Thursday, November 4, 2010

My Living Room

Please come into our front room, the living room. But keep in mind it is a work in progress. I'll try to show you our house room by room as I get things a little more organized.

When you first come in this is what you see (above). I love the openness of the room: high ceilings, open staircase, and windows to let light in.

A view from the staircase.

The foyer area.

I love this console I bought a few years ago at a garage sale for $40. I finally found some baskets at TJ Maxx that fit perfectly.

I just love Craigslist! I didn't have any formal living room furniture, so I started to shop Craigslist. I bought these wingback chairs on Craigslist for $100, for the pair. They are in great condition and I'm actually really liking the blue upholstery.

Another Craigslist find, $50. So my new-to-me formal living room furniture cost me a total of $150, not too bad. Okay, now on this settee I'm not fond of the floral fabric, but that will be changing soon. I'm going to try to reupholster it myself. This will be my first upholstery project, so wish me luck. I brought home four fabric samples from JoAnn's. I'm going to go with a light neutral color so I can brighten it up with fun pillows.

This is the upholstery I will be using, it's called Crypton. It's not cheap, but it's 50% off at JoAnn's and I have a 20% off coupon for the total cost. It's perfect for families since it is extremely durable, stain resistant, etc. I've read where people have been able to easily wash off dirt, chocolate, ketchup, and more. It's also soft and looks great.
So there it is, our living room. After I get the settee finished, I can finish decorating and show you more pictures. Thanks for coming by!


  1. love it.. I look forward to visiting in person..
    love your new furniture.. I was just reading the nester's blog this am... and your style so reminds me of hers... LOVE it!

  2. Can't wait to see what you do with the house!

  3. OMG, Christine, so cute! Vancouver is way better for buying and selling on CL. The flower box on the porch is my favorite.