Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Little White Bungalow Tour - Living Room

Our living room then:

Oh, hi little 9 month old Silas!

And now:
This is actually the only room in the house that we didn't paint. We didn't mind the neutral gray/green/blue so we just left it as is. I still like it and have no plans on changing it anytime soon. The leather is super masculine and not my first choice, but man, is it super easy to clean! Pee, poop, puke, milk, smashed craisins, you name it, it's wiping right off. I like low maintenance furniture.

And there's 19 month old climbing Silas.

Oh, there's climbing Silas again.

That basket is full of neatly-folded blankets that probably need to be put away for the summer months. But anyway, let's have a closer look at my new lamp.

 The lamp is from TJ Maxx and I love it. When you turn it on, you can see the gingham fabric through the canvas shade. Adorable! The chalkboard is currently blank. And those are ultrasound pics of the kiddos in that frame. And those flowers are from Mother's Day.

The trunk was Caleb's grandfather's Army trunk. It's probably my favorite thing in the room. It hides our random junk. Nella likes to jump off of it and Silas thinks it makes a great surface for lining up toy cars and trains and then pushing them off.

Family photos and some artwork by the Nella Bean. She loves to paint.

The huge old map has been in my family for ages. It's beautiful and special.

Living Room To-Do List:
pillows for sofas (i plan on making some. someday. next year probably.)

replace blinds on large window (the others are new, but the big window needs a special order. big window, big blinds, big $)
window treatments (ugh, i'm so lost here. i have no idea what i want. suggestions more than welcome!!)

And if you missed it, here's the kitchen.

Little White Bungalow Tour - The Kitchen

We've lived in our little white bungalow for about a year now and I've yet to give the tour I promised. I even put the photo tour on my 2011 resolutions list and I'll be glad to cross that one off.

So, here we go. Starting in the kitchen, complete with before and after photos - get excited!

It's seriously amazing what a little paint can do. 

Oooooh yeah. Love that fruit border. We totally painted over it.

What? Like you've never seen dirty dishes in the sink. Just keepin' it real.

Why yes, that is our under cabinet lighting hanging down. Thanks for noticing! I have the clips to repair that, buuuuut, ya know. Just haven't gotten around to it.
We still have the Green Giant. Ah, love that fridge.

Kitchen To-Do List:
tack up that dang rope lighting
replace floor (that's a big one we're planning for this summer)
paint tile back splash (i'm still researching this. any tips?)
replace counter top (this is low on the priority list)