Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Living Room Progress

I am *so close* to finishing the living room, but I know the last few projects could end up taking me a while to complete so I thought I'd share the progress we've made.

We've painted, taken down half a wall, added bamboo shades, bought and assembled new furniture  - I guess we've done a lot!


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I'm doing my best to reuse and repurpose a lot of the stuff I kept from my old house (my ex and I split everything so I didn't end up with all of the furniture).  You might recognize the painting above the mantle from my old guest bedroom.  I had one of these arm chairs in my old bedroom and I purchased a second to make a pair.  The lamps and table are also from my old house.




I have plans to update the dirty red brick and tile with dark taupe brick paint and/or new tile.


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I purchased this Hemnes media unit from Ikea.  It actually doesn't come all in one set, so I bought 4 separate pieces that I could assemble together.  The baskets are from Pier 1 and the coffee table is the Cameron Coffee Table from World Market.  We have "poor-mans" hardwood floors (basic pine in the middle and oak around the perimeter) so I had to order a VERY large rug to cover the "poor man" part.  I ended up custom-ordering a rug from The Perfect Rug and I'm very happy with the quality.  The sofa is actually one piece of the gray sectional shown above. I gave the sectional to my sister and  I ordered the Paidge Sofa from West Elm in Hazy Taupe performance velvet.   The new sofa actually arrived today, but after I snapped these pics.  I'll be sure to include it in the next update.


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I had a radiator custom-made by Fichman.  I can't say enough about their quality and service.  I ordered 4 different radiator covers and the top piece to this one arrived scratched.  They replaced it without question and super fast.




We replaced the old curtains with these bamboo shades from Select Blinds and caught them on a sale. Wait for their sales!

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Last but not least, we took down half the wall in the living room.  It did wonders to open up the space to the rest of the house and it's one of the changes I'm most excited about!

There are a few things left on my list before I can call this room done:

1. Hang Photos
2. DIY Art
3. Make and Hang Curtains
4. Paint brick around fireplace
5. New sofa
6. New pillows?

For the curtains, I'm using this great fabric called "Twist of Fate: Mustard."  Loom Decor had it for $36/yard and I could not justify it, but then I found the same fabric at Jo-Ann Fabric in the special order section and caught it on sale!  Now i just have to get around to making the curtains.  It could be months people...



2 comments:

  1. Nice Jessica! Completely agree with you on having only half the wall. What a difference!

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