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March 7, 2011

Living Room Then & Now

Back when we first moved into this house my main focus was redoing a horrible no good very bad kitchen, you can check out photos of the kitchen remodel here.  Back when we first moved in we didn't have a rug for the living room, we had dark curtains and ugly flesh colored walls.  They don't look to bad in these photos but I promise you, it was like Silence of the Lambs on the walls.

I finally painted the brown brick on the fireplace. I am also hoping to paint over the sassy brassy parts soon with high heat paint in black.

The back wall is not my least favorite part of this living room. It looks like someone forgot to finish the bookshelves. For now the TV is there but I am hoping to convince Mr.A to build some built-ins and move the TV over the fireplace to make one focal wall instead of two. Then we can tear down the half finished bookshelves and do something else, like board and batten so we don't have to drywall.  Good thing we have Ms. A in the picture, otherwise there wouldn't be anything cute about that picture above!

If I could paint my living room again I wouldn't choose such a bright color,  I'd go for something softer but still an aqua/turquoise type color.  I think if I told my husband I wanted to paint the living room he would cry.  He read this last sentence and said it would be more like weeping. Good thing he thinks I'm so cute!
I am hoping to get our gallery wall over the couch done this week but with the kids on Spring Break it might just be too much for this week, seeing as I'm already redoing the dining room chairs and table.  have I ever mentioned that I think I have project ADD? Does anyone else do that?

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  1. Awesome job! Did you just cover your exisiting leather furniture? The reason I ask is because we have the same color furniture and it is so hard to lighten up my living room. I have a ton of natural light, but still a challenge.

    Love your colors and what you've done!!

    You said you are going to "maybe" work on a picture wall, please check mine out I just posted on Sarah's wall also. Hope you are able to get started on it

  2. Amazing! it's like night and day. It's so airy and inviting now.

  3. What a great transformation! Love it and love the colors! I've been redoing my living room and I have the same wall colors.

  4. What a transformation. It is such a bright & beautiful room! You did a great job!!!

  5. i love the blue walls...at first i thought you did an accent wall of blue, but now i'm not sure...that's what i have, so clearly i like it. and i think i have those chevron pillows, too. great looking room!

  6. I think it looks great. And yeah I have decor
    A-D-D too. Those curtains looks awfully familiar...I think I have the same ones --in beige--inmy dining room. Look terrific.

  7. Hi, I just found your blog and wanted to let you know that I am a new follower! :) love your blog!Erin


  8. Ange, I know it's still a work in progress but I can't tell you how much better it looks already! All of your ideas sound wonderful. I think a board and batten treatment would look great on that far wall! Hope you're doing well. I'm getting ready to send you an email. :)


  9. I LOVE this!! I would love for you to share it at my Linky Party!



  10. Great job on your re-do, so much brighter! Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

  11. Great transformation. Love what you did with the fireplace. Thanks for coming by my blog, hope you will be back.


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