Hey I’m back at my in-laws home today, as promised! Let’s take the show and tell on to the formal living room! Let’s start with the before…
This room had the same teal color scheme to go with the teal wallpaper in the formal dining room. We again toned it down a notch, (or two) with this pretty beige paint (Manchester Tan).
It’s crazy how you hardly noticed the gorgeous windows before…
and now they just pop.
This is now where the “lucky audience” (grandpa and grandma) get to sit while their adorable grandchildren pound away on Great Grandpa’s piano…hopefully one of them picks up on Grandpa’s musical skills…
let’s just say they aren’t quite there yet!
I love the way this blue table brings out the subtle colors in the fabric of the chairs.
This pretty painting my mother in law found adds another bright spot of color to the room.
The entry way got a little makeover too, yeah, no corner was left untouched. I’m pretty sure my father in law will be happy to never hang another new picture or see a new fabric sample again :)
he definitely has the same enthusiasm for all my projects as the Mr. does, apparently the apple doesn’t fall far…
Here’s the Before
and the After
In here there weren’t too many changes beyond getting rid of the sponge painting technique we all remember so well from the 90’s. We also added some extra chairs from the dining room in here in a fun fabric and I love this coral pillow my mother in law found.
My mother in law did a fabulous job of neutralizing her house while still having fun with color and I had so much fun being along for the ride….
deep down I think my father in law had fun too…way deep down ;)
I still have a few more rooms to show you, but nap time and the afternoon sun ran out when I was at their house last week. Hopefully I will make it out there again soon, so you can see the rest of the before and afters!
OH and big news – Monday I’ll be sharing my Spring Mantel along with some of my favorite bloggers as part of Swing into Spring week! We will be sharing fun Spring projects and ideas along with hosting a different linky party everyday. So come link up your spring projects and recipes, can’t wait to see all your ideas!