Jerry and I were most excited about this room re-do. It's the first room you see as you walk in the door, and it was lacking something.
Before, the living room was functional, but lacked style and coziness. Plus the carpet had seen much better days. We really didn't spend much time in this room.
|The toy chest in the lower left corner usually purged its contents all over the room. Pay no attention to the lanterns randomly on the piano. Those were put together and waiting for the next party.|
|Our engagement picture looks great, but it is not really the focus of our family.|
It's being moved up to our bedroom so we can reminisce about the times
when I was skinny and Jerry had hair. :)
|The color we chose was "pumpkin butter" by Behr.|
|Everything off the walls - Let's go!|
|A much warmer look - along with some new decorations, but a few things were missing...|
Out with the old carpet that was worn from many a playdate, party and indoor picnic. The padding is made from recycled Nike tennis shoe soles. Yay for being green!
|Ooh - I can feel the warmth already! The color of the carpet is "truffle". Yummy!|
New religious art reflecting the true center of our home and our family. We picked up all these gems at Hobby Lobby for 50-80% off! Praise the Lord for that, indeed!
|All done! ...or so we thought at the time...|
|Everything has it's place, including the keys to the piano.|
|Ahh - so warm and inviting!|
|Now Jerry and I have our cozy, more adult-friendly living room. The majority of the toys are in the playroom in the basement.|
We are already spending a lot more time in this room individually and as a family, and since the toys are elsewhere, the kids are more apt to pick up a book! The toys that do make their way here can be quickly hidden away in the brown bins in the bookshelf. So refreshing! Please, Lord, let us always remember keep it looking so nice.