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« on: September 22, 2011 06:54:13 AM »

When we bought our house the living room was awkwardly long and had hideous wallpaper and carpet.  Fast forward two years and viola!  new paint and no ugly carpet.  Looks so much better now.  :  )

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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011 07:04:30 AM »

Oh my goodness was that gorgeous wood hidden under that carpet?! I love the color of your walls too- the room looks fantastic!!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011 07:13:26 AM »

Thanks we love it and yes it was under the carpet.    We got very lucky.  You never know what you will find under carpet.  For instance in our downstairs hallway under the carpet was a giant paint spill on the hardwood.  Guess it was easier to cover it than sand it and restain it.  People just don't value hard wood I guess.  lol  Also all the door trims and baseboards and the stair case are all wood that is painted white.  ugh.  In time though I will bring it back to dark wood.
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011 07:46:31 AM »

WOW!! what an improvement!!!  that color on your walls is so rich and beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2011 07:57:56 AM »

much better! i love that you painted the fireplace. i'm too chicken!

for floors, you have to work with what you got. why not paint the hardwod that's already messed up. there are some beautiful spaces with painted hardwood.

white- http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2007/10/30/white-floors.html

black- http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2011/6/10/reader-request-black-floors.html

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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2011 08:53:34 AM »

Wow, what a beautiful tranformation! I love the wall color/texture!
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2011 09:43:35 AM »

Ooh! I like the navy. I have always wanted to do my dining room in navy, but it will be a while before we get around to it. I feel you on the trim. Someone painted all of ours in the entire downstairs burgundy! Compared to that, I've got to say that I kind of like the white.
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2011 10:06:32 AM »

@grammar_gremlin : It's crazy it looks navy but it's actually a really dark grey.  Still love it.  Our dining room is burgandy.  It was the first room we painted when we moved in.  It works so well with our table.  I am definately not afraid of color.  lol

@banana731 :  I really debated painting the fireplace.  I knew I would paint the grate portion. (I hated that shiney gold)  Somewhere under those fake bricks I'm sure is a beautiful fireplace.  They are the ones you put construction adhesive on and stick up for walls and things.  (yuck)  I just haven't had the guts to really pull them off and see.  We have talked about painting the floors in the hall but I love hardwood and would gladly spend the time to sand and restain and seal.

@batgirl, and hilarei :  Thanks so much.  We went around and around on what color to paint the walls and I finally convinced the hubs to just trust me and he would love it.  I painted it while he was at work and when he came home he thought it was amazing.  Men. 
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2011 01:09:25 PM »

That looks like a completely different place! And oh, dear, I have fallen in love with your sofa and armchair, seriously gorgeous Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2011 01:14:21 PM »

I also need to see a close-up of that rather adorable-looking dog. Cheesy
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