Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Our Living Room

I have had a lot of fun decorating our apartment this summer and wanted to start showing it off! I told Andy before we moved in that I wanted a "grown-up" apartment and I totally got it!! With the help of this great blog I have found some great and inexpensive ways to decorate. I thought we would start with the living room because it is one of the only rooms that is fully finished.

This is the view after you walk around from the entry way. Behind you is the dinning room/ kitchen and to the right is the deck.

This is the view from the deck. I hate that chair and want to replace it with a love seat but it works for now. I think it looks great but it's pretty uncomfortable.

Close up of the wedding pictures that just got finished. I love the collage look of them and I got the frames at %40 off.

I am really proud of the top of our entertainment center. We got the vase the flowers are in as a wedding present. I had one of the candle holders from my old apartment and wanted to get more to cluster them together. So I went to Target and without paying attention to the price grabbed the last one they had. Turns out, it was $25!!!! For one of those tiny vases! I took it back the next day because I thought that was ridiculous. I remembered that the first one I got was from Goodwill and went out searching again. I found two of them there for 99 cents each!! I went back a week later and found the fourth one for 99 cents too. I went from buying one at $25 to getting all four for less than $4!!!

This is my other project that I am really proud off. I wanted some kind of large artwork to go over the couch but everything was wayyyy to expensive. I got this idea from the thrifty decor chick. We are really thankful to Andy's parents for giving us this couch and the chair and to Anita for the pillows. I used the green from the pillows for both the candles and the art work.

They are just fabric covered canvas and the best thing is that it will be easy to change the fabric if I ever want something different or we change the colors.

That's our living room! We spend most of our time in here love it. Even though we both talk about buying a house often we always say how much we LOVE this apartment. Once the scrapbook stuff gets cleaned up I will show off the kitchen/dinning room!


  1. I love the pictures of the wedding. It is awesome! You need to link it to thrifty decor chick...Sarah will be so proud of you!!!!!

  2. Very cute, I love it! And I can't wait until I get to see it. We have so much to catch up on! Let's try to set a date and get together. Miss you and love ya tons. xoxo Abby