Our Living Room in House #6


My name is Dina and I'm a coloroholic. 
We have lived here almost a year now!
And I feel like we have been working on our house the entire year.

Katie Belle (5) has turned into quite the artist in kindergarten.
 I love having her art work up on the walls, along with some other stuff brought to you by Hobby Lobby and garage sales!

My curtains are table cloths!
 I added a little ball fringe on the side to make them less tableclothy.

The turquoise shutters are from house #4. They came out of the little potty area in our master bathroom. It was saloon like. They have been painted numerous times, so they are sanitary by now.

Oh the recliner
I'm not a fan, but it is the most practical piece of furniture we have. It's kind of like Walmart: I hate your guts, but I need you just about everyday! 
Marcus and the kids cuddle on that thing all the time. Lots of milk and snacks have been consumed on that recliner. You can just wipe that thing off and pretend like the crumbs and spills never happened!
My dad made the trunk when he was in Vietnam. He had to have something to send his things home in. It became a toy box for my sister and me. I love having it. It will probably get painted soon. 
If you sit still long enough in my house, you might get painted too! 

I love my wood wall! 
It's just old fence from our back yard. 

This is the old tv space when were looking at the house:

I was watching Flip or Flop while I was cleaning my living room . 
It wasn't  picture ready! 
And I wanted to see what happened, so I didn't want to turn off the tv while I took pictures. 

Guess what?!
They sold the house and made a profit!
I didn't see it coming.

Marcus put the boards up first, then I painted them. I couldn't plan out all the colors and sizes ahead of time. My brain doesn't work that way. I have to see it.

My other favorite thing is the ceiling color.
 It's Wythe Blue by Benjamin Moore. I stole it from my friend Anna. It makes the space feel bright and airy. Or maybe it's the rainbow that barfed all over my room? 

My walls are Accessible Beige by Sherwin Williams. I never thought I would be a beige painter.

If I get a chunk of money on my front porch, I'm going to get a cute ceiling fan. Is there such a thing? It keeps getting put on the back burner, because we have to buy things like diapers and food. 

B O R I N G!

Thanks for coming over! 

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Keely said...

Very cute! I love the wall behind your tv.

Cheryl said...

I am so happy you are participating in this link up. I have been wanting to see all the new house. I absolutely love that wall..good grief, it's gorgeous!!!!

Bekah said...

I love all your color! And the tablecloth curtains are magnificent. I also like whatever corniceboard like thing is above the windows. Very cool!!

Shelli said...

This is adorable!! I love the wall plank walls and all the color!

Tracy said...

That wood wall is fabulous! I also love the gallery wall with your daughter's art work included. :)

Brittney said...

I love your use of color! I love to wear color but usually do neutrals at home. You are inspiring me to think bigger and brighter! Love it!

angie said...

This is such a fun living space! My favorite are rooms that reflect people, and you do that well!! Love it!

Dina said...

Thanks Angie!

Dina said...

Thanks. I think it's my favorite thing in our house and it was free!!!

Dina said...

Thanks Cheryl!

Dina said...

Those are awnings. I got the idea from Shanty-2-chic.com!

Dina said...

Thanks Tracy! I hope she can fill my house with cute paintings!

Dina said...

I love when houses are decorated with neutrals too. I think it's so pretty and clean looking!

Dina said...

Thanks Shelli!

jen said...

I've loved your blog for years and think I could spend hours in your home;) ;) Love it all! Maybe you could paint your fan? We have tried it, also light fixtures that had a good 'shape' You have great talent for making a cozy home!!!

the undomesticated wife said...

Just like all of your other homes, this is super cute too. :)

Debbie said...

I salute you for being bold with your decor choices and choosing not to follow everyone else. The colorful wall is beautiful. Great job. The tin awnings look pretty cute, too. I also like your sense of humor. Hope you have a great week!

Dina said...

Thanks so much!

Dina said...

Thanks! Sometimes I try to follow the trends or decorate more "mature", but I always end up with my paint brush out adding color every where. It just makes me happy!

Shauna said...

If you don't mind me asking where did you get your white cabinet (under the tv)?

bethjosh said...

two days... that's how long it has taken me to start at the very beginning of your blog and read all about your life. I feel like we are sisters now.

I found you on Kelly's Korner. I never click on links but something looked cool about yours. So after reading for hours, I spent last evening walking through a Peddler's Mall followed by Hobby Lobby and find myself craving turquoise and spray paint. :) Beth

Dina said...

Hey Shauna! That was actually a built in, in my brother in law's house. They were remodeling so we stole it. I'm so glad we did. It's the best storage!

Dina said...

Hey Beth! Thanks for reading the whole dang thing!! We can be sisters. Yes spray paint is one of my best friends!

Cory said...

Wow! How your life has changed! Last time I saw your blog, your little girl was about a year old! And now you are in another house, with a new kiddo! Awesome! I dropped off of blog land, but it is fun to see your creative and beautiful home again!

stacey said...

OH EM GEE!! I just found your blog. I am a single mom of a teenage boy and I am about to buy a house. And, I too, am a color-aholic... so much so that I feel like my room feels like a teenage girls room, but I love it!!
I have never seen anything as awesome as the pink mantle!! the blue ceiling is a close second though. I hope you don't mind, but I am gonna have to steal some of these ideas when I start decorating!!

Dina said...

Congrats on your new house! Steal all the ideas you want! My ceilings are wythe blue by Benjamin Moore. I never would have picked that color from the card, but a friend had it on her ceilings and I loved it! It makes our house feel bright and airy! It's like the sky!

Unknown said...

Wow your house most definitely is colourful and unique! Not a lot of personalities would be able to pull off such a loud choice in interior though so I'm glad that you've found furniture and storage units and even the piano that matches you!