Living Room Tranformation

Our English Tudor living room needed a makeover.
~ After ~

The paneling had to go or at least be covered up. Having wood floors, a paneled wall, and wood beams on the ceiling made the room seem dark. It also made the room feel uninviting. 

 The first thing we did was try and balance out the room with wood blinds. It helped but the room still felt not right. We decided we needed a more formal mantel and radiator covers.

(The wood blinds helped tie in the wood beams on the ceiling.)

 (Our new mantel made a wonderful difference to the look and feel of the room.)
It was looking better but I was still not happy with the results. The new radiators covers were so pretty but the radiators stood out and needed to blend in. I painted the radiators with Benjamin Moore tudor brown.

It was beginning to look so much prettier but still there was the paneling. I decided to cover over the paneling with Ready Patch Joint Compound. It was hard work since it’s like putting on peanut butter. I also had to make it look just like the rest of the room. My walls have an old world finish to them. Being an artist helped a lot with this process. You would never know the wall was not plastered over 100 years ago. It took me a long time to finish. 

When it finally dried I repaint the room with Benjamin Moore richmond bisque.

Now the wood beams on my ceiling match all the mahogany that I adore in the room.

Am I finished yet ……… no there is still more to come. 
I love adding to a room overtime.

Thanks for stopping by.

Please forgive me for not recently stopping by your blog. I’m still having issues with my tooth. The abscess tooth needs another round of antibiotics.  
Have you ever had a year of bad health? Ugh!

xo,
Dee
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