I have been meaning to show you the living room from Texas for ages, um a year to be almost exact. I know, and I call myself a blogger? Bad Blogger! Post contains affiliate links.
The truth is I just haven't had the time to sit down and go through it all, and I have been hoping to get the column tutorial up, but Justin has been seriously busy and that is his job… so I have been holding back, but we have it finished so I will be posting it tomorrow!! YAY for my man! We have yet to do an arch tutorial, so we will see when and if we can get it done. I really want to move forward with our current house (and I still have to show you the family room and Lydia's room from Texas)… Wow!! Who is a procrastinator, raise your hand? In case you are wondering I am raising my hand, but my head is hanging in shame!…. ugh!
The last time I showed you what everything was looking like it was set up like this, and basically it looked like this right up until I staged the house to move… (look how little Lydia is, she is practically a teenager now, okay only about 2 1/2 but still!)
When I was staging the ENTIRE house in 3 days I really didn't' take that many pictures of the during. I think I took two “befores” and then about 200 afters.
I talked a lot about how I was changing up the furniture layout of the this room, and I really liked this layout for living, but for staging, it made the room feel a little small. So I decided to change it up to a pretty standard- sofa against a wall layout, all boring but it worked. The sofa pictured above we actually gave to our friend. We purchased an Ikea sofa for our family room (upstairs) and moved the sofa's from upstairs down. Then we covered it with a slightly different cover, also from uglysofa.com. We also changed out the rug, but I told you about that at the link.
Here are the few during pictures, I wanted a large art piece on the wall… because yes, I still just had that one picture push pinned to the wall (I am nothing if not tolerant of imperfections of my space…) I had this art work, in a frame, but I didn't love the art, so I took out the original art and looked for a new panel to put into the frame, which was a pretty standard size.. but, first I spray painted it with Rustoleum Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze paint.
We found a great piece of art at Kirklands (still available for now). It was actually a little small for the frame so we painted some strips of wood black and nailed them to the side of the art, and it fit in the frame like a charm, You can see the framed art below.
I decided to ignore the wainscoting for hanging the art, and hung it where I felt it wasn't too high. (I also did that in this small hallway and I like how it turned out) This might bug some people but I really liked it- I felt like a rebel, and since I've always been a pretty good girl, I guess I have to get my kicks out of breaking implied interior decorating rules.
This chair was part of a set of two chairs that I got for free during my college internship, they got crushed in shipping and my hubby and I fixed them.
I painted one black WAY BACK when I first stated this blog, but I ended up giving it to a friend. Now this one was bugging me too! Especially since the wood table next to it made it feel to matchy-matchy. So, I got a little crazy, and spray painted it bright yellow… keyword bright(couldn't find a more mellow yellow spray paint) and please no follow the yellow brick road jokes guys! I still love it. And heck it can be painted again whenever I feel like it.
So that is it for before pictures, so here are the after pictures, a few overall shots first, and then a virtual avalanche of other pictures… sorry for the overload. I am sick on narrowing down images!
Living Room Reveal (finally!)
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So what do you think?