Monday, April 27, 2015

Inspire Me DIY Instagram Challenge {and a stairway wall update}

Today, I am participating in an Instagram challenge, hosted by Kennesha of Restoration House Interiors, called Inspire Me DIY. The point being to choose a project that has long been on our list of "to dos" or "to trys" and get it done, while inspiring others to do the same. We shared our 'befores' and progress photos throughout the week on Instagram and are sharing our 'after' reveals today!
I know I could have chosen one of the more fun things on my list of to dos, like a cool DIY craft, but I decided to do something (or at least begin to finish something) that I have been putting off for awhile. A home improvement project.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sundays at Home No. 55 Weekly Link Party & Features

Welcome to Week No. 55 of Sundays at Home! We are so glad you came to party with us and we are looking forward to what you have to share! Be sure to head over to Susan's blog, Love of Home, to see what she was up to last week.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Creative Bookshelf Styling

You might recall last week, when I talked about my obsession with shelf styling? I cannot get enough inspiration for it. I am constantly swooning over images I find on Pinterest and blogs, especially being fond of everything Emily Henderson and Joanna Gains do. I love the mixture of eclectic, flea market and one of a kind finds mixed in with inspiring reads.
I have a round up today will several examples of shelf styling ideas from my own blogging friends as well as some from my very own home. I hope you enjoy these!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sundays at Home No. 54 Weekly Link Party & Features

Welcome to Week No. 54 of Sundays at Home! We are so glad you came to party with us and we are looking forward to what you have to share! Be sure to head over to Susan's blog, Love of Home, to see what she had to inspire us with this past week.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Living Room Redo with a New Leather Sofa

I have received product from Raymour & Flanigan in exchange for this post. All expressed opinions are 100% my own. Read my Full Disclosure Policy

I am so excited to share our mini living room makeover with you today! I have been working on it for awhile, ever since our new furniture from Raymour and Flanigan arrived. Then my grandfather died, and I lost all of my momentum. Life will do that to you. Right when you are going along thinking everything is just changes. Your heart can be broken. And then needs time to mend. My grandpa was so special. Many days I still have a hard time believing he isn't here anymore. It has gotten brighter, even though I am still missing him every day, but I am able to find joy again in simple things like rearranging and decorating. I say this is a "mini" makeover since it doesn't look too different from the last time I shared a full tour of this space last fall, but there are several new things that I am excited to show you today!
As I mentioned, last Friday, I have been dreaming of a chesterfield leather sofa for ages, and can now say I am the proud owner of Raymour and Flanigan's Saddler Leather Sofa. I am in love with it! When the delivery men dropped it off, I was semi freaking out inside. It's one of those things I thought I would always dream of but never really have.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Styling an Eclectic Bookshelf {in the living room}

Lately, I have been obsessed with bookshelf styling. So much so that I stole a shelf from my kids' room, just to decorate it in the living room. (Don't worry, I replaced it with something else that was even more kid friendly for them). I purchased this shelf at an antique store, long before having children, and while it isn't exactly "the look" I was going for, it had the space I wanted. I will be sharing the full living room refresh later this week, as I mentioned last Friday, but today, it's all about the shelf.
You might recall the rustic shelf that was in this space previously. It has been there for a long time, and even though I love it, I felt limited with how many things I could actually "style" on it.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Sundays at Home No. 53 Weekly Link Party & Features

Welcome back to Sundays at Home! Susan and I are delighted to have you link up with us and share your inspiration! Be sure to stop by to see what Susan had to inspire us this week at Love of Home.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Choosing the Perfect Leather Sofa {and a Date Night at Raymour & Flanigan}

I have received product from Raymour & Flanigan in exchange for this post. All expressed opinions are 100% my own as I truly love their furniture. Read my Full Disclosure Policy.

I have been working on getting our home decorating "finished" forever it seems, even though we have only lived here just going on five years. I know it is one of those things that will never really be done, as styles evolve and life changes, but it's a nice feeling when you can see progress towards making your house a home. We are on our way there with the help of several new pieces of furniture from Raymour and Flanigan and some plans for putting a few more personal touches in our main living areas.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

DIY Yarn Art

For quite some time now, I have been enamored with the art of weaving. I even started my first project on a diy cardboard loom (you can see my start here on Instagram) and then I just recently purchased my first wooden loom (This one- *affiliate link). I can't wait to dive in and try it. Even though the skill of weaving is time consuming, I find it relaxing and very enjoyable.

But...I also love instant gratification, so today, I have an easy project that takes all of fifteen minutes or so and gives the look and feel of textile art without all of the work.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Happy Easter!

In honor of Easter, our Sundays at Home link party will be postponed until next week. I hope that you are all enjoying a beautiful weekend with your loved ones! The weather is still cool here and it might even be a white Easter :( but I hope it is sunny and warm wherever you are.

(This photo was taken a few years ago and gives me hope for spring's return).