Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Living Room Update

The living room vibe here is completely changing.  

I blame Pinterest and Instagram.  So many images of eclectic, yet warm spaces.

Let me backtrack a little though.

When we moved into our new-old home back at the end of October, our furniture just didn't fit.  It was all wrong for the shape of our living room, as the pieces were over-sized.  We'd also had it for ten or so years.  That's when we decided to start the hunt.  The mister and I needed to find something that fit two requirements:  comfort and aesthetic.

We went everywhere.  We didn't agree on anything.  We looked online.  We were scared to order something without seeing it and sitting on it in person.

Then we went to JCPenney.  And the search was over.  We both fell in love.....

The sofa (and chair) fit the vibe I was hoping to achieve, while also being SO comfortable.  

This is a complete departure from the "me" that has always gravitated to vintage pieces.  But here's the deal........the mister could not be convinced to purchase vintage and reupholster.  I tried.  (So did he!  He went to Urban Market to look at vintage sofas with me!) 

It's all good though!  With this new space, I was wanting to reinvent our aesthetic anyway, so purchasing new with a mid-century modern look was the next best thing!

I am so excited to see the room come together.  

Next up.....a rug.....and you can bet that it's gonna be vintage!

Friday, January 1, 2016

2016: The Year of the Purge

Happy New Year!

The last day of 2015 was a biggie.  I took the plunge and rented a third booth at Relics!  EEK!

I moved a few smaller things in yesterday, but today will be for the muscles!  The mister will actually be helping!

Why a third booth?

I am a very accomplished hoarder.  I have two storage units.  I have a basement full of boxes that we packed and moved.  I have a few pieces of furniture that just won't work in our new home.  The previous homeowner left some larger items in the basement as well (things I can sell).  Sooooo, I need to purge.

2016 will be the year I take the bull by the horns.

Simplify and streamline.  Organize.

(My friends are rolling their eyes right now.)

Wish me luck.......