Last week during the Spring Home Tour I gave you the final shots to this, the newly renovated living room.
I didn't want to make you wait one more week, it was already a long wait since that day in September, remember? When I used some of the ugliest graphics to show you my plans for this room! :D
You can check that post right here.
Today I'm doing something that I love: before and afters.
Really, who doesn't love before and afters! It's good to see the changes done to a room just by scrolling down the page. ;)
So, let's start here, the before of the room when standing by the main entrance door. Don't pay attention to the stairs, that's going to be my next project. I hate those newel posts.
Right there was my main problem: The big wall where most of the art pieces were simply lost.
The solution: A board and batten treatment.
The sunburst mirror is perhaps, the same size as the other round sign that was there before. However, it doesn't look that small because the subtle lines of the trim fill that big empty space.
And I don't think it looks busy.
The second problem in this room, looking at this before picture, was the boring doorway. Those arrows were pointing at the missing crown molding, door trim, and tiny baseboards.
|Office - Dining Room Makeover|
The other side of the room also sported a sad view.
Well, not any more! I also trimmed the windows and that passageway/door by the staircase.
In this side of the room the biggest change came by getting rid of that chunky chair...
|Bookcase | Baskets | Bicycle Pillow Case | Lamp: Costco - similar|
In its place, I brought this bookcase. I still need to bring a bigger piece of art to that small wall.
|Tassels Curtains from HomeGoods - similar HERE | Minimalist Prints | Rug|
|Succulents | Terrariums from HomeGoods|
Besides the need for updating the staircase and the art above the bookcase, I still need to add the quarter round all around both rooms, living and dining room.
That mirror by the stairs is something else that I don't like, but that's going to be addressed when working on the foyer someday.
One more thing I believe this room needs is an overhead lighting fixture. I'm not sure at this point what kind of lighting fixture, but I'm definitely bringing one, the problem again, might be when? Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Well, there you have it. One more room that's mainly done and that I can check off my to do list. :)
I might do a similar post about the contiguous room, the now Home Office. You can check the reveal of that room during the holidays right HERE.
Check all the DIY projects completed in this room:
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