Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New Coffee Table Reveal (And Easy Ikea Hacks)

Our living room was probably the one room in our house that I was most satisfied with.

Then we sold our old media cabinet that was in the corner on Craig’s List… which led to us selling our old black bookcase that was in the other corner… which led to needing a new coffee table… which led to new shelving and a recliner and possibly a different color couch? Before I knew it we were smack dab in the middle of a mini makeover!! I can’t wait to get it all done and put together to show you guys but in the mean time I want to show you our new coffee table… ** I’m so in love!**

The coffee table came from Ikea and comes with silver legs.  I had done an easy Ikea hack with this and these where I spray painted the legs of the table gold and the end cap brackets on the shelves gold… so the coffee table got the same treatment (I may or may not have a problem…)

 Have you done any easy D.I.Y’s lately? 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Addicted To Color

Before I go any further I have a confession to make… I have a full blown addiction to color. Like… I seriously can’t get enough. Scott is taking it rather well, especially because I was a total black and white kinda girl before. I could be the Queen of Black and White Stripes (and let’s be honest-that probably will never change.) But to go with my love of black and white stripes I liked loved black. Like all black furniture, black picture frames, all black everythaaang. Well, to quote one of my favorite Frank Turner songs, Photosynthesis “it's obvious my angry adolescent days are done and I'm happy and I'm settled in the person I've become” and it is clear my aesthetic has changed as well. Now I can’t get enough white furniture and Bright, Bold color. My obsession with gold is increasing at alarming rates as well. So… while I am getting my sh*t  photography together so I can share some of my own stuff… here are some of my favorite images that have been inspiring me lately… 

Notice a theme? 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Look Who's A Little Late To The Party...

I know, I know ANOTHER blog?! Just what the interweb needs. Over the years people have suggested to me that I should write a blog… and I always quickly shrugged off the notion. First of all I didn’t think I had anything to contribute to the blogosphere and second of all I didn’t quite understand what a blog really was. I mean I knew what it was but I never really spent much time on any blogs or anything. So I was like B**ch you crazy “Nah.”

Then after I was done obsessing planning our wedding and pouring over Pinterest for wedding stuff- I turned my sights on home décor… this took my obsessing planning to a whole new level. I was introduced to the world of interior design in a way that I had never been before and it also got me hooked on my first blog. John and Sherry over at Young House Love was the first blog that I spent a large amount of time on and whould check back often for updates. Hmm, I was starting to get what this whole blog thing was truly about… ** Welcome to the 21st Century Rachel ** 

From there I got hooked on Caitlin, Jenny, and KristinThose lovely geniuses taught me so much and I became confident that I could turn our old house into something comfortable and maybe even a little pretty to look at.
Then my homies at our local Homegoods told me that I should take a picture of something that I have in my house that I bought from there and submit it to their Instagram . So I was all “Ya, cool- that sounds awesome.” And then this happened:

 I was getting so many questions and so many lovely comments that I thought maybe I do have a little something to contribute to the internet. And besides… school is almost out for the summer and I am about to have a lot of free time on my hands…. 

So, Ladies and Gentlemen- that concludes Happy Wife Living Life's first official blog post! We are currently working on improving our living room so I will be posting about that and I will be working on showing you what we have done to the house so far… Stay Tuned!