While there are still some changes I would like to make, our living room is one of my favorite rooms in the house. This is the view from the top of the stairs from the lower level, and what you see when you first walk in.
Our huge window let in a ton of light... the cats sit there and watch birds go by all day.
View from the dining room. You can see the entry way on the far left.
The other corner. On the left you can see the (messy) dining room, on the right are the stairs to go up and down. Behind this wall is the kitchen.
The filing cabinet above was a recent project I took on. It was all gross and dirty before, but with a little paint, it looks like new.
It also happens to be our liquor cabinet
This lamp is a goodwill find. Again, a little spray paint and some fabric makes it new again:
The table that it is on is a garage sale find of Nate's. He painted the bottoms and stained the top. The thing is - the top is laminate. Yep, he stained laminate. And you would never know it is not real wood!
Our TV console, with the other side table. And my wood stump table. I did all the sanding and sealing. Nate carried it in.
The shelf Nate built me for our first anniversary. I think that the first anniversary is paper, but hey, paper comes from wood, so it works. I had been eyeing floating shelves just like this all over the internet, but they were all too expensive, and nothing was just right. But Nate got it right!
Yep - my husband is awesome. No - you can't have him.
See that map in the left...
We like to mark each place we go. Red is me, Blue is Nate, and Green is together.
Nate built the arc lamp too. Wow - no wonder I love this room. There is a lot of sweat and time put into here.
Oh - and you notice the banner hanging in the window. I decided to cave to the pendant trend, and make a give thanks sign. I was motivated along by Dare to DIY, hosted by Kim, Michelle, Rachel, and Chelsea. So as part of my living room, I am sharing my fun and festive Thanksgiving banner.