Thursday, September 20, 2012

My Brother-in-law's Living Room Redo

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!


  1. Hi, the house looks great. Good job. Where did you find that white parsons table?

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