We’re on a roll! Time to reveal the living room area of the #helloredreno #suitethyme series. This room used to be one of the two upstairs bedrooms. The building is a house from the late 1800s. Upstairs was 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom. Now it’s a beautiful luxury apartment. So let’s get to the good stuff, the before and after!
And oh man, I really need to get some professional photos for the entire reveal. These looked okay at first but as I’m writing this post, I know they could be so much better so I’ll work on that but let’s stay on track for now. A living room before and after transformation.
Before… plain, boring. Snooze. But potential!
then some new rustic wide plank flooring from Shaw Floors… (details here)
and a stunning floral wallpaper mural and some resin decorative accents for the fireplace…
After… I can’t even believe this is the same room. There’s a lot going on but to me, it seems so much bigger and it works!
A breakfast bar with usb pub table. Connect the lap top and work work work. OR grab the remote for the Smart TV and plop on that couch for some relaxation…it’s a getaway retreat, ya know. 😉
How about that gorgeous wood plank wall feature from Reclaim Arbor and black paint paired with that dramatic floral wall mural for a bold and dramatic statement wall. It’s such a challenge to photograph a black wall but in person, there is so much texture with the rustic distressed wood planks in varying heights and widths (you can see it in pictures further down) and the black fireplace surround is gorgeous. I am so in love!
Share your thoughts!
What do you think? It’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Mr. DIY jokes that all I need to do is cover up the wallpaper with more Reclaim Arbor wood planks. That entire wall was a little outside of my comfort zone but I took the opportunity for creative freedom in this space.
The queen sleeper sofa, glass/brass console table, pub table with USB port with bar stools are all from Wayfair.
The dining area/coffee bar!
More about #helloredreno
The building has so much historical charm. It’s about one block from our town’s Main Street. The bus stop is literally steps away. There’s a gorgeous Butler, PA Bed & Biscotti across the street called Suite Retreat (how cute is that?!) and an antique shop nearby. There are breweries, the YMCA, shops, restaurants, salons, florists, candy/coffee shop, holiday parades and festivals within walking distance. So fun! If renovation from blah to ahhhhh is your thing, stay tuned!
So subscribe and be reminded of updates as the renovations progress! I’ll share before and after photos, projects underway and updates, plans and design boards, sources and links as they relate as well as fun events going on in and around the downtown area. I’ll be using a specific hashtag on social media to keep things all neat and tidy and organized.
#helloredreno and #suitethyme
I welcome your thoughts and ideas! And as always, thanks for your encouragement and support and for sharing in my joy and vision!
The #helloredreno project diary:
Project Diary Entry #1 – Hello Red Reno!
Project Diary Entry #2 – Efficiency Apartment
Project Diary Entry #3 Color Passive Paint
Project Diary Entry #4 – Full Bathroom Demo Day
Project Diary Entry #5 – Sealing A Wood Plank / Shiplap Wall
Project Diary Entry #6: Bathroom Flooring
Project Diary Entry #7: Sealing Brick
Project Diary #8: Hardwood Floors
Project Diary #9: Carpeted Stairs
Project Diary #10 Vinyl Floor Tiles
Project Diary #11 – Living Room Before & After
Project Diary #12 – Christmas at the Studio
Project Diary #13 – Wallpaper Mural
Project Diary #14 – Entryway, Stairs & Landing Before & After
Project Diary #15 – Apartment Living Room Before & After Reveal