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March 28, 2009

We LOVE this sectional.  Actually, I love it…Tom agreed to it because, well, I didn’t like anything else.  It seats all of us comfortably, it’s much smaller which fits the room way better than the last set that we had.  Like I said before, we are still waiting for the chair and window treatments that still need to be picked out, and some sort of art above the couch. 


Please ignore the dogs rear end that you see…he wasn’t moving out of the space!  The table to the right of the couch…it isn’t going to be there.  That will go next to my chair.  The curtains…those are the old ones, and yes, they are way too long, but they are doing the job right now. 


I’m so pleased with the similarity between the woods without them all being from the same collection…not too bad for internet shopping huh? (please ignore the pile of socks that haven’t been sorted either!)

The couch is so cozy, and just begs for me to curl up in the corner and relax at the end of the day!


Which is exactly what I’m going to do RIGHT NOW!  Night!


So, it’s not just crafting here

March 27, 2009

Amongst the litany of things that we’ve been doing with both of the girls, we have also made over our living room.  It’s been so exciting to purchase the furniture, the accessories, pick paint (ok THAT was exciting) but we love the end result!

I don’t have a picture of the whole living room, because well, I didn’t take one.  I feel like that image of our old living room will forever be burned into my brain as the room that I hated the most, but we spent the most amount of time in.  So, take a look at this 70’s flashback wall!


Just for the record, we did NOT live with the wall half peeled off like that for the last 4 years!  We started taking down that wood and mirrors, yes, I said MIRRORS, and THEN I took this picture!  See those three dark strips down the middle of the wall…these horrible tinted mirrors that were going to be the death of me.  So, when the painter came over, originally we were just going to put drywall over the way and be done.  Would have saved my elbow for sure, however, the amount of additional work would have put us way out of budget (we would have had to had the ceiling on the whole first floor painted, the hallway trim would have had to be redone since there would have been a gap) thus leaving us with a freshly painted living room, ceilings throughout the upstairs, along with a freshly painted hallway and a kitchen that is still sitting in the early 80’s and in need of a paint job and new cabinets.  So, my sister and I decided that we were going to start and see if we couldn’t get most of it off.  And, we didn’t do half bad.  We got about the first 1/4 of the wall done in about 1 1/2 hours, and then Tom and I spent the next 3 days tackling a bit at a time after work.  This is what it looks like now:


The blue in the picture isn’t really what you see when you’re here.  It’s a bit deeper and a bit more grey…and it really compliments the room nicely. 

We haven’t received all of the furniture yet…we’re still waiting for the chair to arrive next Saturday, but I’ll put some more pictures up of the furniture tomorrow.