Monday, September 5, 2011

Living Room Before & After

Today I thought I would share our living room before & after pics with you all.

This project was just slightly outside the scope of my handy man's talents.
So, we called in reinforecements!
Enter my Uncle Jeff.
Luckily for us Jeff had his own carpet laying business for years.
Now he just helps out with the occassional family favor.
Thanks Ucle Jeff!!!



This photo reminds me of my Dad.
He would of loved to be there right in the middle of this project.
Jeff and my Dad were always the handy man pair in our family.
Now it's Jeff (right) and Travis (left).



We actually chose carpet for the living room because our
 hardwoods underneath were just in too bad of shape to refinish. 
So, saving time and money we opted for carpeting.
Not necessarily our first choice, but considering we are selling it would work.


The living room paint is Haybail from Ralph Lauren.  While I like the color. 
Had we been staying.......I would have went with something a little lighter.
This room was the first room we painted 3 years ago right after we moved in.
Again....since we are selling.  It stays!

We also updated our sofa temporarily. 
We had an old worn out PB  basic knock of from Penney's.
It had seen better days to say the least.
My little brother was storing this sofa at my Mom's.
So, thanks to Matt we are borrowing this for the time being.
It looks tons better than our old sofa!
And we did not have to invest in a new sofa that would work in this house
and may not end up working in the new house.

Let us know what you think of our transformation.
We love your comments!


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  1. amazing ... so spa like! coming from life made lovely!

  2. There's nothing better than a free/borrowed sofa - both of ours were hand-me-down's from family members who upgraded!

    Love the color of the walls and the carpet makes such a difference. Happy to have found your blog via your comment on Thrifty Decor Chick, and happy 1st link party to you! :)

  3. Oops, I'm just seeing that you linked up to her party for the first time, not necessarily that it's your first. Either way - have a great week, haha!

  4. I like your living room! It looks warm and cozy.

  5. Hi! I'm Nicole from Romanian Princess. I saw your blog on a link up and decided I better add you! Please return the favor and follow me back at:!

    XoXo Nicole Mariana

  6. Great job. Especially love your succulent piece, mine has not faired quite as well. All the best, liz


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