Friday, September 06, 2013

Living Room Make-Over

 This is at our first viewing of the house pre-purchase - June 2012
(For some reason it's the only one I took - view is looking from the kitchen)

With our furniture, pre-make-over: February 2013

Feb. 2013 - notice those lovely panels behind the T.V.

Beginning of painting our stripes. I knew I wanted a stripe of some kind along the wall, but more of a modern style. So we added the curves where the stripe turns (thanks to Designs by MK for helping pull this off for us!).  
(I did hire someone for the stripes - referred by Designs by MK. I wanted it done right the first time...)
Finished striping. It is exactly what I wanted.
Then to get rid of the dark wood, and go light.

The wall panels before:      

 The wall panels after + custom birch wood shelving:
With decor - a work in progress. This will be our 'family' shelving.

Fireplace before & after w/ custom curved mantle.
We ripped off the old mantle, painted the fireplace the same color of the top wall stripe and ceiling, and added a custom curved mantle that wraps around the outside of the brick. P.S. I am very much in love with my mantle.
 Designs by MK found me a great carpenter. He had never done a curved mantle, but he did an awesome job!

Old windows: 
                                 New windows:            
I used Pella Windows.

The old ceiling fan was a nice, expensive fan installed by the previous owners. But, it was not our taste, and it hung down too low in the room.
So now I have this fabulous fixture that I have been lusting over since March. It is a simple ceiling light until you need the fan, then with a push of the remote the blades come out of hiding from inside the
(My whole family is obsessed with this thing.) I found this light at HERE

Finally, a (messy) view of the entire room so far.

There, that's better:

Still on the list, but a little down the road, is new furniture. Surprisingly, all of this stuff cost money. And we are responsible for earning our own money. Hmmm...weird. 
Anyway, we can wait, but I love, love, love this room now!!


Jennifer Edmunson said...

I love love it too! Modern always make me feel so peaceful!

Alyssa said...

I love seeing a good room makeover! Wow! What a change! Looks great! Love the cool fan!

laura jo said...

What a wonderful difference! You have a good eye for this stuff!

Erin said...

We have random paneling in our living room too and I have no idea as to what to do with it - I love yours! Awesome fan/light too!!

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Sweet! You made some bold moves that turned out really great!

Kayla said...

That looks sooo awesome!! I'm jealous that your grey looks grey (at least in the pics). What color is the middle shade grey!?

Aubrie said...

Thanks, all!

Kayla,I'll have to look about the color. I k ow it is Behr.

Chellie said...

Awesome! Love it!
And I have to know where that fan is from?!

Jacob said...

Check out and She was the hired interior designer for the entire project and did an awesome job!