August 8, 2010

{A Whirlwind Remodel}

All I did was paint my living room walls a new color... 

...and then my sister-in-laws (Jamie and Sheri) came to visit for a week and there was no looking back!  
After hours (and days) of rummaging thru garage sales and thrift stores, painting, sanding, and sewing... a completely new room emerged! 

Here are the BEFORE pictures....




And here are the AFTER pictures...



Can you believe the difference?!  It's so much lighter and casual.  I love it!  We painted the wood shelves on the wall cottage white along with the bottom of the coffee table.  My other awesome sister-in-law, April and I sewed the new pillows.  She is a great person to sew with... she is so fast!

 There is the end table from the before picture that we found at a thrift store and painted white.  It still needs knobs.  But isn't it so much cuter now?!


In this picture you can get a better view of the cool red shutters we found at a garage sale for $1 each.  The other one is hung on the right side, on the other side of the bay window.

The shelf now holds a collection of pitchers and a platter we hung on the back.


I didn't get a before picture of the chair, but the wood parts were plain old brown, until they got painted too!  The chair sits opposite the couches.

So I guess that's it.  It never would have happened without everyone's ideas and working together.  Thanks Jamie, Sheri and April.  I love you guys!

8 comments:

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Your living room looks so cozy. Nice makeover.

-Danielle

saraiwithani said...

I picked up some shutters at the local Habitat for Humanity store recently and had the idea to hang them on either side of the windows in my office. Thanks for posting these pictures...lets me know that my idea will really work!

Susan said...

Love the makeover! I like the chair the best ;o)

Bette said...

i love the makeover! Great job!

Corners of My Life said...

Not long ago I would shudder when thinking about painting natural wood surfaces.
Now . . .
It's all about white.
Great makeover!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

What a difference white makes! Love it~

Traci said...

I love everything Bob! You guys did such a great job!

Jamie said...

It was soooo much fun! And I wish I had bought those shutters! :)