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DesignLively: My DIY Living Room

Continuing my efforts of blog organization here is a before and “current” post for our living room that will now be found under the “DIY Home” link in the navigation bar. Some pictures you will have seen before – others will be new! Enjoy!

My DIY Living Room

Our living room was the room we’ve had to work on the least. So that makes it my kind-of favorite because there are no memories of slaving away. :p In this room we painted the ceiling, walls, trim, built-ins, and fireplace mantle. We removed a radiator, and added new cabinet doors to the built-ins. There was a bit of work we needed to do with the fireplace – replacing the doors and re-tipping the chimney. But my favorite change (which is still in progress) was widening the doorway to the living room by about 14″!

DesignLively: My DIY Living Room

DesignLively: My DIY Living Room

DesignLively: My DIY Living Room

DesignLively: My DIY Living Room

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DesignLively: My DIY Living Room

We’ve been rug hunting for a while now. Of course, now that I finally had time to take pictures of the living room and upload them we just brought a potential winner home.

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DIY Living Room Project Posts

Living Room Projects to Come

  • Living Room Crown Molding
  • Living Room Fireplace Tile – replace
  • Install new baseboard heat
  • Finish Door Trim around widened doorway
  • Whitewash brick around fireplace (?)
  • Find a rug!

DesignLively: My DIY Kitchen

For ages I have been telling myself that I need to get better organized with my project posts, and also that I need to keep up with posting about the renovation work going on around here. SO I’m starting a new post series to force myself to just. do. it.

I’ll be sharing some before and after photos of all our project rooms, as well as a list of accompanying project links. Once a room has been posted you’ll be able to access it from the “DIY Home” link in the navigation bar. Some pictures you will have seen before – others will be new! As I add rooms they will appear as a drop-down link from the DIY Home in the link bar above!

I’ve already shared our kitchen before and after shots, so that was the easiest place to start. Enjoy!

Our DIY Kitchen

Our kitchen is definitely one of the places we spend the most amount of time in. It was the very first place we started working on it our house, desperately trying to get to a place where we could cook and eat! While it’s not a large eat-in kitchen, we often have Saturday morning brunch or a late night snack at the island. We still need to do a lot of finishing work in the kitchen (someday!), but for now it’s been working very well for us. And, believe it or not, I don’t miss that crazy wallpaper one bit.

DesignLively DIY Kitchen - Before & After

DesignLively DIY Kitchen - Before & After

DesignLively DIY Kitchen - Before & After

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DIY Kitchen Project Posts

Projects to Come:

  • Kitchen Crown Molding
  • Counter/Trim Boards on Side of Stove
  • Backsplash Trim
  • Undercabinet Lighting
  • Replace Flooring