This is our living room 10 years ago.
This fireplace and the one across the room were originally an 80's modern with just an oak trim around the opening and no mantle. All the trim in the house was dark oak. I designed the mantles and Mark built them. I've painted all the baseboards and trim in the house a semi-gloss white.
This is a few years later.
Somewhere in between this picture and the last picture the room was pale green. My mom had given me a green chair that I kept trying to work in. The chair has now been painted (yes, painted) and is in the basement. I don't want to show you the pictures of when it was green. It was too ugly.
This is my blue phase.
I bought these two Bergere chairs at the same store and figured out how to reupholster them. I have always wanted Bergere chairs and looked at them with longing in the Ballard catalog. I found these two on the same trip to my second hand store.
I knew I was tired of it all. We had moved around the country so much that I always had to (re)decorate every time we got a new house. But I didn't know what I wanted to do.
And then one day I walked into the Pottery Barn store in Grand Rapids and had an event! AAAHHH! I went home and told my husband that we were going to redecorate. Again.
And this is today.
I slip covered the love seat and the two chairs that were originally in here in the same fabric that I did the dining room chairs. I reupholstered both the bergere chairs. One is in the family room now.
She saw me pin one of these on Pinterest and told me she had seen one in town! Thanks again, Brenda!
Mark removed the old top, which was broken and a mess, and replaced it with new wood which I stained to match.
He also made the ladder in the corner for me. It's a Pottery Barn knock-off and was really easy. I use it to hang extra throws.
"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the House of Lord forever." Psalm 23:6
May God fill you with an awareness of His many blessings and His infinite love!