Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Living Room Tweaks: Part 1

Over the upcoming weeks I will be posting several posts about my living room and little decorating tweaks that will change it's overall look without spending a lot of money.  I have a couple of projects up my sleeve and hope that they turn out well.

I realized that I never showed a completed "photo gallery" picture on the blog.  Here is how it looks to date:

frame composition
 I also did some tweaks to my mantle.  I want to take down the sconces on either side of the mirrors for a simplified look, but I have to spackle the wall underneath b/c originally the mantle was wired for sconces but the owners before us removed them when redoing the electrical leaving a less than smooth covering where the sconces once were:(!

Here's a close up!  Please ignore the reflection of the ceiling in the mirror, ugh popcorn!  I want it gone more than fat kids want cake, but we'll have to tackle it in the future.

I bought the mirror at Home Goods with a gift card from my sister's family (thanks Crystal, Justin, and McKenna) along with some other money I received as a Christmas Gift from my in-laws,  (thanks Frederick family!)

Any opinions on the chair in the corner?  It's kind of giving me this "I'm a time out chair" vibe but I love the chair and how it works with the rest of the furniture in the room, if only the room were a little bigger then I could bring in two with an end table in between.  

Here's a wide shot of the other side of the room.  But coming soon are more tweaks that I think will elevate the overall room.  One of which includes a new rug, but my dilemma is that my husband is allergic to wool, and all the rugs that I love are 100% wool.  Bummer, I know!

There ya have it.  The first post about some of the changes!  Have you made any small tweaks in your home?  Please feel free to link to pictures in the comments section!

1 comment:

  1. Brittany,

    Thank you so much for stopping by blog today and for sharing such encouraging thoughts. It really blesses me. I'm glad I also got to see your blog and I LOVE your sense of style. Soooo heartwarming and homey. Craftsman just happens to be my favorite home style too. You place looks great. You have the talent and desire girl and I say go for it!!!!