A few weeks ago, I wrote about how perfectionism can sometimes get in the way of my willingness to share peeks into my home. I also made a promise that I’d share part of my home with you all, even if it’s not quite perfect. It took me a while to finally act on that promise, but here it is (finally!): a sneak peek into our living room!
When we first moved in, our living room had a whole lot of classic-90s-nondescript-beige wallpaper. It was honestly kind of tough even imagining what we wanted the room to look like with that stuff everywhere. And it definitely looked weird with all of our brightly colored vintage goodies. Here’s a gander at what the room looked like when we first viewed the house:
So the next logical step felt like tackling that wallpaper. We figured that if we could just paint everything a fresh coat of white, it would give us a bit more freedom to experiment with color and layout and such. Removing the wallpaper was no easy task, and what was left behind wasn’t exactly pretty. There were some parts of the wall itself that needed repairs, so for almost a full month this last summer, we lived in what basically felt like a haunted house. I don’t recommend it.
Once we finally covered up that haunted plaster with a fresh coat of white, we felt like we practically had a new home! Suddenly we were willing to experiment with color again, and we even rearranged the furniture just about every other week (much to my husband’s dismay – hah!), until we finally settled into what we’re living with now. There’s still work to be done, and I really need to get over my fear of putting nails in the wall, but it’s coming together, and it’s definitely starting to feel more like home.
So without further ado, welcome to our living room!