By (me) Remodelaholic
Once upon a time, we started working on our living room. In case you are wondering, that was over 18 months ago. And well, the project has sort of been frozen in time ever since. Part of the problem was that we redesigned the entry, and then we weren't sure how we wanted the final columns to look… then we had to figure out how to build up the columns, and then… we had to decide how we wanted the kitchen to be, because this wall also effected the way the kitchen design would look.
A lot of factors, a lot of decisions, and a person not ready to commit.
Well, I am finally ready to commit.
We have been working LIKE MAD on this room since just before Thanksgiving. We don't always get to work on it every week or weekend because of scheduling though. Also we couldn't just take time off because we need to save that for when the baby comes. Luckily, Christmas and New Years paid holidays have made all the difference. And we are about 1/3 of the way there… to a finished project.
That may sound like not very far, but when I say 1/3 that means we only have about:
1/6 of actual contractors type work, finishing crown molding, caulking and some painting left
1/3rd for the new flooring to be installed and then base boards
1/6th for the final wrap up of decorating, and that will include some possible purchases. (fingers crossed) I know can you believe it? After a ten year stretch I think I am finally ready to commit and buy a sofa- Cue R.E.M. “It's the end of the world as we know it…” (I will post about that later though)
So, I wanted to show you what we first did when we moved in, which I never blogged about.
Anyway, I also wanted a little more interest than your average, long sofa on the long wall set up, that this room seems to dictate