living area - part 1

by jona on Saturday, December 12, 2009

so i've now moved on to the living area :)

here are a couple of quite horrifying before photos:

I've been doin lil changes here n there but its still not finished so I won't post any after pics as yet.

here are the changes so far:
- red curtains taken down, replaced by white roman blinds.. which i just bought curtains for to soften it abit

- tv mounted on chimney breast (this took a lot of nagging to get done.. haha)

- 2 x a metre high bookshelves (painted in black) beside chimney acting as dvd storage and to hold my buffet tables.. yep they finally have a home :)

- coffee table stained in dark dark brown

and upcoming changes:
- living room to be painted (same colour as dining, off white)

- hang frames as per abby's post white on white picture wall. thanks abz for the awesome inspiration! hehe

- attempt to create a loose cover for our two hand me down reclining chairs.

one actually broke recently and i was running around like a headless chook trying to find new ones that are cheap and matches my decor... yes i know asking too much!
because yet again, i didn't find any second hand ones or maybe i'm just impatient and want everything NOW lol

i nearly was going to spend 1200 on two (from either ikea or fantastic furniture).. these were actually the cheapest brand new ones i could find... my husband nearly died when i told him the cost

then one night (and dont ask why we didn't do this when it happened) we thought, hmm maybe we should see whats wrong with the recliner and maybe it can be fixed?

so we had a look and one of the springs broke from its handle.. restricting some mechanism that's in-charge of the actual reclining.. so we nailed the spring in and sure enough it was as good as new!

so fingers crossed on the loose covers! as this is going to be my first time.. just like the upholstery hehe

- maybe change the pendants.. but dining pendant is more important as there is nothing there at the moment.. only a lonely globe :/

and thas all, i think.... :)

till then!


Susan Graham said...

my heart skipped a beat! these are soooo beautiful! they aren't my fave style, but what you did with them is incredible. you are seriously talented, and never undervalue yourself just to make sales- know your worth in this world! the right customers always do come along, given time. and don't you want your pieces to go to the right people who will LOVE them and appreciate them like you do? of course ya do.

rustic tables said...

Oh my goodness! That is just SOO sweet!! Something like that would retail for a few hundred dollars and you did it Fabulously for oh so less!!! Thanks for the great pics of everything you did. :> Wow! You guys did an amazing job!It's just perfect!

Susan Graham

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