IDIOTS, THAT’S WHO!
i sold my couch, so i figured i could dip into my bootcamp savings to buy a few household things to tide me over until i get my new sectional. i can use some of the couch money to pay for my bootcamp, and then use some of my paycheque to add to the couch fund.
check it out, i’m doing math!
i often check the SALE section in online stores because then i feel less awful about the terrible decisions i’m making.
on with it.
i painted our living room a deep mocha/brown colour, and it’s GORGEOUS. the main colours in that room are brown, black, and white… WOAH, I AM SO WILD!
the couch we’re likely getting is a light sandy brown, and all the furniture in there is black, clean-lined ikea stuff. the accessories are all different- a white rice paper floorlamp, also from ikea, my white & black tegan & sarah poster from their show in 2007, a hand-carved elvis portrait in natural wood and painted black wood- you know, whatever!
the window in the living room is AMAZING, and i never really wanted to cover it at all, but i figure one curtain panel (pulled open to the side) would still showcase the amazing details, let in some light, and add a bold pop of … boldness?
the floors in the house are old hardwood, and although it’s awesome to have floors original to the home, the ARE a little bit rough- covered in paint splatters or scuff marks here and there.
we’ve decided to use the steamer trunk as a coffee table (which doubles as storage for ALL of our linens! … towels, sheets, washcloths, etc). perfect for space-saving and extra storage we DON’T have.
but then i was all… well… i need some sort of rug to go under the steamer trunk that kind of ties in all the colours of the room- not one that MATCHES 100% (because that’s boring), but one that GOES with the room. and it couldn’t be one solid colour because stains and pet hair would be way too obvious (lesson learned in previous houses)
this is me being logical.
(are you buying it yet?)
and oh my gosh, i really love it.
the living room is the one room in the house i’m DYING to finish and show all of you- mostly because of the whole couch fiasco, and also because it’s one of the nicest rooms in the house! it’s small, but it’s cozy and has loads of character, and i think the things we’re putting in the room will really make it stand out. it’ll have such a comfortable, relaxing feel to it- and it ties in perfectly with our kitchen.
can you tell i’m beaming right now? we are SO close to the finish line and i’m just paralyzed with how excited i am.
thanks for your patience- and you can look forward to some picture posts (before & after) next week!
happy weekend, babies.