June 7, 2009

A view into my home...

Here is a look into my living room [and how it came to look the way it does].

I had time this weekend to finally frame a bunch of prints. Primarily, I get most of my art from Etsy and I love it that way. Nothing makes me happier than to decorate and colorize my home from fellow Etsy artists.

My biggest collection is from Pinkytoast, and a few months ago I was lucky enough to purchase a Pinkytoast original. I have wanted an original for YEARS, and things just so happened to go my way. [Photos below]

[ABOVE]: Corner #1 of my living room. White couch is a hand-me-down. Red couch, lamp, green rug, and laptop table are from Ikea. Coffee table and end table is from EQ3. Prints on back wall are from Matty8080. Blue clock is from EQ3 and print beneath is from Stoopidgerl.

Corner #2 of my living room. A glimpe of my Pinkytoast wall above the TV. I still have a few more that need to be framed, but I have to get more frames.

My husband and I live in a small mill/farm house that has been slightly remodeled on the outside. When we moved in, we replaced the floors, painted every single wall, added lots of color, and put our personal touches in the rooms. It's really amazing what you can do with just a little bit of paint and patience!

Corner #3 of my living room. More Pinkytoast prints, some personal photos, and doorways into our bedroom, kitchen, and the spare room which is our "computer room".

As I said before, this is a small house. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a small bonus room that is my sewing room, decent sized kitchen, and a laundry room. The walls were originally wood paneling, so we used Kilz to prime the walls, and many coats of paint. That, alone, totally changed the feel of the home.

Corner #4 of my living room. Red couch from Ikea. Circle canvas painted by my husband. Built in shelves originally had UGLY glass doors on them. We removed the glass doors, painted the inside of the shelves the same as the trim, and filled them with Books and our GIGANTIC movie collection.

Medium sized green shag rug pulls everything together, I think! ♥

Now that you have had a look into my living room, I would like to share closer photos the recent additions of artwork [as mentioned earlier in this post].

[ABOVE]: 8x8" print from Stoopidgerl. One of my favorite print purchases!

[ABOVE]: Pinkytoast prints. Larger piece is an original.
I hope you enjoyed the look into my living room. I hope to continue this with each and every room. I love to share where I find things. Also, I have so much in my home that is handmade and I am so proud of myself for that!
♥ Melissa

1 comment:

Rachel said...

You have SUCH a cute place!