Small Changes In The Living Room

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This week there was a lot of planning for big changes in our living room. Things I have been
thinking about for a long time now, & I’m finally getting to it. As I was thinking of those
bigger changes I remembered I had forgot to show you a few small changes that have happened
in the living room lately. Like adding this shabby little antique chair, a basket to hold
our cozy things, & we also added a new sofa table, but I will show that to you later.

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This chair has a small story to it. My love for design and furniture started
at a very young age. Back when Trading Spaces & Christopher Lowell
were my everyday guides to interior design. I found this chair at a garage
sale when it was oak & had paisley seat cushions. I wish I had a “before” picture!
I painted it black and got an outdoor cushion for the seat at Pier 1 & the back
cushion is a large pillow from Big Lots. This has to be one of my best $5 purchases ever.
I love having pieces in my house with history, pieces that aren’t perfect, pieces that
are comfy, pieces that remind me why I love what I do & remind me of my childhood.

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& just to give you a “deal alert” I got this lovely little basket at my favorite
store on the planet, Target, on sale! I believe it went from $40 to $31
& after eyeing it for a couple of weeks I had to snatch it up when it went
on sale. This basket is perfect for a toys, blankets, logs, it’s basically
the most stylish storage you can get for any room.

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I love this new basket in our living room, It’s a great place to keep our blankets
& adds an element of cozy to the room too. & if you rush to your local
Target now, you can get one on sale too!

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& did you know that this basket is a dog bed too?

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Our big changes will be starting this week & I will be showing you the changes along the way.
What do you think of the addition of the chair and the basket? Do you have baskets in your
living room? What do you keep in them? I have a teeny tiny basket obsession, do you?
ummmmm I’m a little too excited to get started, but today is a day full of baseball.
My husband plays on a college team & the season is in full swing so I am off
to go watch him play.. wish him luck! & you can find me on Instagram {here}
& vine {here} & of course facebook {here} for updates from me!

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Comments

  1. My husband has all but forbidden me from buying anymore baskets. I love them and have a hard time walking past if on sale. wicker, metal, they are all amazing. love the dogs in the basket.

    • haha Meg.. I may get to that point too.. I had been eyeing this one or a while, and when It was 8 dollars off I finally got it! I’m in love with it :) and Yes.. as soon as I brought this into our home.. the dogs have loved it. I don’t mind because they are so darn cute ;) xx

  2. Your living room is beautiful! I actually just picked up that same chair at a thrift store for $11. The cushions just need to be recovered–it doesn’t need to be painted. It’s a great a chair.
    Susan

  3. My goodness I had to look again at that chair…
    My sister had the same set ….couch and chair …arms are wood and the upholstery was orange floral.
    I think it went to a cottage????
    Can’t wait for target to open here this spring. You can never have enough baskets!!!
    Your dogs are too cute!!

    • Thank you so much Linda & that is sooo funny.. actually the paisley was greens & blues… Very vibrant! haha I wish I had taken before pictures but I wasn’t thinking about that a decade ago haha It would have been an awesome before and after photo! Can’t wait for you to have a Target by you.. they are the best!!

  4. Your puppies are sooo cute! I was really reading your post and then when they popped up in the last pic, I laughed out loud!!! FUNNY!!!! I was just talking about Christopher Lowell the other day! I loved him, back in the day!

    • hahaha little stinkers! They are so so funny.. I love them to death. & I am so glad to hear I was not the only christoper lowell fan back in the day! I need to google him and see what he is up to these days lol I wonder!

  5. Oh how i LOVED Christopher Lowell!!!!I I would rush home from school everyday to watch him!

  6. I can completely relate to your basket love. I was at Pier 1 this weekend and they had a whole wall of baskets so of course I had to instagram a pic. In our living room I have one next to our fireplace with logs in it, and another by the TV with blankets. I also have them in the bedroom (holding more blankets) in the linen clost (holding towels and cleaning supplies) – I really don’t think you can have too many baskets (although my boyfriend may disagree!) – LOVE :)

    • hahaha that is very true.. and I may need to go see this wall of baskets at my local pier 1 & maybe even take a picture ;) & try not to buy any.. unless of course I can think of things I need to put in the baskets.. then it’s ok right? I looove all your ideas for baskets around your house! I think I may need to add one in our bedroom for extra blankets. We have one in our closet for laundry. I may need to do a post all about baskets!

  7. I love baskets! It is a bit of a problem for me :) I have one in my living room (from Target of course) that I have all of my daughter’s toys shoved in. One by the back door for shoes, one on the coffee table for magazines and remotes, one on the bar for my husbands wallet, keys and phone, the list just goes on and on and on! That is just one area of my house! They are EVERYWHERE! But I dont worry about it oo much. They are functional land they are cute, so why not have them right?!?!? Love the “cozy” basket, I just added one more I “need” to the list! Thanks :)

    • I loooove your obsession with baskets! & you put them all to good use so I don’t think they are a problem at all ;) That’s a great way to look at it!! & yes this one is a must have.. great quality, great price, and you can do so much with it!!

  8. Liz,
    Fabulous! Where did you find the rug? I love the colors…nuetral but just enough texture and pattern to make it fun. Do you have a living and family room in your current house? So is this more of a sitting room?

    Great job, can’t wait to see the rest!
    xx,
    Jennifer

    • Hey Jennifer!
      We have a very open concept home, with just a living room. We have a sitting room as well, but it’s basically the front spare bedroom, which I will have on the blog very soon {it’s just a catch all of everything haha} The rug is from RugsUsa.com I actually have two of them and I love them! they are just their chunky jute rugs, and they are so durable! I can’t wait to get started on all of the bigger things either… finally some changes :)

      • I was curious about the rug too – I thought it looked like the Chunky Jute one from Rugs USA. I’ve been considering purchasing it for a while, but I’m worried about the comfort level. How does it feel on your feet? Thanks!

  9. It all looks great! I have a bit of a basket obsession too and always eye that one at Target. Love the pillow on your chair too!

  10. Love the chair, love those big pompoms on the blanket too. Your dogs look adorable. Looking forward to seeing the changes. -K

  11. Oh my gosh, I remember that chair, well not that exact one, but my parents had one. Your’s turned out so amazing and I love the pillow! I’d love it if you linked this to my new linky party, “What We’ve Accomplished Wednesdays.” It goes live on Tuesday about 6:00 pm.

    Have a great week!
    Deborah

  12. Pretty nice designs.. the living room is looking incredibly comfy and beautiful. However, if it were up to me, I would definitely go for laminated flooring. Granted that its not exactly a “small” change, but that’s one thing I would like to change in my living room. Nice job sharing this post with us!

  13. I love the little changes. Your chair is awesome. Looking forward to you other changes in this space. Your puppies are so cute. I used to watch Trading Spaces all the time.
    Ruth

    • Thanks so much Ruth! I do love that little chair.. and those little stinkers are pretty cute ;) haha & yes Trading Spaces was awesome! I wish it was still on I would still watch it ;) Thanks for your sweet comment!

  14. Yes! Love the chair and baskets. The puppies are cute, too.

  15. Love the addition of the chair and baskets (cute pillow and adorable pups too)! Can’t wait to see more! :)

  16. Very pretty, and the dogs are adorable!
    Saw you sharing at Live Laugh Linky Thursday
    Debbie :)

  17. Your ‘small changes’ made a big difference to your living room. Love the pom-pom blanket and the basket. Your dogs are my favorite part of the room.
    Have a Wonderful Day,
    Suzanne

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