A trip to Vancouver

Project complete

Done and done.
My work in the living room is complete and I'm happy with the little adjustments I made.

Here are some photos to show the progression since we moved here almost 3 years ago:
Photo 1: Move in day.  March 2008
Note the boring wall colour, old TV and hairy dogs. I had lots of work to do.


Photo 2 is after paint from last November.  It's a grey-green colour that sometimes looks a steely blue in the light. 


Photos 3 and 4 are the finished project.  I opted out of end tables because I move my furniture far too frequently and didn't know if they'd always fit.
The area rug, I made.  Yup. We had a roll of unused carpet from our previous house, so I figured it should get used or tossed. Finally.  Making area rugs from remnants is easy and cheap and googleable.
I painted the TV wall a greeny blue shade of warmth. It makes me feel like I'm vacationing while warming up the room and drawing the eye to the bookshelves. I especially love the colour when the lights are down and the fireplace is on and I'm drinking red wine.
Then I started on my photo art project. It was super easy and I think reasonably priced. I ordered online from Costco. I also got a frame to match the picture of Willis sitting up at 6 months old. I still have to take a picture of Lucia, so there is a temporary photo there.
Touching up all the paint from when I first painted the room last November was necessary. That wasn't fun.
Lastly I reorganized my bookshelf to make it prettier, adding more photos of family and updating old ones.


And that's it for this project.  Next I will move upstairs to the hallway, but I need a break so that I can seriously concentratie on visualizing Christmas decor EVERYWHERE.

Comments

  1. The living room looks really great. Beautiful job Deena!! I love the TV wall and the book shelf rearrangement and the photo project...I love it all. Looks so cozy and inviting.

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  2. It looks amazing, Deena! I especially love the photo art and can't wait to see Lucia's sitting up picture next to Willis'!

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  3. Looks awesome!! Will you post pictures of your house once it's all decorated for Christmas? And I love the art project!

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