I feel as though like us, our house has been struggling to find it’s identity. It was built in 1968 and when we moved in it had suffered a bad 1980′s redo. Needless to say, the living room has been a struggle. In December, we finally updated and opened the kitchen and added a nice bar area. Of course, I wanted to clean the whole room before I photographed but hey, here is me in real life:
Oh man that’s messy. P.S. the oatmeal can is a toddler activity I found on Pinterest. The kid loves it! So our walls are gray and originally wood paneled. We loved these stools when we found them but I knew they would need to be recovered. That brown color is SO icky. Not to mention the giant stain already on the one stool. Thank you Ms. Fi.
Here is the current color scheme and fabric used in the room:
I had purchased these not long after we moved into this house. I was on a real Damask kick. The red and orange summed us up so well. I went to the University of Oklahoma and Chip is a ridiculous UT fan. So like I said, I love the colors but the pattern has got to go!
Now another important thing to factor in: I don’t want to be wasteful and keep this nice and eco-friendly so I decided to reuse the pillows as well as the bar stools.
Here is the pillow that inspired the new design:
I ran across this beauty at target a few months ago. We have a record player and felt it was SO us. I went to the fabric store and found the rest of the design:
The chevron fabric will go on the barstools and the other two fabrics will be used for the pillows. I’m so excited to keep the red and orange. I may even throw some burlap into it. We shall see!
Stay tuned! I’m going to start on the bar stools soon!