Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Updating the Living Room Furniture

Otherwise known as: Welcome to the 21st Century!!

For a while now, I have been in the process of updating our formal living room.  The update is long overdue but has not been at the top of my priority list due to more important things.

Take a look at the  living room furniture a la 1988…..

living room table before

I understand that floral chintz is supposed to be timeless in traditional interiors, but I had reached my limit.  I keep things the same for a very long time then suddenly reach my breaking point.  Such was the case with this furniture.  Let’s take a look without the tea table in the way.

floral sofa 3

Since it is rarely used, the sofa is still in very good shape. I chose a linen blend in white this time. It’s a BIG change!

white sofa 1

Quite a difference!

white sofa 3

I chose to use the same fabric for the chairs since I haven’t yet chosen a new color scheme. The new color/décor will be based on my new yet to be chosen dining room wallpaper.

new chair 1

The drapes will definitely be going and the rug is yet to be decided too.

new chair 2

new chairs

I am slowly making baby steps of progress. You can read about how I updated the lamp tables here and you can read about the thrifted lamps here.

I hope that you are having a productive week. The weather has been wonderful and I have gotten some gardening tasks marked off my list!

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I’ll be linking to Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style and Hookin Up with House of Hepworths. I’m also linking to Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings the Heart of Your Home.

7 comments:

Cecilia Bramhall said...

I like your fabric choice! It should be more "timeless" than the chintz. :)

Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

You made an excellent choice. I am turning to green - like the green leaves in your rug. I will have to check back to see what choice you made.

Cristina Garay said...

WOW, What a difference! I love the new fabric you chose, can't wait to see the other changes, my living room is in a similar mood!

Mel said...

I love the new upholstery! I have been stalking Craigslist and thrift stores for months now, in hopes of finding a sofa like that.

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Oh Pat! It's gorgeous. Your furniture has such beautiful lines and the neutral look really accents it. I can't wait to see what else you do as you keep taking those steps. I think recovering furniture is more like giant steps. You are getting big things done. I love it!
Liz

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Gorgeous!!! Love your homes decor! Hope you'll share tomorrow at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy

Vel Criste said...

Love the change! But honestly, you hav beautiful furntiture to begin with! great bones on all of them and definitely keepers and timeless! Can't wait to see the rest of the change. Thanks for visting my blog!