Friday, May 28, 2010

Living Room Before & After

We are mostly finished with our living room in our 1940's cottage. The wood floors have been refinished, one of the only things we didn't do ourselves. Some things I believe should be left to the professionals and this was one of those jobs. We prepped and painted everything, and let me tell you, old plaster walls are not fun to prep. Sadly all the original molding was gone when we got the house so we plan on installing molding that will look like it's always been there (hopefully). Furniture arrangement was a challenge in such a small space, especially where to put the T.V. but I'm happy with the results! See below for before and after photos.

Living Room Before


The assemblage art piece was made by me. Made out of found wood I collected from different places. The color scheme for living room mainly came from this piece and the orange sofas which I already owned.

We still have all the molding to install but besides that the living room is mostly done. In the lower right hand corner you can see a sample of the baseboard we plan to install. The black and white pillows are made by me and can be purchased at my etsy shop The mid-century chairs I found on Craigslist and I plan to refinish them one of these days. Another project on my growing to-do list!

The living room flows straight into the dining room. Both rooms are very small. The house is only 820sq ft.

The coffee table is a mid-century modern table I found on Craigslist. The kidney shaped ceramic piece I found on ebay. The print above the sofa is a 1969 poster designed by Ellamarie Woolley.

I'm a huge Charley Harper fan. When I saw this bird print with gourd bird houses I just had to have it!

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