Hi everyone! I love bloggers who give readers a glimpse into their homes. Just seeing bits and pieces of how people live give me worlds of information about who they are. I wanted to give you all just a little peek inside our house.
We’ve lived in our house for just a little over 2 years. It actually is my husband’s family’s and it’s the house he grew up in for a while. It was built in the 1960s and while there is plenty that I would still like to update, such as the kitchen and windows, I really think we’ve just about go it just the way we like it. I’ll try to give you a full tour eventually, but it will have to come in small doses when I feel a room is actually clean enough to share.
Today I think our living room is ready to have guests, so I’ll invite you in!
This is the view as you enter our house through the kitchen. As you can see our front door reeks of 1960s, but it hardly gets used and that will eventually get updated. It’s really not a big deal to me. We have a nice beige wall color and dark brown/black furniture, mostly from IKEA. The library table is actually a dresser from IKEA that matches the TV stand. Here’s a closer look:
On top of the library table is all of our favorite wedding photos. We have a large wall clock that we LOVE, but unfortunately it doesn’t work. That has long been a project on the to-do list that just hasn’t gotten done. I love that the dresser has 12 drawers, 4 large ones and 4 small ones. The top small drawers I use for light bulbs, batteries, candles and lighters, and photos.
I use the larger drawers for board games and holiday decorations and even some of our nicer stemware.
Eventually, we ‘d like to hang more photos on the wall around the clock.
This is the view from our “front” door. We keep our high chair in the living room because we hardly use our dining room. If I ever get up the courage I might show you that room, although that (along with the kitchen) still needs the most attention and I plan on getting to work on that shortly. As you can see we hardly have anything in the TV console because it’s all in the drawers. Alden can reach the wires and would not leave them alone so the only electronics we have out are the Wii and the computer which will soon be replaced with a Roku box.
Our TV is the same one I had in college and maybe we will replace it one day. On our list of things to do is to get the shelves that go with the TV stand as well as the shelf that goes across the top making more of an entertainment center. Right now all of our books are in a bookshelf in the dining room. You know, the place you usually put a bookshelf!
In the far corner of the room you can see my music stand. This was my wedding gift from Rial. It was made by Aaron Cabeen of Cabeen Originals in Chattanooga. Aaron is an amazing carpenter and did all of the bars and tables for the Terminal Brewhouse in Chattanooga. It’s custom made and fits all of my instruments with a place for a future electric guitar.
Finally, my favorite thing in my living room is our big comfy couch:
It’s a nice wrap-around couch that actually has a full-size fold out bed for when we have guests spend the night (which is hardly never). There’s a huge picture window behind the sheer curtain. We can see out but it does quite well for privacy and blocking out a little of the bright sunlight.
As I said before, this is probably the MOST complete room in our house. Not the say the others don’t look nice but this one I think could stand on its own even it we never added any thing else. The next room I’m likely to do would be the bathrooms or the nursery since they look pretty good. We have plans for the kitchen/dining room as well as the office and our bedroom is fine, but we just got a new bed and no real bedding to speak of.
I’m really blessed to have this house that we can make our home. Thanks for stopping by!