Let’s chit chat.
My living room has been difficult. I won’t share how many nail holes are in my wall from my indecisiveness. But since it will never be finished (because I’m fun to live with like that…ever changing) I thought I would show you what I’ve got so far.
Okay. So I perused pinterest and found I was pinning a lot of blue walls…(I love pinterest for that fact! You can look over your pins and see a theme. If you pin stuff multiple times It might be worth incorporating into your home!)
I loved the blue that young house love used HERE
and this one:
One thing I learned about paint colors from young house love is to find the color you like…then go for a “dirty version of it” a muddied down color of the color you like. If you like a blue…and put it on your wall…it suddenly becomes BLUE. Tone it down and it will be the perfect shade!
Along with the blue I noticed that I was pinning an awful lot of grasscloth walls like this one
and this one:
So I hemmed and hawed over what to do. I ran into Some grasscloth wallpaper at Lowe’s (It was half this price in the actual store. So I bought it. and then I started in on the paint samples…
and couldn’t decide.
So somehow managed to mix them both together and that is the color on my wall!
I do like the plumage from martha stewart (above) and dragonfly is another really pretty blue I love
For the grasscloth.
I decided to put down the grasscloth and then put the board and batten over it. Once I got it up I realized it was too yellowy for what I wanted so I white washed it. (and Now that I have new couches..I need to white wash it even more!)
anyways…back to the board and batten. I put a board on each stud–it makes it nice and spaced out evenly and I don’t have to worry about hitting wires or anything important. (I use a nail gun) Then add the top board across. Wood putty all the holes. I do NOT use wood glue…because I’m indecisive. which is a good thing…because I’m ALREADY planning on taking off the board and batten and making it chunkier and higher! (my poor husband!)
Couch is from HERE (I love it!!! and it comes with 7 down pillows….(which I recovered because I need a little more weird pillows than the flowers.)
you can see my west manifesto close up HERE
Rug is new from HERE –I got it for 80% off! Rugs usa always has the best deals!
I ADORE This one…but I’m cheap
and I’ve been on the search for an awesome kilim rug…but can’t find something that I know my husband won’t hate.
The W is DIY (head here!)
I’ve been on the lookout for a mercury lamp to replace the one there (like this one)
Black and white from HERE
yellow stripe from HERE
and the colorful one HERE (this pillow is my spirit animal. I love it so much!)
I got the shelf from Home Depot
I LOVED this one:
I also am going to chunk out my board and batten. Instead of having to replace the whole thing I am just going to add another level
I’m not sure how that’s going to work with my west manfesto. I might have to take off some mantras and move up the wests are the best.
I also want to find an awesome old trunk to turn into a side table…much like this one:
and I want a big fat funky chair to replace this black one (no one sits in it as much as I like the look of it.)
across the room is my easy photo ledges
and THIS is the view if you sit on the couch!
and this is the other side of my living room (read more about it here)
You can head HERE for more posts about my house!
and here is my pinterest board of ideas that I want SPECIFICALLY in my house! Follow Kimberly West (a girl and a glue gun)’s board crap for my actual house on Pinterest.
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