Living Room reveal for Mabey Manor by Mabey She Made It

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.

Mabey Manor Living Room Reveal

Candle Holder || Yellow Pillow

And although it was never perfect, it sure was fun to plan and decorate and update.

Mabey Manor Living Room Reveal

Bernhardt Dining Table and Chairs

Mabey Manor Living Room Reveal

Sunburst Mirror Upcycle

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Aqua Serving Tray: Decor Steals, Stone and Wood Animals: South Africa, Pail and White Serving TrayMabey Manor Living Room Reveal

Stamped Mason Jar || Give Thanks Board

Mabey Manor Living Room Reveal

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.

Mabey Manor Living Room Reveal

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.

Mabey Manor Living Room Reveal

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.

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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.

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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.

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cindy
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cindy

I can’t BELIEVE how bad vintage that shelf wall looks! so bad! Somehow without doors and all wood you made it perfectly NOW and cool! why? how did you know the perfect thing to do to fix it? you’re amazing.

Vashti Quiroz-Vega
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Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Hi Lisa! Wow! Huge difference. It turned out great. I love the color on the walls too. Well done. 😀

Diana G
Guest
Diana G

I looked and looked; its very beautiful !

Suzy Ray
Guest

This is beautiful. So fresh and clean looking. I just pinned your mirror project – that is such an awesome upcycle! Thanks for sharing.