The next project I got my hands on was a redo of a living room. I was lucky in the fact that I pretty much had free reign of the design but was really limited budget wise. There was little money for new furniture or any large items so I had to try and make do with 'stealing' things from the rest of the house.
Below are pictures of the before and after room make over. I still find it hard to believe that this is the same room! It's now fresh and calming, a room for all seasons. It is a very dark room so I started by adding a central ceiling light. This made a huge difference right from the get go and made it so much easier to see what I was painting! I painted the ceiling in Benjamin Moore Linen White, the walls Soft Fern and all the crown molding and trim in BM White Dove. I made a window seat cushion, valance and cushions for the sofa from fabric I picked up at Hancock fabrics, all on sale. The cushion is a beautiful linen with cabbage roses in muted colours in it. I wish they had more as I would have done MY whole house in it!
I purchased the mirror from Home Goods and hung it above the sofa to add more light and depth to the room. I also did a lot of de-cluttering and a HUGE amount of furniture rearranging. Gone is the original rug (to another room in the house) and in it's place one with light, airy colours. I borrowed the chairs from my clients sun room and thankfully she is leaving them right where I plonked them!!! There are still a few more things to add to the room (new lampshades, artwork, coffee table) but we are on hold for a bit or until that money tree in the back yard starts growing again!
I am extremely proud of this particular make over. It was so labour intensive (my poor arms ached for days after all that painting and sewing!) and really hard to accomplish on a restricted budget but I think it turned out beautifully. I would love to know what you think? Comments and criticisms greatly appreciated!
More projects to come in the next few days....
And as always - hoping your week ahead is full of joy and happiness and a bit of fun thrown in the mix!
Click on images for a larger view - they look so much better that way!
After (and yes - this is the same room!)