Well, I did some minor improvements to our recently painted living room (it was wooden paneling I painted). Here is what we had at ground zero:
during Thanksgiving break I painted the paneling a nice cream/tan and blue:
I added a floating shelf where the old huge shelves were right outside the door to the garage (see in the picture below).
- Test out whether I can stand the TV being attached on the wall that is shared with the master bedroom, or not. I go to bed earlier than my husband which means I hope I cannot hear the TV when I'm in bed, or else we'll have to figure out another plan.
- Paint the ceiling white.
Hang the new light fixture I got (see below). Hang a new modern floating shelf as a place to catch keys and small tidbits when we walk in the door.Perhaps also a mail station on the wall would help with the in/out mail.
- Figure out whether or not I can dye the curtain in this room. I priced fabric (21 yards worth) in the style I love and it was $375 just for fabric, and then I would be left to sew it myself. Whew, I really don't like sewing straight lines that much. I also priced buying pinched pleated drapes and sewing them together to make the length we need, but that was closer to $600. Too much money. I'm still hoping dying the fabric would work.