One of the many projects I planned on tackling this jobless summer was to redo my brother-in-law's living room. And I'm so excited to say it is done! I have been buying and ordering stuff for this project for the last couple of months. I had most of the goods piled up in my garage, shown in this post. Yesterday, I was finally ready to put them all together and reveal the final product! I'll start with some before pictures.
It was very masculine, dark and empty. I tried to lighten things up while keeping it masculine. The couch had to stay so I worked with it. And now for the afters!
I especially love this corner of the room. It is what you see when you walk in the front door. I took pictures of meaningful things to my brother-in-law (such as his street's sign, his company's logo on his truck) and then hung them in Ikea frames. I also love the ceramic horse head on that little stool, which eventually got moved to the mantle.
There are some nautical elements going on, but I wouldn't call it a themed room.
There are a couple things left to do. One is to have the room painted a soft gray, but the painter was booked til October. Anyone know of any good Benjamin Moore grays? Been thinking about Moonshine and Stonington Gray. I really like Stonington Gray on the chip but when I tried a sample in this room, it looked very purpley. The last thing I'd like to do is add some matchstick blinds to those windows.
I am pretty happy with how everything came together, and so is my brother-in-law, thank goodness! This was my first redo of someone else's house so it was a little nerve racking. But it was definitely worth it in the end!