Friday, February 21, 2014

Putting Back the Living Room Furniture

It was good to be able to put the furniture and the (new) area rug back into the living room. After the kitchen cabinets were installed I figured I could safely uncover the furniture as the dusty part of the renovation had been completed.  We had purchased an 8X10 wool tufted rug at Costco's back in late December, just before the floor refinishing. It had been rolled up and put aside until today when we brought it to the living room.  I will be tweaking the arrangement of the room as the days go by. Would like to put a few pictures on the walls.  We still do not have the buffet back in the room (behind the sofa) and there is still heavy-duty construction paper on the floor leading all the way from the front door to the kitchen.  We will leave that down until the workers are finished bringing in kitchen appliances and the quartz counter top guys bring in the tops. But for now, here is what it looks like:

You can see here how the paint job turned out on the fireplace mantle and hearth. The hearth was especially in need of some freshening up.  The concrete was very stained. I have a new floor lamp on order for behind the chair. The one there just does not give enough light for reading and though the glass shade looks white, it really is quite gold and gives off too much of a 'gold glow' to the room in that corner.

Paints used in this room:
Walls: Benjamin Moore. Aura, Finnie Gray (cw-55),  matte/flat.
Window Trim: (Original was honey oak). First coat was Primer -Benjamin Moore STIX, white. Three finish coats, Benjamin Moore, Advance, White Dove (oc-17), satin finish. 
Fireplace: Hearth and Mantle: Painted over plain gray conrete:  Dutch Standard oil base enamel, Defi-Rust, Bronzetone #61562 LV
Fireplace Screen: Metal surround edge: Primed with Kilz white primer. Finished w same paint as hearth and mantle.
Fireplace door grill metal: Spryed, Modern Metals, Design Masters, Metallic Taupe #235.

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