Floors, Furniture, Fabric and Some Paint



So it’s Monday again, how was your weekend? We had an all-over-the-place kind of weekend (kind of like this post).

On Saturday, Bryan helped my Dad out downstairs for a little while. Did you know my parents live downstairs? Yup they do we live in a really great mother/daughter house with 2 of everything. They’re redoing their floors and installing radiant floor heating as they go. The heat warms the floors from Cheap Oakley Sunglasses underneath. He’s installing it himself so there is a bit of a learning curve. The quick overview of it is that you run wires under the floor and pour a self leveling cement over the top to hold it in place before tiling. There’s my dad laying out the wires that will produce the heat.


Bryan and I also made a trip to the paint store. I finally settled on a a white to paint the Living Room. It’s called Vapor from Benjamin Moore and it was the warmest of the samples that we put on the wall. I can’t wait to get to painting to see how it looks! We also picked up a no tape edge-n roll edger to help do the edges. It was $15 and normally I wouldn’t have bought it but my sister tried it out last time she painted and loved it. We’ll see how it goes.


I also played around by putting together a quick living room mood board. I wanted to see how both the old and a few new elements would work together.

Living-Room-Furniture Our couch is the Buchanan sectional from pottery barn and the rug is a zebra print rug from Rugs USA which is an awesome rug that I really love. We have a lot of wood tones in the room too; including the Secretary I just bought on craigslist last month which I think will help warm up the white walls and some colorful art. Right now I’m liking these here and here.

I found the ottoman on One Kings Lane from a while back. I love the graphic black pattern, but unfortunately it’s not available anymore so I’m thinking maybe, just maybe I could DIY something similar. The room needs some new pillows too I’ve had the same ones forever so I want to whip up a few with some new fabric. 

Living-Room-Board Fabric

The black graphic patterned fabric called Connect the Blocks I found it on Spoonflower and it’s so similar to the ottoman fabric. I’ve always been a little shy of using black but I really want to break out of that rut. The next fabric I like right now is Landsmeer by Robert Allen. It looks like a water color printed on fabric. I also like this stylized paisley print from SpoonFlower and the modern floral from L&S Fabrics.

Of course I’m still deciding, I usually change my mind 20 times before anything becomes final.  There’ so many fabric options I can’t figure out which to order. I see some fabric sample buying in my near future and a paint roller. It must be my psychic abilities kicking in 😉

Here’s my question to you. Has anyone ever ordered from Spoonflower before? I never have. Did you like the fabric? How was the quality? Please tell in the comments 🙂

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  • Jesse B

    How fun that they live right downstairs! there are so many times that I wished my parents lived closer. I love the moodboard you put together, too…Landsmeer is one of my FAVES…I have been trying to figure out a place to put it in my house and even thought about just framing the fabric! I’m excited to hear about what you do! I have never ordered from spoon flower, but I have heard great things!

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