We made quite a bit more progress this weekend on the living/dining redo.
You may remember we started with a bright yellow then painted a light (but not right) gray...
Then to this...
The house has been in constant transition over the past 7 or so months. At first I tried to make the room NOT look like it was in a state of flux. But I soon realized the futility.
This weekend we made a few more steps in finishing the space.
- molding in dining room
- new sofa
- installed dimmer switch in dining room
Here's what the room looks like now.
Please excuse the phone camera pics. It's all I got.
See that trim?
The trim was purchased, primed, and cut at our local home improvement store.
The sofa was found on Craigslist and is in near perfect condition. It retails for $1800 and we got it for under $400. I know some may balk at the idea of a used sofa (I used to be one) but given the condition and my ability to deep clean and steam any surface known to man, I couldn't pass up this deal.
I'll show you a properly styled and lighted photo when the room is fully ready. This is just a sneak-peek.
From initial plans to final steps...
Left: what we've doneRight: what we still need to do
Do you like the cluttered dining table for one? Nothing but the styling best for you friends. I work my fingers to the bone to get it just right.
Ok, so back to the carefully hung artwork.
I'm an impatient person. I don't check the back of large canvases before I punch tiny holes in freshly painted walls. No, instead I use my arm length as a leveling tool and "eye-ball it". And when I realize a large wooden support runs up the back of each canvas hindering the one-nail hanging policy to which I strictly adhere, I choose NOT to re-hang said artwork properly. Nope, I leave it. For days. Just hanging there...all wonky and cock-eyed.
Anybody else hate hanging art/pictures? Please tell me I'm not alone. It's ridiculous isn't it? We're not talking biochemistry here (which btw was my undergrad minor...ha). It's not complicated, but with my careful planning and task execution I seem to tangle even the most simple of projects.