Happy Friday

Just a quick up date post. 

Please note.  I took pictures of the room at the moment in time. 

 You will see some pretty updates along with real life in this room too.  

I did not want to take the time to clean up tools etc. as we are still in the midst of re doing this space. 

This is my old farm house window and shutters that I had on the long wall of my living room.  It was really the only wall in this small room that was large enough to accommodate these pieces.

With the new switch up in progress,  I thought hmmm what if that window could fit in the actual window of the living room. 

I thought oh Terry is going to love this crazy idea when I tell him!!!!

Well guess what?   With a few minor adjustments this window was able to fit.  I still have the other window behind this.  It just fit perfect in the opening.

Now the vintage farmhouse window has a new place in the room and does not take up my precious wall space.

Another good thing is I can open the window behind the farmhouse window if need be! 


 Any kind of  window opening will not be happening anytime soon here. 

Below zero temps for us right now.

Just glad to know I can open up the window if I need too.

The walls and ceiling are painted.  I am on the hunt for new drapes. 

 I am trying really hard to have patience waiting for my new Pottery Barn Sectional to come in.

The door/mirror Terry made is now ready to find a place in this room. 

Remember this door was framed out with additional salvage pieces that are now making an arch entry

I love that I can still have my door/mirror and we could use the extra pieces to frame out this door way.

My sweet TV armoire found on Offer Up is painted and awaiting a new TV and some pretty decor above it.

This is where I am at with the living room / dining area up dates.

I cannot wait for the sectional. 

I also have a little fun surprise to show you soon on making space work with a round table in a corner!!!!

Stay tuned for that.

  I am thinking of getting that light film you can put on windows to let light in but gives you some privacy.
This window faces my neighbors and at night I would like to have a little privacy. 

I just do not want to lose the character of this  window by putting drapes or blinds on the window.

Have any of you used this film for windows and how did you like it?

Hope you are enjoying these small steps I am posting as we get to the final reveal of the living room and dining room.

Patience is the name of the game and that is not my strong suit!!

Loved seeing the sun today as our temps here in Chicago are at extreme lows.

Have a good Friday and wonderful weekend.

New Wall Color

Hello Everyone.

Hoping all of you are off to a great start to the new week.

Ugh!!! We got almost 12 inches of snow on Saturday.
Had to shovel out a path for Buddy.  Thankful he loves the snow!!!!  Does not like rain but will do snow when it happens!

  It is sooooo cold here.
At least the sun is out that helps with these cold temps.
My face actually hurt to go out to the garage today with how cold it is.

 I seriously need to live where I can wear flip flops year around and retire my Ugg boots!!!

Ok enough with me whining about Illinois winter weather.  
On to showing you my new wall color for the living room and dining room.

We painted the walls with Behr paint called Gallery White. 
It is white with a touch of gray shadow in the color.
As you can see with the trim meeting up with the wall it is ever so slightly different than a true white like on the trim piece.

I wanted to say good bye to the darker gray walls.
 I am headed in the direction of lighter and more neutral for when my Sectional comes in that has more cream and beige in the color.

As you can see the walls do have the slight hint of light gray.  This is my old farm house window and shutters.  I had them hanging on the opposite wall in my living room.

I had this huge old heavy window leaning on the actual side window in my living room. 

Hmmm,  I thought hey that might make for a great focal point.

  Maybe Mr. Terry and his mighty tools could make that window fit over the window already there.
I rarely open that window up so putting the old vintage farmhouse window over this window might just work and make a great focal point in this room.

Stay tuned!  Hoping this might work.

I think the new lighter wall color will work nicely.  I will begin to add warmth with the furniture and drapes and possibly a rug.

Buddy was taking advantage of this warm spot. The sun streaming in gave him a warm and cozy spot for his morning nap.

Buddy's face tells it all!!!  Buddy like most pets do not like when things are not where they are suppose to be. 

Believe me Buddy we are right there with you!  I cannot stand having my living room torn up.

In the snow storm on Saturday the room was painted.  It was a perfect day to be inside and paint!!! 

If any of you have seen any really cute cottage drapes that might have light gray and creams please shoot me an email or comment here.

I have my buffalo check gray and white I can put back up,  but I am thinking I would like to find something to tie in the cream with the light gray and whites.

Thinking maybe a pretty french country or cottage floral drape. 

Have a great new week ahead.

If you are near the snow and cold stay warm like me.  Try to keep warm and cozy!

If you are near the water, beach,  warm sunshine and fabulous weather keep that to yourself lol!
I would be too jealous to hear about it!!!