After removing the wallpaper, drop ceiling, poorly designed built-ins, old oak flooring, mantel, huge wood burning stove insert and everything else in the room, we started fresh. I wanted the walls in this house to be light tones compared to the darker earthy tones we had in our last house. The thought of all white walls was very appealing to me, but I have three kids. Two of them happen to be rowdy, wild boys with perpetually dirty hands. I envisioned myself wiping down my walls each and every night before I went to bed. No white walls here! We chose a pale blue/gray color for this room. We already had the coral color love seats from our last house and I had two wingback chairs upholstered in an amazing wool fabric I bought from a fabric warehouse going out of business ($4/yard). I practically did cartwheels down the aisle when my sister-in-law found it.
That's the story with our casual living room. This room continues to evolve. I am constantly moving things in and taking things out. I love to change it up often. What about you? Once you get the look you are going for in a room, do you live with it for a long time or do you find yourself constantly tweaking it?
Here's a few before, in between and after photos of the living room.
|Living Room Before|
|Living Room In Progress|
|And some more progress|
|The $4/yard fabric!|
|Found these at an antique store. I bought them for the frames and mats, |
but the Chinese graphics kind of grew on me and I decided to keep them in the frame.
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