Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Busy days ~

The past couple of weeks have been very busy, I started  the redecoration of my living room and entry hall. I have been planning this for quite a while. I loved the floral Laura Ashley wallpaper but it had become dated and all of the upholstered pieces had become very worn. The rooms definitely needed a new look

All of the furniture has been heaped into the center of the room until I can sort it out and decide what I will keep and have reupholstered and what I will get rid of. I want a much more spartan feel so I know that I won't be using everything. 

I had help in stripping the wallpaper and with painting the ceiling. I thought I might feel a little sad when we started stripping the wallpaper...but not at all. I bought the electric steam wallpaper stripper you see sitting on the table at Home Depot, it was a well spent $50.00 but even then it took several days and a couple of people to remove the paper and oh, what a mess!

It's finally gone, down to the original 1927 walls, I think the room already has a lighter feel.

The ceiling, the ceiling surround and the fireplace have been painted in Raffia Cream, by Behr, The shutters and all of the wood trim will be in Decorator White another Behr paint. After I get the trim painted I can start putting up the wallpaper.

Wallpaper and drapery fabric

It is a start but there is a lot to do before the room is livable again...making the drapes, picking out upholstery fabric and all of the other small details. I am hoping to have it all together in time for the holidays.

Thank you for visiting


  1. Hi Adrienne! Oh, how exciting! I know that was work even with the steamer to get the wallpaper off. I love the new you've selected and the fabric for your drapes is just beautiful! I'll be waiting to see the reveal! I'm excited for you.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Beautiful fabric! I know your room will be lovely. Looking forward to the reveal!

  3. Wow, Adrienne. You have certainly taken on a huge task. But what a wonderful adventure. It will be so gorgeous with the new paper and the draperies and all of your special touches that I know will come. Can't wait to see it as you move along..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  4. I will be following the transformation with a great deal of interest. It's quite a job but it will be lovely when it's finished. Good luck with the minimising!

  5. Oh the room looks so open and airy with the paper gone!
    The bones of the room are wonderful.
    Looking forward to the big reveal!

  6. I am pleased I stopped by to read your post because we will need to remove wallpaper from a couple of bedrooms before we move. I will use the tip about the wallpaper stripper. It will be nice to see the new look of your living room.

  7. What a beautiful room to work in. The bones are good and I will be eager to see what you do with it.

  8. your room is lovely even with it all torn up! looking forward to seeing it all put back together with the new look.

  9. The rooms seems much lighter now with the wall paper gone and all the lovely colors you have selected. Big job ahead, but I know it will look terrific when you finish.

    Looking forward to seeing your new living room when its completed.


  10. You are so busy I know removing that paper. Can't wait to see the finish. I do love that front door, it looks like a heavy one too.

  11. I love what you're doing. Can't wait to see it all put back together. You have such good ideas - and I LOVE your home!


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