This month marks the 10th anniversary of being in this house and our 30th wedding anniversary. Sadly, Walt passed away the end of March and didn't get to be a part of our gift to each other. We figured this was the perfect year to makeover the living room.
The carpet was oatmeal and from the previous owner. Our furniture was from the early 90s. All looked okay but the carpet color wouldn't have been our choice and the furniture was breaking down internally. The carpet, sofa, chair, recliner and 2 end tables were given away.
I wish I had been able to take before photos of the room and furniture but because of Walt's health and the need to make room for a hospital bed, etc., I didn't. Afterwards I was too grief stricken to think of photos. But after a few weeks I decided to continue with our plan. It was the first time in over 30 years I had to make important decisions on my own.
Hard to see the true color with the storm door closed.
Hotel St. Francis Spirit Blue by Valspar
Window wall: Ivory Brown by Valspar
Hallway: Stone Manor by Valspar
Warm Putty by Valspar
Flooring is 7" wide hickory by Bruce (Flooring Surfaces in Champaign)
Casey is checking out the new smells.
Chalky Paint, Sealing Wax, Dark Antique Wax system by Valspar (tinted Stone Manor)
I am extremely happy, pleased, satisfied, etc. with the way the room has come together. I will take my time adding wall art and putting things on the shelf unit. Lots of sweat equity but worth every ache.