This was one of the hardest spaces in my house for me to figure out what to do with, but I think it turned out amazing. I was so indecisive about what I should do in there that I actually got some design advice from Tart House when I first moved in. She suggested some things and I modified the plan just a tiny bit. Now I love this space.
This room also showcases some of my favorite DIY projects: reupholstering my wingback chair, my “Oregon” art, my gallery wall (including several DIY art pieces), and my melted crayon art.
Desk & Chair: IKEA
Wingback chair fabric: Premier Fabrics
Floor lamp: IKEA
Lanterns: Pier 1
Art framed by desk: Etsy HERE HERE HERE and HERE (gallery wall)
Monogram “M”: Anthropologie
Oregon art: Check out the tutorial HERE
Ceramic owl: West Elm
Ceramic pug: Z Gallerie
My house was built in 1920. By a man. The closets in each room are tiny. I’m not really a clotheshorse, but closet space is at a premium in my house, so I decided to turn the extra bedroom into a closet/dressing room. It helped that the previous tenants had already put the bars and shelves up, so I had something to work with.
I’ve painted the walls, painted the trim, painted the shoe racks, caulked everything, made curtains, made an earring holder, fixed the built-in closet in the room, reupholstered the ottoman, installed a chandelier, and assembled some of my favorite things to sit on the dresser. Walking into that room makes me smile– and at 7AM, I need little things to make me smile.
- Dresser & Mirror: IKEA
- Curtain Fabric: IKEA
- Mirrored Boxes: West Elm
- Necklace Tree: Anthropologie
- Shoe racks: Home Depot (painted black)
- Baskets: IKEA
- Glass beads (holding brushes): similar to THIS
- Perfume tray: IKEA (for candles)
- Small ring bowl: Fish Eddy (from my visit to NY)
- Plant & Pot: IKEA
- Chandelier: IKEA
I’m starting a house tour of the changes some of the rooms in my house have had.
Here is what the living room looked like before I bought it (with the previous owners stuff).
(Sorry the picture is so terrible. Apparently this is the ONLY picture of the living room that I took before!)
And here is what it looks like today:
And then I realized I didn’t take pictures of the entryway table, so please excuse the picture taken at night.
Couches: Ashley Furniture (I think they’re Ashley. I bought them from a roommate who was moving across the country)
Rug: Ikea, rug name is Persby (I LOVE this rug. It’s a high-pile rug that is SUPER cozy. I’ve never been able to find it online, or I’d include the link) $200
Coffee Table(s): Ikea
Curtains: DIY (HERE)
Bowl on coffee table: Ikea
Balls on coffee table: from Michaels
Entryway table: bought at an antique shop & painted. Similar to THIS one on Amazon.
Mail basket: Ikea
White vase: Ikea
Bird: antique shop
Yellow bowl: antique shop
Mirror: Goodwill (with a coat of grey paint)