living without the Yateses

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  1. Tonya says:

    Love the “Swedish frame” pun. ๐Ÿ™‚ The room looks GREAT. John Y. will be proud!

  2. Jen Y says:

    WOW – gorgeous, guys! I love it, and it’s so “you!” See, you don’t need us at all. ๐Ÿ˜‰ By the time we get up to visit, you’ll have the whole house re-done, I just know it.

    Oh, and John says 8. Eight recessed lights. I don’t know if he was joking or not.

    And we miss you guys. Cruise soon?

  3. Ashley M. says:

    The room looks gorgeous!!! and I loooove the Billy bookcase!

  4. Deborah says:

    Looks fantastic! You guys have such an eye for decorating!!

    • Deborah says:

      I just want to add that I see you painting without a drop cloth! Amazing! Whenever I paint, I end up with paint everywhere. I have to dropcloth and tape off the entire room.

      • Abby says:

        Ha ha, we have the Yateses to thank for that tip. The secret is to get the best-quality paint so it doesn’t spatter everywhere…in this case Lowe’s Valspar Signature. You can just wipe up any drips…since we were on wood in this case. They don’t even use tape, but we can’t cut in as well as they can. {sigh}

  5. Carrie says:

    Fabulous room! Everything pulls together quite nicely. I was a little “eh…” when I saw you painting the green until I saw it with the furniture and rug, and then “WOW!” We LOVE IKEA! I feel kinda guilty that I live in the Houston area and only a short drive away from one of the biggest IKEAs in the world. Let me know if you need an IKEA fix, and I’ll go take pics for you ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Marianna says:

    Oh my gosh, sorry to be a weird stalker who doesn’t know you but I LOVE THE RUG! Where is the rug from? Will you post your rug to England for me? RUUUUUUG.

    Everything else looks great too. Especially the bits with the rug in. Good call on getting that baby too. Looks great with the books.

    • John says:

      haha… thanks; you’re not a weird stalker. The rug was called “Italian Blocks” and unfortunately we got it from a furniture store which is no longer in business (Storehouse Furniture). But a few years after we bought it we noticed that very similar designs started popping up in all sorts of places. We still liked ours a little better, but there are several near-substitutes, even at places like Home Depot and Ikea.

  7. Laura R says:

    Swedish frame — such a groaned that I almost woke Chris up to tell him. Ironically, we are going out looking for a bed for Will tomorrow. I’ll check country of origin.
    Right now he is sleeping on the bed I used before we got married. And that was a hand-me-down.

  8. Maria says:

    Ah, assembling Billy bookcases really makes a house a home!
    What a funny, yet strangely soothing sight to behold the same Ikea restaurant wooden benches, meat balls and bookcases all across on the other side of the globe…
    I just love the finished room. Looks so inviting and cosy…

  9. Stephanie says:

    The “Swedish frame” pun had me groaning too… I’ll have to remember that one.
    Great job on the living room! Looks like your friends taught you well. ๐Ÿ™‚

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