Saturday, June 2, 2012

Now This Is Living! (Room)

This is the room we spend the most time in (next to the sun room)...the "Living Room"...let me break it down for you:  this is the view from our front hallway.
We use an old factory cart for our coffee table-it's a true, old rough one; my hubby surprised me and stenciled "Dept No 3" on the side when I was out of town, because that's my favorite number!  He also wrote 'Est 1967' which is both of our birth years-so special!  I really couldn't believe he went and did that! (I absolutely can't picture him going into Jo-Ann's and buying stencils and a paint pen :)   We got the old roll-down school map at an auction when we lived in Columbus, for a steal!  The postal cart is one of my fav items-I splurged and got it on Etsy.
This is kind of a 'continuation' of the front hallway, behind the living room loveseat-this is what I showed in my first post.  (And I found 2 crates/boxes that are more unison in shape and size to replace the bottom drawers!) My hubby also surprised me with the 3 connected 'stadium seats'-he's a keeper!
The corner of the room next to the couch has a barn wood bookcase that I'm always changing around.  Currently it's filled with industrial metal pieces that I'm really into right now-I can't get enough of old metal or wire goodies!
    The little chest of drawers beside the couch is perfect to hide our remotes, coasters, etc.  I love the coffee sack on the ladder because my mom brought it back for me when my parents went to Hawaii last summer. (They toured a coffee plant that wasn't even selling them, but my mom knowing I'd LOVE a burlap sack asked for one and worked her magic...!) Ok...enough pics for now!  I'll continue the living room tour next time.  Enjoy your weekend!
  I'm linking to i should be mopping the floors 
                      knick of time
                      the farmhouse porch
                      coastal charm
                      a stroll thru life
                                     

51 comments:

  1. Susan, I love your Look! Industrial, vintage, antique, a great eclectic style! I also LOOVVE wire too! It's a FAVORITE! You've put in together well.....and you use it! VERY GREEN! From one sweetie to another....Roxie

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    1. Thanks, Roxie-yes, that is my way of 'being green'!!

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  2. Susan, I found your blog Through Polly's blog. I just love both of your styles and both of you seem to have such wonderful husbands!! I cant wait to see more so I can be inspired. I am conquering my house one room at a time with antiques and style.

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    1. Solange, thanks! I'm glad you found me :)

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  3. You've pulled it all together nicely with your vintage items. I love it!

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  4. so many cool things Susan! lots of eye candy! love that postal cart!

    polly

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    1. Thanks, Polly-I was droolin over that 'cart' for awhile before I took the plunge! I love my bargains, but gotta splurge every once in awhile...

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  5. Gosh your living room is just beautiful... TOTALLY the look I'm going for! :o)

    Tania

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  6. Okay, Susan, let's just say I am in LOVE with your living room and style. You have wonderful vintage pieces and details that make it so interesting, warm, and one-of-a-kind. I have to add you to my blog roll so I don't miss out on your wonderful posts.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Mary Alice!

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  7. love the shelf filled with metal bins!!!!

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  8. What a great room to relax in! Finding good pieces to hide the remote...why didn't I think of that? (smacks forehead) So glad I popped over from Nifty thrifty Tuesday to visit you!

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    1. Jeanne, thanks for stopping by! Glad I could give you an idea :)

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  9. The pillows and the coffee table are amazing! What a lovely room to spend time with family! Thanks so much for sharing at Cowgirl Up! Hope you will join us again next week!
    Thanks,
    Amanda @ The Ivy Cottage Blog
    www.theivycottageblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Amanda, thanks so much for hosting! (and for noticing my link!)

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  10. What a gorgeous living room you have, Susan. Such a perfect marriage of industrial and farmhouse elements. The postal bin is fantastic! So glad to have stumbled upon your blog via The Farmhouse Porch.

    Take care,
    Erin
    Carolina Country Living

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    1. Erin, I'm glad you found me, too. Thanks for your comment!

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  11. Oh I love your style and all of your antiques are fabulous. So glad you use them in unconventional ways, my favorite thing. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Marty, my pleasure. Thanks so much for your kind comment!

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  12. Oh...I LOVE your style...it's so me!! Thanks for coming to my party:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  13. Oooh....I just love the warm lived in feel...I am in love with every piece and how you put things together...

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  14. Love your living room! I like your style and like many of the same things you do. Glad I came upon your blog!

    Nancy

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  15. I dearly love your living room decor!

    Linda

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  16. What an eclectic style! All in one and it works for you.

    If I live in a countryside, no second thoughts, I will do a copycat of yours.
    However, your mobile coffee table is to drool for.

    Great job & Welcome to TTT...

    Greetings from Stockholm,
    /CC

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  17. This is fabulous! Not sure what I love best, but the bird cage is definitely at the top of my list!

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  18. I (((LOVE THIS ROOM)))! You have pieced together a true adventure. I LOVE that coffee table(I've been looking for one of those for a long time). Every detail is PERFECT!
    If you get a chance, PEEK into my World Of Blog!
    Have a FUN week,
    Donna

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  19. lovely! We do like a ton of the same stuff! I could happily use all of the stuff you have in your living room :) And the dress form in your header? I NEED one of those SO bad! I keep hoping I will find one in my price range someday. I would actually use it for my bridal sewing projects - the smooth form would be wonderful for that. and it would look good in house too! Someday I will find one that I don't have to sell the house to afford!

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  20. Susan, Susan, Susan ... who is your mom because we MUST be separated at birth!!!! We have the same love for junk, although I think your junk might be better ; ). Now stalking, I mean following, you : )

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  21. I have that exact same little hexagon top table that you have by the front door!! I got it about a month ago from a thrift store. It was outside and as I drove by it caught my eye. I told myself I would take it home if it were $30 or less. Lucky me it was $28. I think it is so amazing to see some of the older things I have in my own home in other people's homes online. You have good taste my friend.

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  22. I love it!!! Lots of different elements all working together! Penny

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  23. what a lovely and fun room
    filled with special pieces and vintage finds

    so much inspiration
    to nose around in

    thanks for sharing at
    Share Your Space!

    alison

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  24. Another wonderful space...I'm into metal/industrial right now too :) Laurel

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