Okay, here are pictures of the living room. We still have pictures to place and window treatments to do, but if I wait until all of these are done, you will never see pictures. I also was hoping for a sunny day to take shots, but seriously – we haven’t seen the sun in probably a week? Anyhoo, here is what we were looking at before:
The wallpaper in here looks okay from a distance, but it had rips and tears and gum stuck to it. Plus it was really dirty. The first thing done was the sanding of the floors because the finish was worn down and dirty:
That was done waaaay back in August! I can’t believe how time flies.
There wall wall repair to do, of course. There is always wall repair to do…
Then finally after getting rid of all the wallpaper and much discussion over the paint color, we were ready to move forward:
We decided on Olympus Silver Spoon for the wall color. It complemented our art work and actually made the fireplace look pretty good without painting it as it matches the grout. Go figure. I wish that I had better lighting because I don’t think these quite do justice to the color, but I am very happy with it.
In the ‘keeping it real’ department – that lamp behind the piano is barely held together. If you bump it, the shade falls off and our other lamp is just like it. That is on the list to replace. I also haven’t moved my dead plumeria that is under the piano. I realize that now, but there you go. We won’t be featured in House Beautiful any time soon 😀
Where the bench is will be 2 chairs once I find the perfect ones for the nook, but my bench is there for now. That’s my foot pedal for work on the floor. My life has never ending cords attached to it.
I am not really a good decorator. I am pretty good fixing up the ‘shell’ of a room, but decorating is hard. This is a work in progress. There is no hurry, though. This is our forever home, so there is plenty of time to tweak that stuff.