Who else thought this project took way too long to complete? I would like to thank the budget and the weather for delaying my finishing and taking any pictures. It has been one rainy winter in Georgia this year.
Let’s get right to it. One thing I have to show you that I was so excited to find was a before before before picture of what our living room most likely looked like. I was browsing Zillow yesterday, snooping around, and I saw a house in our neighborhood on there with pictures from a past listing. Part of the reason for the snoop is because we all have the exact same floor plan and I like to see what people have done to modernize their houses, especially the kitchen. Well, I was super excited (and not surprised) our 1986 living room was covered with very dark woods and trim.
Everything is the exact same down to the wall vent placement only now our trim and woodwork are white and new windows and doors. I just imagine our house had a lot of hunter green and cranberry plaid. mmm #90shomestyle
Fast forward to us moving into the house and how we lived with the living room:
The first thing we had done in this room when we moved in was added the canned lights in the ceiling. Game changer. We hired that out because electrical is way over our heads, especially in this house.
After living with this setup for a year, my husband decided he wanted a change. His main reason for wanting the change was because of the position of the tv. There was way too much of a glare coming in from the windows. Making any sort of change that made sense, of course, became a challenge with our current furniture. Figures.
I took on the VERY tedious task of listing and selling everything in this room (except the dog, he stays). While we were selling away, we were also buying and planning. To refresh, here is the post where I explained our plan for the room.
Here we are today:
The big tv debate: to mount or not to mount over the tv. I wasn’t as excited about it when it was first suggested to me, but it really only made sense in this room. The wall on the opposite side of the room from the fireplace has doors or doorways and hardly enough wall to mount. It is a little high up than what I am used to, but it works (especially when you are laying down, which we usually are).
I am pleased with how it turned out and the coziness factor is way up! After we got all the furniture set up, it was almost as if the room told us this was the way it was supposed to be.
What do you think?
Wall Color – Sherwin Williams Colonnade Gray @ 100% (I originally asked for 50% but they messed up and I didn’t want to go back to fix it).
Bookcases: Tara 72″ Bookcases from Joss and Main
Rug: Local Rug Outlet
Coffee Table: hand built by our brother-in-law
Sofa Table: Moi
Couch: Haverty’s Corey Sectional in Mineral
Artwork over couch: handpainted by me
Typewriter Art: handpainted by me
I know there are a lot of little things I am not tagging, but if you want to know the source, just email me! Or even better, I am ALWAYS on Instagram sharing pictures and answering questions! I may even consider doing an Instagram Live one night to tour the room with you! Let me know what you think!