I don't know if I ever posted my before pictures of my living room. This is actually the "after the grand piano moved to my brothers" before. The before "when I had the grand piano" looked a lot better, not perfect but at least it flowed. These before pictures are beyond hideous!
After my brother took my Dad's grand piano to his house I was in a panic. Miss Amberly had started taking piano lessons and was in love with playing the piano and practicing. We needed a piano and fast. Craig's list to the rescue and I now have my dream piano. An old upright in perfect condition that has dreamy detail and sounds like my Dad's grand piano.
The couch......well, that is another story. My SIL sold me this down sectional when we moved in for a steal. It had a shabby chic floral slipcover on it and I was a happy camper. It fit the room with the grand piano and all was right in the world. Until.........the beginning of the year when I started to hate that floral grandma slipcover. It was by then 10 years old and had seen better days and lets face it...pink and green floral is out! So I took the slipcover off and WHA_LA! a white couch....for free! I had every intention of just ordering a new slipcover because this couch was in great condition, it just needed a makeover. What I didn't know was that a new slipcover would cost.....$1000. Ummmmm I don't think so. So back to Craig's List where I sold that couch to two young collage girls who adored it and gave it a new home.
some fabulous fabric from the $5 fabric store. My friend Chelsa helped me sew the slipcover and when my sewing machine broke she took it home and had her sweet Mom finish it. My friends Brooke and Paige helped me hang curtains, rearrange the furniture and hang pictures. They were just what I needed to help get this room exactly how I imagined it. Thanks girls! I owe you BIG♥
The piano sits front an center and is Miss Amberly's place of refuge. She seems to spend more time at that piano than anywhere else. In fact she spends more time in this room than anyone else. I think she has claimed it for her own and I hope she makes special memories here.
** tomorrow I'll post more pictures of the room**