Ok, since I am not comfortable doing a whole house tour since I'm not done organizing, I thought I'd do it room by room. So today I'm showing pictures of our living room, the main part of the house. Our home is a double wide manufactured home. We bought it fairly cheap as it was a repossessed bank owned house. It was in great condition though, with no damage or needed repairs at all. But since I am a person who likes to change things to suit my tastes, this room has been painted twice in 3 years.
This is the first color, meant to be a neutral toned golden color. We ended up with a marigold, turmeric surface of the SUN color! I tried to make it work for two years, and I would go from hating it to liking it. Since the room is so big and so tall in places, it's pretty difficult to paint, which is why we left the yellow. I would have really liked this color in a smaller room, but in here it was just too much. In August I was done with it! So I chose a soft gray blue color, and spent extra money on good paint, and it covered the yellow in one coat-awesome!
This is a picture from the back of the living room, by the back door and next to the kitchen.
I sewed the curtains and pillow covers, and have plans to sew some little covers for our lampshades, just to changed things up a bit. I also made the wreath on the door. I generally cannot find what I want ready made, and this is where having sewing skills come in handy. I can make what I want.
I'm not done with the wall above the couch over there. I have some el cheapo embroidery hoops that I put pretty fabrics in and hung on the wall. I'm in the process of spray painting some letters to spell out the word "Blessed" to hang in there with them. And I got more fabric yesterday for the wall and pillows. I am also making a pile of crochet granny squares for a pillow and slowly knitting a blanket in the colors that match.
Here's a close up of my corner and the girls' hidden play area.
There's the little 'house' playing area- play kitchen, lots of dishes and play food in the wicker basket, rocking chair, baby crib with baby dolls and accessories. There's also a bookcase filled with children's books behind the baby bed. My spot stays a little messy....but not too bad.
And just to keep it real, while the girls were outside playing I cleaned up the room and took pictures. This is how it looked before.