But ANYWAY - thanks for hanging in there. So the living room. Where to start on this room? Well, this is what it looked like when we moved in...
here and here. Here is the view of the living room if you are standing about where my neurotic dog is standing in the above picture...
We moved our furniture in and sort of shoved it around a few times until it felt like it worked, and then we stalled out. Eventually I couldn't handle the dirty blue walls anymore, so I took the boys to the "tool store" (Lowes- Jack LOVES it there), and picked up a sample pot of 'Hazy Stratus' by Valspar. I painted a few sections on the walls, and fell madly in love with the color. I decided to go ahead and edge around the door, and then I (once again) stalled out and our living room stayed like this for two weeks.
entertainment center went from red to green! As much as I loved the red, it wasn't working in here, and it really didn't hold up all that well. I am still adjusting to the green...we will see if it makes the cut. I also bought two chairs to refinish off of Craigslist, but those are still sitting forlornly in the basement, just waiting for me to get around to.
We also picked up some new lamps. I loved our yellow ones, but one broke. It was a sad, sad day.
The other side of the room is our office type spaces. I have my desk facing the windows, and the boys have their table there as well.
I like the progress we have made so far, but I still feel like it needs a lot of adjusting.
And umm...yes. Those are pumpkins. I am so ashamed.