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Monday, April 30, 2018

The Living Room Update

I feel like it has been forever since I've posted, which is good and bad.  Good because I have lots of changes.  Bad because it means I've been lazy.  Well, not really.  Just living life.  Sometimes I think I'll just throw all my social media stuff away because it distracts me from what's really important.  But then I see that Instagram logo on my phone and it calls to me!

Anyway...  So I've made quite a few changes to the living room since I've posted about it last.  I've been really feeling this boho modern vibe that is everywhere now so I tried to un-farmhouse it a bit and add a skosh of (my interpretation of) modern boho farmhouse.  Is that a thing?  And skosh is the best word.  I love using it in my classroom.  Everyone giggles.  That's why I teach, so I can feel funny even when I'm not.

This is now at the top of our stairs.  I found this awesome black cabinet at Home Goods that is super skinny, but also has lots of roomy storage for gloves and hats and junk.

 We decided to paint the walls light, which made me really nervous, but I really like how it turned out.  I feel like I have more freedom to change things out easier since a lot more goes with this neutral color.  I'm also loving the way that light wood looks against it.  And my chandelier.  I love it again.  ๐Ÿ˜  Well, I shouldn't say again.  I never liked it, but now I know it was because it was against the big brown wall!  Now it's just peachy in my book. 
 The other side of the living room is still very similar to how it has been.  I am in the process of updating it to be more "modern."  I actually got new modern looking sconces that I just had Dan install and now I'm looking at them while I type this and I hate them.  I know when I tell him I want them down he is going to be so mad.  But he should be used to me by now.  ๐Ÿ˜œ

Here is the space between the living room and dining room.  I tried to make it more hippie-ish.  Don't I look cool with all my records (that I actually took from my mom's house-I don't even know what's there, but don't tell anyone๐Ÿ˜‰)?  Well, one of the records is mine so I'm legit. 

 I will do another update on the fireplace once I get that area figured out.  Have the best day of your life.


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