In 2005 we moved into this house and the first thing we did was rip up the ugly shag carpet, refinished the hardwood underneath and painted over the grey walls.
That's as far as we got.
I've been dreaming of a cozy libraryesque living room forever and finally decided to move on it. It should be complete by Monday. Here are the pics so far.
Before we moved in (blech);
After initial fix up;
As of last night;
Still left to do;
put doors on the tv cabinet
build 2 end tables (one for the mac) and a table for behind the sofa (where the blue paintings will go)
refinish thrift store coffee table
finish staining the bookshelves
organize everything to go on bookshelves
I'll post the final pics when it's complete. It is now really warm and cozy in here. I've always felt little privacy in this room because we are so close to the street but this isolates us a bit and it's wonderful.
My husband who does not read (ever) said today that the room makes him want to curl up with a good book! If only we had a fireplace...