Check, Check!

It's finally done. It is to the point where I don't even want to change anything.

Our living room looks the way I imagined, the perfect mix of vintage and global.I love the white rooms all over blogland and the shabby look but, I am also a lover of African art. It took awhile but I think I got the right blend now.

In case you missed it, a few weeks ago we painted over the golden colour in our room with Benjamin Moore's Baby Fawn.

We then replaced our sectional with Ikea's ektorp sectional in Svanby Beige (which we are loving by the way). My mom and I then (aka DIY/sewing queen)sewed first time slipcovers for our leather club chairs shredded by our darling felines.

Without further adieu......

(this post has a lot of pictures, I got excited)

the finished package. white, grey and black with hits of green

the Kijiji leather chair adding warmth to the space, and definite comfort too.

a good view of the stair area with our "new" antique sign (so when I said I didn't want to change anything in the room, I really meant it but........ the stairwell with oak banister will be getting a facelift come fall)

the reupholstered channel back chair

this room makeover turned into a full family project. the large 12 foot wood sign over the windows was an inspiration idea I had and my father turned to reality. i added the paint/stain

and voila. ( see a how-to here)

the mantel did not change much other than the addition of a bigger conk, seashell and street sign.

the vintage and African blending together. our African Dan mask has the same colour tones as the antique street sign.

the sitting area with slipcovered chairs. not a bad effort for first-timers. (a semi-tutorial to follow). i couldn't believe the brightness they brought to the room.


GREEN! antique french demijohns and bottles

i added some grainsack with a subtle white stripe to the backs of each of these chairs. for looks and practicality. Oliver and Sammy use these chairs as bird-watching posts.

simple table vignette with vintage toolbox stuffed with spring and farmhouse goodies.

That concludes today's tour. It sure feels great to be done and checked off the list.

Have a great day


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