Well, we’ve been in this house almost seven months now and we finally have a few rooms that are shaping up to look like I want them to. The kitchen is done, and now the living room and breakfast room are almost there. Everything got painted, new light fixtures were installed, and furniture was bought. It’s such a great feeling to come home to this! (Please excuse my sad photography skills.)
A vertical shot to show off the fan:
Our new media stand from Overstock.com, which makes me so happy:
And its matching side table:
The coffee table from IKEA:
David is adorable, by the way. He was so excited to have a coffee table that he went out that day and bought four coffee table books to display: one on dogs, Houston, the ocean, and a Christmas book.
A close-up of the buffet area:
Eventually I want to decorate this better, but right now it just has some random stuff on it. Two pitchers from Crate & Barrel that I think are pretty, a marriage prayer plate that we bought on our Honeymoon to Kauai, one of our engagement pictures, and a little DIY art that I made in about five minutes one day. Oh, and a candy bowl. Can’t forget the candy bowl!
And here’s our cute little table and chairs!
David bought me the rose for no reason at all. :)
It’s not quite finished, though. The next thing we need are some window shades or blinds. I keep vacillating between Roman shades (white or tan), bamboo shades, and white faux-wood blinds. You can’t really see it in these pictures, but we do have some sheer white curtains from Wal-mart in the living room that add interest. What’s your vote on the windows?
Once we get the windows taken care of, I’d like to get a rug for the living room. Again, I’m not sure of the color/pattern that would look best with what we have going on. I’m thinking something soft and easy on the eyes, and if there is a pattern it should be something with curves because we have a lot of corners and angles in the room. Suggestions?
Lastly, something needs to go on the wall in the breakfast room. I bought three bamboo dishes from IKEA that I think would look cute hanging in a row. I hope to try it out soon, but first I need to get some plate hangers.
After I get those things out of the way, it’s time to save our pennies for a little while before we tackle another room. Which one should it be? The bright red dining room? The tiny half bathroom that gets frequent use but needs a big overhaul? The extra room that we’d love to turn into an office? Or how about our own room? So many choices!