Phew, this week went by so fast!
We are having my husband's cousins and their kids over for a big "playdate" tomorrow. So today, I'm busy trying to put our house together. I have a lot of unfinished projects around the house. Like that drywall in the living room I haven't touched up yet.
I'm not obviously aiming high here. My goal is to tie up a few loose ends and make our house feel more comfortable and less like a construction site.
The past few years has brought us some important changes in our lives. For one, we have slowly learned to simplify our lives by getting rid of things we don't use or love. This has been an eye opening experience for us; we not only learned to pare down our possessions but also had to rethink our buying habits. We basically don't buy things unless we need them and/or absolutely love them.
After selling many furniture pieces and shifting things around the house, we are now left with an empty living room. My dream is to eventually have a piano and a comfy sofa and chairs in there to turn it into a music room. But for now, I'd rather have it empty than cramming something in it just for the sake of having it filled. I've been using this space to work on my DIY projects, and it's been great.
Since our seating is limited, I wonder if I should let all the kids sit on the living room floor and have them eat their munchies "picnic style" tomorrow. What do you think?
Before I ran off to do some more fixing up and cleaning, I wanted to share my recent purchase from Craig's List.
I scored these Thomasville faux bamboo coffee and end tables on Craig's List right before Christmas for $30! I'd been looking for a coffee table in Hollywood Regency style for a long time, so I was thrilled when I found these tables for such a great price.
I love the Chinese Chippendale details.
They are in their original creamy yellow finish and can use some TLC. I'm going to refinish them to make them work for our house.
I'm thinking of panting them with a lacquer finish, but I haven't decided a color yet. The coffee table will eventually go in the living room. I haven't decided if I want to keep the end tables. If I don't find a good place for them, I will be selling them.
Let's see what color I should paint the tables.
Perhaps I will paint them gold,
|image via Recently The Blog|
|image via Circa Who|
or a beautiful shade of peacock blue like this?
|image via I'm Busy Procrastinating|
Pastels are pretty too, like the color on this painted buffet,
|Interior by Cute & Co, Photo by Vitalic Photo|
or the pale turquoise on these faux bamboo chairs.
|image via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles|
A more organic and natural color palette would be nice too, like this muted sage green on these dining chairs, paired with a primitive wooden piece. I really like the mood of this space.
|Image via Pinterest. Source unknown.|
I'm just finishing up painting the living room walls in Benjamin Moore Seashell.
|BM Seashell on the walls. Interior by Lauren Liess|
This is a creamy white with a hint of yellow. It's this subtle color that makes a room inviting, which I think is hard to accomplish with a stark white. I love this living room designed by the talented interior designer Lauren Liess. It is so warm and inviting, yet modern and fresh at the same time.
So I got the wall paint color and the coffee table set for the living room.
What color would you choose to paint those tables?