Saturday, October 18, 2014

Living Room Before and After

Hello, Dear Ones! I wanted to share a little with you today on how our living room is coming along. So sit back, relax and grab a Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper (or a Dr. Pepper 10 ~ I can't find Diet Cherries here!) because this is going to be a rather long post!
Okie dokie! This was the way the living room looked from the MLS listing. Don't you love that blue crown molding? :) This house seemed to have this vibrant blue in a bunch of places.
This is now. We had the walls painted "Biscuit" from Sherwin Williams and the crown molding painted white. Much better to my most gorgeous baby blues! ;) Pardon my flash but it was cloudy and the room was pretty dark.
 This is looking from the back of the room to the front window.
This is now. We had a few issues when our furniture arrived. First of all the other matching wing back chair got it's tiny leg busted off, My piano had lots of scratches on the legs - all three legs had been put into one container and not wrapped individually! The rollers scratched all of the legs to high heaven and the corners of the lid look like busted glass! I almost cried. But we have someone who is going to fix it. Mr. Precious has a huge executive office desk and the back of it was broken into! It was supposed to have been taken apart. A precious lamp Mr. Precious had given my little mother years ago was bent up horribly! We've moved all over the place through the years and this is the most damage we've ever had. There is insurance and the moving company has worked well with us. I'm still looking for a missing shelf for Edra and some other things are not showing up! Moving is hard y'all! Oh, well..
This is looking from the front of the living room to the back. I thought you may want to see the blue crown molding one more time! :)
What cha think about these window coverings? Well, I snatched those off the windows as quick as a wink!
This is what I came up with for the front windows and they are semi-homemade drapes. I bought four panels of these and combined two panels to make them fuller. I love to do that. The panels were not lined but I got some backing and lined them myself. They're nice and full now and I can close them at night and they're still full enough to look nice. I really don't want to close them each night and am wondering what I should do. Because of the storm windows, there isn't enough room to hang 2" blinds. I notice most folks around here use roller shades or shears on their front windows. I don't know what I want yet! Any suggestions?
Here's a close up of the panels and this is the color, a grayish kind of blue. Now I was being very adventurous and decided to go with blue in here with my rusty colored looking furniture. The blue has the same shade of rustiness as my sofa. I'll have some curtain material left over and will make a few throw pillows to poke on the sofa or chairs. Do you think that blue molding got to me? :)
Ready for some more blues? Well, I got a new lamp! I served on a jury right before we moved here and got my little check in the mail so I went looking for a lamp and this is what I found at Tuesday Morning. I affectionately call it my "dead dog lamp". I know, I know, but the trial I served on was about a dog that died because of the owner's neglect, so the name "dead dog lamp". I'm okay when I think of that trial now but it was really a very troubling case.
 The Finn wound up in here and she is dressed for Fall!
 Here's a closer look. I've got to find some artwork or something to hang over her.
This is where I've put my piano. You can see the door that goes into the kitchen to the left and more of that blue and more of those drapes!
This is the area now. That's a reflection on the wall under the window by the piano. No, spooks, I promise!
As you can see, I don't have window coverings up here yet. I'm going to do a different treatment but with the same fabric as I bought plenty of panels. I'm so talented like that, you know! :)
The Little Richard has become my music cabinet. Oh, the movers broke one of the olden knobs on Little Richard so I've got to find more knobs. I think Little Richard is going to get a paint job when I get a little more settled. I'm going to try and match or get close to the blue that's in the drape fabric. Do you think that would look nice? I'm loving the reflection of my piano in the mirror!
 A little fallness on Little Richard. When he gets painted I'll have to change the lamp shade as it's green. I could cover it. What do y'all think? You all have the best ideas and I appreciate any feedback positive or negative (I can take it) you want to give me.
The first time we saw this house I knew this was going to be my piano spot. I love it. If you noticed we don't have any rugs yet so I'm on the lookout for those. I don't know why there is a table runner poked inside my piano! Who knows! :) Still so much to do but again I keep telling myself "one day at a time"! :)

Hope you've enjoyed the little tour of my living room. It's far from being finished but I couldn't wait to show you what we've done so far.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ 

I Can't Fight This Feeling

I can't fight this feeling any longer
And yet I'm still afraid to let it flow
What started out as friendship, has grown stronger
I only wish I had the strength to let it show
I tell myself that I can't hold out forever
I said there is no reason for my fear
Cause I feel so secure when we're together
You give my life direction
You make everything so clear

And even as I wander
I'm keeping you in sight
You're a candle in the window
On a cold, dark winter's night
And I'm getting closer than I ever thought I might

And I can't fight this feeling anymore
I've forgotten what I started fighting for
It's time to bring this ship into the shore
And throw away the oars, forever

Cause I can't fight this feeling anymore
I've forgotten what I started fighting for
And if I have to crawl upon the floor
Come crushing through your door
Baby, I can't fight this feeling anymore

My life has been such a whirlwind since I saw you
I've been running round in circles in my mind
And it always seems that I'm following you, girl
Cause you take me to the places that alone I'd never find

And even as I wander I'm keeping you in sight
You're a candle in the window on a cold, dark winter's night
And I'm getting closer than I ever thought I might

And I can't fight this feeling anymore
I've forgotten what I started fighting for
It's time to bring this ship into the shore
And throw away the oars, forever

Cause I can't fight this feeling anymore
I've forgotten what I started fighting for
And if I have to crawl upon the floor
Come crushing through your door
Baby, I can't fight this feeling anymore

~ sung by REO Speedwagon