My Lovely Living Room

So after two weeks of hard, never-ending work that made me never want to craft again; a move, and two more weeks of waiting on Internet (and cable! RHO? Marathons have already made my weekend), I am finally set up to blog again. I've been so excited about showing everyone my beautiful home, so here we go!



I am so pleased with how this area turned out. Both the chest and the rug hanging on the wall were my great-grandmother's. I simply painted the rug with some unused blue I found at home for a previous project. The chest was apart of my first big home decor project: DIY chalk paint. 

I've done DIY chalk paint on three pieces. I loved two of them and the third is still growing on me. But I'll go into that process later. My curtains are burlap chevron from Hobby Lobby, and the pink chest was a yard sale find many years ago that was doused in spray paint. Currently it holds extra mason jars and candlesticks, but soon it will be transformed into a puppy girl's paradise! 

The other side of the living room:


The pink chair was a $20 Craig's List find last year. I plan on redoing it when I recover from my craft overload. The "coffee table" is a Kirkland's trunk that's been great storage for blankets. I covered my mother's old yellow sofa with this beautiful slipcover. The lamp was found at a thrift store and given a face lift, and the sofa "table" was built by my daddy and myself using two boards, two legs, and some trim (tutorial to soon follow). 

Lots of work to be done, but I'm loving it all so far!

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  1. I can't wait to see your dining room and kitchen!!!!

  2. love all the CD/DVD storage! what a great idea!

  3. Please do tutorials! I have questions about actually painting a rug. It looks fabulous but what kind of paint. Also I LOVE the slipcover on your sofa. Do you mind sharing where you purchased it. Everything looks fabulous!


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