Sunday, October 2, 2011

Changes In The Living Room...

I get asked everyday if I will
do a house tour of our home.
I really want to do a house tour, but I always
feel like my house is never quite "done".
So I decided I would bring you on my journey...
Through changes big & small in our home.
Right now I am really working on our 
living room & dining room area.
As you have seen in previous posts,
we are transitioning from black furniture to 
white {& a few other surprise colors}....

So there you have it. 
All of the changes coming to our living room.
My problem is everything being such a slow process...
This week the entertainment center is 
getting painted, stay tuned for how it turns out...

I love my sunny living room & don't get me wrong
 I can't wait for everything to fall in place, but I still love
my cozy living room space. 

I can't wait for my dark wood floors to be installed
& I can't wait to find white slip covers.
{I have had no luck finding any that are affordable for 
my couches, any advice of where to get them would
be amazing!! Thank you} If I can't find them
anytime soon, I will be purchasing some slip covered 
Ikea couches. Now if only we lived close to an Ikea...

This part of our living room
needs a little pick me up to...
the wood floors & some new accessories 
will really liven the space up.

See that black dining room table in the back...
not for long. I have not started on it yet because
I'm still deciding on colors.
Won't these couches look fabulous with some 
white slip covers? I really can't wait.
I love my couches, everything about them,
I just love white more.

Well there is a start to my "House Tour".
I can't wait to be at the point where I feel like our house is
finished, will that ever happen?
My husband & I love DIY projects & we both enjoy
changing things.. so I think the answer is No.
But really, what fun would it be if things were finished,
I would be bored...
xx Liz Marie


  1. I am trying to find slip covers as well. I keep looking on overstock, but I don't see great reviews. I guess the hunt continues for the perfect white slipcovers. By the time I find some... I'll be over the 'white phase.' :)

  2. I love, love the color or your Buffet/Dresser with the mirror on it! Can I ask what color you used?

  3. I feel like this too! My home is no where near as done as yours though. I have soo much work to do in mine. But that's a good thing I suppose! Lots of fun ahead of me!

  4. Oh my goodness...I'm on the lookout too, but for a sectional! You will have a hard time time finding affordable ones (and I am a serious 'research everything under the sun before you buy' kind of person)! My advice is the sell your couch and use the $ to buy either a new one, or used off of craigslist. I have found used ikea ektorps for $150 give or take that are under 6 months, and ocassionally you will find Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, or Rowe, etc.

    The room will look great - love your ideas! :-)

  5. Kylee SillsOctober 02, 2011

    I love your couches....I'd say keep them as is! However anything you do with them of course will turn out cute! just like everything else you do!

  6. Premade slipcovers are rarely worth the money. They almost never fit (couches come in so many different shapes and sizes, it's impossible for even a one-size-fits-most), and those that do are basically just baggy fitted sheets that tuck into place with elastic (and usually come loose if anyone sits on it) You're usually better off splurging on custom-made.

    I really like the couches as they are. So many people have white slip-covered couches these days. Plus, I like the natural color.

  7. Have you thought about making your own slipcovers? I had only sewn on buttons and I watched Miss Mustard Seed's video slipcover tutorial. She does a great job of explaining how to sew your own. So I tried it. Bought a little Singer sewing machine from Walmart and made the cording and everything else from dropcloth fabric I bought at Lowes. We have a dark brown, 12-foot curved conversation couch which includes two large curved seat cushions and four rectangle cushions for the backs. I was amazed how much fun I had and it looks great. And, I saved a lot of money by making my own.

  8. You should make your own! The nester has a slip cover tutorial Liz, I'm doing it too! Just get some pins and get a few girls to help you who have serious experience in sewing:)

  9. Thank you all for the inspiration!! Maybe I will try my own. I guess I am just intimidated... thank you for the encouragement! & I love my couches as they are now as well.. I guess I just want options. Thank you for all the comments and support!!

