Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Revamping my livingroom

When our family moved to our new house almost 4 years ago, we had to completely rehab the whole house.  The house was never updated and was neglected for many years. It was a huge undertaking! Our family and friends thought we were crazy but we never said we weren't. We couldn't tackle this project all at once such as going in and completely redoing it top to bottom before we moved in.  So, we tried to renovate as much as we could before we moved and figured the rest will be projects we'll take on along the way.  Well 4 years later, very little has changed!  I'll start by showing you my livingroom before and now.
This is the picture of my livingroom while the floors were being sanded and stained.  I chose a very dark almost black stain for the floors.  During the reno my husband discovered that there was a two feet of space in between the ceiling.  We decided to make a large tray ceiling and put rope lighting all around the inside of the tray. 

I love the dark stained floors… Except my livingroom looked like a bowling alley, I had to fill it up with furniture and accessories.

It was starting to take shape, but still lacks character and style. 

I grabbed these two gorgeous leather chairs my friend was ditching.   I think they're a beautiful addition to the room. 

Here's how my livingroom looks now…  It is looking much better, but yet a bit too brown.

I still want to change or add to the curtains, install a corner fireplace, maybe change the color of the ottoman and attempt to make slipcovers for the sofas.

What do you think?  Do you have any ideas on changes I could make in this room?  I would love to hear some suggestions.

Thank you so much for stopping by!


  1. You have my dream floor!!! I think a bright area rug might do the trick!

  2. I love the room and those dark floors are gorgeous! I might add an area rug and some pillows for a pop of color. I can't beleive your friend got rid of those beautiful chairs! (I see you have a nice big TV - remember to record Rules of Engagement - LOL). Have a great weekend!

    1. I would love to put a rug to break up the floor, but my huge black doggy sheds so much I'm afraid it is going to harbor all the hairs. I already have to vacuum twice a day. I have to figure out a way!
      Thanks for your thoughts!


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