The living room required mostly cosmetic renovations. Overall, it was in pretty decent shape with new floor to ceiling energy efficient windows and a gas log fireplace with a marble surround. It had large double openings on either end that flowed from the foyer and into the dining room. We knew whatever flooring we used in there would continue into the dining room as well. The ceiling was the original plasterboard and had some water damage from a previous leak. There was some bowing and cracking as well. We elected to cover it with tongue-in-groove pine planks nailed over the original plaster. Once it was up, we gave it a whitewash to soften it a bit. I love how it turned out, but OMG never again!!! That was hands down the hardest part of the entire renovation!! My husband installed an overhead chandelier and re-worked some of the electrical. A fresh coat of paint and new flooring totally updated this room.
View from the dining room to the foyer. Expensive window treatments from an interior designer based out of Atlanta covered all the windows in the house. Back in it’s prime, this had once been a beautifully appointed home! You can see tell-tale traces of the hoard left behind on the green carpet.
From the foyer looking into the dining room.
Pine planks on the ceiling and drop-cloth curtains.
Finished room. The wrought iron, 9 bulb chandelier was repurposed from the Master Bedroom and given a fresh coat of black satin spray paint. So happy with how this room turned out!