There's still some functional work to do:
- Cleaning jalousies and re-installing repaired window screens (1 hour)
- Repainting cut-ins (45 min.)
- Replacing electrical outlets (30 min.)
- Installing shoe moulding (Cut, prime, paint, nail, fill, sand, prime, paint, caulk)
That papasan chair in the corner is a wish come true for my husband, but I'm not sure what the best layout could be for these modular sofa chairs and that papasan together, keeping in mind the projector screen on the whale gray accent wall. We also have a matching brown velvet ottoman, that I will likely place in the stead of that stool with 1/4" plywood fronting as a side table in the photograph. :) If you have layout suggestions, please... suggest away!
Now imagine sheer white (bedsheet) curtains flanked by black blackout curtains (for theater viewing). A royal purple and black painted rug in the middle, a hand-built coffee table (taking finish suggestions) and low, modular cubbies and bookcases at the base of the accent wall. At least, this is the decor plan. :)
My husband wanted a black, white, and gray color scheme. I chose the espresso floors for deep warmth, but I'm planning to layer in pops of color in pillow choices, lamps, and decor pieces; not too stuffy, with notes of contemporary or modern, an airy-quality with carefully coordinated accents throughout. I may add side tables by the armless modular sofa chairs, depending on how everything looks when it's DIYed until "completion." Again, suggestions welcome!
Here are photos of the living room journey:
|April 2012, after removing most of tenant items and burgundy carpet.|
|June 2012 - After painting, living room becomes storage area.|
|December 2012 - Living room storage area and kitchen cabinet cutting station.|