It's the first room that you walk into from our front door. The room that we entertain from, since it's connected to the dining room and kitchen. It's also the room that David and I spent our first night in the house, plopped on an air mattress with Tucker and Maggie.
And, it is certainly the room we spend the most time in, so I decided that after 1.5 years in the house, this room deserves a little pick-me-up makeover. Plus, what else do we do with our time now that the bathroom renovation is complete? Riiiiight? : )
Let me give you a little tour and a little to-do list (a la Cassie and her living room revamps!). I've been tackling some of the projects slowly but surely, so hopefully the list won't be too long.
I'm happy with the mantle today, so I think we can cross that one off the list.
While we're on that side of the room, I think the area around the TV needs some work. All I have there now is a not-the-right-size frame. Don't get me wrong, I love my little DIY clothespin picture frame, but it just doesn't fill the space quite right. I'm thinking this area needs some gallery wall love. Lots of proportion, people, proportion.
One of the biggest changes I need to make in the room is to paint the yucky yellowy trim a nice, fresh white. It may not look that bad to you, but my biggest complaint about this house is that the previous homeowners painted alllll of the trim in the house a yellowy, dingy off-white color.
And here's the yellowy trim on the window in the dining room, contrasted directly against the freshly painted white of the beadboard on the wall.
And you didn't believe me- it's a huge difference!!
I can't even believe that we haven't gotten to the living room trim yet! Eeek.
And while we're at it, I think I might want to repaint the walls too. I've got a few colors in mind, but it's definitely staying neutral toned. If you give a mouse a cookie, right?
While this might cause some major hullaboo out in blogland, I'm also thinking of switching out the yellow Pottery Barn Moorish tile rug. I know, I know. We all love it. But I might just be ready for a change. Something that works a little bit easier with other colors, maybe? Who knows.