February 12, 2013

my living room mood board

Don't you love it when bloggers show you what their homes look like? I do! I admit that I enjoy quietly peeking into these beautiful spaces from behind my computer. Not to long ago I decided to change our living room up a bit. It's still a work in progress (sorry no pix) but I love how it's turning out.

Enjoy bits of my living room. :)


1. Fortune's Favor World Map: Caravan ShoppeI love love love this print ... in fact I'm crazy about all their chalk art. I had Staples print it as an engineer print for pennies and hung it in my living room from bulldog clips. Inexpensive artwork with a huge impact!

2-3. black houndstooth + blue chevron fabric: Hobby Lobby— With my 40% off coupon in hand, I found both of these from Hobby Lobby. I used pillow inserts I already had on had. Bam! New pillows for under $5!

4. Little Red Riding Hood: Elsita—This is a print I found on Etsy a few years ago. All of Elsita's papercuts are jaw dropping amazing.

5. TEJN Faux Sheepskin: Ikea—This is thrown across one of the chairs in my living room. It may be ... um, covering a small hole. Eek! Ever since my little guy was born he has had a weakness for fuzzy soft things ... needless to say he loves snuggling up to it.

6. "Santa Maria" Waverly fabric: Hobby Lobby—I'm head over heels for this pattern. It looks fabulous against my chunky black and white striped curtains. I used this super simple envelope pillow tutorial from Little Green Notebook ... and I'm over the top shamelessly proud of myself with how well it turned out. :) I'm sooooo making all my pillow like this from now on.

7. AV Room Portable USB Turntable by Crosley: Urban Outfitters—My husband surprised me with this gem a while back. Not only does it look cute but it sounds fantastic.

8. DIY Chalkboard: Little Paper Dog—DIY coming soon on the blog. (Insert my giggles of excitement here.) Stay tuned!!! *UPDATE: Click here for the tutorial.

Slow and steady changes. What's next on the list? Perhaps some metal chairs like these and a gorgeous chunky wood table made by my husband. Did I mention that I'm married to a carpenter? Holy flip ... nothings hotter than watching him run a huge sheet of wood through the table saw. Seriously. :)

Have you posted images of your home or mood boards online? Leave a link in the comments so we can take a peek. :)


Alison said...

I love this! Aren't Caravan prints the best? I'm so in love with large format printing lately. That's how I did the placemats for a party I did, 6$ each! And if I had used a good printer they would have been like $50 each! I think the poster printing is such a rad way to get large art!

Little Paper Dog said...

So true! I'm officially obsessed. It takes all my willpower to not have a huge poster like that in ever room of my house. :)