Sunday, February 9, 2014

Living Room Reveal

Our living room is FINISHED!!! Let's celebrate with a post about it! :)

If you haven't been following along with all of our living room/built in/closing in a wall adventure, you can read more about that herehereherehereherehere, anddddd finally here.

Let's start with the view of the room if you are facing the sitting area of the living room. As you may remember, there was a pink wall covering over wood - we had to add sheetrock, we added a beadboard ceiling, and lighting/new electrical to the room - among many other things. It was our first time to hang drywall and I'd say we did pretty good for first timers. Here's our yucky room before. Notice the front door has never been painted fully - my guess is it used to be pink. Imagine that!

And after... 

Here are a few more before and after living space views. 





On our next wall, we added the project that took forever built ins. J built the whole thing and closed in that door that you see in the next picture. That door goes to a bedroom so that was totally awkward.

check out the ceiling & the new light fixture in the reflection of the tv - and can't forget my $29 sconce on the wall 

ob-sessed with my cabinet hardware

And, we can't forget about the ceiling. No before on this one.  You wouldn't believe the discussion that went into which way the beadboard would run. 

And there you have it, one more room to add to our accomplishments. This one was a doozy and I'm so glad it's finished and looking just like I had envisioned. For fun, let's compare my inspiration pic to how my built ins actually turned out.

Inspiration Pic 

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And my very own. 

Not too shabby in my opinion. There are still lots of little accessories I'd hope to pick up to add more to our coffee table, but for now, it's exactly what we need.  Hope you follow us to our next room :)

Oh, and if you missed any of our other completed rooms, you can check out our new dining room here and our bathroom renovation here.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Weekend Recap

This weekend was one that I remember quite clearly from when we lived in our first house. Extreme laziness! Well, I did paint a wall. I didn't do that in my other house. I never lifted a paint brush in that house now that I think about it. But what I'm really feeling today is lethargic. I mean when you do nothing all weekend, you really feel it come Monday/Tuesday. I can.not.get.going. And then we ate this, so now I'm super dehydrated.

But it was so worth it. Living in Louisiana doesn't get any better than this time of year. Crawfish + king cake. As far as the wall goes, I will post more on that later. But remember when I was trying to decide on the perfect navy and I mentioned wanting an accent wall? Maybe not. Nevertheless, here's a little sneak peek at how it's coming. Keep in mind, this is only one coat. Elizabeth I totally took your recommendation, and I am l-o-v-i-n-g it. It's Old Navy by Ben Moore. 

Let's not forget I was home for THREE days last week from work because of these conditions. Don't laugh. I literally didn't go outside because I slipped once on the ice and busted it the week before. And J laughed at me. Not good for anyone. 

What do me and J do to add to our laze-fest? Play super Mario world of course. You know you're jealous! 

Something else we did this weekend was start planning for our new closet that we will be putting in our front bedroom. I really want to think this one through because this will be my closet. And eventually, I'd have to share it with a future kid. Anyone have any major closet dos and donts? I'll share what we are thinking for the footprint very soon. Here's a reminder of the space. That area with the vanity and closet doors will be a whole lotta closet heaven. 

Oh AND our cabinet hardware for our built ins will be in on Wednesday night, so I pinky promise I will be showing you my living room all sparkly and new by Friday!!! Pressure is on for me to finish a few odds and ends.