This is what the living room looked like when we went to view the home. I got this picture from the real estate brochure.
I fell in love with this home but knew that I wanted something that was lighter and brighter. I wanted it to feel more like a cottage on the water. So this is what I came up with so far.
First, we took down the heavy drapes. I replaced them with burlap panels which are very casual. Then we painted the walls a light blue. It makes it look like the room extends out to the water.
We found this fireplace surround at the same place that I found the desk which you can find here. I love it. It reminds me of the one in my grandmother’s home. It took us forever to strip the seven layers of paint off of it. We also replaced the mirror.
This is a goodwill table that I sprayed white. The table cost $15. I placed a basket underneath it with all of our blankets for getting cozy during storms and for movie nights.
This room is so light and airy. I hope you like it as much as I do.