We painted and put up the board and batten wainscoting over a year ago but it's taken me a while to slowly change out everything else. It's a lot different than before and I love the fresh, new colors!
Here is a side-by-side to show you the before and after!
I guess the most obvious change is that we opened up the wall where the garage entrance was. We added the bonus/play room when I was pregnant with Ava Kate and we were unable to sell and needed more space. This also opened up the living room a bit which is a lot better than having that door staring you in the face! Anyway, we added the wainscoting, painted, changed out the light fixture (I fell in love when I saw this lantern on Thrifty Décor Chick's blog,) hung the t.v. and got a taller console, got rid of the giant leather ottoman and replaced it with our old coffee table that we had when we were first married, got a new rug, curtains, pillows, etc.... It's crazy to see how much my decorating style has changed in the 5 years that we have lived here!
Here is a before and after from another angle.
The entry way got a change as well. I found this piece at a local resale shop. It's actually an old radio/record player!
On the end table is another wire basket, I just love them!
Thank you for checking out our living room makeover, we are enjoying the new, brighter look!
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