Here is another before picture that Mary sent me of the living room. The only updates to this room since this picture was taken and I moved in are black leather couches, a few potted plants, and the pictures shown below were up on the walls.
I think Chris was planning on me moving to Utah all along and never bothered doing anything downstairs because he knew it would be my domain. Smart one that feller.
Did you take note of the all tan walls, ceiling & trim? Here is a snapshot of Papa John before he left working away on the new vanilla walls.
He is exceptionally talented, isn't he?
I went with vanilla because it looked so good with the yellow in the kitchen (think stripes in the craft room). Yes, it may be slightly boring right now, but I promise when my vision is fully complete and there is deco on the walls it will be awesome. In the meantime, here is what it currently looks like in the living room.
|Pretend you can't see the pictures in the background|
|Can't wait to jazz up the table|
|My cute end table all situated in it's home|
And I have proof. Chris actually likes the room too. In fact, he's in there more than I am reading all his smart people magazines.
|Typical weekend morning|
In a few of the photos you can see the line we made where the vanilla stops by the stairs. Here is a close up of it so you can see the difference in color. The change doesn't look as drastic in the photos as it does in real life.
|Vanilla vs. Tan|
The line is because we didn't have time to do the upstairs before Papa John left and we also didn't have a means to get all the way to the ceiling in that section. It will be continued upstairs when the rents come out for a fall visit. Also being worked on then will be the patio and pergola. Can't wait!!!