Tuesday, March 17, 2009

For Vicky





Room before













Room After



















I hope this shows improvement as I am not a good photographer. This room has changed a little more since these pictures were taken. I am trying to convey what can be done with old unloved furniture. Please excuse the clutter. Did I mention I have grandchildren?











22 comments:

Chari said...

Hi Girlfriend...

You know that I just adore your living room!!! I savored every square inch of the enlarged photo of it...hehe! I love the transformation...although the "before" was pretty too! I bet you refinished the sofa yourself? Did you also reupholster it...I love the fabric...patterns and colors! And I love the architectural piece above the sofa that you refurbished...if I ever find something similar, I'm stealing your idea...hehe!!!

Well my friend, it looks like you've had your hands full with Grandkids...loved reading your post about them!!! They sure know how to keep the grandparents busy, don't they? So glad that you're enjoying them and making many, many memories for them!

Love ya, Sweetie!
Chari

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OCDesigner ~Athella said...

Chari you know that is just an old door with crown mold on top?

Cyn said...

This room looks wonderful! Oh,how I wish I could drag you to ND to redo my house!!

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Oh I'm so glad you showed before pics! Wow girlfriend! I've said it before: You are one talented lady! I love what you did with the vine over the door! Remember when we were pondering what to do with that space?! I just love your style! Have you recuperated from your grandchildren's visit yet?! God Bless you today! Lauralu :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Athella, I am loving that rug! I don't remember ever seeing it before. Is it new? I've always liked everything else in here, but I just don't remember seeing the rug before. laurie

Cindy J. said...

Athella, you are the most creative person I have ever met! I am always so inspired by your wonderful eye... Oh please do share some more with us..ok? Can't wait. Love, Cindy

xinex said...

Beautiful living room, Athella! It looks very warm, homey and relaxing. I like the colors...Christine

Kelli said...

wow athella! i LOVE it. i especially love the coffee table. come do mine!!!

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

Ladies your compliments mean so much. I always look at my pictures and think everything looks so folksy and amateurish. <--Is that a word?
Thanks to all for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment. ~Athella

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

Lu, I do remember. I thought about that when I was posting them. I posted a few hundred different options. Nothing felt right to me but,everyone(most everyone) was patient and lol diplomatic. I think it was Kismet us finding each other.
~Athella

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

Hey everyone see that half cute girl named Kelli...Thats my niece! She's a journalist/photographer. You should see her baby. Kel Im so glad you stopped by! Love ya ~Athella

Myrn said...

Athella did you recover the sofa or have someone do it for you? I have been thinking of attempting to make slipcovers for mine....I'm just not too brave in my old age!

love ya my friend,
Myrna

ann said...

i don't see any clutter.It looks awesome to me.I love your couch...Ann

Nancy Jane said...

You call that clutter??? I would take pictures of my clutter, but people all over blogland would faint! Love your room transformation. You've inspired me to get creative around the couch I dislike! Nancy

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

What a wonderful Surprise!!!! Thanks you so much! I was hoping to find a picture of your dining room table , if I remember you painted a round oak table and chairs white...I love your style, you have a great talent! 5*

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

A, I brought my daughter over for a look at your style...she loves it too.

Tomarie said...

Athella, this transformation is beautiful! I can't believe what a change you made in the antique sofa...just gorgeous!!
I enjoyed your story about your grands too! What a fun grandmama you are! :-) L~

Happy To Be said...

Hey girl friend I am loving that sofa...how great is that piece..WOW!! sounds like you been a very busy grandma girl...aren't they fun? of course mine are all older now so not much fun to play with any more...thanks for coming by ...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Shieldsfam said...

That is amazing! I wish You could come help me with my bedroom. It is in serious need of design help. You are so fabulous! Is there anything you can't do? Athella the artist. Nuff said.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I always love looking at your living room! I had it bookmarked when I did RMS and it just gets more and more lovely!!

I adore that old door of yours! Just the right amount of chippy= I am trying to figure out how I can make mine more chippy looking.

blessings
mary

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