Our dining room and living room have come a long way. We have painted every surface - ceiling wall and trim - and refinished the floor. While I admire our time and effort so far, it feels like time for a major overhaul with the furniture and decoration!
Let's start with our living room:
The staircase has undergone a huge transformation. We need a window covering in the staircase window. I would also like to see a more modern console and chunky lamp along this wall. Perhaps a decorative chair.
I've never shown a full view photo of this room since, for the most part, our furniture is a little down-trodden. We have an old Macy's sofa bed, which is horribly uncomfortable to sleep on, and an even older IKEA Klippan couch, which has held up surprisingly well, but looks like it belongs in someone's dorm room. Our coffee table is really too little tables from Target. It's hard to tell from the photo, but the tops are all busted up. Our "media console" I love, however, it needs a little DIY paint and to be moved into the dining room for china storage. We have nothing hanging on the walls, no rug, and our fireplace needs to be re-lined. Also the lighting situation is almost non-existent. The windows needs some kind of covering for privacy.
Next up is the dining room:
The dining room is actually a nice large size. We can easily fit an 80" table and have room on 2 sides for a couple of credenzas. The country-kitchen table and chairs need to start making like a tree... Our chandelier is just plain silly. I have looked high and low for a replacement, but nothing has struck our fancy just yet. We would like to modernize this space and actually use the table for eating, instead of parking ourselves on the couch in front of the tv every night. We have gone so far as to hang curtains, which was a major, major step but there is a lot more to do here!
So lots to do here, I hope to at least do some of the DIY and lighting projects in here by summer's end. Stay tuned...