Y’all, my living room is so close to being finished, and I’m so excited about how it’s looking.
As a reminder, this is how it looked after I got the new purple chairs, but the room was still almost completely void of any accessories or finishing touches.
When I shared that update, I mentioned that I still wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with the green mirror that was on the wall behind the purple chairs and next to the doorway into the kitchen…
I love the mirror, but the color is pretty jarring for that room. So I had considered painting it a different color.
But then one day last week, I decided to take it down, and see how the colorful pinwheel artwork looked in that area. I loved it!!! I love it so much more on that wall behind the chair because the details are so much easier to see with it right there. The details get a bit lost with it hung over the fireplace, and the details are what make that piece so pretty to me.
Anyway, I’ll wait until the room is finished to show y’all what it looks like (I have to save something for the final reveal! 😀 ). So with that piece moved, that left an empty space above the fireplace, and it seemed like a great opportunity to either make or find a colorful painting that would bring out the main colors in the living room and entryway.
I didn’t think there was any way I’d find a piece of artwork to fit the bill, so my mom and I talked about painting one. As y’all probably know, my mom is a very talented artist who taught painting classes in our home all throughout my childhood. So I thought she could do a “class” for me one day and walk me through painting something for my living room.
I went almost immediately to one of my favorite artists who I follow on Instagram named Mya Bessette. This is one of my favorite paintings from her…
Isn’t that beautiful? You can click here to see more of her artwork on her website.
That particular painting was too small, plus it was already sold. I didn’t see any prints of that painting available on the website, so my mom and I discussed painting something inspired by that, but probably more colorful.
But then last week when I was looking once again at nightstands on All Modern, I came across this canvas print…
Doesn’t that look like it was painted to go in my house?! It comes as a stretched canvas print, but unfortunately it didn’t come in a size that fit perfectly above my fireplace. I did go ahead and purchase it, but once I get it, I’ll have to remove the canvas from the existing stretcher, build a new canvas stretcher , and re-stretch the canvas before I can frame it and hang it above the fireplce. That means that I’ll lose some of it on the edges, so it’ll look more like this mock up. I also copied and pasted the pinwheel over behind the purple chair. Again, this is just a mock up…
Anyway, I’m so excited about finding that canvas print. That painting is just gorgeous, and it seems perfect for my living room. It won’t be here until Monday, and then I’ll have to restretch the canvas and then build a frame for it before I can show y’all what it looks like in place.
So here’s the artwork with a few more things I’ve picked up over the last week for the living room, plus the original floral fabric I purchased for the room. That fabric will be used for pillows to go on the purple chairs…
I still need to find a small table to go between the purple chairs, and I’m back to the idea of building a sofa table to go between the sofa and the windows. I still haven’t made my final decision, but I’m definitely leaning that way. I really like the idea of two table lamps on a sofa table behind the sofa as opposed to one or two more floor lamps. But we’ll see. I could very well change my mind a few more times before it’s actually done. 😀
I’m so close to being finished with this room, and I can’t wait!!
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.