Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Entry/Living Room Reveal! (Before & After)

Okay, I know I've driven some of you people crazy waiting to show the planking we did in our entry and one wall in our living room.
What can I say?
I'm a dabbler.
I start painting a sign...
...get distracted...
start painting a room...
Start writing a post...

Yeah, I get distracted easily.
Here she is though!
Completely not how it will be in a few days since I have yet to "style" anything.

I finally got to put my .50 cent light to good use.
Please excuse the fact that is crooked here.


Here is a before shot from a few years back.

BEFORE

I love how the new walls make my little coat hook thing look fabulous:-)

The ledge has yet to be addressed or dressed at all.
I have no idea what will be happening up there...


The dresser is on its way out as well.
It was borrowed and is being returned to its owner.
I liked it for the photo's though.


The trim is plain, out-of-the-can white from Home Depot.
(Behr)
The wall color is Sherwin Williams "Alabaster".
I had it color matched at HD as well in Behr paint.


The shade is from Home Depot and the bamboo rug was borrowed from the kitchen
and was here when we moved in.


This is the planks we used from Lowes.
LOVE them and would highly recommend for the price and ease of installing.

So there ya have it!
I will share more when I update the ledge and move the dresser out.
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24 comments:

Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams said...

swwwooonnn.... love it!!!! So open and fresh now!

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Love everything about it. I just cant' stop looking!!

Helen said...

I really like the shelf/high ledge. And the enamel is going to be so easy to take care of. I look forward to seeing what else is going to happen here. I see the horns came out from the bedroom... Are you going to plank the living room floor? We would like to, then we think about all the furniture that gets moved around here and see 'scratches' before they even happen. Looks great.

The Primitique said...

Hello? The line of antlers? So good. The look is so good. Way to go! ~Mindy

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh my wow! it looks so so amazing! i love it- so full of rustic charm and warmth and character!

Stephanie said...

I love all the changes! The window in the door really helps open it up from a dark, small looking area to a nice bright and much bigger looking entryway. Love the planking, love the new light, love the ledge....ok, I guess I'll stop now. Great job!

c. Joy said...

We changed out our front door similiar to what you've done. I'm looking for lace to use as 'window covering' - we don't have a peep hole so I don't want to use a heavy blind/curtain. How have you attached you curtain? It looks good.

Nan said...

It looks wonderful - great job!

Judy said...

Everything looks so fresh and beautiful. Excellent job!
BTW, this is kind of "off topic", but how do you keep your moss pomander looking so fresh?

Kary Ross said...

Love the look! Love the antlers too! Would you share a bit about those soon. I have a pair of vintage antlers. Need to change the mounting board on both but not sure whether to cover or paint. Also the part that is mounted to the board is covered with an awful green material. I haven't torn it off but plan to. Any ideas?

Thanks for sharing your entry/living room! Love your style!

Melissa said...

Looks great! I especially like the shelf trim, it will be fun to see what you do with it all!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

That bead board and ledge add so much character and charm!

Would you link up with out multi-blog "Imagine the Impossibilities" link party? We stay live until midnight on Friday (CST). Here's the link:

http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com/2012/01/imagine-impossibilities-2012-link-party.html

Hope to see you at the party ...

Linda
itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

This is so great! I LOVE the planks!

Thank you so much for linking to the challenge.
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

So happy to see you at the Impossibilities party!

Linda
itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

Eclectically Vintage said...

Wow - love the beadboard and your rustic touches. The antlers mounted on burlap (I think?) look fantastic. Thanks so much for joining our Impossibilities Challenge. New follower!
Kelly

Anne said...

Wow, found you on the Imagine the Impossible link party - love what you did. I'm your newest follower!

Iesha Williams said...

Great job on the wall! Love the planks and congrats on the top 12 again!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Okay.....so I am already one of your biggest fans (I think I have pinned half your blog....especially those number pillows)....but I wanted to stop by and say congrats on being featured in the top 12 over at WhisperWood Cottage. You deserve it.

blessings,
karianne

Cindy said...

The hallway planking is beautiful, you did an excellent job on it.
Hugs, Cindy

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i know i already told you i love it but i wanted to congratulate you on top 12!

The DIY Show Off said...

Gorgeous! I love the plank walls and picture rail and all of your beautiful decorative accents! Wow! Congratulations! :)

Roeshel

Pammakesthings said...

Congratulations, on making the top 12 at Whisperwood Cottage! You walls look amazing and I'm so doing that somewhere, if not everywhere, in my home! I also love the antlers and too bad you can't keep that dresser because it rocks, too! Love it all!

Jen said...

Congratulations on making the top 12! I LOVE your wall!!! I am looking around my house as I type seeing if there is somewhere I could do that!!! Good luck!

Chelisa Treadway said...

Gorgeous! Is this tongue and groove pine boards painted?