Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Living Room/Office Makeover (manda)

Okay, so I know it has been forever since I blogged. I have been bogged down in winter snow for what seems like decades. But the snow has melted and I have begun projecting again. Every President's Day weekend my husband and I tackle another project in the house. This time it was the living room.

These are before pictures of the Living Room. It was nice, but I really wanted to paint and have the space flow and coordinate to the other rooms of the house. The carpet had to go and now that I have new windows the whole room needed to be painted. Basically, I wanted a complete redo and to open up the space.

These are the before pictures with the carpet all ripped up.

The carpet was ripped up and replaced with plank flooring- thanks to my handy hubby. I painted the walls Behr's Celtic Grey and the trim my favorite Behr's cotton whisper. The colors were recommended coordinating colors to match the rooms downstairs. These changes are almost the last couple on my to-do list. It is hard to imagine that I might be running out of projects. I think it is more that I am running out of things that I want to spend money on in this house. We would like to up size eventually. Until then I couldn't be more thrilled we have really started to make this home our own.

These pictures are pretty much how the house still looks. I told my hubby that I wasn't putting anything back in until I had an organized place for it to go. This may take several months. In the meantime my husband, bless his heart, has been a trooper. He spent the majority of last week ripping up carpet and laying new floor. Now if it will stop raining long enough for him to cut wood he can finish it off with the transition strips and shoe molding. I can't wait for the finished project. I will include updates as the space progresses. Stay tuned I have great plans!

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1 comment:

Natalie said...

looks awesome, manda! the floor makes such a difference but i cannot get over the trim! amazing what a little hard work and a couple coats of paint can do. can't wait to see the built-ins!