~Condo Living Room Before~

The view from the kitchen.
Looking across the living room, from the bar.
I would like to paint the coffee table a light cream color or white and "distress" it. The table was a sidewalk sale purchase, just before we moved into the condo, in 2003. It's staying. The size and height of the table are wonderful. It's sturdy, too. Just the sort of table we need. The cabinet at the end of the sofa will stay, also. It has louvred doors and stores books and magazines.

The area rug is Dash & Albert Cabin Stripe. This will stay, also. We hope to replace the carpet with hard surface flooring.

If you look above the lamp, sitting on the white cabinet, beside the sofa, you will see where J ended the Sherwin Williams Snowflake, the other day. Snowflake will continue around the room.
From the bar, looking toward the "cubby dilemma". The interior of the cubby will be painted Sherwin Williams Mink. Shelving for the TV, is being constructed, as well as a mantel, in white.
The gull with sunglasses will sit on the deck, as usual, when weather warms.

The wine cabinet is being moved to another area of the room.

We are moving "artwork" and furniture from other rooms, as we do at home; using what we have, when possible, for this redo. The Pottery Barn butterflies will stay. I'm looking for a barrel shade for the lamp, beside this chair.

This is one of the pieces of driftwood, J found along the lake shore. These photos show it on each side. We're not sure how it will be used. The deck is a project for warmer weather. We moved the wicker chest to the porch, this week. It will hold bbq utensils and other things, used on the deck.

A grid of framed calendar pictures hangs over the red sofa. I have some thoughts of what I will replace these with.
The sofa is very comfortable and is holding up well. It will stay.
There you have it, the living room before and a few thoughts we have for a little makeover.
Our daughter and son in law, arrive Friday evening. We hope to complete the painting here and in the master bath room, over the weekend. I'll post a little something about the bathroom, soon.
I have several questions from readers and will answer them in a post, soon.
We will have a busy weekend. Hope yours is wonderful!