Friday, April 2, 2010

Living Room Edition - Part 1

Apologies in advance for the huge post...and the weird coloring of my walls - I am forced to take pictures at night - it's not pretty friends!

My living room is where we constantly hang out.  My kids have their most favorite recliners in the center of the room & it's where I spend a majority of my time when I'm not in the kitchen.

My TV cabinet was given to me from my Mom.  Isn't it amazing!  It's again very old - 1800's I believe.  My Mom will leave details in the comments because she's the one who originally scored it.  The left side has a shelf behind the door so it hides a bunch of toys & the right side keeps all the blankets - we're blanket people.  On the wall to the left are vintage eye charts I bought on Ebay long before I had kids.  I love them!  Now that we know about Aubrie's vision - they are even more perfect for my family.  There is my really expensive leather chair - it's the color I said I'd always love, and as you can see something about the color is just not right - or maybe it's just me.  Maybe it's the orange of the table, but somethings off for me.  Perhaps it's just not bright enough - a limey green would be more my style now!  (After taking this photo I couldn't stand the dreamsicle orange with the olive green so I moved it to be an end table by the very dark chocolate couch & put a brighter orange stool here instead - much better!)

Look at that finish!  Did you pass out over it?  It's fabulous I know.  It also perfectly hides my two babies when they take out all the toys!

The top of it has some eclectic finds.  My favorite are these big headlights made into lamps.  I believe they all still work.  They are from 3rd Sunday Market.  I also have a little tripod up there for Jade - it's meant to hold a candle, but I'm not doing that - I like it as a tripod for the surveyor in my life. 

To the right of my massive TV cabinet was an awkward space.  It wouldn't fit a chair that was of the right scale so I found a different solution.  This little cabinet was just hanging out all alone in my Mom's storage shed & I thought PERFECT!  What you don't see is all the shelves inside of this thing.  They hold a majority of the children's books & puzzles.  We have gobs and gobs of books - we're a big book family - so this thing was just ideal.  Everett also likes to swing the door open to the left & he can perfectly hide between it and the TV cabinet.  The hanging lamp was on clearance from Pier 1 - cheap cheap!  I got the For Sale sign for $5 at 3rd Sunday Market.  The metal bin was also in Mom's storage shed & I fell in love with it.  Something about industrial items always gets me.  I dig rust!

Isn't the age of this baby great!  The hardware is pretty cool too!

This is another awkward space in my house.  Between a couch and a love seat - a fat chair just looked ridiculous.  So I found this saw horse type thing for $75 at 3rd Sunday Market.  I loved it.  Then I left it and shopped on, thinking I'd love something more, but I kept thinking of it the entire day.  Thank the good lord it didn't sell & I went back - and it came home with me.  The cow print was painted by Maggie & Kylie - it's a copy of CB2 and I love it.  I also love the rusty old tool boxes on top of this thing.  It's amazing I haven't had tetanus yet with all the rust!

Aren't the legs & aged top of this thing cool.  I'm so glad it's mine!

This little cabinet was a gift.  It was made out of old crates.  It's very cool the middle piece flips down & it's like a mini desk with all kinds of cubbies inside.  It's pretty fabulous too!

More old paint and a crystal knob- LOVE it!

More favorite things will be shown tomorrow!


  1. I love all the unique pieces in your home! =]

  2. Hi Annie,
    Oh my goodness, I have been gone all week so I have so much catching up to do. It's hard to tell in the photos but doesn't your olive green leather chair go well with your IKEA curtains? I think olive is fabulous with turquoise and orange. I love that you are sharing more of your home with us and I LOVE your funky style. Hi to your Mom!


  3. Hi LeAnn,
    It does match my curtains. I moved around my side tables & put a deep orange stool by it instead of the dreamsicle table & it's much better - that was my problem :) My Mom's in Vegas living it up, but I'll tell her hi for you :)

  4. Annie ~ I'm only an hour away from Bloomington...when are we going? May is not far away....Love the t.v. cabinet and to be honest, I love it all. You are right though, something about the chair and the "dreamsicle" didn't work, lime green would definitely fit there better. I better stop here, I could go on and on about the things I love, like the eye charts....see what I mean. Can't wait to see more.

  5. LOVE it, girl!!! So neat...


  6. Love it all Annie!! You've got alot of neat looking antique pieces throughout your room!! Can't wait to see more of your home Annie!

    Happy Easter to you and your family!


  7. You have so many great pieces! I love it.

  8. I hear ya on having to take pictures only at night! timing issue there with me too. I love the distressed furniture!

  9. Looking good, and I love those leafy drapes!

  10. Again so bright and cheerful - I'd never be this brave with color and now I'm thinking I need to stop being such a chicken - it looks awesome!

    That tv hutch is amazing what a great find. I love all the compartments for toys and blankets. I currently use baskets but something like this would be perfect.

    And lastly LOVE the curtains, are they Ikea?


Thank you so much for your kind words & support! I love hearing from you & read each and every comment you leave for me! ~Annie


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