Living Room Update

How-to-Install-Board-and-Batten,-woodwork-over-fireplaceYou know that feeling you get when you cross things off your to-do list? Multiply that by 1,000 and that’s how I’m feeling over here since finishing up our living room makeover. Though there are a few minor details that I still need to get to, the major work is done and I’m finally ready to show it to you today. As I mentioned Monday, we replaced the all the flooring downstairs and installed the board and batten*.


Those two things had been on my to-do list for so long that crossing them off called for a happy dance! Now that the floors match in our little entry, living room, and kitchen, it feels much more cohesive.



The new area rug is like a breath of fresh air in this space, I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of this one.



I picked up a few new accents, like this pillow and inexpensive curtains from Home Goods. I am still in need of some lamps in here but I’m not in a rush for those, I’m waiting until I see something that feels just right.



Adding the board and batten moldings from Metrie over our vintage fireplace was what I was most excited about and really made this more of a focal point of the room. I also switched out the old mirror for this arched mirror. I think the scale works better with the new moldings.



I picked up this little jar last month and it’s been getting a workout, it’s perfect for small floral displays and hydrangea clippings from the yard.



Remember the end tables I was using as a coffee table?

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I replaced those with an upholstered ottoman. Not only does it fill the space better, but it’s so much more comfortable in here to have somewhere to put our feet up at night. I am still using the end tables, as actual end tables (imagine that) now. The metal filigree inside the mantel is actually designed for wall decor, but I love how it looks in here.

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As I mentioned on Monday, this project took months and it was nice to get things cleaned up and back to normal again. Now that about two weeks have gone by since then, I think I’m reenergized and ready to tackle the next project. I may have to wait another week or two before I let my husband know that. 😉


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  1. hi roxanne! I love that fireplace mantel and stone! So many questions… how, where? Ha!
    Happy THursday! laura

  2. Marilynn Turner says:

    Great job. Looks beautiful.

    1. Thanks Amber, heading over to link up now!

  3. Your living room looks lovely! I love the board and batten! And the ottoman is perfect! Pinning!

  4. Sarah Taylor says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!! I’d love to clone your LR. This is exactly what I want mine to look like.

  5. Michele M says:

    Your room looks amazing and is very inspiring, indeed!!!

    1. Thank you, Michele!

  6. Beautiful space that feels relaxing, fresh and vintage at the same time! Great combination. Happy Summer, Kippi

  7. You make things look easy to impliment and do ourselves. So cozy. I just did my interior walls at home in white after very deep colors previously. It is so refreshing and crisp. I try to add pops of color with throws, pillows and plants. Did do a simple wallpaper in kitchen with bead board that is 3/4 up the walls. Still working on rest of house and love ideas with adding brackets to kitchen cupboards etc you give such good ideas!! Thank you!

    Question: where did you purchase arched tin piece that sets in front of fireplace? I love it…

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