Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Quick Living Room Make Over

 After a long weekend of cleaning my long organizing quest is finally winding to a close. I can move around without tripping over boxes and it's sadly refreshing. To celebrate I hung a few bits of art that I never got around to displaying for a quick living room makeover.

Before:
 
 The painted "squares" were from me testing to choose the best color for the walls. I'm going with the blue one and I'll paint the space when I have more time to dedicate a day to it. I can't wait, these walls desperately need color and the paint's already been purchased. (Kind of wishing I went with a bright green color now, though- something less boring that grayish blue).

After:


The tall book shelf kind of messed up the balance of the space, replacing it with a shorter one makes the room flow better. This entire arrangement is merely temporary until the paint goes on the walls and things get arranged (and RE-arranged).















 The living room doesn't feel "right" yet but I'll figure it out. I also need to properly mat and frame my favorite childhood posters, my "classic" Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles one and my Transformers the Movie (animated 1986) Poster. And I need a new couch, the sheet on top hides some irreparable damage...

With better color and "flow" the "living room" will hopefully come alive. Here's the view of it from my "dining room" (doubles as the "craft room") I love the light from the "day light bulb" I got yesterday- I need to replace all the ugly yellow lighting in the house with this one!





I'll post more pictures when the room is painted and the layout has been edited some more. With the french doors in the middle of the room it's a challenge to arrange the furniture in a way that makes sense!



This post linked at: The Happiness Project / New Nostalgia / Silly Little Sparrow / Today's Creative Blog / Review Retreat / Craft Edition / Tuesday Tagalong

20 comments:

  1. Ahhh...it's SO nice to get stuff hung on the walls. I know I never feel like I truly LIVE in a space until the walls are done. Too bad it often takes YEARS!

    Stopping by from the Happiness Project. Happy Tuesday!

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  2. Great make over. Love the color of your dining room too.

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  3. Love the Transformers and Ninja Turtles posters. Great paint job too!

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  4. Wow that looks great!!

    I’m a new follower from FMBT! I look forward to reading more of your posts!

    http://www.ingenuemom.com

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  5. How cool is that. As a mom of 2 boys I know all about furniture that wears clothing lol.

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  6. I'm just like you. A room feels right when it feels right. Until then I'm always trying to figure out how to change it around to create a good flow of energy. I love your choice of artwork.

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  7. Its always so nice to get a project like this done...I think your room looks great!

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  8. Looks great! Like the color for the walls. We moved into our house over a year ago, and I still don't have everything hung on the walls. I can be quite indecisive;) Thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet comment. It does feel good to have those projects completed!

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  9. That is super cool.. I'm your new follower from Tuesday Tag along...

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  10. Wow thanks for the tip!!! I'm definitely going to try the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle lotion!

    Thanks so much!

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  11. Hello! I love your blog! I am a new follower. I hope you will stop by and follow me too! www.livingonloveandcents.blogspot.com Have a great day! Heather

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  12. I love all the pop culture that hangs on your walls.

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  13. Cute Blog! I’m a new follower Happy Tuesday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!
    http://heavenlysavings.blogspot.com
    I also have a blog hop every Monday! I’d love for you to join!

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  14. Java- I hope it works for you, let me know!

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  15. LOVE the color! It looks great. Thanks for your comment on my blog about our kitchen, I appreciate you stopping by!

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