So the living room is moving along and I wanted to share what I have done so far. There are no more yellow walls, I added a stencil, and the dresser is no longer purple.
Because this room seems to get little natural light, I wanted the walls to be super bright! I chose white right out of the can.
Next on the list was to add a lovely wallpaper like this one, York Large Lattice Gray Trellis Wallpaper. The print is elegant and I thought it would be a good contrast to the rustic elements that exist in the room. I started second guessing wallpaper, thinking about the cost and commitment. I have also never put wallpaper up before. I remembered when I shopping for the deck stencil, on that site, seeing some stencils that looked very similar.
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Image Source: Cutting Edge Stencil
The price was right, $37.95 + shipping. And no commitment, if I did not like it I could just paint over it!
If you remember from my moodboard I was going for a gray and white neutral color palette, but changed my mind. I went with this color, Display, from the Magnolia Paint Line, which is still pretty neutral. I found it at our local Ace Hardware store. I have these two pieces of art (they are the ones sitting on top of the purple dresser in the above pics) that are blueish gray, and I am planning on hanging on the opposite wall to this accent wall, so perfect! Also, the sofa I ordered is an ashy gray color, and I thought this would work better with it.
Image Source: Magnolia
Working with the stencil was fairly easy. It is not perfect, and if you look close enough you will see that. I actually love the imperfections!
The other thing I got started on was the buffet. This is going be a bar in the room and add additional storage. I decided to repaint the old purple dresser. About 5 years ago I purchased that dresser at a yard sale for $20!
This was my first time removing paint from furniture. I picked ZAR Eco Friendly Paint and Varnish remover and found it super easy to work with.
For the handles, I spray painted them copper!
I picked up a lamp and a few accessories at Home Goods, and it is starting to come together. I think I will add some shelves above the dresser.
Thanks for checking it out! Have a great weekend:)