This are the before and after pics our living room… the room you first see when you walk in the front door.
Before: pretty non-descript, unless you’re into floral swaggy curtains.
And partially peeled wallpaper border.
Sometimes I just can’t control my impulses.
Now check it out after. Not incredibly amazing, but definitely much less anxiety producing. All we did was remove the border and the curtains, paint and put some things up on the walls.
Oh, and I did add some lamps I found on clearance at Lowe’s. $16.99 each, baby. This crazy house has NO overhead lighting. As a girl coming from the south, you’d think I’d have noticed that there is not one ceiling fan in any of the bedrooms or living areas.
Not one. If there had been one, we’d have all been living under it for the last few weeks.
I do plan on adding curtains, when I feel like making the effort to deal with curtain rods.
We’ll see when that happens 🙂
I love the color I chose. Looooove it. It’s called ‘barley’ and it’s from Lowe’s. In case you are interested, I only buy paint from Lowe’s. Call me a braggart, but I have bought my fair share of paint. I used to buy paint at Home Dep@t because everyone said it was so great. I heartily disagree.
I like Valsar (Lowe’s brand) so much better. It’s thicker and covers so much better. There’s not much I like better than not dripping paint on the carpet and not needing a second coat.
Above it are a few of my favorite prints of, you guessed it, horses. These I bought at a road-side “antique” shop for $5 each. They’re probably not worth much more, but I love them nonetheless.
More before and after pictures to come, but I figure I’ll make you wait. After all, it took you maybe 2 minutes to read this post, while it took me 2 days to finish this room.
It’s only fair.