Combo Living room & Dinining room Update

 

We have slowly been doing some updates to The Geroux Crew home and this one is probably one of my favorites.  Our front room was never really “put together” and pretty much housed random hodge podge furniture and our huge book shelves.  Of course this being the first thing you see when you come into our home it always made me feel discontent.  But we had just done the unplanned for staircase remodel so I knew the front room would likely be a future project down line.  Here are a few shots of the room in one of its stages after we moved in- the dingy off white walls, the really dated curtains and blinds and non working brass light fixture and the carpet- I don’t even want to know what is under or in that carpet.

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If you follow me on facebook you know that when our good friends the Sages moved to Virginia that left us a nice sleeper couch and when our uncle and aunt did some down sizing there was some furniture gifting from them and our cousin as new to us became huge blessings.  So we shifted some furniture around to make the place feel more like the two rooms they actually are– the living room and the dining room.  I moved our large dining table out there as its colors just fit better out there and it seemed to be taking up too much space in the kitchen when we had it fully expanded (which seemed often) So contentment was really settling in and I was proud… I even got around to putting up a collage that contained the canvas prints from our family photo shoot last winter and we swapped out the light fixture too.

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I really was not sure when we would be tacking some of the bigger projects in that room and had not really planned on it being any time soon, but Jason has been working his tail off and he really wanted to pour some of that extra income into our home so we went ahead and got the room painted and some new carpet installed as well as new window treatments.

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I am SOOO very in love with this room now!!  My house feels so warm and inviting– the difference that the new carpet makes is just phenomenal and the paint is nice and rich and fresh.  This space now feels like OURS! I can not wait to see this place snazzied up for Christmas time.  The next project will be  planning what to do on the main entry wall on the west side of the room (left side of this picture below- I have some great ideas that will really celebrate family, heritage and legacy – so stay tuned for that!!

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