You guys, I can’t even. I’m just so happy with my new couch. I’ve been ashamed of my furniture for SO long that it feels so freeing to have something that looks nice in my house.
I’m not saying that everyone should go out and buy new stuff so that you can love your home. Because I do believe that you can make what you have work and look surprisingly beautiful.
But I’ve got to say. Finally getting a new (to us) couch has made a huge difference in how I feel about my home. I actually want to have people over. I’m not ashamed. It’s something that I’ve been working on over the past few years. But it never really went away, I just became less ashamed.
I know you’ve seen this before, but this is what our living room looked like before. The curtains were the only thing I really specifically picked out for this room.I worked with what I had. Mary and Jesus were too small up there on the wall. But they were the best I had at the time to fill that space. And we wanted them in our living room, because that’s where we spend the majority of our time.The coat stand didn’t really work in the house like it did in our apartment, but we needed something.
The room looked homey and cozy and I loved it for what it was. Minus the little loveseat. Seriously…Tell me I’m not the only one to feel like this about something in their home?
I was a little bit worried about how everything would come together, but it did. And I love it. It just feels so open now.One of the things you ladies brought up was the fact that conversation would be hard with just one long couch. And we needed something over there by the window. So I scoured Pinterest for ideas.
I wanted a window seat. But then we’d probably need to tear up carpet which was out of the budget right now. So we got this this little Ikea cube shelf. The plan is to add some legs and maybe a cushion on top.
We’ve had a few people over now, and while it’s not ideal, the couch situation still works. Most of our friends have little kids so the likely hood of having someone on the floor with the kids has been what makes this set up work for us.
I want all the artwork in our home to be intentional, to mean something, to tell our story. So Jordan and I picked out our favorites and worked around those.See that moose painting? We bought this guy on our honeymoon in Minnesota from this little cafe. A moose is part of a running inside joke between Jordan and I. And I just love it. So we kept him and added some nice little coat hooks on either side of him so that we had a place to hang our coats. Kind of magestified him (I know, not a real word).
I got rid of the coat stand. It added to much business to that side of the room and made everything feel smaller. Also, it’s one of those things I bought before kids and then regretted afterwards.The Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart. I got these for Jordan’s birthday a couple years ago. I found the prints on ebay and got them framed. We both love these and wanted them to be in the heart of our home. So they’re above the T.V. or across from all the seats – you can’t miss them.And my gallery wall. I’ve always wanted to do one but was afraid of messing it up. But after reading the Nesting Place, I just did it. I found a couple ideas on Pinterest and decided on the clean look of 8 white frames of the same size. I figured it would be easier to arrange those and keep it looking nice than a bunch of different sizes. So there ya, go. Hope you enjoy the tour of our tiny little living room makeover. Maybe one day we’ll get around to painting it a pretty color and installing hardwood floors. But for now, I’m oh so happy with what we’ve got going on.
Oh, by the way, any ideas on what to do with that love seat? We’ve tried giving it away, but no one wants it. And it’s too damaged to donate. Which so far leaves paying the dump $30 to take it.