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before and after: the living room

Hello! I hope you’re all having a great week! My apologies for the radio silence last week. Ty and I traveled a little bit in September, which always throws off my schedule. Then it takes me a few days to get back in the swing of things. That tends to be the case with me when I work with self-imposed deadlines that I can change on a whim. Anyway,lLots of things coming up this month that I’m really excited about, so stay tuned.

This little blog may be but a wee babe yet, but by now you know I love fashion. I mean, that’s what this space is dedicated to, my lifelong passion of creating things to wear. But my love for pretty things extends beyond my closet. I’ve always loved creating lovely, cozy spaces in my home as well. I was that girl who loved cleaning and organizing her room, and I was constantly rearranging the furniture. I’ve never had a significant budget for these things, so I’ve spent years figuring out how to do the best I can with what I have. I’ve made more curtains and pillowcases than I can possible count, and I’ve spent many an hour sanding and painting side tables and furniture that I’ve rescued from a thrift store.

There was a block of time during which I completely neglected our home (ahem, the “business years”), and I look back on pictures before I put some time and effort into it with a mix of horror and sadness. That’s all behind me now, and I’ve happily put some love and attention into our living room. Now, I’m no expert at this and I’m very trial and error when it comes to interior styling, but I love how this space has come together.

With the exception of the TV, everything in this room was a hand-me-down or thrift store project. The couches, red chair, side tables, and TV stand came from my parents when they got new stuff, and the coffee table came from a neighbor’s garage sale. Makes me wonder what on earth we sat on before we got these pieces.

Before:

livingroom