Friday, 6 September 2013

Living Room Reveal

My friends think I'm nuts because I paint so often. I actually hate painting at this point. But I am determined to have our house look the way we want it. I am finally finding a style that works for both me and my dear husband. Sometimes I come up with ideas and he hates it. So things have to change. We are both starting to love what we have done.

Enough chit chat...
Here's what we did to the living room & dining room.

So we did A LOT!! We painted the walls Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray. Then we had to finish the door moldings. Everything is connected and one project leads to the next. 
We bought black curtain rods on sale at Lowes. We put up Ikea Ritva curtains in white.
Then we decided that our dining room table wasn't coming back in our beautiful room.
I searched kijiji for a replacement. I found it and painted it white. I re-covered the seats in Navy Outdoor fabric from Tonic Living. I stripped the top and re-stained it. 
We love this table now. It really goes well with the look we are going for. Light and bright.

Now get ready for picture over load!

I still need to decide what I want to put on either side of our sailboat painting over the couch.

I moved the console table from the entry in here. Now the laptop goes there. I also moved the mirror there too. It's a black qua trefoil  mirror from Lowes. I have big plans for the entry anyway and now it's a blank slate.

I love my Nate Berkus turtle shell. But the colour just doesn't work for me now. I want to spray paint it but I need to decide if I want white or do something neat like Navy Blue.

One of our next projects is building a fireplace where the TV unit is. The white unit we have now is way too big for the space. The TV will go above the fireplace. I'd love to get rid of the TV in this room. But having two young kids, that's just not going to happen.

I also ordered new art for either side of the Ballard Inspired Shelves. They are prints of vintage travel posters. 

We also bought a orb chandelier from Home Depot. We loved other ones too but decided we needed something that we could see through. Then it wouldn't take away from our view.

There's nothing like a before & after to really show you the changes.



Thanks for looking around. Next time I will show you what the hallway looks like now too.
I hope you love it because we spend time just looking at everything and thinking about how much we love it now.

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  1. I love this space! The dining table is gorgeous and those shelves on the wall are such a great idea! If you get a chance, please link up to my linky party going on now:

    1. Thank you so much!! I have actually checked out (and pinned MANY) things from your blog before ;)
      I will link up for sure :)

  2. this living room is soooo Gorgeous! and It is so modern and clean looking. I’m really impressed.

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