Slowly but surely little tasks around the house are being accomplished. If you haven’t been following our journey, we moved into a 1960s Colonial back in December. We have a laundry list of projects for the year but many of the smaller tasks need to be accomplished before the big room makeovers can even start.
One room that doesn’t need a ton of work in our Living room. Because it is a less daunting (and labor intensive) room to tackle, it’s going to be my first room to get a makeover.
Before we moved in, it looked super date and old-lady-ish:
All the windows were covered with heavy net curtains. The room was immediately flooded with light once all the drapery, dark rug and furniture were removed.
So far the floors have been refinished, we have removed the mirror above the fireplace as well as the scalloped trim around the built-ins. Yesterday, we had a plasterer come to remove the built-in- “knick-knack shelf” that was built into the wall over the couch (not pictured). Another scalloped piece of woodwork bites the dust! Next week, I’ll share pictures of his process.
I’ve already started sourcing items for this room but just so you know, I’m going for a sort of contemporary rustic vibe. Basically, quite transitional in nature but with some rustic elements thrown in.
I’ll be back Monday to show you how we did the planked wall over the fireplace. Until then, have a great weekend!
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