Where the living room is currently there used to be a back porch of sorts, so we knew when we bought the house we wanted to add an addition which would be the living room now, and our master bedroom upstairs. Before the back porch was literally falling down, so we just tore everything down and started new.
This picture ^^^ was actually two summers ago, when the fence was new and we hadn't stained the new deck yet. But you can see on the left what I mean by falling down.
In the end, everything worked out okay:)
I really like the idea that you "step down" into the living room. I don't know why, but I've always liked houses with living rooms like that. I'm really thankful we have large windows and doors in this room because unlike the rest of the house, it gets LOTS of natural light.
I'm not going to lie to you guys. It took me a while (almost 2 whole years actually) to figure out which direction I wanted to go in decorating wise.. but once I decided to stop decorating and start "collecting" things started falling into place. Almost every single piece of furniture in this space is thrifted, or DIY. I love mixing new and old pieces to make a space feel like it really is MINE.
So here we go, are you ready?
Let's start with one of the obvious focal pieces in our living room. The Sofa, I literally get asked about it ALL THE TIME, so much in fact, that I made a post about it, I get asked by people that come over, from people on Insta, and Facebook. It's probably my favorite purchase EVER. The Ektorp Sectional runs for $899. I didn't pay $899. Nope. I did not. I paid $200 from someone selling on Craigslist. DO YOU KNOW HOW FREAKING EXCITED I WAS? INSANELY EXCITED. I'M STILL EXCITED RIGHT NOW WHICH IS WHY I'M WRITING IN ALL CAPS!!!
For those wondering, I don't have the white cover, I tried that, it didn't work for me. I have this color here. And I LOVE it so so much!
This is a space most of you have never seen before, I just never felt it was special enough to photograph, and yes, Disney Junior is on..like ALWAYS. Tv's aren't really fun to photograph, but we all have them (at least I think so?)So I had to make this part of "the tour".
The TV/MEDIA stand was a chalk paint project, I still love this piece. It was so fun seeing it come together. And the dresser was FREE. I just bought the paint to paint it! Those are seriously the best things. This one is painted with Annie Sloans Duck Egg Play and Old White. It's half and half mixed together to get this pale blue farmhouse color.
As you can probably tell, I like decorating in layers, I don't know why.. I typically start with a runner and then use placemats and things like that for texture and patterns.
Another thrifted piece was this big cozy Ikea Ektorp chair. I paid $50 on a swap and sell site! I just bought a new cover! It's seriously my favorite corner in the whole house!
I'll try to list as many sources as I can for the things I get asked about the most.
Sofa- Ikea Ektorp
Magnolia Wreath, Black Lantern, Wood Lantern, Olive Stems, Our Nest Pillow-Decor Steals
Tan Curtains, Red Wreath, Plaid Blanket on Ladder, Basket on Table, Olive Bucket and Milk Can- Target
Lamp, Pillows on Chair, Throw Blankets- Home Goods
Window Blinds- Home Depot
Mercury Glass Candle Holder, White End Table, Coffee Table-Pier 1 Imports
TV/MEDIA stand, Blanket Ladder, Tan Side Table- DIY
Did I get everything? Probably not. HA! So, what do you guys think? I'd love to hear from ya'll! Leave a comment below or message me on Insta!!
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