March 20, 2012

the room in which I live

The realistic part of me knows that our house will not be properly decorated for years to come. The previous owner of our house had very different style sensibilities than us me (eg trim, doors, stairs painted the colour of dried blood). Then there's the fact that I don't often for housewares at retails stores. When you're thrifting it can take a long time to find the perfect things. So this process is a slow-going one. Most of the time I'm okay with it, but the truth is that sometimes I go a bit crazy-bananas and believe that my life is tragic because of unfinished floors. I can be dramatic. (Jesse, if you're reading this please disregard that last sentiment. I want my floors done now please.)

You may remember that a couple weeks back I dragged my couch into another room. I'm still so happy with the move. The new dining room is awkward as shit but the living room is really beginning to shape up. I still plan on painting the upper part of the wall and cover them with thrifted 'artwork', but I'm completely blissed out with the placement of the couch.

Last weekend I finally bought an 8x10 shag that I had been eyeing up at Home Depot for ages. I l-o-v-e so freaking much.

(Psst....that amazing doily blanket was a housewarming gift from my amazing friend Lisa.  There are no words for how much I love it.  Georgie loves to grab the kitty pillow and the giant doily and cuddle up while watching My Little Pony.  So much happy!)

I shouldn't have these feelings for a rug but I can't stop myself. I've been pricing area rugs with my grandmother for her new house and those mothers are EXPENSIVE! So I was more than happy to pay less than $200 for this one. While I'm not opposed to buying a secondhand carpet it was a treat to skip the part where I steam clean to get out the cat dander and toddler urine.

So there's our living room as it stands now. I've been spending way too much time in here since I figured out how to get into American Netflix. Thirteen full seasons of King of the Hill and an unholy amount of Law and Order mean I'll never have to leave the house again. You should see the smile on my face.