My Quarantine Project | Living/Dining Room Makeover
Hello, hello! I hope you are all staying sane these days! To help manage our extended stay at home, we decided to tackle a project that has been on our list for some time now. If you have been following along on Instagram or Facebook, you already know there was more to this makeover project than swapping out some decor like I did a few years ago. It actually included 8 separate projects, which is why it has been three weeks since we started. This post contains affiliate links. For more information, please see my policies.
Project 1 | Popcorn Ceiling Removal
The biggest challenge we faced in this room was the removal of our popcorn ceilings! Yes, we have done this before, but this room is large at about 400 sqft and we never had to re-texture ourselves. But since we had some extra time, we figured we would give it a go. Now I am not going to dive into the popcorn removal, because honestly, its not that interesting, but here is a little glimpse of what the entire project looked like from start to finish. By the way, this is definitely oddly satisfying!
Project 2 | Ceiling Painting
Once the ceiling was scraped and re-textured, we got to painting the ceiling. Let me tell you something. I HATE painting ceilings. For real. It sucks. Give me a wall to paint any day, I actually real enjoy it, but ceilings just make your neck hurt.
Project 3 | Accent Wall
The next project in here was a wood slat accent wall. This is the focal point when you walk in our front door and I have wanted to change it up for a while now. I also had some wood left over from my board and batten project in the downstairs hallway. Compared to the hallway, this accent wall was a breeze!
Project 4 | More Painting
Once the accent wall was complete, it was time to paint all the walls. Sadly, we (mostly me) painted this room twice. I initially chose the wrong color. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook and saw my stories, you know I was a bit torn on the color. Well friends, I choose the wrong color! This happens from time to time and while I hate having to re-do something I just completed, I would rather get it right than live with something I dislike. My final selection on the paint was Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray for the walls and Thunder Clap for the accent wall.
Project 5 | The Stairs
Let me let you in on a little secret. I hate carpet! I know, I know, hate is a strong word, but by golly, I really do hate carpet. Even more so, I hate vacuuming carpet on the stairs. Now it has gotten a little easier since we got our stick vacuum, but I still don’t enjoy carpet on the stairs. Ultimately, I want to replace all the treads on our stairs, but of course, I want something specific that we will have to build. Go figure. So for now, off with the carpet and on with the paint! This is not a permanent fix, but definitely so much better!
Project 6 | Vase Makeovers
This sounds a little trivial, but when you can’t hit up HomeGoods to get happy, you have to get creative. Let me just say this, I am usually totally ashamed of our basement and how much it makes me look like I am on the verge of being on an episode of hoarders, BUT, it totally saved me here!
Project 7 | DIY Lantern Lamp
I was craving something different for the entryway buffet table, and of course, cannot go shopping right now. But we have a garage full of tools and scrap wood, so I let my imagination run wild!
Project 8 | Decorate
It should come as no surprise, but this final step is my heaven! Styles and preferences change over time, and I am ok with that. I never design a room to be the end all, be all, never to be changed again. It is not practical to think we will like the same things forever. This space is no exception! I used to have a thing for red, now I don’t. But the constant in here is the furniture. None of that has changed except for the seating in the dining room. Neutral pieces can change with your style. Remember that. I simply changed out some accessories, curtains, paint and a light fixture, and it’s a whole new room.
Shop the Look (similar items where unavailable)
Sofa | Black Pillow | White Pillow | Coffee Table Set | Lamps | Living Room Rug | Barcelona Chair | Barcelona Ottoman | Curtains | Curtain Rod | Frames | Sphere | Side Table | Chaise Pillow | Dream Home Book | Flea Market Flip Book | Entry Light | Candle Holder | Mirrors | Dining Bench | Dining Table | Dining Chairs | Wood Bowl | Runner
Man, now I am tired and think I am going to take a break, just kidding 😉
Thanks to an involuntary quarantine, this room finally got the attention it needed! I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out and we are enjoying our new scenery. I hope this inspires you to tackle something you have been putting off and hopefully we can get back to normal soon. Marvin sure is happy all the furniture is back so he can look out the window 🙂
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