  10. Liz Marie, I just saw your post over on Dittle Dattle. I am excited to see all of your transformations as you go along! I am a newbie to blogging and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back! Many blessings to you!!

  11. I love what you're doing and your style! I am working on my living room right now... except we are trying to move to a bigger place so it's hard to know what to buy. I have every intention of getting those ikea couches. one day : ) I love them and for the just can't beat it (I've read many good reviews too). So for now. I am working on everything until I need new couches and have a place to move!

    Can't wait to see the rest of your house!

  12. Love the color of that dresser! So pretty! Your room looks good as it is but I can't wait to see your improvements!
    Scissors & Spatulas

  13. I agree...a home is never finished. What would be the fun it that? The space you have is beautiful but I'm excited to see the changes you plan on making too.

  14. Your home looks beautiful! I'm so jealous you are getting hard wood floors though.... that's a someday for us ;) Let me know if you find the white slip covers.... I'm also on the hunt! Can't wait to see the finished room :) Good Luck with all of it!

  15. Loved your tour, thanks!

  16. I have been looking for slip covers forever for my famiy room. I got lucky a few weeks ago. My mom called from Bed Bath and Beyond and said that they were having a 50% off sale on Sure Fit slip covers, plus she had a 20% discount. I ended up getting two for $35 each. That is the best deal I have seen through many months of following on Overstock, Amazon, Ebay, Target, etc. I hope you find yours soon.

  17. I love the shabby chic buffet! Your home is GORGEOUS. Look at all of that natural light spilling into your living room. Thanks for sharing that with us.

    xoxo, Shelby Lately


    This website has covers from like $30-70 bucks I think. The Brand "X" I was told is Pottery Barn slipcovers, but they can't advertise them as such.

  19. I love your colours!

  20. Hi Liz,
    It's nice to meet you! I'm here in J'ville. Who knows, we may cross paths one day. *Smiles*

    Your entire home is beautifully done. I admire the way you are fearless and paint your furniture pieces. Great job!

    Stop by and visit my blog. You are always welcome anytime.

    Warmly, ~Melissa :)

  21. love it! found you via the girl creative and
    hope you'll enter my giveaway and decide to follow:


  22. Love your house Liz, it looks bright, airy and cozy. Love your blog!!

  23. I really like how your living room is set up. It is so cozy and welcoming. It will look so nice with all white and wood floors. I have a party going on over at my blog that is dedicated to using your craft stash items. The link is open for most of October and I would love to have you join! Here is the link if you are interested:

  24. This looks so beautiful! That dresser is to die for.


  25. its beautiful even with your to do list. It looks like somewhere I would want to sit and read a good book, cozy!

  26. I love your living room, so fresh and welcoming! I'm exactly like you, no matter how much work I put into a room, it never has that finished feeling! Even with your to-do list it's a beautiful room! Your newest fan!

  27. Still waiting on the color of that buffet/dresser with the mirror on top! I would LOVE to know!! :)

  28. So darling- love the color on the dresser and the gold mirror!

  29. Found you through sassysites linkup... I love how fresh and bright the white is looking. We purchased a ton of black (ikea) furniture as well, and I actually just painting the kitchen chairs that light blue aqua color as the dresser you've shown... it makes all the difference! Thanks for sharing your lovely space

    -rachel w k

  30. Beautiful! I love the colors. It feels so inviting.

    I would love for you to link up your living room tour on my blog.

  31. Looks like you have a great plan! Love your blue entry table....Great color!

  32. Your living room looks beautiful. I'm sure the dark wood floors will be stunning.

  33. Your room is gorgeous. What color did you use for the buffet? It's stunning!

  34. Hi Liz Marie, I like your aqua dresser, found you through Under the Table and Dreaming. I'm your newest follower

  35. What a beautiful space! I love how refreshing it all looks! You have done a great job making it look very unique! Thanks for sharing @ Show & Share!

  36. LOVE this!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!