Start with some pull-down world maps from 1961.
Above is the new couch, sturdy microfiber Room and Board. It can handle the kids and lets me act like a cool mom.
New Grey wall ( thank you, Katie)
I love the patina on that ladder. I was tempted to leave it out as decor, but Scout is a climber.
Over the piano: Twin set of mirrors. Disco ball ornaments. Old urns. Clear glass.
Trial and Errors:
Below are the Before pictures. Sort of reminds you of a stuffy grandma's house, hunh? Hard to be a fun good-times mommy when you have a white canvas couch. (Oh, and I love that couch, don't get me wrong-- it's that extreme love that made it hard to ever be rambunctious in the front room.)