Since it’s Springtime, John and I thought that we would give a little update on the house. There were a few small changes that we didn’t think needed a whole post, but a few of them have improved everyday living for us.
First up is the living room. We used to have 2 brown and chrome chairs in there that were graciously given to us by my parents.
We had them for a year and never got around to reupholstering them. They weren’t getting used that often and when we did sit in them, we always pulled the other one around like an ottoman. So we came to the conclusion that maybe two chairs wasn’t the best solution. So we replaced them with a big armchair and matching ottoman.
Isn’t she pretty? She came from Thrive Furniture and arrived in this ridiculously sized box that was left at the bottom of our driveway.
It was a pain to get it up to the house, but boy was she was worth it. Check out those legs.
So enough of my unhealthy love for an armchair. We also added some curtains to our big windows in the living room.
Since the windows in this room are original to the house and not all that well insulated, we can lose a lot of heat in the winter because of them. So we decided it was probably time to add another barrier between us and the cold. The curtains also give us some much needed privacy at night.
Now we are moving on to the bedroom. In our master we swapped out some more furniture that just wasn’t working for us. Our old dresser had tons of mid century character that we loved, but it also had some pretty small and shallow drawers.
That wall was calling for something a little taller there, and that led us to search Craigslist for a tall mid century chest of drawers. After a few months, the craigslist fairy granted our wish and we brought this baby home.
Even though it is mid century, it’s a little more on the traditional side than the modern. We like that the dresser adds some character to the room, and gives it a more eclectic feel. The plate on the wall still needs to be move up a bit, but thats no big deal.
With the addition of our dresser came the loss of some of our wall art.
Our awesome hexagon mirrors that were over our bed slowly started to fall off the wall one at a time…OVER OUR HEADS.
The falling usually happened while we were sleeping, and scared the crap out of us. After about half of them had fallen, and a quarter of them had broken, we took the rest down manually. Unfortunately the ones that were left were the ones that were super stuck on the wall, so in our removal attempt, we took some of the paint off with the mirrors. We will eventually repaint and replace with something else, but we do have eventual plans for whats left of the IKEA hex mirrors.
Right after the great mirror tragedy of 2013, John and I did a quick project with some of our favorite Instagram photos on the wall next to the closet.
The simple project involved printing the images, cutting them out, and hanging them in a rough grid formation with finishing nails. It’s not the most polished project, but its nice to see images that make us happy every day.
Finally, we have started to tackle the loft. It was just a mess of books, art supplies, electronics, and extra furniture up there. Now its just a mess of books, art supplies and electronics.
John and I have had many discussions over how we want to make this space into a usable office for the both of us. I think our plans are starting to come together, and we will share more about that later.
So you might be wondering what happened to all the furniture that we replaced with new pieces. I’ll tell you where it went… the guest room.
Good thing we haven’t had any guests lately. Most of this furniture is just waiting here before it goes to live with my sister, who conveniently just moved into a new place.
We are constantly moving and shifting things around here. Sometimes it takes living with the wrong solution in a space to realize what is the right one.