I've also been really into making things much more personal around here. I think that part definitely comes from having Audrey with us. I want our home to reflect us, as a family, more than ever.
Remember when I changed my end table lamp a few weeks ago? That led to adding a new lamp and decor to the other end table on the opposite side of my living room! I had been in a major decorating rut with this area of the living room for a long time, when finally, inspiration struck.
First, here's what I started with:
Things just sort of kept landing on this end table. I was just a blah spot where the remotes ended up, and old magazines got stacked. Then, finally, I knew just what it needed....a lamp!
I ended up finding a pretty lamp on clearance at Target for $16! Some of the glass was chipped, but it was on the back side of the lamp base, so you couldn't even tell! It was originally $60, so I was thrilled to pay $16 for it! The shade cost me $15, also from Target.
For the wall above the table, I took down the crystal sconce, and added a few frames filled with family pictures.
The new look:
(Sorry for the bad lighting, it's been cloudy here for days, but I was too impatient not to share!)
Take a look at the "before" one more time:
And the "after":
So much better, more personal, and finally finished! Don't you think?!