TV Sitting Room Reveal...

I know it has been a long time since I've even mentioned it, but I am finally getting around to sharing photos of our TV Sitting Room Makeover.
Click here for the post to see our "before".

While the room didn't take that long to update, we ran into an electrical snag that caused us to wait about 2 weeks before we could move forward.  We were afraid we had hit wires that ran along the stud that holds the wall plug, therefore causing a short.  Every time we plugged in a power tool, the breaker would trip and knock out power to the entire room.  We couldn't get it to stay on.

I totally freaked out and envisioned a scenario that included ripping out walls, the ceiling, part of the floor...all in an effort to replace/repair whatever wires we had hit with the nail gun.  We had not one, but 2 professional electricians come out to check on the problem and it ended up being in the breaker box. We finally got the issue resolved without reconstructing the entire top floor of our home!  The terminology used was way above my pay grade, so I can't repeat it to you. :-)

When we first decided to give this room a facelift, we were only going to do an accent wall with board and batten.

After the one wall was completed, we decided that it would look more cohesive to carry the board and batten to the other walls.  We wanted this room to have a lighter look because it is so dark.
The Sherwin Williams Sea Salt paint adds some color but still keeps a lighter feel in this space.  We have weird angled walls and an angled part of the ceiling, so we have to get a little creative with furniture placement.  After the walls were completed, we decided to replace the carpet that was already separating at the seams.  We didn't want to spend a lot of money on this space and we found light-colored flooring at an inexpensive price.
Let me just say that I do not like light-colored flooring but it was what was required to keep the lighter look we needed.  I found a rug at Lowe's to soften the space (
each bedroom will eventually get a rug) and exchanged the lamp sitting on the poufs for something lighter in color.    I'm also debating on whether or not to leave that vintage door like it is or to paint it back white.
We love this space so much more now...it no longer feels like we are sitting in a cave!

 

28 comments

  1. Isn't it always the case with renovations? You begin with one thing and then it leads to another and another. But so worth it! The rooms looks so serene and inviting with these lovely calm colors. And I love the board, it adds so much character to the room. Well done, my friend!
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Yes, most definitely! It is always a domino effect when it comes to redecorating a room. Thank you so much Amalia. We do like it much better. Love and hugs!

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  2. This looks absolutely relaxing! I love it. I pinned that Sea Salt color. It’s so pretty!
    Lisa

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    1. Thank you so much! We are enjoying this space much more than before. It was so depressing…LOL Hugs!

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  3. Love the wall treatment! It looks like a great cozy place to watch tv.

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    1. Thank you so much Penny! We do like it so much more now! Hugs!

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  4. It looks wonderful! I no longer watch TV, but I'm loving how bloggers are showing the designs around theirs.
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda! The TV takes up so much space, I wanted to keep the decor minimal around it. Love and hugs!

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  5. Fabulous job Benita! Love the colors and furnishings you chose. ❤️

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    1. Thank you so much! I love the color also and think it made such a difference. Sherwin Williams has it going on in paint colors…at least for me! 😊 Love and hugs!

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  6. It looks fabulous. I think you should leave the door and all its character like it is. It adds so much to your decor.
    Ha Ha that just came from me that paints everything white lol! You guys did a great job. It looks beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thank you so much Kris! I'm really torn about that door. I think it has too much of an orange-y color to it, but I love the worn look of it and hate covering that up...LOL And yes, you who paints all things white is discouraging white paint...LOL Too funny! Thank you again! Love and hugs!

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  7. I can see how that would be a challenging space to decorate, all those angles and doorways! You did a great job as always, my friend!

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    1. Those components absolutely made it a difficult space to decorate! Thank you so much! Love and hugs!

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  8. It all looks great! As much as I love wooden floors downstairs, I have to admit to liking carpet in the bedrooms. Okay, you can tell me off now!

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    1. Thank you so much! LOL @ telling you off...we actually waffled on the bedrooms. We both wanted carpet in the bedrooms, but felt that the next owner would have kids and the laminate flooring is easier to clean than carpet! :-)

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  9. That door.. I do like it Benita. I thank you for sharing the story behind it when you did your first post. I think you should leave it.
    I love the colors you chose to do this room.
    Carla

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    1. Thank you so much Carla! We are definitely enjoying the new look! Love and hugs!

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  10. What a beautiful room Benita, I can see how the lighter colors allow you to feel like the cave man days are gone. I think you should leave the door as is because of the story behind it....gosh, I feel the verbiage is leading to What is behind door # 3? LOL Seriously, my sweet friend, I am really looking at board and batten as it makes a room pop. good job.

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    1. Kari, thank you so much! The room is a much better place to be in and the hubster says no on painting the door…LOL He likes it the way it is and thinks it gives the room character. 😊 Love and hugs sweet friend!

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  11. Oh my goodness, I love what you've done! The board and batten looks amazing and Sea Salt is such a pretty color. I've always wanted to paint a room Sea Salt and have never done it. Darn..you are making me want to paint!

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    1. Thank you so much Stacey! We love the board and batten and love the Sea Salt color. It is so soothing and relaxing, perfect for this space. LOL...I think you should go for it! :-) Love and hugs!

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  12. Your space looks great...so comfortable and soothing. Normally I would probably say I would suggest painting the door white (since the way it is now is not my style), but in your space it seems to fit. You have great taste though so I'm sure you will make the right choice. My daughter is making over her bedroom (she's 13) and making most of the decisions herself. You and she would make a great team!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! That is the look we were going for…comfortable and soothing! My husband wants to keep the door the way it is because he loves the uniqueness of it! So it will probably stay, but it is not really my style either. Awww, you will have to post some photos, I would love to see them! 😊 I’m going to be away from my blog for a bit, but I will be visiting others when I get a chance. Hugs!

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  13. Love the lighter color on your walls. I'm thinking all white has finally worn itself out as color seems to be appearing on more and more walls like yours!

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    1. Thank you so much! YES, all white is not as great as it used to be. While I don’t like bold colors, I do like the 50 shades of gray I’m finding lately. I think “taupe” has worn itself out also. Not sure how popular “greige” is anymore. Hope you guys are doing well! Love and hugs!

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