My excuse, I still work 32 hours per week, and I have a hard time spending a lot of time waiting for the room lighting to be perfect. I also could spend a little more time on photography tutorials and photo retouching software.
My living room was sawdust yellow for the last ten years. In April, it became Dover White. I showed you the mantel after painting in a previous post, and promised a full reveal.
Disclaimer: I like pattern, I like color, I like flowers, and you are about to see a lot of these in my living room! I put the patterned carpet in 10 years ago. Unfortunately it shows no wear, because I am tiring (tired) of it.
The living room door with my recently completed old frame chalkboard.
My Grandma's treadle sewing machine. I covered it in a previous post.
This photo shows my new beadboard wall shelf also covered in a recent post.
This washstand was a $40 garage sale gem. I recently put one coat of nutmeg American Accents paint over the finish to make it match the new shelf better. I like the way it turned out. The wood grain is still visible, and the distressed areas are too.
I have a little photo gallery of recent photos and an antique photo of my great grandpa's sister above the washstand.
This is my fairly old, 12-14 years old, Flexsteel, linen, floral, skirted sofa. I fell in love with it the first day I saw it and still like it. It is slightly faded but otherwise in excellent condition.
I like the white slipcovered look too that I see on a lot of blogs but I look outside at white snow for over six months a year and enjoy some color.
I love tea cups too. The coffee table has little doors for more display of cups. My new cloche vignette is on top.
These great pillows are also covered in a previous post.
The sofa wall. Have you noticed dogs in the photos before now? I gave up trying to get them out of the room for the photography session.
This is the 1930 Sparton wood radio cabinet repurpose.
was updated with new hardware.
This is my dining table without the leaf and the beautiful chandelier that came with the house. It must be 50 years old too.
These are the burlap curtains I recently purchased from Ballard Design. I think they de-formalized a little too.
Also a family heirloom, my Grandma's China Cabinet.
I love the fancy Deco-Breeze floor fan too.
The fireplace and mantel. This television has not been replaced yet with a led. Still works!
Revamped mantel after painting.
Just in case you missed the carpet. (I don't have the color right on the sofa here or it's too bright in front of the window. It's more of a burgundy or wine color)
This is the layout.
This room is decorated for my personality. My love of flowers, antiques, nostalgia, pattern, color, lady headvases, lady portraits, lady figurines, lady portrait plates, dogs, oil lamps, miniature bibles, tea cups, family photos, air brush prints by De Jonge and Turner, and houseplants.