February 14, 2012

**A makeover**

Once upon a time our living room looked like this......


....this was when we didn't spend a lot of time in the living room - before we had children. We didn't think about the colour scheme too much as it was just us so white and light grey didn't seem a silly choice like it would now.....



This is the living room currently.... during the day. Toys, blankets, cushions made into forts - the usual kiddie related play. The white walls no longer resemble white, they now look like a white top that sneakily crept inside a dark wash!


White and light grey are not sensible choices when you have little ones!!


So with this in mind the front room is getting a warm, cosy, makeover that is hopefully more child friendly! The old wallpaper has been removed from the feature wall and the rest of the walls have had a coat of paint, the new carpet is coming next week and hopefully the new {wipe able, child friendly} sofa will not be too far behind. I will update progress as and when it happens.



Adam's patchwork quilt is complete, I finished it Sunday night and it is already well loved.. I'm looking forward to making matching cushions next - Adam's will probably have even more trains on it!!!!

Bye for now
x

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6 comments:

Amy said...

We are in dire need of replacing some furniture which has seen us through the baby/toddler/early children years. I look forward to seeing your choices!

Louise said...

oooh super quilt. Good luck with the decorating.

Sian said...

It's gorgeous! I love the colours

Lizzie said...

Oh what a lovely quilt! Adam will treasure this for years, I'm sure.

I'll watch out for the make-over project news; our sitting room is in dire need of attention too. I have "plans", but not quite getting round to them yet... The sofas are creamy leather and could certainly do with a good wash...I'm sure that would be a good start!
I'll be watching out for updates!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

How exciting to have a room make-over! I can't wait to see what it will look like finished. And I just love that sweet quilt!!!

indoor outdoor carpet said...

It looks fantastic, I love the colors!