I debated whether or not to share my living room reveal with you since it's not totally finished. Between daylight savings, rainy weekends and life in general, I still have a couple of unfinished projects but since I'm getting ready to start my Christmas decorating I thought I better show it now or I'd have to wait until next year.
I don't how you start a project but I take out a pen and paper and start making lists. The living room for us was all about a certain feeling and function.
Simplicity. Cottage. Sunshine. Modern. Comfortable. Re purpose. These words were my inspiration.
I love the results. We managed to capture the feeling we were after and best of all this room is truly a living room.
At any given time there may be t.v. watching, trains and cars scattered, a book open, bible study, some needlework being done, a quick nap or even some banjo practice going on.
Don't tell my husband, but I have already spread out an unfinished quilt on the new carpet to pin it for quilting. (I'm supposed to keep my sewing in my sewing room...oh well!)
Besides the carpet and the new television (does that count?), the only purchase I made for the redo was fabric. The curtains, pillows and recovered stool were all made fresh with basic sewing and stapling skills. The stand the t.v. sits on was actually a re purposed bench from an outside structure we took out. The plaid chair was a gift from family.
On the unfinished project list is a drop leaf table that is in the garage awaiting painting, hemming of the curtains and finding something for above the sofa (I'm thinking maybe a mini quilt of some kind). Any suggestions?
I still hope to finish painting the table this weekend but if not, it can wait till next year. Once I start playing Christmas music it's all about the enjoying the season.