Living Room Makeover: After

Okay, yesterday we left off when I had some weekend helpers and a real fire under our butts.


We painted, painted, painted all weekend long (I’ll get to that all in a minute). When Alex got home he was really excited about all of the progress we made. He was also incredibly surprised to see his best buddy in our driveway! The boys took a break from the paint rollers for some birthday golf.


Then it was time to get back to work… here’s a couple progress pictures:




Once the paint was done, it was time to install all the molding. We finally decided to add board and batten to the bottom half of our walls. During this point in the project, Alex’s parents stayed with us for a week and helped so, sooo much! There was a ton of work involved — painting all the molding, cutting it to length, nailing it in place, covering and painting the holes…. Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of pictures during all these tedious steps since I was at work for much of the day. I’m sure you aren’t really interested in seeing pictures of measuring tapes and miter saws anyway.

We had some hard to reach painting to do…


And apparently pick some strawberries…



Already enough messing around — let’s get to the final product!

First…. a before shot to jog your memory:



(sorry, I had to include that one!)

Okay… and now, on to the after shots:








I can’t even begin to describe how good it feels to get this room knocked off our to-do list. And you know what? Not a single cell in my body wishes we had done it sooner. It definitely would have ended up a different color with different fixtures.. and to be honest, I’m loving how it turned out!

We’re currently on the hunt to get rid of our little green accents. As much as we love our green pillows and placemats, they don’t really go with our new slate grey-blue room. As always, we’re waiting until we find “the ones” — no sense hurrying to buy a bunch of pillows we only kind of like and then replace them again in six months.

So, there you go. A big project that we somehow managed to squeeze together in about three weeks. Can’t believe it took us over two years to get to this point! But, I tell ya… it feels good to be on this side of things :)

What’s been going on with you lately? Any big projects? Anyone recently get engaged (cough, cough — SUZZETTE)?

7 thoughts on “Living Room Makeover: After

  1. Uh-mazing! Come work on my future that I dont have…but I’m sure will need help to look at great as yours! You guys rock at home improvement!

    • Thanks, Chelsea! I need to update the post with the colors but just so you know, the wall colors we matched to Martha Stewart’s Schoolhouse Slate and the ceiling we used Behr’s Washed Khaki.

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