Yeah, that's not me.
I mean, I like seeing photos of other people's homes, I'm nosy like that. But, I don't have a beautiful home to
I wish the internet had hashtags and there was a possibility HGTV might actually find this post through the hashtag above, but I know it won't happen. Anyway....
I bring you:
|Notice Peanut in the window - gosh I love that kid!|
Let's start with the front door. It's pretty much smack in the middle of the house. The worst part is, B chose to put it there. When he moved in, the only door was in the carport which is now a garage.
How sad is that couch? Can you tell how saggy it is in the pictures? B's had it for probably close to 8 years and who knows how long his mom had it before that....have I mentioned that almost all of our furniture is hand-me-downs? Boyfriend refuses to get rid of it because at 6'1" he can actually lay down on it.
News flash! He'd be able to lay down on a sectional too. And a sectional wouldn't look so gargantuan in our tiny house.
When I moved in, we needed more seating so we got another free couch. I hate it. And don't even get me started about how they overlap and waste a sitting spot.
I've done what I can to make the accessories decent since I can't do much about our furniture at this point. But I need to learn how to style everything better.
|Somehow this mirror always has smudges|
The boys' toy box lives under the sofa table so there's always toys in the "entry way." It's a pain when actual people come to visit.
The other big piece of furniture is the bookshelf my mom gave me when I moved into my apartment. It used to hold DVDs but I couldn't stand the clutter so I switched them up when we got our last set of family pictures. Except, now, Boyfriend keeps filling them with clutter :)
It's topped with kids DVDs, my favorite fan that I got on vacation, a birdhouse is sitting on top because I have no idea where to put it and what to put inside it ( a bird is too expected,) the picture Claire sent me from when she visited, toys, and the dog I recently thrifted and spray painted.
I still kind of think it looks like Teddy, don't you?
Overall, the pieces on the shelves are ok - except for the clutter- I just need to learn to style them better. But then we move to the other side of the living room where we see the TV (which reflects in the mirror - a feng shui no-no) and the sad, ugly TV stand that serves pretty much no purpose.
I hate that you can see the cords. It drives me batty. Have you noticed that there are literally toys everywhere you look? We go through and get rid of them all the time, but we just lack storage....I haven't even shown you the train table yet.
Lastly, we have these shelves. I like the way I used to have the shelves styled better. I don't know why I don't change them back. The bottom one is ok, but the top shelf needs serious work. Bonus points if you get the reference in the far left pic.
So, that's our house. I plan on going room by room just because I think it's kind of funny. I'm so envious of people with beautifully decorated homes...or even just "big kid" furniture - a.k.a. not hand-me downs.
|I primered on Sunday night...maybe I should have left the brown - one coat of primer looks horrible!|
Do you love your house? What color are the walls?