My curtains came from my bedroom. I have plans to paint the entire panels in white and then add a graphic print on top of that. I have no clue how this will turn out, but I don't mind taking the risk. I've painted on curtains before, but only on a portion of them. Before I paint them though, I have plans to shorten them, so the hundred feet of draped curtain panel on the floor is gone. I'll also remove the grommets and use clips instead for hanging.
I kept this antique dresser I found on Craigslist. My original plan was to experiment using Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint and resale it, but I decided to keep it and as is. On a side note, I did end up buying AS Chalk Paint but not to use on this piece. I'm thinking - new knobs?
I bought my clock from Kirkland's a few years ago on clearance for $15. Though I do like its pattern, it reads a little more traditional to me, and in order to break up all the traditional items in my home, it needs to be painted. (Remember- I discovered my style is transitional. I like modern with a touch of traditional.) I'm thinking of using my hello logo in the header of my blog that I designed and having the center be black with bright neon clock hands. What do you think? I think it could look pretty awesome.
wow. Check out that overstuffed library cabinet over there.
I would like my two sitting chairs to look more like the photo below. I just want to sink into my comfy chair and toss the upholstery into the wash. I would love to add these pillows to my chairs, if I slipcovered them white. But you may have remembered the day I cursed slipcovers. Wouldn't metal zippers down the back look pretty cool? Yeah, they would.
As for my coffee table, I purchased the Pottery Barn piece off Craigslist several years ago. It is so heavy and solid. If my son is able to jump up and down on it, then I think it could handle anything else that comes it way. What I dislike about this piece, which was not an issue pre baby, is the glass. It was in mint condition when I bought it, and after having Owen, the glass has seen better days. I'm soooo tired of wiping glass. So tired. My plan is to cover the top with a thick piece of wood and stain/white wash it . My only concern is will it become too chunky, too boxy, too heavy looking for the space? It is something I will not know until I place wood on top of it. Sometimes, I just can't visualize things. TIP:: Glass allows light to pass through and can make a room feel more spacious than it actually is. But this is my goal:
The rug. Oh, the rug. Rug. Rug. Rug. I just cannot make up my mind about that darn rug! I blogged about rugs here. But after looking at this photo, I realized my 8' x 10' rug is actually a little small for the space. Personal opinion probably, but now it is something that is going to bug me for awhile. Can you relate?
As for the ceiling fan . . . it has to stay. For now. It gets really hot and humid here in the South, so we use it all the time.
So here's the progress.
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A new(ish) credenza for the living room
The before photos of my living room