I have said it before but I'll say it again .... I have the greatest Parents! My mom dad and sister came to visit this weekend and while visiting my father helped put up some curtains and mirrors!
I finally started getting our living room together. It's the room to the left when you walk in the front door (first impression room) so it feels great to see it coming together! The curtains fit perfectly! They are the best home decor bargin around! They are 98 inch panels (two panels per package) for only $30 at IKEA! They are even nicer than similar ones In have from Pottery barn that are only 96" and around $100 per panel! At ikea you get 2 panels for $30!!! Can't beat that price!!!! The mirror was a second wedding anniversary from my dad! We went antique shopping together and I was so excited to find this with my Dad! The memory of finding it together holds so much sentimental memory! We originally had the room layed out differently but I did some rearranging today. Here is the original arrangement
The couch was originally to the right and chest and mirror staight ahead. Here is the new arrangement .
The couch straight ahead and the chest to the right.
I love the new rearrangent but now the mirror is a little too high. Nothing we can't fix!!
The white hutch also holds special memory! That was our 6th anniversary present also from my Dad! We bought it at a tag sale and he refinishe it! You can read about that project here!
So there are many special memories of my Dad in this room and now I can add memories of him putting up these curtains and mirrors in our new house while he was visiting (and technically on vacation!)
With a few minor adjustments and a few extra design details this room is almost finished! It needs something special or a pop of color which I'm still contemplating..... I'm on the hunt! But I'm so happy with the way the curtains turned out! And the new layout! Thanks to my super dad!!!