Monday, August 6, 2012

A living room worth living in.

My 1950 house wasn't built with flat screen TV's in mind.
This has been a dilemma in my living room. 
I couldn't quite make our 42 inch screen look like it belonged.
With a $25 dresser - found on Craigslist, I solved the problem.
The vision fell into place and my paint brushes got busy.
I worked like a dog the past week.
I've painted. I've planned. I've rearranged.
I striped my living room walls.


I really wanted to stick a color pallet. 
Aqua, white, beige & a touch of black.
This is big for me. Usually I am less strict with myself.




You might notice some items picked up at garage sales over the past few months.
It's fun and a relief to give them a permanent home.
  • I painted the big shelving unit that was formerly black. (my dark period.)
  • I made the 'cinema' sign. 
  • The Cabinet Maker and I striped the walls. (he measured and taped, I painted.)
  • We hung the big vintage map. (not to worry, the subway sign moved to another wall.)

I'll show full before and after pics, but for now here's a look at the change:
It hasn't always been this drab, but it recently took a major dive.


But seriously,
 Can I gloat a little more about "Cinema."
Super Fabulous.


My TV dilemma is now a delightful cinema.
xo jeanne.

4 comments:

  1. I LOVE the difference this has made in your room! Amazing! That cabinet is great and the proportions with the dresser, as compared to that little table from before, are much better!

    (and yes, your cinema sign rocks!)

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  2. your transformation is Beautiful I love all your creativity....

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  3. It looks beautiful. I love it! Love that gooseneck lamp too.

    Danielle

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  4. I was over at An Oasis in the Desert, visiting Cas and stopped to look at the list of sites that she was following. The name of your blog caught my eye and I just had to check it out.

    My, what a delightfully refreshing idea for your room. It is so charming. I have been going through some of your other posts and decided that this is a blog that I am very excited about following. Come on over and visit, I hope that you will feel the same way about mine. Have a spectacular weekend, Connie :)

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