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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Almost Done...Maybe

I started repainting the living room and hallway back in the spring.
I'm going from white to Mid-Day Mocha.
It reminds me of chocolate ice cream ;)

I like it, just happy to get rid of the white. 

We had some guests for an extended stay while they looked for work
and relocated. Needless to say I got a little behind...
OK a lot behind in my painting.
Since they've left I've been trying to make head way
and plow through to finish the living room.
The hallway is completed.

I'm happy to report I have 2 partial walls left. :)

I paint 1 or 2 walls at a time.
Taking everything off and then redecorating each wall.
It's much less disturbing to the household this way.

We've also purchased a new (to us) Entertainment Center.
We also broke down and purchased a new TV
which was our gift to each other for Mother's Day,
Father's Day and our birthdays.

So here's the before:

(Sorry for the poor photos)

 The bottom left section contains the Stereo Equipment,
center has the game consoles and the right...well, just crap. LOL


I love the glass doors!
The stereo equipment is dark enough not to show.
I didn't like looking through that beautiful door and
seeing the 360 and the WII.

Dug through my stash and came up with a runner I had picked up. 
It had small holes in each end.
I cut off the ends, then hemmed all the raw edges.

The middle went in the Center section's door.
One end you can see on the speaker to the left of the center.

Also, you can see I added the hutch I found,
at the antique store, to the left of the Center to add some shelves.
I stained it to coordinate with the Center.
The hutch is sitting on top of a great cabinet I found at my fave
second hand furniture shop.
The color was perfect too!
ALL the game controllers and games are housed inside...
and out of sight!

For the right section, I had to figure out how to hide the "crap
we just have to keep in the living room"?
The Center came with one black screen panel
in case you want to take out the glass.
I propped it up in front of the "crap",
then placed one of my Mom's vases in the door.
I wanted it to be centered in the door
and it was too short,
so I raised in on a few antique books.

Love the way it looks now :)

I forgot to take a before photo of our lamp.
It was made by an old neighbor of ours about 30 years ago.
He glued a bunch of wood blocks together and then cut/sanded to make the shape of the base.
Anyway, the shade has gone through many changes over the years
 and figured it was time again.

I took off the fabric I covered it with the last time
and added some vintage laces and trims,
then finished with a row of beads.

Really like the way it turned out.

The living is coming together but....
I still have a lot to do.

Till next time... 


  1. Terrific! Your living room looks great ~ you did a lot of work. It always feels so good to freshen up our homes doesn't it? Lovely.

    xo Catherine

  2. Well, you've been a busy beaver, Deb ... & everything looks absolutely lovely. What a lovely lamp ... sweet memories for you.

    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  3. Love the color of the walls :) and the Entertainment cntr. looks really nice (nice tv too:):) ) It's nice to change things up every once in awhile.
    Have a Great weekend , and a kitty kiss for Baylee ~ and all her brothers & sisters too !

  4. looking good! I like the lamp shade a lot, too! Lezlee


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