Today's late post is brought to you by our living room. It's nowhere near where we'd like it to be, but I'm saving the kitchen for last because it's awesome, so you're stuck with our living room. We didn't change the color yet, although we're eventually planning on Benjamin Moore's Medieval Times.
In this corner, we'd eventually like to put my piano. Right now it lives at my parents's house, but both of my siblings have stopped taking lessons, so we'd like to move it here. For now, it holds the Rock Band drum set, our CDs, a lamp, my guitar, a chair, and a computer Caleb is fixing. Classy, I know.
On top of our fireplace is nearly every framed photo/artwork we own. We haven't figured out yet where we want to put them, so for now, they sit there. And while the fireplace has been wiped off, it's still pretty gross looking. I'd like to try stripping the paint from the stone, but if that doesn't work (or is way too difficult) we'll paint it the same off-white as the trim.
Next we have our TV atop our 6-cube shelf. I believe we're getting a filing cabinet thing about the same size from Caleb's parents; that will replace the 6-cube shelf. Next to it are our very stylish and organized cardboard boxes of cords, DVDs, and games.
Against the wall, you can see the 25-photo frame our friends gave us. We're planning on hanging it above the couch, but it's pretty heavy so we need to use my dad's stud finder to hang it. The couch and recliner were given to us by my wonderful uncle and aunt, and the coffee table used to be my parents.
The cool red afghan was made my Caleb's sister, Becca, and the blanket on the couch is the one my mom made for me for Christmas.
Here's a closer-up shot of the picture frame in case you were wondering what pictures we used. You should know that frames like this intimidate me and overwhelm me, but I'd rather just get it up, even if it's not the pictures I really want, than have it sitting unused. We had several 4x6 photos from a few of those deals where you can get 24 free. The only problem is that we didn't have the right amount in the correct orientations, and we had nothing bigger or smaller. So I improvised, created my own matting (by tearing up an old Atlas!), and doubled up in a few spots. Plus, one of the pictures is actually part of the original frame. :) We liked it.
So that's our living room. The office should be up next week. It's really messy and bad, so we'll see if we can fix it up this week for you to see.
Love and Teleportation,