Remember when we first moved into our house, and the living room looked like this?
I tried really hard to make my living room look cool and failed it was purple.
Those pictures were taken a few years ago, I forgot to take a recent “before” pic. That furniture has now been moved to the basement to create a family/tv room.
If all the furniture is downstairs, what’s now there in its place?
Pretty much new everything: Paint, sofa, love-seat, coffee table, end table, curtains, pillows and rug.
I’m very proud of this room.
And especially of my cheap art. I used Ikea frames and scrapbook paper to create this. How very Young House Love of me!
I thought this little fake plant was a perfect splash of color. I plan to put it on top of the piano to add some height, but until I find the perfect lamps its handing out on the end table.
Not too bad eh?
I’d be lying if I said it was a breeze. First time around, it was pretty neon looking.
The picture really dosn’t do any justice to the horrid shade of lime it was. I really DO NOT have the talent of looking at a paint swatch and envisioning it on the wall. Same thing happened with the purple paint. I never loved it, but was too lazy to paint again.
This time wasn’t the case. I absolutely hated the color… although admittedly I slept on it, because I really did not want to a) repaint or b) go back to Home Depot.
3 trips to Home Depot, and 3 paint samples later the paint color was selected!
This was the first time buying paint samples, and after wasting 12 hours and $85 on the WRONG paint color I was happy to shell out a little extra money to ensure the right paint color!
It was a long process, but I’m so happy with the end result.
Not bad for an amateur eh? For the first time in my life, I actually feel like I’m not living with a student anymore!