Wednesday, September 30, 2009

In the beginning there was...

Since many of you have never been to my house, few of you really know what projects need to be done. To remedy that, I have taken some nice "before" shots of my living room with the changes that I would like to do in order to update the space.

To start, we will take a look my living room. This is a shot looking straight in from my front door. Most of these pieces I inherited from my mother. The couch, wing back chairs, and the lamps were from her. All of these pieces are really high in quality, but the fabric/style just doesn't match up with what I am looking for. The coffee table was given to me by my wonderful friend Michelle (aka Shelleepants). If I remember correctly, this table was her brother's that he was getting rid of. Lastly, the two end tables were given to me by Jake's cousin, Christie. The end tables (which sadly can't be seen in this picture) are what inspired/motivated me to change the rest of the room.

This next picture shows the entertainment center that I have on the opposite wall of the couch. Another quality piece that I inherited from my mother that is solid wood. The last photo is of a picture that my mother had hanging over the couch. I received a veto on hanging the picture up as it would make the room feel like a "grandma's parlor".

Never fear! I have a plan for all the pieces in this room and subsequent blogs to follow the transformation of each piece. Pictures of the overall room will be posted to gauge the overall impact each item has on the room. So here is the recipe of the redecoration:
(starting simplest to most complex)
  • Replace lamps
  • Purchase modern rug
  • Repaint coffee table black to match the end tables
  • Turn floral picture into a classy mirror
  • Repaint entertainment center black to match the coffee/end tables
  • Reupholster wing back chairs
  • Reupholster couch
I actually already have 1.5 projects completed, so another post should be expected shortly to show the progress there.

Well there you have it! That is my living room that I will be changing up with some DIY projects. Let me know if you have any ideas for me to throw in or to make the process any easier!

To beginnings that we often take for granted,


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