Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Living Room Evolution

I've learned when you buy a home the decorating process can take a long time. Here's where we're at so far

Click "read more" for the pictures of our house evolving....

How the home was decorated by the pervious owners:

In the process. We put up the chair rail. Originally I wanted to do wainscoting but the textured walls just won't let that happen unless I want to cover them all up with MDF. Also the painted curtains were tabbed and unlined so the sun shining through made them look splotchy.

evolving... Curtain tabs are gone, a few pillows added, craigslist find coffee table, picture shelf added.

What it looks like now. It's in need of a rug, but I don't want to spend too much, anyone have any ideas of what would look good? I've been really wanting to stencil a rug to put in here. Also, Im dying to get new lamps, i've never been happy with these ones. Im thinking some pretty mercury glass lamps. The side tables painted light you think its too much color?

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  1. It's looking good! It takes so long to finish decorating. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Someday Crafts. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  2. I saw on pinterest that there is a spray paint that looks like mercury glass. That would be gorgeous in your room

  3. Love love love it. I wish you could decorate for me! Sounds like you have become really knowledgable about how to do a ton of home improvement stuff. I will definitely be calling you someday when I have a house!

  4. I love your decorating style and I love how this room turned out. Love the pops of color and I don't think their is too much at all. You are an artist.