Friday, August 12, 2011

Living Room Progress


As promised here is another project I have been working on. I'm dying to pull the formal living room together so it is what I have been focusing on lately.

This last weekend Jacob hung the newborn photo prints I framed (IKEA RIBBA Frames- $10 each with a mat- such a steal). We have 5 in this room and 5 for in our bedroom.

I was so sick of staring at that blank wall. It looks so much better!

I also finished another project that I have wanted to do for awhile but could never figure out how to accomplish it. I wanted to personalize a bus roll like you are now seeing everywhere. Jacob and I have lived in several cities (almost 10) since we met and several states since we got married in 2007. I wanted a way to showcase them and thought this was the perfect solution.

It occurred to me that my mother in law has a Cricut machine and that would make the project pretty easy. So for $25 I completed a custom bus roll.

I blurred some of the words because I'm weird about the whole world knowing everywhere we have lived. :)

So this is the other side of the living room. It's the short wall that is to the right as you enter the room from the entryway.

There you have it! Next on the list is curtains and a rug!



  1. I LOVE the bus roll. Aside from using the cricut what else did you have to do? It was such a good idea to put the places you guys lived. :) I also love the living room... the pictures came out great.

  2. Thanks! I bought a canvas, painted it black, and then glued on the words I cut out with the cricut. :)

  3. I love what you did with the living room. I have been following your blog for about 4 months now and I love your sense of decoration.

  4. Emily--this room looks amazing! Nice work!


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