My living room is clean! Yay!
And you know what? I don’t hate it. Ha!
I’ve been through so many iterations with this room. It’s a little bit nutbar. I’ve actually moved those bookcases in and out of that room half a dozen times, I swear.
The good news is that right before the holidays, my friend Krista helped me figure out my furniture arrangement. (We sketched the floor plan on a Magna Doodle. Can you tell we have toddlers?) I had been thinking about moving the piano back into the front room, and it was her idea for me to put the bookcases on the sides with the piano in the middle. I love it, really love it!
This is major breakthrough for me. I even changed something in the room a few days later, and I had to put it back because I like the furniture arrangement the way it is. Can you believe it?
I have more to say about what’s coming next, but for now, let’s luxuriate in the cleanliness, shall we?
When you come in the front door, this is basically what you see:
You know how I’m always telling you that I can’t put the furniture in front of the fireplace? This is what I’m talking about:
Looking back at the room from the fireplace:
And back towards the door from the wing chair.
Now that I am really set on the floor plan, I’m finally ready to start dealing with color. Furniture and fabric, mostly. I would love to do a 5′ board-and-batten wainscoting in here, with something exciting above, but for now I think I better focus on the furniture since I have a loooong list of projects to finish before I can start any new construction. Ha.
So. Plaster on the fireplace, paint on the furniture and fabric slipcovers are my basic plan. I am going to have to choose to paint either the dark pieces or the bookcases, because I can’t stand having the two different colors of wood together in the same room! It’s just one of my hangups. And since I don’t think I could bring myself to paint that amazing patina on the chippy dresser, and my husband might freak out if I paint the piano, it’s going to have to be the bookcases that get the brush.
Which I am okay with, although funnily enough, I actually like pine better than dark wood (you can all shudder now). What can I say? I’m a country girl at heart. Ha.
Now, the big question is… what to do first???