Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Living Room Reveal!

We are super happy with how our house is coming a long. It has taken tons of hours...months..but we are finally seeing the results!

Here again is a before of the living room.

We moved in...  

Then started right to work!
The previous owners did a poor job of painting..drips..and we had a ton of patch work to do along with sanding. So, do it right the first time...saves time in the long run! We used Sherwin Williams paint and it was our first time... After working with them for several months now I am officially hooked... I was really disappointed with Home Depots brands..and their "knowledge".

We removed the mantle...and painted it a semi gloss white. My Husband built the top part of the mantle from scratch. We really didn't have too my direction or suggestion on this. We pretty much winged it... as we look back now, we wish we would have done some designs differently..but over all, it looks really good and we are really happy with how the top mantle turned out!

Okay, are you ready?!!!!!

We choose family prints from our days in California to our present day here in Maryland. We love looking at them everyday! I also located a photographer who took amazing shots of LA and decided to use two of them to help balance the tall tv/fireplace unit. I must admit...I look at them everyday and think about our time there...and all of our adventures! 

**Since this photo has been taken, those two prints have been professionally framed with dark purple matting, which had made those photos just pop!**

Paints: Sherwin Williams, Essential Grey & Mink
Curtains: West Elm
Throw: West Elm
Frames: Michaels, Hobby Lobby
Floor Light: Target
End Table: Wayfair
End Table Light: Home Goods
Pillows: Home Goods and Coaster Furniture
Ottoman: Target
Curtain Hardware: Bed Bath and Beyond

Here is a peak of a bit more!
We purchased a new table and chairs...along with an island that can be moved around when needed. Its nice to have a bit more storage for pots!

The dining area paint color is Sherwin Williams Grayish, which is one step lighter from Essential Gray.
Island: Bed Bath and Beyond (go to store to order to get discount!)
Fabric End Chairs: Target, not sure they carry them anymore
Light: LampsPlus (I do not recommend this store)
Table: Offline, can't locate at this time.
Blinds: Blinds.com

Did I inspire you to get moving on your renovations? I hope so!! xoxo

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