Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Living Room Additions

What do this lamp...

This (blurry) map...

And these window panels all have in common?

They are all recent additions to the living room!

The tripod lamp was on sale from The Foundary, an online discount retailer that offers home goods at up to 70% off. The lamp was a 24 hour event, and I scored it for $75.00, far below the price of any other tripod lamps I could find online. It came with the (currently crooked) linen shade. It is calling the corner by the slider home for now. 

The vintage map is still in its box, hence the blurry eBay picture, but it looks much better (and clearer!) in person. It's from the 1960's and still attached to it's wooden rollers. I got it for a song on eBay, and hope once it's up, it will look like this inspiration pic. We just need to buy the appropriate hardware to mount it; we are thinking drapery brackets (unless you guys have any better ideas; we are open to suggestions). I am so eager to get it up on the navajo wall taunting me behind the sofa, but it might be more practical to wait until we paint in a couple weeks. What do you all think? 

We will definitely wait to put up the new curtain panels until we paint. I, like many out there, have been stalking these beauties from West Elm, just laying in wait until they went on sale. Alas, they did about a week ago and I pounced, using a 10% off promotion code to drop the price from $49.99 per panel to just about $45.00. And due to a gift card I have been holding onto since Christmas (thanks a million Mom!), we got them for free! The color, texture, and pattern are just lovely in the room.

They will go above the sliders in the living room and the dining room, and I bought a extra panel for the small window just to the right of the living room slider. My plan is to DIY a roman shade using this tutorial, since I think hanging panels would look weird above the window seat. So now I not only have to get up the guts to paint a lofted room and living/dining/kitchen combo, but also to sew and craft. Should make for an interesting summer! Only five more days and counting! 


  1. NO WAY! Congrats on these awesome finds, especially the map- I love that map! Cannot wait to see the pad in a couple weeks!

  2. I fully almost bought those curtains a few months ago. Jealous!