We made some changes to the living room. Again. So I thought I’d do a “living room through the ages” post.

Too bad for you, I never took a picture of the living room when there was a pool table in the middle of the floor instead of a couch.

When I moved in (but before Mike’s furniture got the heave-ho and mine took over), it looked like this,

Then it looked like this,
This weekend we painted the back wall slate blue and the other walls a lighter color cream. Remember the pool table I mentioned? Well, through the years of Mike’s prime bachelor-dom, the walls had fallen pray to many a blue-chalk fingertip and abusive pool cue. They were scarred with blue marks and scratches and needed a face-lift somethin’ fierce.

We also painted the awkward wall between the dining room and living room to sort of tie it all together. It works really well. I wasn’t 100% satisfied with the frames on the wall above the couch. I think they were too small for the space, so I spent some time on Monday evening rearranging.

(Instagram pic…)
I hung the mirror all by myself. I AM WOMAN.

Anyway. I love how the house feels when we finish a project. Next up? The front door and yard – I’d love to add some curb appeal to our little ranch-style corner-house. Then The master bathroom. Then the deck/back yard. Then the kitchen.

Tags: Home Redecoration

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  1. Reply

    We're getting ready to paint at my fiances house (that I'll be moving into). I'm not allowed to paint…(this is what happens're also getting ready to start a big bathroom remodel and then possibly the basement. EEk!

  2. Reply

    your house look beautiful!

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    I love the changes! The room looks so chic now. Good job girl … err … woman! 🙂

  4. How lovely everything looks! Great job with the changes! I love them! Change is always good! xo. BrittA Southern Bee Diary 🙂

    • asj
    • January 11, 2012

    so cute, great job!

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    I love the dim lighting…makes everything feel so relaxed.P.S. Congrats on the wedding!

  6. Reply

    love it.a fresh coat of paint does wonders for a room.

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    Ooh…I really love the color. Its kind of a slate blue. I'm not usually a blue person …tho I have it in my bedroom… it has to be a slate-ish tint. Congratulations…. room really looks nice:)

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