Living Room Redo

Hey there…I hope that you had a wonderful holiday. Although it was only my husband and I, and Finn of course, it was nice to just relax and do nothing for a couple of days, although I did get a start on my Christmas decorating. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m finally done with my living room redo, and just in time to make a mess again to decorate for Christmas. Oh well, it’s so nice to have color on the walls as well as my pictures. When we moved in 5 months ago, I didn’t put anything on the walls knowing that I would be painting and moving things around. The one bonus to not putting pictures up is that I didn’t have to fill any holes.

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My house was a foreclosure, so the bank came in and fixed all the walls, I’m assuming because there are no holes on any walls, and painted them a lovely swiney (is that even a word?) beige. So let’s start with some before pictures. Just to remind you, we live in a 1200 square foot ranch with a basement. Our living, dining and entryway are one big room so lots going on in this space. It measures 16×30, or nearly 500 square feet, almost half the size of our whole upstairs. Looking at the before pics, it’s really hard to see the pink in the paint, but believe me, it’s there, and in every other room too.

My Living/Dining/Entry Redo | chatfieldcourt.comThis picture is before I painted the walls. I had already gotten my new woven blinds on the windows, my new area rug and my blue and white pillows. I also replaced the electric fireplace for a painted dresser, my husband just removed the top drawer to put our tv box in, instant media cabinet.

My Living/Dining/Entry Redo | chatfieldcourt.comEnough talk, here are the after pictures…My Living/Dining/Entry Redo |

My Living/Dining/Entry Redo | chatfieldcourt.comMy Living/Dining/Entry Redo | chatfieldcourt.comMy Living/Dining/Entry Redo | chatfieldcourt.comMy Living/Dining/Entry Redo | chatfieldcourt.comAnd yes, we do have a leather recliner. I know it’s not the most stylish piece, but it’s my husband’s chair that he sits in every night, in the room we use all the time (real life living room).

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I will do a follow-up post this week on all the little details, paint colors, etc., and explain the big mistake I made with the paint. Here is one more pic…

My Living/Dining/Entry Redo | chatfieldcourt.comThanks so much for stopping by.


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  1. Carisa
    Monday,December 2, 2013 / 9:12 am

    Kristi, it looks amazing! I can’t wait to hear about the details and see how you decorate for the holidays!

    • Kristi
      Monday,December 2, 2013 / 11:24 am

      Thanks so much Carisa!


  2. Irma Baker
    Tuesday,December 3, 2013 / 7:09 am

    Very nice!! I love the light fixture over your dining table too:)

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,December 3, 2013 / 10:22 am

      Thanks so much! I got the light fixture from Overstock.


  3. Tuesday,December 3, 2013 / 2:52 pm

    Kristi, You have completely transformed this house into a home in a relatively short time. Well done! Your tutorials are great. I can hardly wait to see what you will do next.
    Keep up the good work.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,December 3, 2013 / 9:18 pm

      Thanks so much Tara. It’s been hard work but I’ve loved every minute of it. So glad you came to visit.


  4. Kim
    Wednesday,December 4, 2013 / 9:50 am

    Beautiful!! Love the paint color.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,December 4, 2013 / 11:15 am

      Thank you!


  5. Wednesday,December 4, 2013 / 3:39 pm

    Oh I love it, you’ve done a fabulous job of redoing everything. Love the new colors, and yes, we have recliners too. Gotta be comfy and live in a space. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,December 4, 2013 / 8:30 pm

      Thank you Marty. Yes, my husband loves his recliner and would never let me get rid of it. ๐Ÿ˜‰


    • Kristi
      Monday,December 9, 2013 / 12:21 am

      Thanks so much! The number craft was the most fun, and easiest, project in the whole room.


  6. Friday,February 7, 2014 / 8:00 am

    Pretty space. I love the gallery wall and those striped chair covers. My hubby has to have his recliner, too. Hey he lets me decorate the rest of the house how I want so I guess he can have his recliner.

    • Kristi
      Friday,February 7, 2014 / 10:55 am

      Hi Kim. LOL I agree about the recliner. We have to give up something right? Thanks so much for your visit.

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