Okay .... my Livingroom transformation through the years (and in some cases, the week) It's Alive! It's Aliiiiiiiive!
Today ... May 2013
1992 ... In the House for One Year
a little jazzing up the huge suede sofa my Mom gave me in 1993 or 1994 (the sofa is 2 years younger than the little guy below on the floor. He's 29 now)
1996 Water damage in den drove everyone to the livingroom including my ugly den furniture (gave the large large sectional suede sofa back to Mom because my kids were killing it! Purchased a small floral sofa with a few additional pieces for my Planned - Unused, Just for Decoration Livingroom ... insert laugh!)
Well, after we repaired the Den, we had a "Aha Moment" and decided to make it our Masterbedroom .... so I was in the market for new livingroom furniture because it would not be the a "Livingroom" ... Thanks to the IRS and several deductions, we had a good tax return.... bought a "Livingroom Group" ... had No clue I was buying waaaay too much furniture for the space (sofa, loveseat, chair, ottoman, 2 end tables and a coffee table oh, and a floor lamp)
Other side of Livingroom .... after paying for and picking up my new "set" and loading the pieces in my then 1998 Ford Windstar, the kids poised for pictures around the room. fyi: the back wall in this shot was removed - late one night after watching Martha Stewart's biography ... I had a "break thorugh" .. hahaha circa 1999 or early 2000 to enlarge the feel of the Livingroom
I went straight ahead with the Livingroom (taking up the eat in Kitchen space and turning this into a diningroom) Carpet was something from the 60's (orange and white) Removed it and put New Carpet for New Diningroom on the To do List (where it stayed for about 7 years) smh ...
Ok, I don't know what I was trying to accomplish with the curtains (fabric from Wal Mart) either, but it was attempt at privacy while I found the perfect pair of curtains .....
Seeing that boarder again is creeping me out ... (chills) It was soooo pretty to me at the time. Sooo pretty.
Here's a view from the kitchen during the Wallpaper (and black cabinet) Days...
in July of 2009 while sitting around, I said enough already with this wallpaper and got my youngest to help me remove it ... He jokes, he's the only 18 year old Jack of All Trades because of his Mom's impromptu Home Improvement. ;-)
In the melody of Earth Wind & Fire's "After the Love is Gone" ... "After the Wallpaper is Gone" what used to be right is wrong and the former color after removing the paneling is all we have have have ... oooooh!
a little rearrangement and bringing in bookshelves "from my childhood!!" (I begged my Mom for these) I tried ...
I also used a large frame to surround a frame to give the illusion of a larger picture.
Hallway door to the left .... I had Sheetrock applied over that opening, due the dead space behind. my fridge is now occupying that space.
Another look at the DOORS ... and see the "Opening" to the left to the dining area ... way too much openess for me (the green recliner is now sporting a brown slipcover. they were yet another gift from my Mom. She thought I'd thrown away her gift .... Slipcover ...... Goooood)
Glidden Olivewood ... Enter the decision to Go with One Color December 27th 2010 Stopped by Home Depot. browsed through paint samples and decided on .... Glidden's Olive Wood. purchased a 5 gallon bucket and went to painting! (came back later for about 3 additional gallons)
|View showing Roman Shades Had to buy 2 Shades per window (52 x 80)|
|View into TV side of room (formerly my Daughter's bedroom, my Office and then I removed the wall connecting it to the livingroom and made into a Diningroom, Exercise Room, back to a Diningroom and Now ... TV Room|
|Facing Former Hallway Door and Livingroom Closet. Open is into former Livingroom Closet. Mirror is where Hallway door used to be|
|(Feb 2012) Someone (ME) wanted to return to Plantation Blinds|
|View from Front door|