Living Room Re-Do, The Reveal

First things first: Bear was demoted on Friday night. We went out to dinner at a new (to us) farm-to-table restaurant in Jasper (a town that’s about 16 miles south of Ellijay). Our pup sometimes gets very “put out” when he’s not invited to go along for a ride. Clearly, he was miffed on Friday night. When we walked in the door, we were greeted by a carpet of torn foam rubber; he had eaten his dog bed! Not immediately noticed in the debris was one of two throw pillows I had just made for the new armchairs! No applause for that prank. I was definitely not amused. Bear is once again what he has always been: Chief Home Destructor.

Next, I have to give a huge helping of thanks to my wonderful husband. He pitched in to get the living room in order today, so I could photograph it as we will probably never see it again. :>{. Greg is in the process of constructing 2 outbuildings on our land. One of them (the smaller one) is nearly completed. It will house Dad’s riding mower & miscellaneous yard tools. The second building will be quite a bit larger, and will serve as his woodworking shop. Anyway, after working for hours in the scorching sun, he willingly worked to put the living room into a presentable state.  Love that man!

Now, here is an aerial view of the finished space. Sorry that the chandelier is in the way, but from this perspective, you get an idea of the furniture placement and the scale of everything:

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Here is a close-up of the new chairs (minus their custom pillows!) with my thrift store table between them. I also swapped out the picture that was under my great-grandfather’s gun with a favorite one from the Sonoma wine country, that pulls all of the room’s colors together:


And the coffee table:


This is the reupholstered love seat; it is sporting new bolster pillows (which we must store out of Bear’s reach, since he also ate one of them several months ago!)

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Here is the back of the sofa. You can see the upholstery tacks that hold it together. Thankfully, the table that resides behind it hides a multitude of sins. From this vantage point, it looks almost professional, eh? Also prominently displayed in this picture is a Bombay treasure chest that went from plain mahogany to colorful Moroccan with decoupage & and tinted wax:

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And finally, here is a shot of the rug with the coral wall color. The slipper chair is wearing the surviving throw pillow. If you look very closely, you will see a pile of dog toys that didn’t quite make it out of the picture’s reach!  ;>}


And the last item is a cute little collapsible table that I bought on ebay. It sports removable brass trays.  I am not a fan of those, so will be looking for replacements (or maybe spray paint?) fot them. I love the size and utility of the piece, since it leaves lots of walking space in our very narrow area:

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Well, that’s all folks, except for this Minion pic that I think is hilarious (especially since I can relate to it!). Enjoy!



About vkroo

I am passionate about writing, as well as design/DIY/decorating. I decided to combine these skills in a blog, that describes the joys and challenges of transforming a shaggy, baggy elephant of a mountian house into a stunning home.
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1 Response to Living Room Re-Do, The Reveal

  1. Pattie says:

    Love the way it looks….. cant wait to see it a Christmas.


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