Thursday, July 09, 2009

Living Room

Drumroll please.......
When we bought this house 3 years ago it was boring. Clean, great yard, good size....but no character. So for 3 years we have been sprucing her up with paint and flooring and flowers.....
But then there was this beast in the living room. She was comfortable and held alot of people! Like 12! But it was so hard to even think about decorating around her. I mean, she took up the entire room. So we painted the room and left it. I hadn’t even hung curtains. It was a sad little room. As you can see, a dumping ground :)
So we saved and then sold. Sold that sofa for more than we purchased it for 7 years ago! (we did purchase it used….but still :)
IMG_2031 And bought this….obviously still in the store here.
BUT………….now what???
Saw these and got a fabulous idea
And this post from Kimba:
Which leads to this post:
So off to the store I went. Having an idea of what I wanted. I am sure the guy in the trim department loved me. Four trips (and a few returns) and we got all the supplies we needed.
FINDING THE MATERIAL was the hardest part. Seriously.
When we bought this house (previous owner stuff)
and now….

What do you think??? It took less than 6 hours total and painting it was 3 of it! It will still be a dumping ground…But at least it’s a pretty dumping ground!

If you are interested in a tutorial on how we did it, check out


Happy Hectic Homemaker said...

We were inspired by the same posts. We are currently doing our hallway. Your livingroom looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Crystal said...

love the board and batten, want to do in our hall bath, just looking for a good easy how to.
What type of wood did you use? Would love a tutorial!

Kristi said...

Wow! That is an amazing makeover!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love the Board and Batten - so pretty! You did a great job.

Anonymous said...

wow i love that. looks great!

Jennifer A said...

I am visiting from DIY day. I love it; dont you just go in that room and stare??? I am so proud for you!!!! AWESOME.

Regina said...

Looks AMAZING! Would love a tutorial. I am planning on doing board and batten in my entryway, but I have textured walls. Did you??

Diana@DevineDesigns said...

So glad our project helped inspire you! Your room looks AWESOME!! How excited are you to have this "new" room????

Mrs. Querido said...

It looks fabulous! I love the character it gives to the room! Great DIY!

Chris said...

I just bought some mdf sheets for this project in my dining room. Any chance you'll be doing a tutorial on this for some extra advice? It looks amazing!!

The Brown family said...

thanks for all the nice comments. You can find a tuturial here ( Hope it helps and doesn't confuse.

Astrid said...

OMG! I love the transformation! I think you did an amazing job!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

We're gearing up for a similar project in our little guy's room. I would LOVE to read a tutorial! You guys did an amazing job. And I can't believe it only took 6 hours. Are you sure you didn't just forget to put a "0" after the 6??? :)

Jill said...

Wow! That is amazing. Love it!

Lauralee said...

would love to see a tutorial!

Delightful Dwelling said...

Looks amazing. I want to do this at some point.

Stephanie said...

love it!!

gina said...

WOW! WOW! That is amazing!!!!!! It looks so ridiculously different- so good!!

Britt said...

What a huge change! The new sofa is so much better in the space, and the board and batten brightens it up SO MUCH! Great job!

Gloria said...

Love your transformation!!! I see you only did the one wall, and I'm so glad. I'm thinking of doing the same thing in my dining area and it would just be the one wall. Now I'm pumped to do it! Thanks!!!

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