The 2nd space that we dealt with in the remodelling of our French Nation house was the living room. After completing the kitchen , this room seemed like a walk in the park.
The living room, in it’s original state, had actually blue-green painted walls, blue carpets, a red brick fireplace and popcorn ceiling. It was stuck in 1972, like the rest of the house, and appeared little and dark, though it was truly an excellent size room.
This is what we saw when we strolled into the house for the first time. Not only was it dated, but it hadn’t been cleared out. It was practically a mess. Your home had sat empty for rather some time and the family had never entirely cleaned it up. Things was everywhere! I make sure this contributed to the reality that it never ever sold … that and all the pink shag carpet, gathered wallpaper, and avocado devices! Itwaspretty frustrating. I’m always a little shocked when I recall at the before pictures.
The first thing we did in this room was scrape the popcorn ceiling. Simply those two things made a major impact.
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Remarkably, it just took up half of the wall, leaving the rest of the area empty. Working with a tight budget plan, and trying reuse and repurpose any place we could, hubby cut the bookcase in half, and then took the leading half and utilized it as a base to extend the cabinet across the entire wall. Now it fills the entire wall to the left of the fireplace, balancing out the area wonderfully.
All the walls were painted as well as all the wood trim. The red brick fireplace was also painted.
We included crown moulding, and also included moulding to the tops of the doors, extending the frames so that they appear taller.
The living room was pretty simple to update, mostly cosmetic. I’m always astonished at the difference paint can make to a space. It feels a lot lighter and bigger now.
The something that we didn’t do was change the double sliding glass doors that open up to the patio. I would like to replace them with french doors, however that will need to happen down the road.
I’m so delighted with completion result. We invest so much time in this room and now it’s a comfy, relaxing area.
Wall Color: Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray
Trim Color: Sherwin Williams Snowbound
Fireplace Color: Sherwin Williams Pavestone
Jute Carpet: Ballard Styles
Fringed Burlap Drapes: Ballard Designs
Sofas: IKEA Ektorp
Pillows on Sofas: Hobby Lobby
Big Mirror: Hobby Lobby
Giant Moss Balls: click HERE to see how we made them
Whatever else is either classic or antique, selected up at numerous places, or I can’t remember where I got it!
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