I am so glad you stopped back by to see my new living room. You are entering from the front door so this is the view that you will see. We still aren't finished with the remodel, but we are well on our way. As you will note, we still have to paint trim, and add crown molding to the new wall.
As you glance over the couch, you will see the dining room. Let me just say I am thrilled that our kitchen is well out of sight of drop by visitors. Sometimes things just aren't presentable in there for the whole world to see! Michael still has to trim out the door, but I decided not to mention that to him for a few days!
Here is a better shot of our fireplace. Yes, I put used newspapers in there to be used as fire starters. We haven't had a fire in a few days so you can see them in the picture. Sorry about that, but it was too warm today to start a fire. Besides, Michael worked down in Knoxville today, and you KNOW that I can't start a fire by myself! I want to put a rug in the living room. I have just the rug in my bedroom, but first I have to take it out from under my bed.
Here is the view of my living room area from my dining room table. Yes, I know that the front door has to still be painted. The English Mastiff has done a number on ALL of our doors. I'll let Michael know that he also needs to paint the front door. I am sure he will be happy for a reminder!
For now, I have chosen to leave this arrangement in front of the window. I like the simplicity of it. It reminds me of something from the past. The table in the middle came from Michael's grandparents' house. I think it is beautiful. It always sat between his grandmother's and grandfather's chairs. It is one of the items that I like just the way it is. However, I have a few touches that I want to make to this room. I have a lovely quilt stand that I want to paint black. I also have some frames that I want to paint black as well. The wall going all the way down the hall is still empty, and I would like to do something creative there. I am thinking of some large black and white pictures of the kids and the farm. I am still thinking about all of that. I haven't figured out exactly what I want there just yet. Our home isn't large or new, but by removing the wall between the living and dining room, I feel like we finally have a big enough space for everybody to enjoy. It is becoming something that I have always wanted it to be, and for that I am very thankful. My sister in law helped me pick out the paint for both rooms and the curtains. She gave me some other fantastic ideas that I am looking forward to implementing soon. If you would like better views of each picture, just click on them to enlarge. I did notice that the pictures caused some small blemishes in the wall to show up as large ones. They aren't that noticeable in real life.
The musings of a godly husband and wife seeking a simpler life in today's world. Pour a cup of coffee and spend time with us as we ramble on about spirituality, raising children, farm steading, politics, sports, woodworking, and all the other things in life we enjoy.