Monday, January 16, 2012

It’s ORANGE!!!

The living room has been done for a few days now and I still love it!

It isn’t too dark. It isn’t too bright. It didn’t make the room seem smaller. It isn’t like being the wife of Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater either… ;o)

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It’s perfect! It just makes everything in the room pop! All the art work on the wall looks prettier! Even my old crappy mismatched furniture looks beautiful! ;o)

The pics make it look much brighter than it really is thanks to the two very large windows on either end of the room and the fact that we have had some very sunny days… Yay!

living room before 02Before

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I made a new cloth to cover the table

I feel I need to interject with a short story here before anyone thinks that we smoke or allow smoking in our living room… ;o)

About 5 years ago we went to the County Fair. My hubby wandered up to one of the carnival games, took some quarters from his pocket and asked what I wanted him to win for me. I replied, “Anything but an ashtray.” Guess what he won??? I just keep it for sentimental reasons…

living room done 12I love the way the tp art looks above the chair!

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living room done 03Not bad for some cut up toilet paper rolls and some craft paint, huh?

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The computer station is absolutely adorable thanks to the owl print from an estate sale and this wreath that was a Christmas gift from a very sweet friend who knows my affinity for owls!

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Aren’t they adorable???

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living room done 07I chose to paint this on the wall of the dining room because it was what my grandparents  prayed before meals when I was growing up and it is also the prayer my boys have chosen to say before meals.

Well, that’s the tour… If you ever want to come see it in person, I’d love you have ya!


Anonymous said...

It looks warm. Warmer than before you painted. I like it. How did did you get that prayer on the wall? Was it stencils or did you free hand. What a blessing to have it permanently on your wall!!

Leingang Family said...

It is warm! That's part of why I like it so much! I didn't free hand it. I printed an overhead transparency on the computer and projected it onto the wall using the overhead projector. Then I traced it with a pencil and painted it in. I did my bedroom the same way. Much more affordable and easy, too!

The Erickson Family said...

It looks wonderful Carrie!

We prayed that prayer as children as well.