Thursday, August 23, 2012

Living Room Progress

When we first moved in the living room looked like this...


Nasty carpet. Light green walls. Boob light. Not Good.

So far... in this room.

Painted the fireplace white... which you can see here
Painted the walls Breezy by Sherwin Williams. Which I love.It looks grey in the day and turns more blue when less light is coming through
Bought a sectional to fill in some of the odd spacing in the living room.
Bought a Craigslist Entertainment Center and redid that...which you can find here
Replaced the "boob" light for a more modern light fixture.
Created a Plywood photo frame... which you can find here
Added Bamboo blinds and clean white curtains
Painted the trim white
And replaced that nasty carpet with wood flooring
Bought a gigantic Metal Circle Thingy (yes that's the technical term) I fell in love with it. I cant explain it.. it was meant to be. Love at first sight :)

And the newest addition to the living room is this rustic wall quote.
I took some old fence boards cut them down to random sizes. cleaned them up with mineral oil. Then printed out these letters.. took an exacto knife to trace around those letters...which i used as a stencil to fill in with paint :) I love the way it turned out.












Still to do in this room

Get a larger TV to balance out the giant Entertainment Center
Decorate mantel for Fall
Make another Plywood frame to fill in empty space on that wall
Buy a larger rug
Throw pillows... more throw pillows
Build a side table
Build a sofa table
buy an Ottoman that matches are sectional


So I would say this room is probably 50% complete
Its getting there ... and It does look insanely different from where we started. We have lived here for 9 months now... I am pretty pleased with the progress so far.. :)


3 comments:

  1. This is such great progress! I def agree with needing a larger rug. I think it will help even out the large sectional.

    And i love how you call it a "boob" light. Lol

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  2. Where did you get your new light from? I really like it and it's along the lines of what I'm looking for for the home office.

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    1. We got it at Lowe's :) Hope that helps!

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