Living Room Refresh

14 February
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I am not one of those people who can make many permanent decorating decisions like mounting a television on a wall or attaching a faux headboard on the wall.

Nope, I am waaay to flighty for those semi-permanent decisions! Since I've lived in this house (2 years now!) I've moved the living room around about six or seven times! That translates to me rearranging the living room every three to four months!

Well, impulsivity took over and I moved my living room around once again!

Eclectic living room refresh

I moved my electric fireplace to the wall that the couch used to sit on. The louvered door behind the TV is covering a hole in the wall that was left from when I had the wood stove taken out. I still haven't fixed it **sigh**

This little pig basket was a thrift store score before Christmas. He is holding some arrows, another thrift store score.

Isn't he cute?!

Some old windows and glass bottles sit on the window seat.

The windows that I hung to act as a sort of entry way divider are still there. I almost had a panic attack when I moved the couch over here and realized I couldn't easily move the windows without patching holes in the ceiling... see why I don't normally do more permanent things like this now?!

I decided that they still look ok though so I'm ok.

I made the wall hanging here: DIY Boho Yarn Wall Hanging

A faux cow hide rug similar to mine can be found here: Cow Print Rug 4.1x4.2 Feet faux Cow hide rug Animal printed area rug carpet for home

This little vintage drawer unit acts as a little end table between the chair and couch.

I switched out the padded bench that was here with my hope chest that I made over here: Cedar Hope Chest Makeover.

Sometimes I am drawn to weird things that no one else wants at garage sales and thrift stores... like these faux cactus plants! I just love them... and no watering (not that you have to water cactus' much anyway)!

This little Mid-Century table was a cast off from my daughter's move. I am using it for a table to drop my keys and purse when I come in.

I put the horse picture back in the grey square on the wall. You can read the post about the grey square here: Color Blocking a Wall To Frame a Picture.

This bookcase was being used as a sofa table for awhile by lying it down on it's side and using the shelves as a top. It's back to bookcase duty now!

The tutorial for this sign is here: DIY Union Jack Sign.

Remember my Repurposed Fish Tank?

The record player can be found here: Crosley CR8005A-TU Cruiser Portable 3-Speed Turntable, Turquoise

This table was over by the door, under the hanging windows.

This funny basket was my grandma's. I have no idea what it was but I like it! I filled it with a wooden bead strand and a candle.

You can find the articulated hand here: Wooden Sectioned Opposable Practice Art Mannequin Hand for Artists, Right Hand (3.5 x 12 inches)

And for a couple of cute little accents...

Pongo perched on "his" spot on the couch!

And a vintage snail planter (another cast off from my daughter) repurposed as a remote caddy!

As I'm sitting here writing this post I realized that almost everything in this room is thrifted or handmade, I think the only things I purchased new are the larger items like the couch, the brown chair, the electric fireplace, shelving unit, and TV... oh, and curtains and rods.

Here's a panoramic shot of the whole room. The couch used to be over where the TV sits now.

Do you like to move your rooms around a lot or do they stay as is most of the time?

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  1. Nancy CarrollFebruary 16, 2017

    I like this arrangement! I used to love to move things around but over the years things have gotten heavier and heavier!! LOL! And an open concept house offers fewer possibilities for how things can be arranged.

  2. I remember that you moved stuff around a lot. The fact that I do this bugs some people or they think I'm weird... I blame it all on you... just so you know :o)


  3. Ruth Anne ButerbaughFebruary 16, 2017

    You have been busy! I wish I could rearrange our living room, but there is precious little wall space. There is a huge opening between the living room and front hall as well as between it and our dining room plus a big bay window, so the best I can do is rearrange the small things on the coffee table and the book shelves to liven things up. Love your aquarium with the shells and driftwood and your aqua console table--would love to have one in our front hall!

  4. Well, as long as you can do some rearranging... even if it is just the accessories! Thanks for stopping by!


  5. Nancy CarrollFebruary 16, 2017

    You're welcome!! ;-)

  6. Looks awesome and so cozy! We would love to have you at our To Grandma's house we go link party that opened this Wednesday morning and lasts all week! Its at :)

  7. Thank you! I'm heading over to the link party now!


  8. So fun, Tania! The door and luggage corner is my favorite! Thanks for sharing @ Vintage Charm--pinned!

  9. Thank you Cecilia!


  10. Hi Tania, wow I loveeee that old door and the shutter display! So creative! Also all the boho touches are amazing and the frames in the windows are a super idea! Do you ever come down to the Olympia area?

  11. Thanks Christine! I don't get over there but maybe a road trip is in order!


  12. No kidding, anytime!!! Would love to have you over and hang out!!!! How long of a drive is it for you?

  13. It's about 4 hours to Olympia, that's where you are right? That would be fun, do you know any other bloggers nearby, we could plan a meetup!


  14. Hello and Happy Monday Tania, so sorry for the late reply. Sometimes if I don't reply right away I forget for a few days!!! Yes I am in Olympia, I really don't know any bloggers in the Oly area I am sorry to say. Some in Seattle and Portland, etc....but not near by. However if you do decide to come down I am sure we can find stuff to keep us busy!!!! ou would be more than welcome to spend the night as well!! We got a guest room, no problem! We could do something crafty and shop a bit? Whatever you would like to do!!!

  15. That sounds super fun Christine! Once the weather gets a little warmer we can figure out a good time for both of us!


  16. That sounds like a plan!!!!!

  17. PeaceonEarthJune 28, 2017

    I always spend a long time setting a room up when I first paint it, so I find the absolute best setting for all my large pieces, sofa, chairs, tv etc, then once I know there isn't a better set up I stick to it. I do change around side tables, shelving displays etc but nothing big as whenever I've tried to do it I find the places I put everything originally really are the best places for them. x

  18. I wish I could leave things alone sometimes but after awhile I start to feel that itch to change it up again!!



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