Monday, July 27, 2015

Living Room Inspiration

So I have totally been MIA this summer but I promise it has been for a good cause! If you haven't figured it out yet (from my kitchen post a few weeks ago), we are under contract on a house! We are supposed to close on Wednesday and we are so excited! The whole process has been a dream and we couldn't have asked for anything better.

Our house hunt started off very rocky. I was being very picky particular about where I wanted us to live in Ty's hometown and it did finally pay off. Houses in this area were selling before they went on the market which made it even more difficult! Then we got in a bidding war in May on a house and some things were done on the agent's end (the seller's agent, not ours - we don't have one) that were umm, well - illegal. Yes, you heard that right. But we won't go there because God's plan was so much better for us. Our house is much better than the one we got in a bidding war on so I think we came out alright.

This verse has always been my favorite & I have gone back to it time and time again throughout my life. It has been so fitting throughout the last few months of our life as we were house hunting!

The sellers are just the sweetest and since the house was empty (they had renters in it that had moved out) they let us go ahead and paint and rip up the carpet. I was starting to stress big time about us moving in right around when school was starting back and I am so thankful they let us go in and do stuff before closing because if they hadn't, I would have been trying to start school and do house projects all at the same time and it wouldn't have been too fun.

Our family and friends have so graciously helped us paint, rip up carpet, pull nails out of the hardwood, paint, and paint some more. We couldn't have completed all that we did in a week without their help!

When we ripped up the carpet we knew there would be 80 year old hardwoods underneath but I wasn't expecting them to be so gorgeous.

Just look at these beauties...

I just can't help but think of all the history in these floors. The sellers said that they have been covered up with carpet for a long time (why would you EVER cover these babies up??), but the creeks and marks on them just make my heart happy. I can't wait til we make more memories on them.

The floor guys came this morning and started to bring them back to life. I can't wait to show yall how they turn out!

Ok, back to the purpose of this post...

Living Room Inspiration!

We wanted to paint before the carpet was pulled up & the floors were redone so I had to hurry and make paint choices last Sunday. Sherwin Williams was having a huge 40% off sale so we went ahead and bought paint for the living room, kitchen, kitchen cabinets, and the master bedroom. We decided to leave the guest rooms, bathroom, and hallway as is for now and I will tend to those as time goes on. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the guys at our local Sherwin Williams. I was in there about 7 times last week and each time they were so helpful and knowledgeable.

I knew I wanted a shade of gray for the living room based on what I was pinning on Pinterest. What did we do before pinterest, I mean seriously??

I really want our living room to be warm, cozy, and inviting.

Here are some of my inspirations (all taken from my pinterest board)...

This is probably more pillows than I would like on my couch but I love the neutral colors.

This one is just perfect. Grab a cup of cocoa and come join me. 

Ty is not on board with one of these oversized couches but I am totally in love. I mean, why would you ever want to leave your living room if your couch was this comfy?

Again with the oversized couch. Heavenly.

We ended up going with Sherwin Williams Unique Gray as the paint color. Some people have said it has a hint of lavender in it but I am hoping once we get some furniture in there and some light blue accent pieces, it will look more gray. I fell in love with the color as soon as I saw it on the walls. 

Here is a picture of it before & after the carpet was ripped up. 


(hey mom!)

And After...

It's a small space so we will not have a coffee table but I am picturing a nice cozy couch, an end table or two, a bench right when you walk in the front door (on the wall leading to the hallway doorway), and a basket of blankets. I am one of those people who loves blankets (even in the hot Alabama summer), so a basket of blankets is a must, right? 

I can't wait until it all comes together! I am looking forward to doing some before and after posts of every room in the house as they evolve so stay tuned!


  1. So excited for yall! It's a great place to raise a family, I loved growing up there!!

    1. Thank you Heather!!! We are so excited! I hope you and your new hubby are doing great!!!