Friday, August 10, 2012

Starting to Feel Like Home!

It has been almost 3 months since Joe and I moved into our new home.
Needless to say, a house full of soft yellow (not my fave!) with an endless list of to-do projects, mixed in with early pregnancy sickness... the first couple of months had me wondering whether we had made a mistake. It seemed silly that we spent MORE money on a house that needed so much updating.

However, as my energy is returning and we've been able to start a few projects, it is finally starting to feel like home!

Summer morning :) 

One of the projects that we have really worked on this past week is our sitting room.
As a reminder, here is what it looked like when we moved in:

Yellow walls. Yellow curtains. Yuck!
Then, we took down the curtains and painted it a nice, light grey back in June. We didn't change anything else and lived without curtains for a while. Anyway...I couldn't stand it! It seemed Sooo unfinished. This week, we made much more progress!

And here it is now!

We rearranged the furniture and brought in a different rug that I used to have in my sitting room at our old house. The other one just wasn't right.

We bought these two Ikea bookshelves for $30 each off of Kijiji. We brought out some of Joe's book collection and arranged the books by colour. I still feel like something is missing, so the shelves will probably always be changing.

We added floor-length, white curtains. Thanks to a(nother) rainy day, the room looks a little more blah than in real life :)

We still need to get some artwork and a few other small things. We're also considering putting a TV in this room (gasp!), which I haven't owned...ever! Still trying to decide if it is really necessary. We watch a lot of movies on our computer, so it may make sense so that we don't have to move our computer around to watch something. But we'll see. There is a perfect space for a wall mount above our cabinet.

Anyway, I'm pretty excited to have some things checked off of our "to-do" list.

1 comment:

  1. Meg, I love the idea of arranging books by colour! I can't wait to try it! Well done :)