Friday, June 19, 2009

before and after: living room

BEFORE:
Please note: befores are the MLS listing pictures;
We've just cleaned, painted and moved in our own belongings.









AND AFTER:


See what I meant when I said the color looks different in different lighting- see how green the entry wall looks.... STILL TO DO: window treatment and throw pillow covers to brighten up this room. A pharmacy floor lamp would be great too.


This BH&G TV HIGH BOY TV STAND- from WalMart- was a big waste of $200.00 and 5 hours of time. Too much assembly required, and the doors are still hanging low, and the whole top came right off when we tried to move it from the garage to here. It was supposed to be a cheap solution- something just to hold the TV until I found what I really wanted- don't ask me what, I guess I'll just know it when I see it, but still- it wasn't worth the trouble... John says it's the first thing we'll burn when we get around to making our fire pit. The bright side: I did get a free 1 year subscription to BH&G magazine with the purchase. :)




I need something for this wall too. Also have no idea what. A high, wide table maybe? Large piece of art? Got any ideas?




Very much a blank canvas now. I'm excited to see this room come together... it certainly has potential!

7 comments:

mamabear said...

Okay, so for the wall above your beautiful foot (grin), I would suggest this:
http://www2.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx?DeptID=57088&CatID=61350&GrpTyp=PRD&ItemID=15495ac&attrtype=&attrvalue=&CMID=57088|61239&Fltr=&Srt=&QL=F&IND=3&cmVirtualCat=&CmCatId=57088|61239|61350
with a small fern on it, or maybe an African violet, and a small lamp. There's even a wall socket I see on that wall.

Love your sectional!

Holly said...

That stinks about the tv stand. $200 is a lot of money for junk.

beth said...

I think that I would put a large white framed mirror on that wall. I love mirrors! They bring so much light into a room and make the space feel bigger! Have fun decorating.

amida said...

Oh, oh! I see a glimpse into the dining room. Is that next? Are those height chairs??? I kind of like the window nice and clean the way they are now.

gina said...

We love that sectional too! We just bought it and WOW - how roomy! All six of us can drape ourselves all over it and not be cramped. But John seems to migrate down to mantown - so it's even roomier. :)

Kelly said...

Wow, it has been a while since I have seen a split level house. Everyone when I was growing up in the north had them... down here in FL. No one does! Great job!!!

The Queen Of Re said...

Enjoy your new home!! It is wonderful

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