When I started debrowning my living room a few months ago, the little space between my couch and chair looked like this…
It lacked personality and frankly looked a little sad. Then I added my crappy $5 table and things started to look up a little.
(Pardon the awkward toddler, this is the only pic I could find that had the whole lampshade in it.)
…and then I decided that the blue lampshade had to go. So I went hunting and found a big drum shade at Goodwill. It was $2.99 AND still had the plastic on it. I took a picture but can’t seem to find it, so y’all are just have to believe me about the plastic part. I popped it onto my lamp and liked it so much better than the blue. (Yes, it’s tan. I know that totally breaks my debrowning goal. Here’s the problem I’m having with the debrowning – I have no idea what colors to bring into the room. It’s already green, blue and brown. I’m not just going to add some crazy color in that doesn’t match. I already had a blue lampshade and didn’t like it. I don’t want green because the walls are green. White would be boring with the white base. So tell me…what am I supposed to do?)
But every time I looked at it (this is the view from my “office”) it felt too short. I decided to give it some length by adding a ruffle, so I scrounged up the tiny bit of fabric scraps leftover from my laundry room and ceiling fan lampshades and used the same process that I did for my ruffle Christmas trees… hot glue and all. (I swear I didn’t write this post just to link to myself!)
And here is my updated (and finished!) corner.
and I might as well throw in an overall living room pic, since the theme today is picture overload.
I’ll be back soon with meatier content…I have five finished (bigger) projects that I just need to find the time to write out. Anyone want to babysit?
Also, thank you for all your suggestions concerning my dining room chair dilemma, I’ve decided to try and reupholster the ones I have!