Our Farmhouse Living Room

Next on my room-by-room trip is the living room.  Next week I’ll be getting it ready for painting.  And there is a lot of it.  The ceiling, walls, fireplace and bookshelves will all be getting a coat of paint.  The ceiling and walls will be the same as the dining room.  I thought I would do the German smear technique on the fireplace, but I’m not sure I’ll like the smeared (aka messy) look of it.  I’m going to try it and see how it goes.  I suppose I can always paint over it.

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After all of that is done . . . which could take weeks and by then we’ll likely be into spring . . . I’m going to start painting some of the furniture in the room.  Like this sweet little side table I picked up at my favorite vintage shop Twisted Sisters.

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And then there’s the antique secretary I picked up on Craig’s List for a song.  I’d like to take out the inlays on the top and replace them with glass.  Then paint the whole thing an off white.

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And lastly, I’ll paint the little red dresser that I scored at a thrift shop.

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There’s a whole lotta stuff on those bookshelves!  Looks like I’ll be simplifying . . .

That’s the plan.  I better keep up with my vitamins . . .


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