I went for a run last night after the thunderstorms rolled through. I have to get SOME runs in before July 4th to at least pretend I know what I am doing at the race. Plus, my friend sort of pumped me up since we are running the race together (and by together I mean starting at the same time, but he will finish way before I do). The run was so so but I felt like I accomplished something after. Today my feet are hurting only slightly so I will put off the next run for tomorrow.
Back to the Bachelor Pad. I feel like I am living in one. This move has been one of the slowest moves I have been through and I have been through a lot. Maybe it was all of the stress and build up before we closed, the wedding, the honeymoon, work but now I am just so burned out, everything has taken the backseat. There is one room that is near completion in the house: the guest bathroom. The only thing that is missing is some shelving/accessories above the toilet, a few colorful pictures, and a shower curtain. I’m tempted to run to IKEA just to satisfy those demands and finally say I am 100% done with a room. **The pictures are not uploading the way they normally do, so click a picture to make it less distorted looking**
It is a very brown house and I have a feeling I am going to have a hard time bringing in the colors I really want to bring in without clashing.
Here is the living room in the present state.
There is so much work that needs to be done in there. It’s a semi small area (17′x11′) and I am trying to find ways to maximize the space. Our look we eventually want to go for is Charleston Rustic. Worn woods, calming colors, very natural elements. (please dont mind the pictures Matt hung on the wall. He thinks he should be a decorator)
GREAT example of what we are looking for:
That room makes me so happy. Our house is craftsman style, so we don’t want to venture too far from the old feel.
The problem with this room is I do not know where to start. I started making a list and it is almost overwhelming. I wish I had some decorator friends to take my list and get me started!!!
- Find a rug
- New coffee table (sell old coffee table)
- Window Coverings
- Buy a bigger, thinner, mountable tv (because that is what Matt wants and I don’t mind)
- New stand for under tv
- Mount the newer, thinner, lighter tv on the wall
- Bring in more color
- Softer lighting
- Privacy solution for the front door
- Decorate the walls
Ok, so the list isn’t THAT long (at least not as long as outside’s list), but it is still a little overwhelming when you are starting with nothing. I think I need a trip to an antique mall to inspiration!
**Don’t worry. Once I find my camera charger, I will post much nicer looking pictures**