Pretty depressing huh? Between the popcorn ceilings, dingy paint and dark trim there were definitely no happy vibes here. I actually remember doing the final walk-thru of the home before we offically closed on it.
This room smelt weird and lady bugs had infested the place. I got a sick feeling in my stomach. What the hell was I thinking when I put an offer on this dump?
That being said, the living room has been my favorite transformation of the home. It was our first endeavor. After painting the walls with Sherwin Williams Passive, scraping off the popcorn ceilings, changing the light fixtures and painting the trim and beams in an ultra white, high-gloss paint….BAM!!! A light and airy living room is born. Add in the white Ikea Ektorp furnishings, and the transformation is even more dramatic.
Whitewashing the brick fireplace, removing the brass cover and installing a wood mantel also made quite an impact. To read how I whitewashed the brick, click here. To see how I added the wood beam mantel click here.
I like to think of this space as the heart of the home. Airy and light, transitional with an element of understated elegance. Not too stuffy or pretentious. Sit down and enjoy a glass of wine…or 2 or 3…
I think this room deserves an award for most improved. Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed the tour of my living room.
Now got out there and design some good vibes!
Couch – Ikea Ektorp Blekinge white
Chairs- Ikea Extorp Blekinge white
Curtains – ikea ritva white curtains (I actually made hacked these with grey grosgrain ribbon)
Sidebord- World Market Double Shutter Doors Holbrook Sideboard
Wall Paint- Sherwin Williams Passive
Light Fixtures- Overstock.com Beatriz 4-light Black Classic Iron Hanging Lantern Chandelier
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