Going White

A couple weekends ago I painted my living room white.

The below photo is the best before picture I could find.  This gray/beige is Toasty Gray by Glidden.

And back to some white…

It all started when I did my picture wall. I loved the white, the contrast, the brightness. I also noticed most of the rooms I have been pinning to pinterest have white walls.  Don’t get me wrong, I like the previous color. I was just ready for a change and paint is the cheapest thing to do and change back if I hated it. But I don’t, I love it. :)

 

I made this large 3 painting by painting right over a thrifted canvas. I also made the garland for A Beautiful Mess tutorial from a couple years ago.

This is my shelving unit I made to look similar to this Restoration Hardware one. It houses my vintage brownie camera collection, some of my globes, and Luke’s toys among other thing.

I hung some vintage wire shade frames and installed a frosted globe pendant in the large one in the center that is hooked to the light switch for extra light. I also brought in this old ladder since I painted to hang quilts on or maybe Christmas stockings.  The chair was found at goodwill and I started to take it apart to attempt a reupholster myself. But I think we are just going to have it done. I am on the hunt for the perfect fabric.

This picture is taken with me sitting on the back of the gold chair under the lampshades.  The beige wall I haven’t painted yet because it goes all the way up the stairs and the ceiling is high up there. I am now contemplating making that a wood wall like the picture wall. I would probably have someone else do it though. And then you can see into the dining room from here too. Our floor plan is basically a traditional foursquare.

My favorite seat in the house. I found this seatee for $60 at an estate sale about 7 years ago and it has held up beautifully.  That wall above the sofa still need something, I am not really feeling the picture we had up there before the paint.

The sofa is getting slipcovered in charcoal gray, I found the sofa on craigslist and purchased it knowing it would be slipcovered. I have the fabric swatch that I think is perfect, I just need to launder it to see how it holds up. I am also going to slipcover the mini wingback chair my mom found for Luke. So yeah it’s not perfect, and I don’t think we have bought anything new in here. But Sarah from Handbags*N*Pigtails encouraged me to share it now, before I felt it was “finished”. :)

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

5 thoughts on “Going White

  1. Sarah{Handbags*N*Pigtails} says:

    Girrrrrl, this is what I’ve been waiting for!!!!!!!!!! Your home is lovely, cozy, its YOU, and I’d move in there in a second! Now lets get crackin’ with the rest of the house tour(tee hee). Seriously, Id love to submit this room alone to Life Made Lovely’s home tours! I love your style and though you know I loved the gray paint, now I can’t wait to see the couch slipcovered in gray.

  2. How to reupholster a chair says:

    Since this area is not visible to the eye, chances are
    that you can rip off the wooden bottom of the cushion and not worry about how it
    looks. The dining room chairs will add a
    fresh look to the home and give any do it yourselfer great satisfaction.
    A table is adequate in many spaces, especially if you want
    to keep the room open and bright.

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