Living Room Before and After

Here's how the living room area looked a few years back. It's a perfectly nice little living room and I'm sure many folks would be happy to have a space like this. Over the years, though our style has changed and this room has evolved into a lovely eclectic space.
The first big change we made was addressing our need for a TV entertainment center, something that would fill the wall space and provide functional storage. I found a cool pair of vintage shelves on Craigslist and Jesse helped me morph them into this chic white wall unit.
We also found a knock off Eames lounge chair and ottoman at an estate sale and scooped it up as our 5 year wedding gift to each other. It's not in the best shape, so I'd love to have it cleaned up and re-upholstered some day. Or maybe invest in the real deal. Someday. This is our main hang out space, so nothing is too expensive or precious for two big dogs and a four year old to enjoy.
The rest of the living room additions and changes are really just things we've collected from estate sales and thrift stores. A few of my particular favorites are the brass tension pole lamp that I painted black and the mid-century hobby painting I found a few weeks ago. I'm always drooling over the vintage paintings on One King's Lane, so I about fell over when I found this one. For a dollar!
I love this space so, so much. I feel like it really captures our love of old and new finds, creative projects and elbow grease. If home is where the heart is, this is definitely home.

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