My Living Room Before & After

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Another BEFORE/AFTER post. I wish I had an even earlier photo of my living room, with its cheap carpet, dark mantle, smokey blue walls and rickety ceiling fan. At one time it even had an orange sectional sofa! All that is now gone. In a typical Emily-style weekend, I turned manic and painted everything white and ripped out the carpet. A couple of days later, my dad installed the pendant light. The mess ended up looking like this:

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And it stayed like that for many months. Because flooring (even laminate!) is expensive! Here is what it looked like during flooring day (of course done by my dad):

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And finally, almost there:

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Room sources:

Butterfly Pillow – West Elm

Coffee Table – Ikea

Drum Lamp – MCM show

Lamb Throw – Ikea

Upholstered Chairs – Aaron find

Pendant Light – Ikea

Rug – West Elm

Sofa – Ikea Karlstad




Color Correction Before & After

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When I first bought my house about 3 years ago, I immediately painted each room a a different color. A typical story of being overwhelmed at the paint aisle and buying a gallon in every color I liked. I knew better, but I did it anyway. Ugh. Now, I am a little more mature about my color choices, choosing whites, blacks, browns and grey with a lot of help from my Domino book and Louise (my design advice-giver). Here is quick look at my front room. This is the second room I’ve color-corrected.

Before, walls in Behr Fossil Butte:

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And now (almost done), walls in Ralph Lauren Cannon:

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I’m leaving some wall space open for a chalkboard wall (see below) and will post pics of that soon.

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What do you think?

Gnome Your Options Before & After

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Garden gnomes are the best. If I could, I would have gnome lamps, gnome clothes, gnome pillows. But surprisingly, these little guys are hard to find in a decor-ready state. After staring at my sad little Walmart-sourced gnome for a couple of months,  I took matters into my own hands.

Here he is pre-makeover:

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And after, with two coats of high-shine spray paint:

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So easy! I have one more that I might do in the same color and use them as bookends. So glad to save these little guys from my poorly maintained garden.

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