My living room is a mixture of farmhouse cottage style.But it did not start out looking that way.
When I first started blogging almost two years ago my living room was anything but farmhouse style.
The sofa was the biggest eye sore with it’s 1980’s tapestry pattern.
It was and still is not in our budget to replace it.Especially for a room we rarely use.
The fist thing that was changed in this room was the wall paint color.
Here is what my living room looked like two years ago with a gold paint color.
EEK! Pretty bad I know!
Ah the lovely tapestry…… the dark wood…a touch of white painted furniture.
And taking the photo with a flash does did not make this room look any better.
Here are more photos of the before.
Please someone turn on the lights….it’s dark in here!
Yes even with all of our windows it was still dark.
It is really hard to look back at these photos!
As I said the first thing I did was paint the room to add some light!
I was always afraid of a white room.I thought it would look sterile….and too bright.
But if you chose the right white color it actually adds warmth to a room and light!
And with white walls it is easy to add bits of color to change things and I like change!
This is one of the first photos after the reveal.
That sofa slip cover is from Ugly sofa.It is amazing to see how adding that slip cover changed this room.
And yes adding the white paint brought in lots of light!
That rocking chair was also given a makeover.
I painted the burlap rocking chair with Annie Sloan Old ochre.I found burlap coffee bean sacks at farm and fleet.I used two bags to reupholster the chair.That French chair next to my vintage door was also reupholstered.For this chair I used painters tarp fabric from Menard’s. And was painted with Annie Sloan old white.
That French chair next to my vintage door was also reupholstered.For this chair I used painters tarp fabric from Menard’s.And was painted with Annie Sloan old white.
I also added that little French pleather chair to this room to anchor the seating area.Using Annie Sloan old orche.
It was a thrifty 4.00 find and one of my favorite chairs!
I came across an old chippy farmhouse table.It was too tall so I cut the legs off and now use it as a coffee table in this room.
One of my weaknesses……old farmhouse tables.
I have a hard time walking away from these old farm tables when I find them!
What a thrill to be able to use this as a coffee table.
Very recently I painted the wood staircase.
I was tired of the orange stain and wanted it to flow better with the room.
I do enjoy the wood pieces of furniture in this room.
That sewing machine is a family heirloom.
And my cabinet was found years ago at a thrift shop.
I love my white ironstone dishes next to the contrast of the wood.
Of course I had to add a little bling in here too!
Just like the other rooms in my home I am always tweaking and changing things.
But right now I am very satisfied with this room.
Even though it is not a room we use much it is the first room you see as you walk in my home.
It is important to have that room looking nice as guests are welcomed into your home.
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