(I want to thank Sunny Simple Life for featuring this post!)
Hi, everyone! I hope you're enjoying this glorious weather like I am! In my last post, I told you that I've been 'itching' to lighten up my living room a little. This is what the corner of my living room looked like before.
It was a little more industrial, and while I still like this look, I was just ready for a change.
I found this little wire plant stand recently and thought it would look cute under the window, so I swapped it out with the table that was there.
I 'stole' the pitcher from the upstairs guest bath (you may remember it from here,) and added a few other little items. (I ended up moving the chippy stool.)
This sits next to a large barn wood 'book case' that my mom found for me. We always joke that she's my personal picker! I totally changed out the shelves, and this is how it ended up.
(You can see from the above photo that I played around a little bit until I got the look that I desired. I'm sure you can all relate!)
I left the top mostly the same. I changed out the little stool to a white one, and the canvas utility bucket holds hydrangeas instead of the metal bucket. I found the old map for $1.00! I love the subtle background 'dimension' that it gives.
Once again, I shopped the house to find lighter (cream or white) items to display. The drawer unit on the bottom used to be in the master bedroom, which I posted about here.
This is a view from farther back in the living room. I talked about getting that wire basket on a stand at the Country Living Fair here.
The chippy bin on the floor is storing some of my MANY magazines! I simply covered them with a couple of grain sacks to keep them hidden-it looks prettier that way!
I just got this little clothes pins bag and thought it would be perfect to hold dried hydrangeas. Can you see the picture of the woman on it with her clothes pin bag? It's so 'retro'-I love it!
Here's a close up of the 'new' items now on the shelves-an old suitcase, vintage pharmacy boxes, and baseballs in a basket.
Well, I hope you enjoy this new look as much as I do! A little more 'farmhouse', a little less 'industrial'. There's still one more change yet that I'll show you next time. Until then, have an amazing day!
I'm linking to these wonderful parties: Katherines Corner
DIY by Design
Stuff and Nonsense
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen
Rooted in Thyme
The Brambleberry Cottage
The Charm of Home
French Country Cottage
The Vintage Farmhouse
Lavender Garden Cottage
i should be mopping the floor
Sunny Simple Life
Knick of Time
My 1929 Charmer