Gratituesday: The Completed Living RoomBy
Remember two years ago when Matt and his dad tore into our living room so that they could insulate our walls?
After they tore out the lath and plaster, they sprayed in some awesome foam insulation, and then put up dry wall. And of course, they got all that mess cleaned up and put the living room furniture back where it was supposed to be.
At that point, the project kind of came to a halt. That’s because all Matt does is sit around all day watching TV.
I am so totally big fat kidding.
The guy is an extremely hard worker and finds himself with more to do in a day than he typically has time for. Plus, the outside of our house has needed painting, so in the warm months, he works on that project instead of indoor projects.
Slowly but surely, Matt textured all of the walls, then painted all of the walls, then put up and painted the trim. It has been a work in progress for quite some time. But a couple of weeks ago, we were finally able to hang curtains and call the room “finished”.
Now, just for added “aaaahhhh” effect, go back up and look at the “during” pictures.
Isn’t it beautiful!!!
I love the wall colors we picked (gold and raspberry). Those colors were actually picked by a great friend of mine who has the decorating gift. I clearly do not have that gift. If it were up to me, the wall would have been a very exciting shade of…off white. ;) We found a great new rug that is a perfect match. And another friend helped me pick out sheer curtains.
Now, the laptop isn’t a living room decoration, but if you look over to the right of the picture, you will see that Asa, our 15 year old, was doing his Algebra 2 lesson this afternoon when I snapped this shot. I’m sure he’s pleased to have his feet in the picture.
I can’t tell you how great it feels to have this project completed! Each time I walk into the room, I just have to stop and stare for a moment. (Not at Asa’s feet - but at the warm, pretty colors.)
I’m thankful for my hard working husband and my beautiful living room – and sure – even for Asa’s feet. :)
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