Thrifting (or how I have decorating A.D.D.)

So last week I shared with you my inspiration board for my dining room.  And then I went thrifting…. and found these….

Four dining chairs:

Two nice big mirrors:

And a pair of these lamps with nice gold bases.

And then I starting thinking and re-thinking, and pulling fabrics out and before you know it I was wanting to change plans- go in a different direction-in other words I can’t make my mind up.

Really where it started was here in the living room.  You see my living room and dining room open up to one another and I have felt they never fully meshed. 

And I’ve come to the conclusion its because of the paint colors.  As much as it pains me to say it, but the Wedegwood Gray has to go.  Im going to keep it simple and paint the dining the same as the living (RH Stone).  Simple, clean, and easy to make instant pops of color changes when needed (cuz you know I do that from time to time). 

Ok- let me back up a bit- the living room sofa— you see it has a slipcover and well, while it does keep the cheetos and yogurt stains off the sofa it just looks… frumpy.  Underneath that slipcover is a velvet cobalt blue sofa!  And I must admit I have hated that color for years, but now I see it everywhere and it got me to thinking…..should I just let my slip go and show off my sofa???  Should I??? Dare I????  The sofa has great lines- its a camel back and it’s very well made– but cobalt blue??  Then I goggled some images and found some rooms that rocked the cobalt blue.

All Images Via: DecorPad

So the cobalt blue sofa then put me into a corner with what to do with the dining, which then lead me to the conclusion to change out the paint in the dining and then I would be free to mix and match the spaces. You still with me? Have I bored you yet?

Anywho, stay tuned tomorrow to see the two inspiration boards I prepared for the rooms.  

ALSO – don’t forget to enter my Vintage Remix book giveaway- its such a great read and will of course make you want to toss everything you own and start over or is that just me??  Winner will be announced on Friday.

Peace out friends!


16 thoughts on “Thrifting (or how I have decorating A.D.D.)”

  1. If anyone could rock the cobalt blue sofa it would be you! Go for it, you can always put the slipcover back on, and reupholster the chairs, and change out the pillows, and… :)

    LOVE the chairs!

  2. Yes. . .let the cobalt blue sofa show her true color! How fun. I think that would be so dramatic in there. Good call on uniting the spaces with the Stone color. You’ll be able to add or remove color like you love to do!

  3. Karen says:

    I think that sounds like a wonderful plan. I love cobalt blue and apple green together…. I see those colors everywhere. Especially in fabric.

    Can’t wait to see your inspiration boards. :)

  4. Catherine says:

    Oh my gosh, I am so excited to watch this transformation! Thank you for sharing it with us. You are such an inspiration, which is why I have that same slipcover on my dark green couch, ha ha. 😉

  5. Ha! Your brain works just like mine which sometimes leads to decor overload! I love the cobalt blue sofa inspiration photos…ditch the slip and go for it!

  6. OOH, I love cobalt blue and I’m dying to see your plans!!

  7. First off- I love those mirrors! Did you find them antiquing?!?! And I go through the same thing! I say go for the blue- the couch is already a statement piece in its own right in that color! I can’t wait to see what you have planned.

  8. emily says:

    I want to see the blue couch! I love your thrifting finds! And the Fox segments were great — you are a natural!

  9. Amanda, I can already see it in my head! The Cobalt blue sofa (which you hated) will be the one thing to pull both rooms together & make it look fabulous.

    We can do this for clients without reservation but we have a hard time pulling the trigger for ourselves. Go for it and I can’t wait to see the inspiration boards!

  10. I totally agree! Let the blue come out and paint your dining room the neutral grey of the living room… the sofa will look amazing! Oh can’t wait to see it! It will be liking having a whole new room!

  11. elizabeth@themustardceiling says:

    Fun! I love the idea of taking the slip cover off. You are going to love the cobalt blue, it is fun and punchy, but still neutral.

    I read your latest post first and think the green will be a beautiful compliment to the cobalt blue in the living room. Lovin it!

  12. Sita says:

    So funny! I know exactly how you feel. Make up your mind to do one thing…but wait…”what if I do this instead?”

    You should totally embrace the cobalt sofa. If anyone can make it work, it’s you!

  13. Oh yeah — this is gonna be GOOD!!!!

  14. Dayka says:

    I love anything in blue velvet…ANYTHING. i’m hyperventilating over here–can’t wait to see it, and love the direction you’re going. i definitely think the grey makes sense.

  15. Dayka says:

    oh! and those chairs??? SICK!!! seriously. i need to see them in coral. lacquered OR….navy!!!!!!! gorgeous great finds!

  16. Love the cobalt blue sofa and your thought process sounds just like mine. Ah, decorating dominoes ! I’m following you now …..

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