Project: Finished

Every last detail has been attended do–actually, last Friday we finished up the little things we still had to accomplish so the house was ready for company Friday evening (nothing like doing things at the last minute).

Here is a photo of the living room pre-project.

I should say that I love, love, love(d) this rug, but it was becoming very threadbare so we’ve been talking about replacing it for a few years.  If it were still in good shape I would have chosen to keep it–I love the colors and the design. BUT. It was wearing out. So we had to do it.  I also love the burgundy curtains, but was starting to think they might look pretty dated–they have been hanging there for about 17 years.

So, we bought a new rug with our tax return and decided to take the curtains down for a lighter look.  Which meant we had to paint. And one thing led to another, as it always does. But it’s finally done.

Excuse the crookedness of the photo–apparently I took it after my first glass of wine. 😉

I’m really happy with the way it turned out–I love the quality of the light, especially in the afternoon.  I suppose when it gets really hot out (something I’m having a hard time imagining at this point) it might not be as wonderful, but we do have light-blocking shades on all these windows, so we can close them if we need to.

This weekend, I think we might paint the upstairs hallway. . .  :)

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6 Responses to Project: Finished

  1. Stephanee Everson says:

    Sandi, I LOVE the change! It looks so much brighter & lighter! And youthful! I’m all about youthful these days! Lol.

    • Sandi says:

      Thank you! I was hesitant to make the changes but I love the result. And it’s cleaner than it’s been in a long time, too. 😉

  2. Phyllis Paulson says:

    Interesting to see the contrast. Brighter – bigger looking

    • Sandi says:

      I also think it’s interesting that the walls look more “beige” in the “after” shot, but we actually painted the exact same color. :)

  3. Dina says:

    I love the new look, so bright, fresh, I love that rug!!

    • Sandi says:

      Thanks! It is definitely a different look–I wasn’t sure at first but it’s growing on me. (Yes, I did choose it at the store, but then when we put it down it was SO much lighter I was a bit worried about it showing the dirt.) :)

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