Shelly has been helping me out but I think she's started to take me less and less serious because one week I'll be all gung ho, saying "let's finish this thing!" and then 5 weeks go by and nothing progresses. I'm not afraid, just not rushing it. Our home will never have that "well-traveled" look because well, quite honestly we haven't traveled much. The only place we've ever been that requires a passport is Mexico, and that's before they even required passports. Oh! We have been to the US Virgin Islands on a company work trip but being a US territory, we didn't even need one there. But even if we had traveled the world we probably wouldn't have had the money or foresight to bring home exotic treasures to furnish our home with. So instead of well traveled, I'll gladly take eclectic and unique, meaning not everything on display from Store A or Store B (that Pottery Barn Friends episode comes to mind). I see some trips to the flea market and local estate sales in our future. The little stool below is from a friend of a friend's estate sale and it was made by her father. It may have only traveled from the hills of Riverside, but at least it has some history.
We'll get there. I'm sure of it :)
have a great weekend everyone! Off to go back to nursing a still sick little boy.
By the way, here are the only 2 pictures I found of what the TV room looked like before we took out the mirrored wall and built in. I wouldn't make it 2 seconds as a DIY design blogger seeing as I didn't take any before pictures. These pictures were taken right after we moved in almost 2 years ago.