It has been a while since I posted anything from Renovation Land, and that has been because there wasn't much to talk about. Things are still going slowly, but my living room is starting to take shape.
It still needs crown and baseboards as well as molding for around the round window,
but it is almost done!
I spent the last two weekends painting and Ikea Hacking a bookshelf, and I finally have something to show for it. Interestingly enough, the whole scheme didn't exist two weeks ago. It was all based off of an area rug I received from Medallion Rug Gallery this past week.
I had been wanting to replace my large dark brown rug with something brighter and softer for a while now. It showed every kid crumb, and made the room feel heavy.
When I saw Medallion's Persian Tabriz are rug I instantly fell in love with the soft tones and started designing around it-
from the image on my computer screen!
I DO NOT recommend doing this since computer resolutions and images vary, but as many of you know I am impulsive and my time to do home projects has been tight lately.
I said a little prayer to the paint universe and went for it.
I chose Benjamin Moore's Turquoise Mist for my wall color
and mixed up a citron yellow for the dots inside my bookcase.
When the area rug arrived I let out a big sigh of relief- actually it was more like crazed giddy cackling. It all worked by some miracle of internet decorating!
I found some images of 'shrooms at Homegoods to hang on the wall.
I FINALLY whipped up some pillows from the Jonathan Adler's "Limitless" chevron fabric
I purchased about a year ago and made panels from my mystery chair fabric.
So much brighter!
Oh, the bookcase used to look like this:
A three piece dark brown IKEA Besta.
I primed and painted for what felt like DAYS, and built plinths to raise it up 4" and staggered the center piece out,
added a 6" topper and crown
(actually Ryan my husband's cousin did that part-
I wrecked 2 boards of crown molding trying to figure the math on that. durh.)
I bought four new white IKEA Besta doors for hidden storage,
and painted a splattered design on the inside...
and now it feels all fancy and pretty.
By the time you see these pictures my kids will have demolished the fancy out of it.
I made sure to enjoy a glass of wine with my feet up last night while it was still pristine.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend!