Those of you who know us personally, already know that it has been almost a year since we flipped our first property. Yes…we moved last summer. We bought the acreage with a flip in mind…and that is what we did. As much as we loved it out there, it wasn’t in the area we had in mind for a long term home. We spent just a little more than a year out there…and did a whole lot of work to that place.
Everything from the fireplace to the kitchen and bathroom cabinets to the exterior of the property got a little Tootsie and Co. touch! I didn’t share all of the upgrades we did, as I was dealing with health issues and didn't really get time to share them all... but there were a lot…and we were very proud. So proud in fact that we actually thought about staying there long term.
At first we were very sad to say goodbye to the place…but when we saw how much we made on the flip…the sad went away pretty quick . hahaha.
We found our new Project house…well new to us…and were smitten right off the bat.
She’s an older home, and she’s close to all of the things that TEENAGERS like and need. She looks small from the outside but inside there is lots of space for us all. It’s even close to a college for the older kids and a very good school for my Busy to finish up her education.
We don’t know if the plan is to live in this house forever, or instead, just until all the kids are out of the house. Until the day comes that we make a final decision, we will call this house our home…and slowly get her fixed up the way we want her. There’s a lot of work to do as the yard was badly neglected and the interior needed a little Tootsie Touch.
At first sight the ‘bones’ of this place were adorable. The yard has promise…and the house itself is super cute. It was the color scheme on the inside that was the nightmare.
There were several VERY undesirable paint colors used throughout the house…The worst of which was in the living room.
They say every girl LOVES Tiffany Blue right? Well…for me, that only applies if it is on a tiny little box…NOT on my living room walls.
Seriously…it’s a beautiful color…but all 4 walls? In the LIVING ROOM???
My son who is color blind even commented to me… “Mom…please paint” hahaha
We all agreed that the screaming blue had to go…so I got busy about a week after we moved in and set my sights on something just a little easier to look at. This blue looked SO bad with my olive green and earth toned furniture...you have no idea.
Lately I have been crushing hard on the creamy tones…and they co-ordinate nicely with the earth tones and olive shades that are my living room colors…so it worked out perfect!
I think that the name Living Room is absolutely appropriate for our front room…as it is the MOST used space in our house.
Once the walls were updated, I had planned to get busy and paint my way thought the rest of the house…but that was not in the cards. As it turned out…my health kinda cratered again and my little clothing design company took off in a very big way and I was spending 12-16 hours every day for several months sewing and creating styles for my customers to enjoy. It wasn’t until this spring that I was feeling up to painting, was caught up enough with work and was able to resume my decorating in the house. I painted the kitchen, which was a hideous shade of red/coral blech! You can see that post here. It was an amazing change…and a change very much for the better if I do say so myself!
It was only a few weeks ago that I got back into the living room and did some more changes to make her look like a space we could all enjoy spending time in. I started with the furniture. I gave my antique sofa set a HUGE makeover. You can see that post here. After I shared the post about the painting of the furniture, I had several of you email me and request photos of the rest of the room, so I am sharing today to oblige those requests!
Shall we get started on the big reveal of our living room?
When you walk into our house through the front door…this is the first actual room you will see.
The Cowboy picked out some very nice throw pillows to accessorize the sofas and chair...I really like them a lot. For a guy he's got okay taste sometimes...(wink wink)
The two cream throws on the cushion of the chair and far side of the sofa are for Marty and Ginger. (our two very spoiled cats) They love their blankies and that is where they generally sleep.
See that guy??? He’s supposed to be on the other end of the sofa on his ‘special baby blankie’…
WHAT A BRAT! He supervises me in almost everything I do…but today...he's being like this!
The updated furniture has changed the whole feel in this space…we love it.
I went through and edited out some of the things that used to be part of the living room…and added some others. Getting rid of old memories and reminders is often a very good thing. There's going to be one heck of a garage sale this summer...
We use this room every day…and I for one am very happy with the way it all came together.
I wish it wasn’t so hard to get a good photo of this space…I am a tad rusty with the room pics so perhaps is just the photographer. hahaha.
There’s a little cowboy, a little french country and a whole lot of love in this room.
Well…that’s it for me for today…thanks for stopping by!
I am headed back to the sewing machine for a few days. I can’t wait to share my work space with you…it’s getting a nice crisp update too!!
Until next time… Happy Decorating !!! ( and re-finishing!)
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