November 30, 2011
Posted in House and Home
No, this has nothing to do with the living room. But what better way to start the week than with piles of yarn? These came Monday and I'm very excited to have a few new skeins of the Foliage - 2 in fingering weight and 2 in worsted weight.
Now, on to the living room! I know y'all have been waiting for this. The pictures aren't great because it's still cloudy and dark, but I did the best I could. I love this weather for knitting, but not so much for taking pictures.
We must start at the beginning of course, so first - The Befores!
I had already started taping off before I remembered to take before pictures.
When we moved in we painted the entire house a pale shade of yellow. It was terrible. Horrible. Gross.
In the store it was a lovely shade. In our house, which gets a LOT of yellow tinted light it was... just not good. While the whole house felt warm, it was a sickly shade of yellow.
So, first we did the bedroom. Then I painted the kitchen with the leftovers. And over the past few weeks we did the living room!
It's AMAZING what a little bit of paint and some trim will do. And my mantle. My gorgeous, wonderful, beautiful mantle. (Thanks Dad! :D)
Have I mentioned we love chair rail? We really love chair rail. Especially since our bedroom and living room have vaulted ceilings - it really helps to break up the massive expanses of wall.
I love my living room so much now. I feel so comfortable and relaxed in it.
Eventually we'll be getting a new couch, entertainment center and some tables & lamps. But just the paint makes our existing furniture look a little better than it did. See what I meant by "sexy"?
And in case you're wondering just what that picture over the mantle is...
Of course. ;)