I guess that's not really fair to call this a "reveal" since my living room still has a long way to go! Since it will probably be awhile before I get to it (I already have too many things going on!!) I'm going ahead and sharing it as is. I will post updates as things change along the way.
The living room already has a lot of character so I don't think I will have to do much to it. One thing I've been contemplating is tiling over the brick fireplace. What do you think? I know, its one of those issues of, do I leave it original for the history of it even though it looks dated? Or do I risk covering it to update it but may possibly regret it later on? hmmmmm. Not ready to make that decision yet. Plus, I like the brick, even though it is a bit dated.
When we first moved in there was a large mirror screwed to the top part of the fireplace. We took that down and then painted the accent color which is a historical Craftsmen color from Sherwin Williams. We also painted the other 3 walls a light neutral color to warm it up a bit. They were plain white before.
I'm all about bargains and I think the next couple of pictures really prove that - the curtains I made from fabric that was clearanced out at $.75 a yard. Can you believe that??!! Its so cuuuute with deer, swans, birds and little trees. I bought the entire bolt.
The little drawer stand I bought for $5 at a garage sale and refinished it myself. The lamp was $10 at a thrift store....just needed a new shade. And the chair was $7 at a thrift store which I also refinished myself (read more on that here)
The brown poofy looking chair isn't permanent - it belongs to my brother and I think he will be reclaiming it soon. Its super comfy though! The picture on the mantel is the original depiction of our home from the Sears catalog. The Elsmore. I had that printed and custom framed the first week I moved in. I think it is the most expensive thing in the room.
The sofa I pretty much got for free - I did a large staging job that required a sofa so I just bought one. It ended up paying for itself. I didn't make any money from the job but I got an awesome sofa out of the deal - it was totally worth it! And who could forget my 90% off coffee table?