I haven’t been feeling well (AGAIN) this week, so I’ve had lots of time to sit and look around my house. I really hate it when I can’t “do” anything more than think about DIY home improvement. Here are a few of the living room pieces I’ve been pinning this week.
I think this first one was from Young House Love. I love the built in look. It has room for the tv, but when you look at the space it doesn’t scream, “TV!!!!”
Again, love this built in look from Coastal Living. I’d need space for the tv, but I love the way they styled the bookshelves and their use of old books.
I know built-ins would be very expensive and we already have have a tv stand, so I thought these shelves from Home Decorators would be a good option. The were a pretty good price, but the problem is that my budget is quite a bit less for this project. Actually, I don’t even have a budget for this project.
So, here’s my living room. The space to the right, has been taken over by the boys. This is now the gaming room. I gave the plant to the thrift store. The old window found a new home in the hallway, and the bird cages are in the dining room. I traded out the buffet/console table for a black one that I had in the dining room. Essentially, I think the room has lost the “pretty” that I loved about the room. Having bookshelves on each side of the tv stand, would give me the space to pretty things up a bit.
I was looking on Craigslist last night, and found these. Now, I know they don’t look like much, but can’t you picture them painted black? They are huge and would really fill up the space nicely. I was so excited, and I think I even had my hubby on board with this little project. The person selling them even said they would deliver! Now for the problem…. they were 2 inches too tall for my room. Grrr.
Guess I’ll just sit and think about it some more.