Well, I'm one of those people who can't stand to show anything off until it's totally finished. If I waited for that, you wouldn't see any pictures. We painted and then I painted (and painted), we bought new carpet (for way more than we wanted to spend), and we bought a new leather chair to replace a floral chair that had seen better days--oh, but I loved it!! Here is the before picture:
So..my rationale for spending all this money. Believe me, my husband reminds me often of how we "went over budget on this, you know"--said in a very manly voice, of course. The carpet had to go. That was a no-brainer. I don't know what I was thinking when I picked out cream berber carpet. Perhaps I was thinking we wouldn't have 150 pound idiot...err...dog. I digress. I did/do love the room, but it just needed some warmth. I am a lover of all things neutral, but it was beginning to look blah. So...without further adieu (is that spelled right?), I give you the "warmer version" of our living room.
The lonely vase in the living room is NOT the only decor for this room. What I have realized is that now that I have new carpet and paint, I couldn't possibly put all the remaining nick-nacks in there. What a faux pas that would be! Actually, I'm waiting for some artwork to come in for above the fireplace. (We won't remind my husband how much that custom wreath cost just a couple of years ago.) Don't you worry, folks. This is just the "bones" you're lookin' at here. This girl is just gettin' started! Stay tuned. I'll keep you updated.