I’m finally ready to reveal the first part of my house makeover since two major events happened: I got loads of goodies from my Grandma’s house, and I stumbled upon another goodie at an estate sale a few weeks ago. So here’s how my living room currently looks:
First, let’s talk about the crowning beauty: the couch! I had actually wanted a navy blue velvet tufted couch, but since I purchased my other vintage sofa, I hadn’t been looking for a new sofa. Plus, it’s not like IKEA carries vintage navy blue velvet tufted sofas for me to go buy. (Although, I did notice on my last trip there that they now carry navy blue velvet sofas, haha! They’re not quite as cute as mine, though, and definitely aren’t tufted). As cute as the teal couch was, I spent all my time sitting on the other, boring couch looking at the cute new one, because honestly, it wasn’t that comfortable. And in my modern, new apartment, I just felt like it looked kind of shoddy. In a midcentury house (or older!) with wood floors and built-in character, that couch would SHINE. But it just didn’t in my living room. It was fun while it lasted, but one day after work I popped into an estate sale, and noticed this lovely little lady in the corner. I was in love! When I couldn’t get it out of my head the next day, I went back to the sale and the seller discounted the price so that it was actually cheaper than my teal couch. Sold! My patient, loving husband cheerfully used his lunch hour to come pick it up and it’s been perfect in our house ever since! It definitely brings an additional element of granniness to my space, not that I was lacking that before…
I brought the trunk home from my Grandma’s house and am now using it as a coffee table. It’s a little low so my plan is to put it on casters. It’s currently very stylishly placed on two thick hardcover books (I jest, it looks lame but whatever, it works for the moment).
I told you you’d be seeing more of the children’s heads I brought back. Again, I think they’re kinda creepy but I love them.
I changed up the wall gallery using the art that formerly lived in my dining room, including my DIY book page artwork. I also incorporated some of the pieces I brought back from Grandma’s house, including the two silhouettes, which are my mom and uncle when they were children. So sweet, right?
I was going for an asymetrical arrangment, but once I got everything hung I realized it kind of looks like a lopsided box. Oh well. Probably won’t stay that way for long anyways, knowing me.
This corner still needs some work. I’m not sure I like the chair now with my sofa, and this little cabinet thing is too tall for the chair. It’s one of the pieces of furniture I brought back from my grandma’s, and I like it, but maybe not in this corner. What do you all think? What should I do to make this corner less meh?
Part 2, my dining room makeover, is still in progress but I’ll be sure to share it soon….