Living Room before:
Original green walls that our house came with. Admittedly, these pictures were taken closer to when we moved in. Apologies for the glare, I have thoroughly scolded two-years-ago-me for not taking a better picture. Observe the Christmas cards on the fake mantle:
Thanks to my new Galaxy S6, these pictures look A LOT better than the older ones!
If you are not someone who sees me regularly in “real” life, we have a lot of people who regularly frequent our house. We love having people over, and we loved that our “regulars” got a vote in our final accent wall color!
Paint: The color is called “Deep Iron River” by Glidden, which was color-matched by Sherwin-Williams (Who is having a 40% off sale right now!)
Black Table: Ikea LACK $44.99
White Flower Bowl: Ikea STOCKHOLM $19.99
White Storage Baskets: Ikea KANARRA $8.99/each
The Old: Items we already owned!
Art and frames: Courtesy of high school me, purchased from Pier One Imports circa 2005.
Bamboo: An impulse buy from Walmart around 2009. It has outgrown it’s original pot, and it loves the semi-shaded area by our big window!
Couches: Free, thanks to my Aunt’s friend who was remodeling around the time that we moved in!
Black Iron Shelves: Garbage picked!
Mantle: Wedged next to the couch as an extra end-table. Also garbage picked!
Wooden Lamp: Hand-made by Ben’s uncle and gifted to us recently by Mom and Dad Curley.
Mulan Globe: Picked out my ten year old Glo from the Disney Store!
Labor: A big thanks to my roommate and his girlfriend, who helped (read: did most of the work) painting and building the table!
Hold UP! Where is the weight update? Well, I have had a severe road bump in my progress. I’ve realized that going on a diet is not going to cure my underlying mood issues. My nutritionist has referred me to a Behavioral Health Specialist to help me get over my mental hurdles. I appreciate any support while I sort out this huge part of my weight loss journey. It may seem like I haven’t made any progress, but I assure you, this help was a long time coming. Instead of “falling off of the wagon” or any of that other failure-oriented jargon that is attached to weight loss, I am counting this as a much-needed intervention and an overall positive part of the process.