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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Living room redo

You all remember I lost my dog to cancer. Well proir to his death, he literally destroyed our house. He could not control is bladder,his urine was full of blood, so there was very little carpet,or furniture in living room ,dining room or halls he did not destroy.Cleaning just did not work. It was impossible to get out the stains..Because of the heartbreak of losing him, I had to promise my hubby I would not get another animal..(it literally destroyed me to loose him) If I did he would replace the damaged things...so here is a start of what I have done.

Living and dining rooms had tan stained carpets...Sofa and love seat were a blue check,and they too were destroyed....so here is what I have done so far...New carpet Color is Hay Loft...Its in

my dining room and halls as well

New furniture,new corner table...He did not destroy the other tables..The sofa looks small in picture,but is actually 85" long..It almost was too large to get into the house..Delivery men had a hard time getting it in.The love seat is 65" . Still have accessories I need to change..and add.The shelf over sofa I found on ebay.The Cabinet is one I painted.


I bought the swags and valances,and made the bottom panels from ultra muslin (nice heavy fabric)

In another corner of the living room I have an Antique Childs Desk...that I found in someone's trash. It had tons of coats of paint on it,

and was a gaudy pink when I found it. It had about 10 coats of paint on it..After days of Sanding and scraping for days ,I found the wood was tiger Oak!!

Was so pleased with the outcome...

antique childs desk...
I wanted a shelf for the Wall over the desk,so I went through my wood stash and found this shelf from my "country" days on a shelf in
my studio...so this is what I did.. Olde wooden rocker near Fireplace...
Still working on odds n ends,and am going to start putting out
Christmas stuff...so will take picks of my fireplace mantle,and the decorations soon.
Been so busy with orders I am just now starting to decorate for Christmas...:-(
We also had new ceramic tiles put into the kitchen..will post pictures soon
as I get it decorated for Christmas!


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Marilyn...
Everything looks so beautiful. I love the carpeting and the furniture is just beautiful.

I am so thrilled that you found that little childs desk and stripped and put it back to its natural color. It is absolutely gorgeous sweetie. Just gorgeous. I would've picked it up too.

Have a great day sweetie.

Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. I love all the re-do's!

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Everything looks great! I love the cabinet you painted and that little child's desk is darling! You've done a great job with everything and are such an inspiration to me. Thanks for posting the pics.

I'm sorry about your baby's passing. They are such precious little creatures and become such a part of our hearts.

Alana Jo said...

It looks so beautiful!

Carol said...

Marilyn, I'm sorry about your doggy. I give you two thumbs up on the redo. I love the crock on the black shelf. I'm glad it's being displayed. Looking great for the holiday season. Merry Christmas! ((Hugs)) Carol

Marilyn said...

Thanks Sherry and Carol...
Yes Carol...that is a nice lookin crock huh???? wonder who sold it to me??? LOL


KKL Primitives said...

Marilyn, I LOVE your new carpet and furniture - it looks so cozy and inviting. LOVE the child's desk - how could anyone paint over that gorgeous wood??? Did a great job on your redos and a FANTASTIC JOB on your painted cupboard - it's gorgeous!!!


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TeresaM said...

WOW Marilyn!!! You have been busy...........everything looks great!!! I love that childs desk! Oh my gosh!!!

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Maggey and Jim said...

I love everything you have done, and it looks so prim. I had a yorkie and when we lost him I said , no more, I can't go through that again.He wa 15 but we had to put him in diapers.. Then he went blind and could not stand it if I wasn't close by..Your house is looking beautiful.

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