Saturday, April 14, 2012

Living Room Changes

Last weekend I made a few small changes in my living room to make room for a new addition. While I was taking pictures I realized I had never really shared the entire room with you. I've shown you this cabinet that I change up often for the seasons and this shelf makeover, but never the entire room.

I'll show the before and after from each angle. But, please keep in mind that this room is #3 on our room makeover list so it still needs a lot of work - including removing the brick wallpaper, repainting, new trim, etc.

I worked on rearranging in the late afternoon so for the sake of keeping things real I thought I would show you what our living room typically looks like on the weekends with a 2 1/2 year old running around.

 Before
What a mess!!!

 
 After
I moved the yellow glider over a little and replaced the dark end table with the white one
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After
I replaced the other dark end table with the tall brown cabinet
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After
Do you see the new addition!?! I finally have a ladder!!!!! I love it!!
 




 The yellow glider was brought out from Anderson's room to provide more seating until I can find a couple of these chairs that I've been searching for for months: 



So what do you think? I know the changes were minimal, but I'm thrilled with my new ladder and it gave me a chance to show you another room in my house!

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22 comments:

  1. That last chair is one I love and want too:) Makes me smile to look at your before pictures. I hardly remember the days of baby gates and alphabet letters all over the door. Happy times. I remember when the kids were little I would take pictures and spend half my time trying to move all the "stuff" out of the picture. :) I love your ladder. Enjoyed your post:)

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  2. Melissa I love the ladder! You are so lucky to have a nice big room to show it off. I'll keep my eye open for that chair for you. Dee

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  3. Oh, you did a great job sweetie, children leave rooms looking like play grownds usually. You have a great big room and the ladder gave it just the shabby look you love. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs,
    FABBY

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  4. Cute! I love your cabinet with the fabric inside the doors! I want one!

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  5. I love your ladder! Also like the exposed brick walls which adds nice texture and interest.
    Mary Alice

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  6. Crazy nuts about that ladder! It looks great! Good luck finding chairs...those are gorgeous!

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  7. It looks very nice! I love that lamp, ladder, and your brick walls! So pretty!

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  8. It looks so much better! Great job! BTW...I LOVE the brick walls. Around these parts, that is rarely seen and considered a huge upgrade and investment. So beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration! Much love, Lisa

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  9. Love your ladder! And, one of these days that little 2 year old will be all grown up and you'll be wishing for toys all over the place...they look sweet strewn about! :)

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  10. Your room looks great! Sometimes all it takes is small changes to make a big difference. Love the brick walls as well- so cool! If you have some time I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog and check out the giveaway I'm having for a Ramsign Home sign!

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  11. I love toile because it depicts life....people living in the moment...think of this stage of your living room as toile. Seeing the toys causes my imagination to drift to a little one exploring and playing til they just couldn't go anymore. It's truly amazing to watch children discover the world they live in. I think you've made your living room very cozy and inviting. Love the exposed brick and your ladder is awesome!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  12. LOVE the ladder! I had to laugh when I saw all the toys, reminds me of my house when the kids were younger. Your changes look great.

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  13. What a great ladder with those sacks hanging from it. I love old ladders and have, I think, four or five in my house in random places. Maybe too many. :)

    Great after shots of your room. Doesn't it feel good to clean and redo?

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  14. Cute living room. Cute blog too! I like your style. I'm your newest follower :) Happy Tuesday!

    Jessica

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  15. Your room is coming together nicely! I love your ladder. I've wanted one for a while now too as well as a set of chairs like that too. Funny, I miss those days of toddler toys...the toys just get bigger as they grow! I'm sittimg here looking at the lovely set of baseball catchers gear and cleats decorating the area near the front door. Thanks for linking with tip toe thru tuesday!

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  16. I think you're on a great track to making over your room. Even small touches make a HUGE difference. Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesday.

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  17. Stopping by from The Grant Life-I love that ladder and the vintage suitcases. What a great look! Hope you stop by my blog!

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  18. Isn't it next to impossible to keep a cute and organized home with small children?! You did great. I love your shutters, that cabinet, the bookshef wall, and am SUPER jealous of your brick too! Thanks so much for linking up tonight:)
    xxx
    Kim @ Too Much Time

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  19. This is a fantastic project! I would love it if you would consider sharing it at my Pinworthy Projects Link Party over at Just Us Four!

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  20. The room looks so inviting. I can see your signature touches all over! Love it!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  21. Your space looks so inviting and beautiful! Love all your touches, including the ladder! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  22. Love the new room! Looks fantastic. We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Please join us again next week! Thanks! -The Sisters

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