Living Room Reno Reveal

Hey! I’m so excited to show you my living room renovation. Let me say this has been quite the ordeal to get this done. Definitely had some mishaps and what the hell?! moments. This project as with all our projects around the house are a combo of DIY and this is a job for a professional. We hired a contractor to texture and paint. We knew that this was a bigger job than we wanted to tackle. We are very pleased with his work. He also textured and painted our kitchen and hallways.

Let’s take a tour shall we?

Walking into the living room from the kitchen, you see the gallery wall. There are a few of my husband’s drawings and paintings. I wished you could’ve seen his face light up when I told him I was going to use some of his art! I think he likes this gallery wall more than I do. I also purchased @ prints from a friend of mine on Instagram. You can find her Etsy store @ HeatherFelderArt. The Dip Dyed Tapestry on the other wall came From DesignsbyFilia On Etsy.

That cool swag lamp is a vintage find. I absolutely love it. It’s perfect lighting for my desk.

P.S. look closely at the sofa. Do you see a dog? That’s Diesel, the blender as we call him.

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Just to the right of the gallery wall is the hallway. I chose to use Sherwin Williams Iron Ore On the trim and doors. Dover White is the wall color also by Sherwin Williams. You may have noticed one of the doors is painted the same color as the walls. That was done intentionally. It houses the heater and I didn’t want to draw so much attention to it. It is narrow and about a foot shorter than the other doors. In the future we plan to remove the trim, exposed hinges and door knob and make a “secret” door. Unfortunately that was an after thought so Its future plans.

Just to the right of the gallery wall is the hallway. I chose to use Sherwin Williams Iron Ore On the trim and doors. Dover White is the wall color also by Sherwin Williams. You may have noticed one of the doors is painted the same color as the walls. That was done intentionally. It houses the heater and I didn’t want to draw so much attention to it. It is narrow and about a foot shorter than the other doors. In the future we plan to remove the trim, exposed hinges and door knob and make a “secret” door. Unfortunately that was an after thought so Its future plans.

Where do I start? How about the dinky little Christmas tree. My daughter was giving me a hard time last night about not having a tree up. Up until this very day we have been working in here. Moving furniture to work on the fire place and touch up paint dings from moving furniture. There was no way I was putting up tree. Well you see, we came to a compromise. I let her decorate it. I honestly don’t even remember buying those decorations.  Next to the “Poor little Christmas tree” are 2 fab vintage chairs. I got these chairs for a steal. My husband took the skirts off to show some leg. I’m telling you they don’t make furniture like they used to. These chairs are in excellent condition. The ottomans are vintage also. I bet you will never guess where I found them. Etsy! If you haven’t figured it out yet I am obsessed with vintage decor. I love incorporating in my designs. My home is no exception.

Where do I start? How about the dinky little Christmas tree. My daughter was giving me a hard time last night about not having a tree up. Up until this very day we have been working in here. Moving furniture to work on the fire place and touch up paint dings from moving furniture. There was no way I was putting up tree. Well you see, we came to a compromise. I let her decorate it. I honestly don’t even remember buying those decorations.

Next to the “Poor little Christmas tree” are 2 fab vintage chairs. I got these chairs for a steal. My husband took the skirts off to show some leg. I’m telling you they don’t make furniture like they used to. These chairs are in excellent condition. The ottomans are vintage also. I bet you will never guess where I found them. Etsy! If you haven’t figured it out yet I am obsessed with vintage decor. I love incorporating in my designs. My home is no exception.

Ahhhhh the fireplace, the labor of love. This was all DIY. I told you in previous blog post my husband is pretty handy. This was his first attempt to install dry stacked stone. I think he did a damn fine job. I hit the jack pot when I married him. I say it all the time. He is so talented. I am so grateful for him and his talents.  Oh and I almost forgot! The macrame’ piece hanging above the fireplace is made by my mom. I’m surrounded by talented people!

Ahhhhh the fireplace, the labor of love. This was all DIY. I told you in previous blog post my husband is pretty handy. This was his first attempt to install dry stacked stone. I think he did a damn fine job. I hit the jack pot when I married him. I say it all the time. He is so talented. I am so grateful for him and his talents.

Oh and I almost forgot! The macrame’ piece hanging above the fireplace is made by my mom. I’m surrounded by talented people!

An overhead view shows my vintage kilim rug that I had for about 3 years and never liked the way it looked in here until now. It’s like it was made for these chairs.  Please don’t laugh at my skirtless tree. No go ahead it makes me laugh. I seriously considered taking out of here before I took pictures, I decided against it. I am hoping to entertain some of you.

An overhead view shows my vintage kilim rug that I had for about 3 years and never liked the way it looked in here until now. It’s like it was made for these chairs.

Please don’t laugh at my skirtless tree. No go ahead it makes me laugh. I seriously considered taking out of here before I took pictures, I decided against it. I am hoping to entertain some of you.

Lastly let me tell you about this Eames Style Selig chair. We picked this up in Albuquerque NM. It took my husband 24 hours to decided if we were going to get it. I knew as soon as we walked into the antique store we were going to get it. Thank goodness the gentleman working was kind enough to hold it for us while my husband “slept on it” before making a decision.  And of course the TV credenza that serves no purpose except to show my cool stuff and a scorpion named Striker.  Thanks for taking the tour of my living room renovation! I would like to know what you think. Leave comments below or send me an email.  Sign up for our emails list to receive your free guide of measurements designers use.

Lastly let me tell you about this Eames Style Selig chair. We picked this up in Albuquerque NM. It took my husband 24 hours to decided if we were going to get it. I knew as soon as we walked into the antique store we were going to get it. Thank goodness the gentleman working was kind enough to hold it for us while my husband “slept on it” before making a decision.

And of course the TV credenza that serves no purpose except to show my cool stuff and a scorpion named Striker.

Thanks for taking the tour of my living room renovation! I would like to know what you think. Leave comments below or send me an email.

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Until next time

XOXO Shelly Groves