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First Look at Living Room Project.......

Such a busy summer we are having.....and, in the midst of it all, I finally stumbled across some new pieces of furniture that I loved enough to "pull the trigger"!!!

We bid a fond farewell to the gingham and floral sleeper sofa (inherited from my sweet momma) and the rust-toned 60's style sectional (purchased dirt cheap at a tag sale).  I cannot tell you how nice it felt to see them go out the front door!!!


The room is still a work in progress, but Mom came over and helped us get it to a point where we can sit down and enjoy it a bit.....and not freak out every time we walk through there!

In addition to letting go of the two sofas, two other items went to a new home with my youngest, Sam, last night - an overstuffed chair & ottoman and the primitive wooden chest we were using as a coffee table before.  As you can see, we are trying out this low round table in front of the sofa.....and I like the way it opens up the area.  I still think something with a glass top migh…

Planning a Makeover in the Living Room.....

Like most of you, I have pieces in my home that I truly love.......

And, some?  Well, not so much.......

For months, I feel that I've been on the verge of making some major changes.....pinning pictures of painted furniture and color schemes to which I am drawn - some beachy, some cottage, some shabby chic.  Making lists, browsing websites, looking for ideas.....and, generally trying to "rediscover" my decorating style.  I've been all over the place on this!

While I still haven't pulled off any major changes, I have identified some things that really need to go!  Now, it's just a matter of shoving them out the door somehow and replacing them with things that I really like.  Simple enough to say, but kind of hard to do when it seems that I sometimes have a conflict about what I really like! 

Anyway, among the items that MUST STAY in the living room.....


The antique barrister bookcases - my mother had this piece in our home for years!  I've written about it …