My living room is by far my favorite room in my house. It's simple. Here are some before and after photos as well as products used.
As you will see in the post renovation photos we took up the carpet in the living room and refinished the oak hardwoods that were hiding underneath (we didn't discover the hardwoods until after we closed on the home!) In the entry way we spent hours scraping up layers of vinyl stick tiles and refinished it as well. We rented a sander from Home Depot and spent a few days making our house a dusty mess. So much time and sweat was put into refinishing these floors. My hands were bloody and blistered for weeks after taking up so many nails and staples from the floor. If I could go back, I probably would have hired a professional, but in the end we saved thousands of dollars by refinishing them ourselves. The results are absolutely night and day!
Along with refinishing the floors, I also sanded down the iron banister and repainted it.
Here are the products used
Floor stain: 2 parts Minwax Mahogany, 1 part Minwax ebony
Wall Color: Behr Cathedral Gray (We painted our entire main floor this color with the exception of the bathroom)
Trim Color: Behr Polar Bear
Overall, I was pretty happy with the coverage I got with Behr premium ultra paint. It only took 1 coat of paint for the walls in most places. I did, however, change my white paint about half way through. I started out using the Behr ultra white unmixed but was having issues with coverage, I picked the next brightest white which was Polar Bear. It made a world of a difference having tint added to the paint. I had about 3 coats of paint on the trim.
Front door curtains: Home Goods
Living room sheers: Kohls
Lamp shades: Target
Grey couch: Adrian sectional by Ashley Furniture- Value City Furniture
Coffee table: Ethan Allen table I found at a yard sale for $20. Painted in black
White frames: Home Goods
Old Window: Antique shop and added some coral paint
Chair: 'For Sale" site find. Bought for $10 and reupholstered using a Target Threshold shower curtain and made couch pillows to match.
Floral and pink pillows: Marshalls
Grey pillows: Kohls
Entry table: $5 yard sale find. Painted in black
Entry clock: Burlington Coat Factory
7x10 Rug: Target
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