|That's me. I grew up dancing and I still teach dance at my mother's studio.|
|Carpet in the living room and the mirrored wall! The mirrors go into the kitchen and make the backsplash. Yikes!|
|..... and THIS is why the owners bought this place. Look at that view!|
|yeah, not a good idea for me to mess with glass......|
|Buh-Bye, ugly carpet!|
|down to the concrete.....|
|time to lay floors! (there's my hardwoods)|
Too many words = me losing interest. quickly.
So, here we go.... pictures!!!
|Once I had a few rows done, I took this picture. I was envisioning the entire room looking like this. In reality, only 5 rows of boards are laid at this point :)|
I had to wait a few days, but my mirror people showed up and removed the wall mirrors. This cost about $150. The awesome part about the mirror removal was the holes it left in the wall!
|the glue from the mirrors pulled the smooth part off of the sheetrock and left me with the cardboard-like texture to deal with. And some thick black tar. I used a putty knife to scrape/tear/rip it off.|
|I patched and sanded, and sanded, and sanded.......|
Next, I painted. Although you can't tell in this picture, the finish on the wall wasn't perfect. There was no way to get it perfectly smooth. Don't get me wrong, it looked good. But I'm kind of a perfectionist. So to distract from the not-so-perfect wall, I decided to run floor-to-ceiling battens down the wall. I love board and batten anyway, and feel like it is PERFECT for a coastal home. So, I went to town!
|The wall... NO MORE MIRRORS! and it's sanded and painted. There's a sneak peek at some of the furniture!|
|Again, I used lattice strips purchased from the home depot. This wall probably cost about $40 to do.|
|I'll talk about my furniture sources, my awesome curtains and really good deals in another post.|
|I am so EXCITED about my perfect coastal wall!|
|^ That's not really a coffee table. It's a bench that I bought at World Market!|
|hooray for throw blankets!|
|Finally done :)|
I am in love with this living room. It's so perfect. Since this is the longest blog post I've ever written, I'll share the rest of the room with you another day. I'll also give you some more details about the furnishings we used, why I decided to go with a WHITE slipcovered couch in a rental unit (nothing shows dirt more than white, right?) and share my deepest, darkest thoughts with you all. Hope everyone has a great day (or night)!