Normally my life in the family room, blogging and living, is from the inside looking out
(especially lately with this HUMIDITY and these MOSQUITOS!)
Inspired by some botanical prints I picked up earlier this summer at two different garage sales,
I decided to bring the green of the outdoors into my family room.
A window I saved when we replaced the old ones,
with some accessories found at garage sales.
A 7-Up crate to hold magazines, remotes, and a vintage milk bottle filled with clippings from the yard.
and since we’re pretending this is a photo shoot for a catalog, lets throw in a weird prop like peppers for no good reason at all:
The pillows were from (left to right) Goodwill, garage sale, ones I made myself, and PB from a garage sale. The coffee and side tables and lamps (although I’m looking for new drum shades) were both bought at a garage sale and painted. A big basket next to the couch keeps toys corralled and out of sight.
As you can see, Ben likes to coordinate his outfits with the throw pillows :)
The painted window frames and the curtains have really brightened the room.
With a toddler and minus a million pillows, this is how it really looks most days:
care for a flashback to see how it used to look?
for more befores, check out this post
linking to some of to these weekly parties as well as
also linking this up to Centsational Girl’s “Where Do You Blog?” party!