Our living room was the last room to be finished. I was sooo excited when we got all the trim painted and it was finally finished! I had dreamed of having wainscoting with a picture ledge and we finally had it. I didn't have much to put on the ledge at the time so it ended up displaying a few high school art class pieces and a small wedding photo.
The curtains came from Ikea and were $14.99 for the pair. I got the sheers from Ikea as well and they were $4.99 for the pair. I love Ikea! The adorable iron mail holder to the right of the door came from Hobby Lobby. I can't begin to describe how much I miss having a Hobby Lobby now that we have left Alabama!
This was the view into the hallway before the remodel:
I love the new five panel doors we put in and the cross detail on the columns under the doorway. Dave did a great job building the arches going into the hall!
Our couch came from La-Z-Boy and was purchased when we lived in our apartment. The apartment had a huge living room and the couch is a little oversized for the cottage. It limited us to only this furniture arrangement. We got the chair at the JC Penney outlet for $200. The rug is from Lowe's.
Here is the before photo of the fireplace:
Our new mantel was inspired by The Lettered Cottage. Did I mention that I love that blog!
Before, the fireplace had some very uneven red tile in the bottom and it had sunk about an inch lower than the hardwoods on the right side. Dave broke up some of the tile, leveled the area, and we laid down Brazilian black slate tile.
And once again, I love our pocket doors!
It took a long time and a lot of work to get here but it was totally worth it!