Monday, January 23, 2012

Living Room Reveal

Does any room renovation ever really get finished? I've been wanting to share pics of my living room, which we "finished" a few months ago, and then really "finished" a few weeks ago, but haven't "finished" yet.

Okay...so that was a bunch of gibberish. By "finished" the first time, we ripped up carpet, stripped and stained the floor, painted the walls and refurbished a bunch of furniture for the new space.

Oh yeah...a before pic:



The second time we "finished," we finally got to installing the quarter round for the baseboards and thresholds for the doorways which involved painting and caulking all of the trim work. It took over a month to get that done after we painted.


You know what they say? The money is in the details! The quarter round looks great.

Now, I need to finish some of the minor decorating, like a new tree for the corner of the room by the side table, some vintage accessories that I need to pull from the store and a 46 inch flat screen TV mounted to the wall. That won't come for awhile. But, in the meantime here is how the room turned out (Sorry the photos are so crummy...I took them with my phone and need to re-do them with a real camera)!






Once we get a new TV, the furniture will get a re-arranging. The media cabinet will move to beneath the TV and the chair by the window will go next to it. That huge slab of eucalyptus (you can read about that find here) will move to where the clock is with a new chair and small side table in front. A settee that is in my back room will move to this front room for in front of the window. Like I said, never really finished! 

Hope you enjoy these pics! It's nice to finely share them after so much work went into the space. 

Next, I should be able to post some new pics of my "finished" kitchen.

11 comments:

  1. It looks REALLY really nice. You are right- the finishing is in the final details like quarter round. Your floors are lovely and I love the room color- It is serene feeling. Gotta tell you though- I'm kind of missing the Pilates ball!;>) xo Diana

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    1. Ha ha! No need to worry. The pilates ball has found residence in my family room. You'd think with it being out all the time I might use it once in awhile.

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  2. It looks lovely and very cosy! Great job. I love your desk too! x J

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  3. Hi- I found your blog from Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Friday- my favorite way to find new blogs. Your living room looks GREAT! I love your sofa. Would you mind sharing where you got it?

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    1. Yes! I got my sofa at Living Spaces. Unfortunately, I hit up all the local mom and pops and couldn't find what I wanted and they had exactly what I was looking for and I love it. It's comfy, casual but still elegant and completely neutral and cleanable!

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  4. Very nice! I'm coming to terms with the fact that I'm going to have to put a desk in my living area if I want another bathroom... you've inspired me!

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    1. I know what you mean! I can tolerate having it out in the living room because I love the desk so much. Though, I wish I could kick the computer and put a vintage typewriter in its place. But, that certainly wouldn't be practical.

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  5. Ohh your progress is beautiful! I do my rooms in stages too. Finishing those ever important details takes time, patience and a LOT of caulk LOL Great job!

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    1. Thanks! It's killing me that I still have more to do...but, the wallet only allows for so much renovation at a time. Ergh!

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  6. I don't know if it's just my eyes or it's really on the floor. I can see the words "the Rivards". Is it really on the floor or just on the picture? But anyway, the sofas are great. They're perfect for a living room.

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  7. You made the right choice in getting a hardwood floor. It looks very inviting and chic. I'm loving your floors!

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