I was sitting in the living room the other day and the weather outside was a little rainy and gray. I realized the living room was a little dark-the furniture, the wood floor, the pillows, etc. I have a entertainment cabinet my Dad made and we haven't been able to use it in this house so we have been storing it in the garage. I feel bad that it is out there because of all the work he did on it. I decided the huge wall unit that I had to break up the sections in this house to make it fit was too dark and overpowering and I liked the one Dad made much better and it is golden oak so it would brighten the room. I also decided the one armchair, the coffee table and the end table were too dark too with the wood floors so I put everything on Craig's List! Of course, I discussed this with John first and he agreed. Come to find out he never liked the one armchair and he always thought the coffee table and end table were to dark! I have decided to retrieve the Pottery Barn wicker chairs I was storing over at Megan and Ken's back from them and I'm putting them in the living room. I am going to take the dark green pillows off the couch and one and half chair and I'm making dusty blue and cream striped pillows to replace them. I'm going to take the painting over the fireplace down and I'm replacing it with a mirror or a beach inspired picture. I will also put some shells, coral and beach glass on the mantel. I'm going to use the oversized ottoman for the coffee table and I'll put a tray on there in case someone would like to put a glass down. I have a stick lamp that I'm going to whitewash and I'll use that on another little table my Dad made. I will also be looking for a jute rug for the floor to complete the beach-themed room! The only thing I will have to buy is the rug and I'm sure I can find something inexpensive at one of the stores here! It will look like a totally different room when I get done with it. Here are some pictures of what it looks like now and then I'll take some pictures of it completed.
This the wall unit all together (this is in our old house). I have had to split up the unit because of wall space here.
This is the fireplace side of the living room.
I have a picture of the other side of the room but it wouldn't upload for some reason. Here is a picture of the coffee table and couch on that side of the room.
I can't wait to show you how the room looks all finished. We have sold the wall unit and the armchair on Craigs List and they will be picking it up Saturday. The coffee table and end table will be going out into the garage and then the decorating will begin!
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!