I seriously thought this was a great idea. Not only did Kelly (go read her blog – you’ll get sucked in!) post photos of her kitchen over a week ago and her living room on Friday, but you can see pictures of other kitchens and living rooms….and I get loads of inspiration from that. Not only ideas of how I can decorate, but this inspires me to clean. Really, who wants to take pictures of a messy living room? Not I.
I also thought this was great for family and friends who haven’t seen our house. Without further ado, here’s our living room (and the blue/shag/70s/Barry Manilow room, which hasn’t been featured on the blog yet!!)
Now we have curtains (and it’s dark outside – it’s raining again)
Some people might recognize the wooden chest I stained. It holds some of our DVDs and all of our Wii games.
I spend a lot of time in this chair. The cat likes the ottoman. (I’m also crocheting a blanket – have been working on it for a long time and it doesn’t yet have a recipient, so there’s no hurry to finish it.)
Our first big purchase we made after we got married (the Wii is underneath it, and was our second big purchase):
One of our end tables, and the digital photo frame my brother gave us for our first Christmas. It contains pictures from our honeymoon in the Bahamas 🙂
Jason also bought us that ottoman, and Chloe LOVES it. I don’t think he bought it for her (since we didn’t have her yet), but it serves as a great seat for her.
This is the shelving unit in between the dining room and living room. Flowers, stereo and one of our wedding photos reside here:
Now for the Barry Manilow room. This room really needs work, but we’re overwhelmed. This past weekend, people stored stuff in this room and it made me realize how much I like the EMPTY space!
View from one side….the rocking chair is from my mom. We’ve had it as long as I can remember. The wicker chair was my great grandma’s, and I refuse to give it up.
View from the other wall….notice the wall of mirrors.
Shelves….with very few books, a wedding picture and lots of space.
Last, but not least….the Barry Manilow poster dated 1983. Hot stuff. Glad the former owners decided not to part with it!