House Tour – Living Room

Next up on our house tour is our living room! This room has gone through several transformations over the course of our time here. Here’s what it looked like in November of 2008, 3 months after move-in: And here’s what it looks like today, from a similar angle: Quite an improvement, no? Although there were a lot of changes, some things did stay the same. We still have the same Karlstad sofa from IKEA (I want a new cover for it desperately!), although we attached the chaise instead of having it floating in the corner. We also still have those…


Adding Depth to All White Bookends

Here’s a quickie little DIY project I did. I found these bookends at a local thrift store. They are metal and very heavy and were painted a ghastly shade of brown when I purchased them. As soon as I got them home, I gave them a scrub down and a shot of white spray paint. They’ve been sitting on the shelves in my living room for the past year and a half, looking like this: OK, well they’re sitting on my kitchen table in this pic, but you get the idea! Anyway, they’re not hideous, they’re totally functional and OK.…

House Tour – Master Bedroom

I use the term “Master” loosely. This room is pretty small, and I’m sure it doesn’t help that we own a King-sized bed. We try to make the most of the space we have though, and while it’s cramped cozy, I love this room. Here’s an overview shot, looking in through the main doorway. I DIY’ed the capiz shell chandelier (I bought the shells on eBay), the upholstered headboard, and the burlap window treatments. The roman shades are from JC Penney. The paint color is Perfect Taupe by Behr, which I love. The left side is Mister P’s side. That…