Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes

Hello! 

So, yesterday I gave you a sneak peak at our new DIY train table/coffee table.  Today I am going to show you some pictures of the LR, and some recent changes that spurred from this new coffee table. I posted this picture of our little living room nook months ago.  The problem is that the whole nook started taking on this  feminine, cottage country feel.  It wasn’t that it was terribly bad, It just wasn’t right.  I decorate from the gut, and my gut was telling me something was off.  When the chalkboard table was done, I knew I had to inject more black into the space.  Another thing I might quickly add, is that we have our TV in an Armoire, OK, a cabinet-its not exactly fancy enough to be an armoire. Whatevs. It was previously 25 different colors, all in the course of two years, and now it’s white.  Rustoleum’s white gloss enamel to be exact, which is the most spectacular paint. Now all of the furniture in the LR is white. I am not a fan of matchy-matchy, but I must say it is cohesive, and lovely.  

I love the black tuxedo stripe on the cabinet, it transforms an ordinary piece into something, dare I say, sexy, and the lion head pulls will forever be one of my favorites.  The oriental lamp with the Liberty of London shade adds something whimsical to mix.  I ordered the Ikat pillow cover several years ago from an Ebay dealer in Uzbekistan.  The pillow got a fun little update with some Sharpie marker! It honestly took forever, but the end result is pretty fabulous, and it looks like I bought it that way!

These Ribba picture ledges are a great way for me to display my books and Magazines.  The asymmetrical valance was all moms idea. I have to admit, as someone who holds firm beliefs about symmetry, I was not totally on board with the idea. I quickly changed my mind, because it’s totally punk rock!  I have never dyed anything before, so I followed this tutorial for dip dye.  I already had a white fabric panel leftover from another project, and the drapery tiebacks that I spray painted white, so all I needed to complete the project was a three dollar box of dye.  I want to emphasize that I completed this little redo with things I already had, or things that are relatively inexpensive like a sharpie marker, and fabric dye.  Change doesn’t have to drain your pockets.

The design of this little nook has changed, but the premise has stayed the same.

 Make a drink, grab a magazine, sit down and relax. XO-Tara

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