The countdown to one year…

A week from today will mark the one year anniversary of us moving into our first home.  I thought it would be fun to do a countdown in which I show all the changes we have made over the past year.

Day 7: The Living Room


Our living room started out the same color as the kitchen and common areas of the house.  It had very country shelves and curtain rods that had to come down.  My mom painted the room and carried the mocha color (Corral Fence by Glidden) into the kitchen similar what I had seen in a fellow nestee’s profile.  I am so pleased with the way it turned out.  With so many windows in the space, I felt it was okay to paint it a darker color.  We were able to use two bookcases that Bradley had left at his parents’ house to flank either side of the television.  He was very handy and cut down and painted two floating shelves we got at Ikea to perfectly fit between the bookcases over the television.  Custom on a budget.


We decided on a fun green (my favorite color) as our accent color.  We bought green window panels at Target, and a few green accessories to go on the bookcases. Our favorite purchase has been the two pictures we got at Ikea to fill in the big wall that is straight in front of you when looking into the living room. Also, after Christmas we found remotes for our table lamps on clearance at Linens n Things.  No more stumbling in the dark to find and turn on the lamps!  I have added a couple more plants around the room, and Bradley painted the base of my fish tank a chocolate brown to match our other furniture.  Over all I have been very pleased with the way our living room has turned out!

Wish List:  We would love to replace the back door and window with french doors.  It would help with the flow out to the back yard, because the way the door opens messes with what you can do with the bar in the kitchen.  We would also like to carry the laminate wood floors into the living room.

Published by Leslie

I think Habitual Rearranger fits me well because I am never settled on designs, colors, or placement of items in our home. I drive Bradley crazy sometimes, but I keep figuring out new and better ways of doing things! I am not striving to be profound or an expert on anything in this blog. It is simply a way to keep a record of all of my adventures - home and life - for me to reference and also for my loved ones to follow along. I am a born and raised Georgia girl. I don't think I would enjoy living anywhere except the south. Bradley and I spent six and a half years in our starter home and are now in our forever home, a 1970s traditional two story brick house. I love getting into all kinds of projects around our house, and I try to document all the dirty details here if for no one else than for me.

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