I am on a mission to get my living room makeover done by the end of the month. I'm starting to freak out because there is still so much to do. Then I remind myself that I am being ridiculous, and round and round we go. Today I thought I'd show you a few things I have checked of the list.
This wall is the forgotten corner. I have never really done anything here and it definitely needed something. At least a year ago my sister gave my husband and I these pencil drawings. The artist is Jay Killian and they are of boats in the harbor. I framed them in simple black frames that I had in my stash from a previous gallery wall. I had planned to cut some matting but when I laid them on top of what was there to see how they looked I liked it. The simplicity of it works with the simple drawings.
Next I had this little night stand in our spare room. It was a piece I had painted early on when I first started my business and it was a total project fail. I had tried to make my own chalk paint in a teal color and it was streaky and rough. Too much POP I think. I was mad at it so I have ignored it ever since. On a whim I decided to sand it down and paint it Aubusson Blue (the actual chalk paint)and try it in this corner. I like it. It now holds decor magazines that I just cant seem to throw out.
I like the pop of blue against the charcoal wall. There are three pieces of art stacked. This wall is taller than normal and it fills the space nicely.
Next up I reupholstered my old chair in a Tweed fabric. Button tufted of course. I have been doing so many tufted pieces lately I finally did one for myself. Nubby Tweed, old school, I am obsessed with it all the sudden. The skirt was not planned but when I upholstered the seat the extra fabric was sticking out like a ruffle and the idea clicked.
Here's the before, the first time I reupholstered it was in August 2011. I had used a curtain panel for the fabric because I liked the pattern. It was not suitable for upholstery and it did not wear well. Oh well I was tired of it anyways.
I also sewed up some pillows. I am trying different patterns and colors to see what I like best.
I decided to paint the frame to freshen it up. I didn't like the tweed with the wood.
Last thing is the antique table. I bought it to sell but it ended up here. I'm liking the wood for now. I will see what happens after I finish the rest of the room. It may get painted.
My next project is half done just waiting for the hardware to arrive so I can finish. Should be here this week, I cant wait for it to be done so I can share. Have a good one!