Oh this living room! It pained me for so long because it was one of the first areas guests would see but one of the last we refinished. But now when I look at photos, it makes my heart happy.
Candle Holder || Yellow Pillow
And although it was never perfect, it sure was fun to plan and decorate and update.
Bernhardt Dining Table and Chairs
Sunburst Mirror Upcycle
Aqua Serving Tray: Decor Steals, Stone and Wood Animals: South Africa, Pail and White Serving Tray
Stamped Mason Jar || Give Thanks Board
Before, when you walked into the room, you saw this…an eternally long wall with nothing on it. Decorating it was a nightmare, but we had plans.
By creating a pass-through window to the kitchen and adding access to the bathroom from the front room, it completely broke up the monotony of the wall. And it was a lot more practical because of both changes.
The single change that made the biggest impact in the room was sanding and refinishing the floors. They were a softer wood, and they’ve been refinished several times before so we were lucky to get one final sanding out of them. There’s something so beautiful about wood grain. We went with just a clear coat instead of stain, and although I love the look of darker floors, I don’t love caring for them. The natural color really worked well with the finished colors though.
You get the picture when I say the whole room looked like this–just dreary and nothing special. But the fresh walls, white trim, and refinished floors took it from dingy to inviting.
Pocket watch clock: Decor steals
Paint: Walls: Behr’s Sterling, Trim: Behr Ultra White
What would you have changed in this room? I’d love to hear your thoughts.