The Ever Evolving Living and Dining Room

I updated my living room yet again! I know, I know. It’s one of those rooms that just keeps evolving. I’ve been working on it for a few months now. I found some beautiful pieces of furniture at the flea market and Goodwill that fit the scale of the room better than all the pieces I had accumulated over the years.  I really wanted a cohesive look throughout since my entryway, living room, and dining room are all open to one another and my entryway is very bright with colorful artwork the kids did. I just felt what I had before was not flowing well with the gallery wall, so I got together with my girls created some diy marble prints, added some organic elements, and white curtains to give a more open and airy feel. I think I’m almost there…; )

The dining room is constantly evolving as well because it’s open to the living room and like I said I like it all to flow well. I found this old window frame awhile back. It fits perfectly above the dining room table without being to much.

I have wanted Geode prints for a long time and after seeing this  DIY marble print using nail polish all over Pinterest I thought it would it would be fun to try. originally I had botanical prints which I love but my gallery wall as you walk in the front door is full of bright colorful abstract art prints my kids made as well as I and I felt like it needed to flow into the rest of the home so my girls and I made all these fun prints using water and nail polish. I just switched out my botanicals for these homemade marble prints.

Love the way this one came out! It’s such a fun project to do with kids, every print comes out differently.

My vintage glass collection is growing but I’m keeping with the greens and blues thought I do have a pink swan in there but she was to pretty to pass up.

I got these benches at an auction. I just painted them white and added some pretty pillows.

Here’s the updated living room. I finally broke down and bough a large area rug which helps the room so much more.

The side table on the far right I found at the flea market and the wood is to gorgeous to paint over plus it’s an antique. It fits perfect!

My previous coffee table is similar to this one only it was too boxy for my living room and taking up to much space. I found this gorgeous coffee table at the Goodwill. It had beautiful lines, The bottom half was pretty scruffed up so I decided to paint it white and left the top as is with a stain over it.

                           I’m seriously thinking about painting this wall the lighter color that I painted the rest of the upstairs in. What do you think?

 This wall has been a pain in my butt. lol. I just can’t seem to get it right until my youngest daughter started throwing her homework and backpack in her closet and losing it all the time I decided it was time for a little “command center” where they can keep their backpacks and jackets and where I can go through them easily. I found this shelf at Hobby Lobby. We added some of our marble paintings and a little chalkboard for inspirational quotes and Voila…we have a little command center.

        I wanted to add a piece that wasn’t a painting or a print. I saw this metal piece and fell in love. I then traded out my botanical prints for some homemade marble art like the rest.

 Here’s my entrway wall. It continues all the way down the stairs and I LOVE it to much to change. It’s a variety of my girls and I’s artwork with pictures of the family and kids I took thrown in. It’s so bright and colorful and the reason why I wanted to bring the abstract of the prints and colors throughout the rest of the home.

  I am going to paint the trim and staircase a white and stain when we finish our basement renovations.

One day I will stop buying throws for my ugly sofa chairs and actually break down and purchase two new chairs but until then I have finally found the perfect mix.

I needed something in the Hallway but I didn’t want to go overboard with pictures. I found this adorable bird print at Hobby Lobby that had all the colors of my home in it and it had a little family of 4 perched on a rope. It suits the rest of the house.

                                                                          Peace And Love….