First of all, I want to extend a great big thank you to all the
weirdos who commented on my previous post. At least now I don't
feel like I made a complete a_ _ out of myself. hehe
If I could rename my blog today, I think
The Procrastination Station would definitely be in the running,
and you'll see why when you view the photos below.
Get ready for color overload!
Here's the room I've shown you snippets of over
the past 3 years. Our very colorful living room.
We inherited the wall color, and that was okay at first because it's pretty close to the color
we had on the living room walls in our previous house. I don't dislike it, but after 9 years of
looking at it here and another 4 years at our old house, I'm more than ready for a change.
The upholstered furniture is old. Not vintage, but old.
23 years old and starting to show its age.
Most of the furniture was purchased for our previous
old house and I've tried to make it fit here.
If our house was a ship, I'm afraid it would sink.
All the heavy cargo is on the starboard side.
I took the photos on a bright sunny day because that's the only time I actually like the room.
It's a dreary place to be when the sky is overcast and during our long dark winters.
The armoire is too big for the corner and blocks light from the piano window.
I bought the unfinished pine piece 30 years ago, and I've painted it several times over the years.
It needs to go, but for now it serves the purpose of hiding my big old TV and stereo.
It looks like a grandma lives here.
Oh, no! I'm the grandma who lives here!
I've even got my basket of yarn in the photo below.
I really do not like this side of the room. The ceilings are high, but they appear to be low
because of the dark crown molding. The baseboard trim was painted by one of the previous owners,
currently serving a life sentence for the crime. :o)
The love seat is like new because nobody ever sits here!
The folding screen was inherited from Bill's grandparents.
The awkward arrangement on this side of the room will remain as is until the piano is adopted.
Both of our girls took lessons for years, but the only pianists interested these days
are Finley and Mack. Maybe I'll wrap it up for one of them for Christmas!
7 inch crown molding with original 1921 finish.
This is one of the things that's been holding me back. Anybody who owns an older home has
probably wrestled with the decision of whether or not to paint the original wood trim.
I invited the builder's daughter-in-law (in her 80's now) over for lunch shortly after we
moved in. She and her husband were given the house with the stipulation that
nothing could be changed as long as the parents were alive! It seems the
senior Mrs.W didn't approve of her daughter-in-law. Well, the day the
old bat kicked the bucket, junior Mrs.W hired a contractor to build her
a kitchen! She had been saving pages from Better Homes & Gardens for
years while she waited for........well, you get the picture.
My theory is that the senior Mrs.W would have been a much more
pleasant person if she had simply brightened up her dark, dreary home with a little white paint.
The cracked plaster walls throughout the house were another roadblock to sprucing up
the main floor rooms. We've repaired the foyer, stairwell, upstairs hallway,
and guest bedroom walls and ceiling. It's a time consuming, messy job and I've made the decision
to live with the imperfections in the living and dining room. So, last winter I finally bit the bullet
and painted the walls and trim in the dining room and I've
recently started painting the living room.
I've got one wall done.
Stay tuned. More to come........eventually.
Thanks for stopping by to see my baby steps towards an updated room!
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