June 18, 2014

Yellow & Blue Reading Nook Update

Hey Friends!!

Hope you guys had a great & relaxing Father's Day weekend. 
We have been super busy but have enjoyed finally having some gorgeous summer weather to play in. 

We've also had some great things happen in the nursery over the weekend which means *eek* we can finally get a photo shoot of the room which means......the big reveal will be right around the corner!
Are you as excited as I am????

Today I wanted to show you a continuation of our summer living room update. 
I shared my faux mantel and summer updates with you guys last week and I wanted to share another update we did to the room which was finally bringing a little more color & personality to the reading nook. 

I first shared this space with you nearly four years ago!!!
Where has the time gone?? 
The pictures & decor from that post definitely show that I was still a newbie at this whole blog thing and I'm much much happier with the space as it is now. 
Getting rid of that nasty carpet was a huge step in the right direction :) let's take a deep breath together and see the space how it was four years ago...

And I was so proud of it back then too :) 
I still do love my viking chair redo from back then. 
And that sweet siamese cat in the corner of the picture who isn't with us anymore :/ 

But my style has completely changed over the past year with lots of bright pops of color and a mix of vintage & modern. 
Things evolved slowly for this space, like I said, getting the new floors in made a big difference. 
The chair has stayed and the table has only recently been replaced with a different one.
Which is a story for another day. 

Buttttt, check out the bright & cheery space that it is now!!!!

Isn't it so much more fun & inviting now?? 

This is still the best reading spot in the house & now it's the most cheerful too :) 

I love how the tiny collage wall came together with some of my favorite pieces. 
That little yellow mirror was a DIY project from my spring mantel several years ago and found a great home in this little nook. 

And the 'Truly, Madly, Deeply" is special to me & the hubs because I made it for him when we were first dating. 
It hung in his apartment for about 2.5 seconds before we got married and it came to live here!! 
The empty white frame is from Hobby Lobby & a painted C hangs in the middle from our wedding. 

This little turquoise table makes me giddy every time I see it.
Which it better because it caused an entire redo of the living room just so I could keep it in here. 
Like I said, more of that story later :) 

But it's an absolute gorgeous piece that I redid last summer and it was meant to live in this space. 
I added a few burlap-covered books, a framed beach picture and a vintage white glass lamp that my mom has had forever. 
The new shade came from Target. 

Like I said, I still love my chunky chair that I redid years ago so it definitely needed to stay.
It's the perfect size for curling up in with a good book & hot tea. 

The only thing was is that I was getting somewhat tired of the brown & white design on the chair & ottoman. 
I really didn't want to redo the whole thing and I finally decided how to update it easily. 

Enter in an easy transformation :) 
I"ll be sharing more details about the cute little ottoman in the next couple days.
But in the meantime, enjoy the before & after of my little reading nook. 

I love love love how bright & airy it feels now!! 
Definitely much more my style and makes the room so much happier to be in. 

What do you think??

Isn't it amazing what a few changes & an infusion of color can do?? 
I'm still amazed at how far this room has come in a few short years. 

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