The House: A Look At One Of The Only Rooms That Is Coming Together
Today, I thought I’d give ya a sneak peek into our new place. We moved several months ago, but this pregnancy has slowed me down quite a bit! It’s taken me a lot of time to furnish and it’s slowly coming together. At this point, I’m just unpacking boxes to unpack boxes. I’m sure I’ll be moving lots of stuff around. I’m sure I’ll eventually get stuff on the walls. All in good time, my friends.
First up, what to do with the curtains. I bought these babies from IKEA with plans to dye the bottoms. I’m thinking a orange-y/coral shade from the middle down in ombre fashion. What do you think? Any suggestions?
I was lucky enough to snag this chair off of Craigslist! $20, people. 20 bones. 20 dolluhs. I’m really proud of that purchase. The velvet really needs a good cleaning. I don’t want to send it to a professional if I don’t have to, so if you have any tips on cleaning velvet upholstery, send ‘em my way!
I hate that we have built in cubbies (is that what they’re called?) in the walls. We have to be super careful about what fits in them. It’s a little ridiculous, but we’re managing. As you can see, the top shelf is filled with fluff. I just didn’t want it empty so I filled it will frames from IKEA that have yet to have a picture placed in them. That will probably happen in August. When I get around to it. ;)
Again with the cubby shelves. I’ve placed some of our books up top and have no idea what to do with the shelf below. Those boxes are currently filled with a few DVDs that are faves of ours. Still workin’ on what the end will look like!
My absolute favorite find was the rug. It’s the wonderful Kasbah rug from West Elm. We’ve never purchased a rug in our entire marriage and I gotta tell ya, I feel way more adulty now that we’re rug-owners. It’s so soft under my feet and works with the sofa perfectly!
Let’s also talk about my pillow obsession. These were curated from a number of stores like Z Gallerie, Society 6, Etsy, Anthropologie, and a shop I happened upon called Goods By Grinn. This girl makes the most adorable pillows! The blue and gold geometric pillows are from her shop and we love them. We sometimes fight over who gets to lay their head on the blue one. So comfy!
I know it’s not much to look at, but if you could have seen where we started, you would pat me on the back and buy me a Diet Coke.
photo cred: all photos by The Proper Pinwheel