Thursday, April 21, 2016

Home Plans : Living Room

Hi everyone!  I'm excited to kick off room tours today with one of the most important- the living room.  In my house, this is the first room that you walk into, so it's important to me to get this room right, right away!  I'll all about a good first impression, so this has to set the mood right.

Today I'm going to be sharing the "before" pictures of the space, along with the projects that I would like to complete (some of these are things that will be completed right away, while others are more long-term), and finally some inspiration that I found for the space.

I hope you enjoy a little peek at the room!  Things are already changing and I can't wait to share all of the "afters"!



Before

 Fireplace and paneled wall

 Selma loves it here :)

 The only window, and the entry way.  Behind the door is a built-in shelf (you can kind of see it in this picture)

 The longest wall, which leads to the two bedrooms and the kitchen

Big blue living room :)


Projects

- Re-Paint Walls - we chose the color Morning Fog by Sherwin Williams.  I loved the blue color in the living room, but it was in pretty bad shape and I wanted a more neutral color.  I also wanted to lighten it up a bit to make this small room seem bigger.

- Re-Caulk Wood Paneling - I love the accent wall and definitely want to keep it!  The caulking in between the panels is in pretty bad shape, and I will probably need to re-paint as well.

- Replace Window and Sill - the front window has a rotten window sill, so that will definitely need replaced.  During our inspection, our home inspector also noted that the window should be replaced, so that's on our list too.

- Build a Window Seat - speaking of the window, I'm planning on building a window seat (or buying one!).  Selma loves to look out the window, so we needed a great spot for her to watch the street!

- Add Skylight or Recessed Lighting - since there's only one window and no good place to add more (unless we add one into the panel wall), we're thinking of adding either a skylight or recessed lighting.  Natural light is a huge thing to Dan, so having a skylight would be ideal!

- Built-in Shelves - I love the built-in shelves by the fireplace and front door, so I want to do some sort of fun project with them.  I'm looking for inspiration for this, but I'm excited to get started!

- Clean Fireplace - I love the fireplace in the living room (one of my wish list items when we started to look!) but it's pretty dirty.  I want to clean it out, and I'm thinking about re-tiling eventually to lighten it up and make it look fresh!


Inspiration

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I love this color palette and how simple and cozy the room is.  


I really like the idea of adding cabinet doors to the built-ins, and the stone fireplace.


I love everything about this room- the furniture, hanging lamp, rug, painting, plants...YES.



linking up with Amanda, Friday Five

11 comments:

  1. That's a lovely room, the fireplace and wood panelling is such a nice feature. I think your inspiration is spot on, I can't wait to see how this turns out!

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    1. Thank you Rachel! I'm excited to see how it goes too :)

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  2. Super cute Gretchen! I'm so happy for you both!

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  3. Love the little built in shelf & the fireplace! & I think the grey color you picked will be great. I love grey with navy blues & yellows for pops of fresh-ness.

    And seriously jealous about the fireplace. It's on my lists of musts one day for when I buy a house.

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    1. Thanks Jessie! We definitely got lucky that this little house has lots of character. A fireplace was a must for me so I'm SO happy this house had one (actually most places in the area had one so you're in luck!)

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  4. Your house has great bones and you have super ideas on fixing it up. The fireplace wall is going to be gorgeous. I like your color palette. The idea of skylight is a great one and will add so much light into the room. Can't wait to see it finished!

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    1. Thank you! Hopefully you can come over sometime soon :)

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  5. I love the idea of a window seat! I've always wanted to take a nap on one.. haha no idea why but they just look so cozy! So excited to see how everything turns out:)

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    1. Haha I agree! That's going to be Selma's spot though ;)

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  6. oh wow, i love the shelves behind the door! and selma looks so happy.

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