Most of you aware that I am pretty new to the home décor decorating thing. The summer blog tour I participated in June was the first time I had ever decorated my home for a “season” other than Christmas! Decorating for the summer tour was so much fun and I absolutely loved it. So I guess you could say I have gotten the seasonal decorating bug.
Last week I took some photos of my living room with my new slipcovers. I was so excited about my slipcovers that I forgot to notice how awful my bookcases looked. They were cluttered, not in the right color palette and well, just outdated. (Remember this is the room that we use to use about three times a year …)
Oh, my goodness. I bought a vintage piece of furniture last week that is my absolute favorite furniture purchase. And that’s pretty crazy because I have bought a lot of vintage things in the past thirty years.
As you can see from the photo below, our old rug that was in our family room just doesn’t fit the decor. With a light colored slip-covered sectional and chair, I would like to find a rug that is more neutral. I am thinking a natural fiber rug I. The beige or gray tones.
Please note that 17 years ago this slipcover was really cool and in style…
Many of you read my Instagram post and saw my Stories about the 89 years of fabric I bought to have two couches, two chairs and a sectional slipcovered. A few of you messaged me and asked if I could have ordered one from the sofa builder.
So here is my problem. I bought this coffee table thirty years ago. When I bought the table, it was light wood. I had the wood stained dark (gasp!) but at the time I thought that was a good thing. (Of course, I now know it wasn’t.) The table itself is pretty cheap. So it should be replaced. Ideally, I want either a chippy painted coffee table or a newly found flea market table.
I have posted plenty of photos of our family room. But they have been very sneaky.