Hi Blogging Buddies!
Do you remember recently I shared pictures of my open floor plan and a few of the woes that come with decorating with not many walls, etc ?
Here is the room before:
I have been anxious to share with you an addition to my living room. Thinking I wanted to wait until the whole room was done, I haven’t shown pictures of my new piece of furniture, but I just can’t wait any longer.
Most rooms are a work in progress and so is my living room! The whole progression started about a month ago when I was in my hometown celebrating my birthday. I had a phone call from my sister in law Connie who also loves to decorate. She was in a thrift store and found a secretary that she said “had my name all over it!”
She knew I had been looking for one and she knows how I like dark wood. Of course thrift stores will not hold pieces. This was Saturday and I wouldn’t be able to get into the store until Monday. Knowing it would be gone she took a picture on her cell phone and sent it to me. It was somewhat hard to tell but I just knew Connie knows my style. She was willing to purchase it for me and then they would hold it until Mr. Brown Socks and I could get in there on Monday to pick it up. It had a few little problems like dried glittered glue (which popped right off with a little Murphy’s soap and a straight edged razor. It needed washing down and some tung oil to give it luster.
At first we placed it on the same wall as the fireplace. Then after studying it and talking with my decorator friend Susan, we decided it wasn’t quite tall enough to compete with the fireplace mantel. Sooo…we scooted it over to the corner and I LOVE it there! Don’t you think it made a huge difference in the way the room has come together?
This sweet little green chair used to be in my silk floral work room. It came from a local little store that was going out of business. I was so lucky to find it as it was buried under a pile of “stuff”. I almost missed seeing it myself!
As much as I have enjoyed it in my workroom I really like having the bright color in my living room now. It seems perfect nestled up by the secretary and just seems to give the room the extra piazza it was lacking. I also brought in this white dish and placed on the coffee table (Goodwill find)
and added white urns on top of the secretary to give the room some contrast.
The mantle is still a work in progress. I took down the big tree picture (shown below) because it seems so fall/winter to me.
Also still on my list are new pillows for the couch and the little green chair. But for now I am very happy with the direction this room is going.
It’s amazing what this one piece of furniture did to make me love my living room. Another thing that I like about it is having the shelves to add more of my accessories.
Do join me over at all these other great blogs I am joining this week. There are always some many great ideas!
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Kara at Elements Interiors for Whassup Wednesday
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday
Jill at French Cupboard for French Inspiratin on Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for her Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Linda at A la Carte for Junkin' Finds on Fridays
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Fridays
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
I am always so happy to have you stop by!