Saturday, June 25, 2011

Update On Our Living Room and Office Plus Home Goods!

Sorry, I know I haven't posted much these past couple of weeks but......we have been really busy trying to get our living room and office back to a livable condition. Those room have been a construction/dirty zone for too long! This weekend we are pushing to get the last minute details finished. Our friends that will be visiting for a couple of days arrive Thursday so that is a good motivation point to buckle down and focus.

So, here is a sneak peak of a built in in our living room that we wanted to update and it really needed it....

We tea stained it a while back and wanted to give it a fresh coat of white paint that we originally had on it. 

I started painting away and it took a lot longer than we thought. So, before painting a built in think twice about the color because it is a process to change it!

We love the result and here is a tiny look  below. We are not done styling the bookshelves yet and the room is not done but you can get a glimpse of the wall color we chose, love it!

A couple of weeks back you may remember this photo below from our office that I posted here. A colonial style railing that is part of our office wasn't doing the trick!

After scouring photos of different looks this is what we decided on and it really fits the room well! I will post more photos of the room when it is done!

Thanks for following us during this process...

While we are changing things up a bit, I started by reviewing what accessories I had that were packed away. It is always fun when you open a box of things that you haven't looked at in a while. You can forget some of the little goodies you had packed away. What I also began to realize is that we sold quite a few things before moving last year. So off I went looking for a couple of needed elements at a few local places which included Home Goods. I can't say that I always have found something I liked there or that I think they have the best quality but with such good prices you can't go wrong. If you grow tired it, changing it won't hurt as bad as switching something out that was very expensive. 

Check out these goodies from Home Goods I found and love!

Sorry for my lack of photographic skills but I hope you like them! Hopefully, within the next two weeks I will have more pics to share with you. If any of you have built ins that you think are styled well, send me some photos that we can share with readers! 

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Great! Waiting for more office goods you will set up in your workspace! :)

  2. Bravo for a good start on your makeover office project! Sure! Do share more pictures and perhaps you can add a colour theme to your chosen office supplies too to complete the look.