I've decided to give our Living Room a makeover. It is the room we spend the most time in so I should probably fix up the little things I dislike about it. I've shared my DIY mantel many times but I never show the rest of the room because I don't love it. I have some big plans for the space including building an entertainment center, reupholstering a wing back chair, painting all the closet doors and possibly recovering our sofa. (please talk me out of that and tell me to just buy a new one.)
I love his rustic patina. Next up new curtains.
I've had that drop cloth covered chair for about three years. It was the very first chair I recovered. My cushion sewing job is awful. Worst ever, but that's okay. It just shows how far I've come. The large wicker basket was in my craft room holding fabric. It fits perfectly under the desk.
Here's the before and after. Another change I made was with the match stick roll up shades. They used to hang inside the windows but it finally occurred to me that I should mount them on the wall above the window to give them more height and allow more light in. Those things have been up there at least ten years and I just now thought of it. They never get put down I just like the warmth they add to the window wall.
I really like the changes I've made so far and I'm excited to keep going. I will be keeping everything pretty neutral in the gray family but will bring in some pops of color with pillows and a few painted furniture pieces. The wall to the right of the windows is painted a dark Charcoal gray. Its been that way for several years and I still love it so it's staying. My accent color has been green for awhile but I'm not sure if I will be staying with that. The coffee table is green and my husband wants me to keep the table so I may need to repaint it, we shall see.