March 20, 2017

One Down...mostly

Family room painting is complete!

The walls look great. The book case, rug, old fireplace screen: GONE!

Plus we flipped the room. Sofa and piano switched places so Frank can grow some plants in the south facing window.

We still have art and family pictures to put up but some frames and some matting need to be changed out. That can wait until we are done painting living room, dining room, entry and our bedroom.

As for the purging; a good start. Got some donation boxes, some stuff in the trash, some stuff to be recycled and (shhh!) a few items to keep until I don't want to keep them anymore. We've even put a couple of items out on the sidewalk and, pfff, like magic it disappears! Love those drive-bys!

Want to see the results? I'm pretty happy, so far. Remember, so art on walls yet!

Drapes are a very dark plum.

The cloth on the coffee table is temporary. I'm searching for the perfect fabric to sew a slipcover over it and Frank ordered glass to fit it.  It is actually a trunk. We're also searching for perfect area rug. In the meantime, Frank can do his Risky Business/Tom Cruise impersonation, though I have to say, it's just not the same with business socks on!

The little octagon table between the chairs will be painted, but I am still contemplating the colors.

We're looking for a replacement to our old fireplace screen, which sadly gave up the ghost last winter.

Since we often entertain large groups of family, the heart is often used for extra seating. Between the piano and brick will one of our large baskets to hold cushions for butt comfort.

Now if I could only get rid of the ridiculous amounts of remote controls!

Back into my painting clothes on onto the living room. Wish me luck, friends, I'm going in!

p.s. Frank rescued his clock...for now!


  1. Looks great! Your hard work is really paying off. The room looks so comfy. A great place to snuggle up with a good book. Painting is such a fabulous way to give a room or house an entire new look.

    1. Thank you. It does feel very peaceful.

      Good luck with all your prep work for painting and take care of your back.

  2. Well done. I like it!!!!

    Hard work but well worth it๐Ÿ’œ

    1. Thank you, Linda! It was worth it but I don't think I will ever paint a brick fireplace again...ever!

  3. It all looks LOVELY! Business socks, lol!

    1. Thank you! Already for you to come for tea!


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