Friday, March 19, 2010

Livingroom Makeover


As some of you may know we have been doing some projects around our home. So, today I am sharing a few pictures of some of the work we have done on our livingroom.


We stripped off all the wallpaper and then we painted our fireplace. I think the old bricks were a bit dated so my husband agreed we could give them a coat of primer and then a couple of coats of our Victoriana Ralph Lauren paint that was used on all our trim including the stairway.



I got this new chair at Homesense.

I am leaning a little toward a French style lately.
See more below.

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36 comments:

Angela said...

It is all so charming and inviting.

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

Beautiful! I love the chair.

Yvonne said...

VERRY NICEEE !

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Very nice makeover, Carolyn! I love the new look of your fireplace. The chair is lovely too; love HomeSense! I wish it would come to the Island! Have a beautiful Spring weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lamp Tramp said...

Your living room is just gorgeous, love the french chair! Your fireplace is so dreamy....
xoxo!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Your living rm looks so pretty and cozy (;
Hugs~Kelly

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Spring must definetely be in the air on PEI. You have been so active! I like the colour of your fireplace. The chair matches with the rest of your interior perfectly! You have done a great job.

Have a good weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

TheSmithHotel said...

So pretty! Love that chair!

Thanks for sharing,
Jody

essemia said...

It looks so nice and the chair is beautiful. Wouldn't mind having it here.

Hope you'll have a nice weekend.
Love Elzie

It's me said...

Beautiful done !!!

I love the new chair!!

Have a nice weekend .......

Hugs Ria

Beverly said...

Carolyn, it looks awesome. I really want to paint the bricks on our fireplace, but my husband hasn't jumped on the bandwagon yet. I'm definitely going to show him your photos.

Ticking and Toile said...

It looks beautiful! Love that chair...need that chair....;0)

Shellagh

Treasia Stepp said...

Your fireplace looks awesome and I love the new chair. Wonderful job.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

I luv the light colors. And the sunlight makes it even more better. Beautiful pic's. Julian

Lora said...

What a lovely vintage French room! Charming!

La Table De Nana said...

Geat makeover..everything is always just perfect.... but the fireplace is even prettier now..
You have a beautiful home and gardens~

La Table De Nana said...

I forgot to mention..We have that same chair..in our bedroom..it must be a bit different because a client told me I could have it.. she did not like it..(!!!??)))
Maybe ap 6 yrs ago and she had had it for a long time..

I quite fancied it and still do..I have a hat on mine.. a straw hat.. it was my husband's idea:)(No no ..I am just teasing..about it being his idea..)

Flaviana said...

Oh Carolyn, it is really beautiful,pure french chateau style.Wish I had a fireplace like that..
have a wonderful weekend
Flaviana

scribbler-unfocused said...

What a pretty inviting room you have created. It makes one want to come and "sit a spell," as we say here in the Deep South.

Scribbler

Sandra said...

The "before" is so pretty but I love the "after" look of your living room! Can you tell me what colour/brand of paint is on the living room walls? I really like it. Thanks!

KATHY said...

Hi carolyn, i love the living room. Your new chair is beautiful, and i love the paint color.It really looks cozy.I really love the lace around the mantel. Have a great weekend...Kathy

someplace in thyme said...

Very pretty and warm. I have somehow always loved the charm of English Cottage. I can't wait to see more and wish I was visiting and sitting in that comfy chair, Char

Sherry from Alabama said...

Ooh, your living room is beautiful! I want to paint our fireplace white but I'm scared it would be hard to keep clean as we use it all winter.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Olivia and Me said...

I love the fireplace, soft and yet still bold. Like a good woman should be.

Great buy on the chair and it fits perfect there.

with love,
Olivia

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely Bee-You-Tee-Full! What a great post! I live in the house that my parents built in late 40's and just decided to paint our fireplace as well. There. I said it. (been scared to... afraid my Mama would show up and spank my 52 year old boo-hiney.) I dropped in from "My Romantic Home" and am so happy that I did. I will now follow you! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day soon when you get a moment. until later...

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn....I think it looks wonderful! We painted our stone on our fireplace white last year and we are so happy that we did. I did a post on it last year if you want to check it out. It was a lot of work but so worth it! ~Patti

Cottage Rose said...

I love the new look,,, how bright and fresh is looks... great job.. love the chair too.

Have a great weekend.

Hugs;
Alaura

Martha said...

A lovely room -- I, too, am leaning a bit more French nowadays!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

The painted bricks look wonderful. What is the lace that is draped on the mantel? It looks like hand crocheted trim. It gives it such a warm and cozy feeling.
Patricia :o)
PS: The chair is gorgeous!

June said...

My gosh Carolyn, I loved it before and I love it now! The change is just gorgeous! I adore your new chair. The colors you have chosen are so soothing and lovley.
I can't believe how much you get done everyday. I am in awe!
hugs

tales from an oc cottage said...

DREAMY, as always! Gorgeous!

m ^..^

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

i just love the look of a fresh white painted fire place...it's beautiful and elegant!
well done, thanks for sharing!

ciao bella
carmelina

LENNU said...

Beautiful, very beautiful! The fireplace is so charming.
Warm greetings, Lennu

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hello Carolyn,

Thanks for stopping by my place!
What a pretty home you have created, looks like I am just in time for tea! Goody,

Sarah x

Angel-Smile said...

Dear Carolyn,

it is very beautiful - your livingroom with the fireplace, the new colour is really good! and the chair is beautiful.
Wish you a sunny weekend
greetings Brigitte

Pearl Maple said...

What a beautiful and cozy corner you have created there. It is all looking so fresh and welcoming.