Thursday, February 4, 2016

Friday's Faves...Living Room Transformation

I thought it would be fun to take you around our new to us house, 
show you the progress made so far in our updates, and changes we have yet to make, 
starting with the living room.

Our house was built in 1992, so the house has a lot of oak and a lot of brass,
but we fell in love with the bright open floor plan.
Here are photos from the original real estate ad.
This is the formal living room and...
the far end of the room, shown below, was meant to be the formal dining room.
We decided to use the room as one large living room,
and make the family room off of the kitchen into a large dining room,
and the breakfast nook as a little sitting area.
We ripped out all of the carpet and vinyl in the whole living area, kitchen, dining room and hallway
and put in solid birch hardwood.
We replaced all of the dated brass light fixtures.
This is the "dining room" side of the room that we now use as part of the living room.
We have not had our t.v. in our main living room before, (my preference),
but I'm trying to be a nice wife and give it a try.
We are planning to wall mount it, and then hide it behind something when it's not in use,
perhaps a large vintage map.

We ordered custom woven wood shades for all of the living room windows.
I may add some drapes on this window.
This photo shows the pass through between the kitchen and "dining room".
It now just serves as a good way to peek into the living room from the kitchen,
or to talk between rooms.
Below is the fireplace as it used to be, facing the family room off of the kitchen.
We turned it around in the wall to face the living room, 
and gave it a makeover.

We kept our living room furniture from our former house, 
and just added some new pillows and lamps,
the floral chair and little side table by it,
and the red media cabinet.

Next week,  I'll show you the kitchen and dining room!

Well, it's almost Friday, friends.
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
a SAFE and BLESSED weekend.


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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.. Love the big windows, and the floors are beautiful. Know your enjoying it.
      ps I posted under Amy's post, because for some reason, it would not let me post in the comment form?? sory.

    2. Judy, I don't know why, on occasion, people have trouble commenting. It seems random.

  2. Love watching you turn your house into a home! :-)

  3. I've been wanting to peek inside your home, Elizabeth! Thanks for sharing. I agree that drapes on that window would look quite nice, and I've seen vintage, pull down maps that cover a TV and look wonderful. (Hmm. They were shared on someone's blog--was that you?) I've looked into that idea too. Have a blessed week. Looking forward to next Friday's "tour."

    1. I agree about some drapes. Another thing on the to do list!

  4. very nice and creative who would think to change the fireplace and move the rooms around? it is awesome and very comfy.

    1. I had a layout in mind and found a home that we could make that happen!

  5. What a beautiful way you're turning your house into a home ♥ Have a blessed weekend, Elizabeth.

  6. A home and heart full of love--I can feel it all the way down in Georgia!


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