November 15, 2011

living room reveal (well, sorta)

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.

27 comments:

  1. It's lovely! I like the curtains: sunshiny colors and very cheerful. I love that chair, and that coffee table is quite unique. You're off to a good start, my friend. May I say again, your banner makes me smile.
    Brenda

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  2. Love your living room...Looks so comfortable and relaxing...

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  3. The coffee table is a perect fit for the cottage look. Great makeover.

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  4. Patty, your room is charming....much like you...inviting, welcoming and warm. The colors are wonderful.

    I'm getting ready to start with Christmas also. I am determined to not be so stressed out this year.

    Happy Tuesday,
    Barb ♥

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  5. I love your living room!

    You've accomplished the cozy, cottage feeling that you were going for :)

    We too have a 'living room' that is really lived in.

    It's nice to have a space that is welcoming and cozy for family members to gather in.

    I love the painted fireplace brick, and that cozy plaid chair!

    Thanks for sharing your pictures with us, and I hope you have a great day :)

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  6. Your living room turned out lovely. Warm and cozy space. I won't tell about the quilt. LOL I used to do the same thing before we moved.

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  7. Your living room looks lovely and cosy - you have done a great job. :))

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  8. What a delightful living room! I love the pops of color and especially like the plaid chair and how your decorate your fireplace! It looks like a perfect room to do all those lovely things that you mentioned. :)
    Leslie

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  9. Your room looks so lovely! Cozy, warm, inviting.

    And I'm in love with your coffee table.

    xo
    Claudia

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  10. Morning Patty. It looks like a wonderful and comfy space. Just as I thought it would be. A perfect reflection of you!
    : ) Kris

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  11. I love it! I want to paint my fireplace white!

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  12. I love it!!! and HEY..we have the SAME EXACT COUCH!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. I can't imagine how you can make ANY improvement to this room! It is so warm and cheerful. You fullfilled all of your inspiration points for sure.
    I hope your husband doesn't find out the hard way about the quilt pinning-like with a pin stuck in his foot!! I've had it happen before. Ouch!

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  14. Wonderful...my whole house is like yours...finding something and reusing or yard sales...or home made. I think something home made over the couch would be ideal!

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  15. Your house is so lovely!! It looks so cozy :) Thanks for sharing the pictures :)

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  16. I loved the words you decorated by...and I loved all the fabric you have chosen, it is all so cheerful..darling curtains. I love your windows too. :D

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  17. What a beautiful room. It looks warm, inviting, and cozy. Your coffee table is wonderful. Is there a story behind it?

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  18. You are just as busy as busy can be and I think your living room looks so cozy. I love how you make it "your style". One of a kind.

    Smiles, Sunshine & Christmas music,

    Debbie

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  19. The checked chair is really lovely - I think quilts are nice on sofas - handy to snuggle under on cold nights as well!

    Pomona x

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  20. Your living room is beautiful! Really cozy and comfy looking! The tulip pictures are really pretty. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I love rooms that are LIVED in!! You did a wonderful job and I know you will spend years of cozy comfort in your lovely room :)

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  22. Your new living room says come on in and sit a spell. Very welcoming.

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  23. Your home is beautiful, cozy and comforting:>) I love the prints you have sprinkled throughout. They add such a cheery note to the room:>)

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  24. I am completely enjoying your site! your photos are just beautiful and I love the everyday thanks on the side bar.

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  25. Love your dahlia (or is it mum?) fabric. I is so cheery. I love that your room is uncluttered by oh-so homey.

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