You guys!! I finally got to do a project I’ve been dreaming about since early June. Seriously, from the very first time we came into this house on a rainy Sunday afternoon I knew I wanted to shiplap on the tall wall in the living room. Since then I’ve been basically counting down the days until we could make it happen. And I’m so happy to say it finally happened! And it’s even better than I imagined. We also painted the tile around our fireplace black, which made a huge difference in how this space looks now! Ok, let’s start with a before photo of the living room:
And here’s how it looks now:
Eeeeek I love it so much!! And I know it’s not for everyone, but I’m a huge fan of shiplap. I just love the simple way it makes a room feel cozy and warm. Now this room definitely feels more like me. I can’t get over how different it looks!
I’m so happy the navy blue tile is gone!! We used Behr Scuff Defense Stain Blocking Paint + Primer in one. The color was “black” and we got a matte finish. It looks a zillion times better and such a simple fix too. Painting the tile only took about thirty minutes.
I still haven’t decided what I want to do with those cutouts by the fireplace yet, but I’m thinking either open shelves or some kind of built-in cabinet to help disguise all the cables from our tv. Or maybe both! For now I’m using those large baskets to help hide everything–I actually cut a small circle on the back of each one to run the cables through! We also plan to move this huge TV down to the basement when it’s finished in a couple weeks. I have a smaller frame TV coming this week!
Well thank you so much for stopping by the blog to see our little living room transformation. I hope this gives you a few ideas for your own home!
Wall + shiplap paint color: Alabaster by Sherwin Williams
Fireplace paint: Black by Behr in matte