I signed on for Apartment Therapy's January Cure as soon as it came up somewhere in December, I guess. I have to admit, I haven’t done much to my house to further my goal any. At most I edited out some unwanted Christmas decorations that I knew I wasn’t going to use and that’s about it.
My list included:
For some unknown reason, after yoga today I looked around at my living room and found a burst of energy and got to work, even though it wasn’t on my list. So I started off with this (and I took a panoramic photo so it may be hard to see everything, but go here to see how my living room has been pretty much from the moment I moved in).
And then here’s the after.
And some close ups…
A little eating nook idea I’ve been toying with for a while. I was going to put my dinning room table here, but the chairs in front of the window would have made it too tight. I needed something here, so this was my solution. I don’t have an eat-in area to my kitchen, so this may be something that stays, it may not…
I’ve been thinking about the fireplace. I want to paint the brick but am unsure if it should be white or perhaps the same color as the walls. If anyone want’s to give me their thoughts, I would appreciate it :D
The stump is actually recycled wood from a tree that was taken down last year. I was going to treat the wood with steel wool soaked in apple vinegar but I didn’t get that far. Have I mentioned lately how much of a procrastinator I can be?
The blankets on the arms of the couch are a necessary evil. They prevent Jade from further destroying my couch due to her scratching. I think I should look into a slip cover what with all the blankets the couch needs….