Saturday, November 7, 2009

House Tour: Living Room (Before Pics)

Have I shown you all the "before" photos of the living room, yet? I can't remember if I've posted it. Well, at any rate, I cleaned it today and figured it was a good chance to get some photos up. On any given day, if we aren't in the kitchen, we're in this room. It's where the books are, after all :)

It's the room you see straight ahead as you come into the entryway through the front doors. Right now, we've done absolutely nothing to this room except for putting our stuff in it. The previous owners had replaced and painted the trim in the main level rooms and this pale yellow wall color hasn't been too hard to live with for the last 10 months. We figured we'd wait to paint until after the new windows go in. Curtains are coming, too. Even with the hodge-podgey furniture in here - thrown together from the move - paint, curtains, and new windows are going to make it look so much better.

I honestly don't mind this room the way it is right now, though. It's comfortable and cozy. The view is lovely. The light is good (in the morning, especially). It's pleasant. But, it will be even more of all of those things when it's a little more put together. I think we're going to really love it when it's done.

That last one is my favorite :) I'm not sure when we're going to be getting to this room. Painting the floor is going to be a BIG deal. Not sure if you can tell in these photos, but it's really in bad shape in places. At the very least, we'll be getting the curtains up before Christmas. This is where our tree goes, so I'll show you the tree and the new curtains later this month!

That's exciting :)


Mrs. Vita said...

the globe on the coffee table is a nice touch!

Greet said...

Hi Jacci,
Thank you for sharing your living room with us! It must be indeed very cosy to sit there and read one of all your books you have there!
When curtains are arrived, don't forget to take a picture of the room again! It will be gorgeous with the curtains!

Thank you for all your sweet comments on my blogposts!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I would love to be brave like your Mom. I still have all of my goodies hidden behind closed doors for now...hehe

Anonymous said...

I can see why you are looking forward to making changes to this room. But at the same time, I also agree with you on that this room is quite nice the way it is right now. Though not fancy, it really has that plain but cozy feeling, which is always nice to have -- and those books are perfect complement to that cozy-feeling.

Jacci said...

Thanks, ladies :) Yes, Green, pardon the grammar but, we love us some books!


vintage simple said...

Jacci, your living room is looking so warm and inviting..! What a great job you guys are doing..! I hope you feel really proud, dear.

And thanks for the kind comments over there - it's nice to have your encouragement.


Jacci said...

Well thank you, Maria :) You are VERY sweet, but remember, this is the "before"!

So excited for you about the BH&G shoot!!