Bookshelf next to the TV...that really doesn't even have any books on it. They're all still at my parents' house, because it's a pain to lug them around from apartment to apartment:
View from right inside the front door:
Yep, I'm pretty obsessed with globes and maps...hence the chair makeover! Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of the before, but it was an ugly, scratched green one that I picked up from an auction years ago for $3.
I saw this image floating around Pinterest (unfortunately the link is bad) and knew I had to try something similar.
And a closeup of mine:
Honestly, I do like the inspiration better, but...mine's not too shabby, either. I used an old map of Chicago (my new home!) and the same paint I used on my dresser - the ivory to match, and the gold to give it a more distressed look. Total spent for this project - nothing! And I used some good stash items, too.
Here's another shot of the decoration in my apartment, showcasing some paintings I got in Prague years ago and never got around to framing:
It's getting there, little by little! I can't wait until my craft area is done, so I can show that off, too...