I actually don't know how we are going to pull this off. And by we I mean my amazing, wonderful, and truly supportive. He is and will be a major factor in this reno because it involves more than paint, furniture, and a few pretty pillows.
Perhaps the biggest undertaking will be creating a feature wall behind the television. I am so fortunate that my extended family still has my great-grandparents original homestead in their possession. This summer we took a trip to 'the farm' to tour the property. I've been many times before but probably not in 20 years. My mom's first residence was on a small building on the property - it had no running water! The old tool shed is falling down and this gave me the opportunity to salvage some of it's wood. Being able to bring this history into my own home is incredibly meaningful. Here are a few shots from the summer of the property.
- Paint - Abalone (2108-60) in some areas, and Stuart Gold (HC-10) in others (hehe, hubby's name is Stuart)
- Build a fake wall behind the existing storage units that are sitting on the ground.
- Purchase new sound equipment.
- Mount wall speakers and run the cables so the electronics are hidden.
- Install reclaimed barn wood on the fake wall behind the TV.
- Mount storage units.
- Get a new couch.
- Get a new ottoman.
- Consider a new chair.
- Purchase or build storage on small wall.
- Build side tables (last minute options to purchase).
- Rearrange and update gallery wall.
- Hang other artwork.
- Update besta units with colour.
- Pillows, pillows, and more pillows please.
I'm sure this isn't even the exhaustive list, but it's a big one! Really the construction is the largest piece of this project - thankfully my dad is coming down this weekend and he's agreed to help build the false wall with hubs. Hooray - marriage saver! And just as I wrap up the update - I got the gold feature wall painted and fabric ordered.
To see more before pictures go here.