a lot of time in here so it's about time I share it.

Today I'm only sharing half of this space. That's because in order to make this area photo ready I had to shove all the the misplaced things to the other side of the room! :) There is never a moment when my entire home is clean and organized. That's pretty much impossible when you actually live in your home and you have two small children.  I used to stress out about it, silly I know, but these days I'm learning to enjoy it. These are the days I will look back on and miss the most, and I really know that now.  

I created a gallery wall of family photos and hung a sunburst mirror right in the middle of it to add a little interest. Most of the frames and the mirror are from Target. Every thing is pretty neutral in here with the exception of a few fun pillows and other accessories sitting around. The pillows are from Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Roses, and Walmart.

The book shelf once held racing trophies, but the collection is growing, so we had to find them another home in our master bedroom. Now it holds books, accessories, magazines, toys, and more! It's our everything shelf. 

This is my little corner where I curl up and read, so I had to add a lamp. This one I bought at TJ Maxx a few years ago. I love that place!

That sums up part one of our living room tour. Definitely an improvement from over 4 years ago when we bought our house.



Oh and we didn't replace the paneling. We actually just filled in the seams with a putty called Vinyl Spackling. Then we sanded the walls with a sponge block, and painted. The paint color is Newsworthy Neutral by Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart.  It's the perfect blend of beige and gray. Now our living room looks and feels as good as new!

 I will be back soon to share the other side! 

Have a BLESSED day!

P.S. The framed blue paper sitting on the bookcase is a racing poem written by my grandfather. It's to good not to share. I think even if you are not a race fan, you can appreciate it.

The Racer's Fear
As I wait to go out on the track
good and bad things in my mind keep coming back.
Along with some anticipation, maybe even fear.
Oh no it's not for life or limb I fear,
but will that engine stay together?
Did I choose the right gear?
Now it's time to go out and do the thing I love,
and when the green flag drops, I will forget all the above.
By: Pappy Bare

Update: Since this post I switched out the rug and changed a few of the pillows around. Click here to read all about it.

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A Bowl Full of Lemons
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