My favorite room is definitely my Living Room. I just finished giving it a makeover but it was my favorite even before that. I guess it is because it's the room we spend the most time in together relaxing. Also, I love to build, re-purpose & create and I've poured a lot of myself into this room. Most of the pieces I either built, reupholstered or painted. I haven't bought a "new" piece of furniture for at least eight years. I prefer to find and old castoffs and give them new life.
My favorite DIY in the room is the Faux Mantel I built. It gives some much needed architectural interest to the room. I love the white against the dark wall. I painted the two opposing walls charcoal gray several years ago and still love it. It makes the space very cozy and adds a little drama.
I love to decorate my mantle with rustic and natural elements. All that rust needed some color so I added some moss.
We have a ridiculously large TV but I like big TVs and I cannot lie. I have never photographed this entire room for my blog before because of it. Here's a sneak peak at the new Media Console I just built. It's the reason I finally took photos of the TV. I will be sharing all the details about how I built it on my blog soon.
During this makeover process I decided to splurge on a new rug. We haven't had any rugs or carpet in the house for years but nothing grounds a room like a area rug. It makes all the difference in the world. The room looks so much more finished and brighter.
My coffee table was green. I love green but it wasn't working with my new changes. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it so I stripped it. After the first batch there were bits of the old green here and there. I loved it, decided to leave it and just wax the top to protect it.
The sofa is last on the list. I keep having crazy thoughts of recovering it but I really just need to replace it. I'm taking my time, saving my pennies for the perfect one. Other than that I'm done, for now.
To see more of the changes I made to the room come on over to my blog, Blue Roof Cabin. I'd love to see you.
Thanks again Kim for letting me share my favorite room and for giving me motivation to finish just when I needed it.
Thanks Mimi for sharing your beautiful favorite room with us. That antique writing desk made me gasp!
If y'all want to see more of Mimi's pretty home just pop on over and say hi at Blue Roof Cabin.
You can catch up on all the past favorite rooms here.
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