For the last several months I have been slowly redoing our living room bit by bit. I still have much to do (I think I’m going to use some of my flea market earnings to recover our wingback) but I have some sneak peeks of some things that are taking shape.
First, here are some photos of the old living room when it was decorated for Christmas last year:
And here’s the fireplace now after the room has gotten some new paint and some simplified Christmas decorations:
The main thing that took so long for this room was retexturing the walls. They had “knock down” texture which is apparently the worst and we skim coated them but it was a slow and painful process! We also have coved ceilings in here and those are just going to have to wait to get smooth like the walls. You can kind of see it in this old picture of our vintage buffalo skull:
Here’s a close up of the wall now with the new paint and oh so smooth!:
It’s hard to tell but the walls are a warm white with a darker trim and darker mullions. This is the hardest room to get the color right in that I have ever worked on! It has been a good learning process for me though. I think I’ve painted it 5 times in the 4.5 years we’ve lived here.
And the textured walls have bothered me since we first walked through the door! I’m so happy to have smooth walls even if no one else ever really notices. I still have to get the ceiling painted and do some other projects in here before I do a reveal but wanted to share so far.
Also, wanted to announce that Camille of The Vintique Object, her partner Wendy and I will be having a studio sale for Christmas this weekend. If you’re in the Bay Area come by 2648 Stuart Street at the corner of College Ave in Berkeley and see what we are offering–some at deep discounts! It will be postponed in case of rain though.
Thanks for stopping by!