Thursday, November 4, 2010

Living Room Redo - Board and Batten

Here are some Before shots of the living room.
With the addition on our home, the dresser moved into our new master bedroom and the sofa moved into the new family room.

I replaced two of these coffee tables ......

 .....with two of these. You can read about their transformation here.

This tv armoire was exactly the same height as the fireplace mantle so I replaced it with a larger one. This one is now in my craft room and holds fabric and such.

After two years sitting in my garage this $15 garage sale armoire needed a new life. I painted it a robins egg blue, distressed the edges, and rubbed it down with an antiquing glaze. I also gave it new pulls.  It now resides in the living room.

Here are the Afters.  During the summer I added a board and batten treatment to the walls.  It took me about a month from start to finish but I did the entire thing myself.  I used sheets of MDF.  The guy at Home Depot cut them for me.  It took him over an hour and they didn't charge me a thing to cut.  I primed, painted, nailed, caulked, and painted again.  I thought it would NEVER end.  But I love the results - so worth it!!!!

My collection of vintage suitcases is growing. I found my third one this summer for $5 at a yard sale.

I love the vintage sheet music wreaths that Miss Mustard Seed makes so I got busy a couple nights ago and made one.  It turned out better than I thought it would.  It was very time consuming cutting, rolling, taping and glueing.  I love the yellowed papers.  I found the vintage moulding frame and the bullseye architectural piece at a yardsale for 50 cents each.

Since moving the couch into the new family room, we just have a bunch of mismatched chairs for the time being. I have been looking for new curtains. The red stripes don't go in here anymore.

Someday I would like to redo the mantle.  Something more chunky.

This trunk is very sentimental.  It belonged to my husbands grandfather.  It is full of pictures and mementos from WWII.  It was passed down to my father-in law.  My FIL passed away 10 years ago of cancer at the age of 52.  My husband then aquired the chest.

The rocking chair was my husband's great aunts. It had dark green fabric on it when we inherited it. It was falling apart so I recovered it years ago. Recently I made a faux grainsack pillow for it.

A view from the fireplace - looking out of the living room.

The moulding around the doorway adds so much.