Before and After
Finally! Here are before and after pictures of the living room. The lighting was not that great but you can see the transformation well enough. This picture was taken very soon after we moved in to our new home. The walls were a weird cream color with way too much yellow in them. It could have been worse...but it could also be better! We went with classic khaki from Sherwin Williams and I am VERY pleased with the color. We added crown molding (that I cropped out... sorry) and it really defined the higher ceilings of the room. Fly boy took down the blinds and I added the curtains ($10 panels from Lowes!) for a softer feel. I have plans to "better" them too. Stay tuned! The fireplace screen is down right now because a little someone pulled it down on top of him while we were in Spain. And it allows me to have punko's (pumpkins) on the hearth. So soon, you won't be able to see the black in the fireplace!
My mantle is one of my favorite things in here. I love everything on it (very important). But I also love the family picture I created by using pictures from the lake and printing them in sepia to go with my "brown" theme. When I see it, it makes me happy (also very important!).