Living Room Pics

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Living Room Pics

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Where do you sit around in your underwear?

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The living room that we never really live in even though it is my favorite room in the house.

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Too many windows to sit around in my underwear.
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Tiny cottage is my disclaimer. Still work in progress as it needs wallpaper and a decent chandelier.
The first shot shows 3 of the 4 walls. The room is 10x12 if I am lucky. Front this angle it looks like
a thrift shop!!! Yikes!
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this angle looks better. I want to make "built in bookcases" on either side of the fake fireplace. All the PO did was put in painted planks. Tell me he wasn't into short cuts. Beaver board ceiling, modern UFO fan and textured walls all have to be tended to before I can really do what I want with this room BUT so far the house has me busy in other places so this room will probably be last on the list.
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The opposite wall. The exit is just to the right of the plant. Needs paper, picture rail, fun stuff. And this side looks barren, but when the whole room is composed together it actually works.
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well, SINCE you asked....our parlor is my pet and I love to gaze upon it, and still more to talk about it! :D It is a masterpiece of decorating with what you already had anyway.

The parlor must have got its plate-glass window and its fireplace in the 1900-ish reno, as they are what was fashionable, though not avant garde, then: oak, olive green tile, and Colonial Revival simplicity, as well as the narrow light wood floorboards.

Our sainted PO Bob opened this fireplace, which had been bricked up as a flue for a previous heating system, and refinished the mantelpiece. He also reopened the archway between the parlor and the front hall, which had been walled in. We are pretty sure he refinished the floor as well. The light fixtures and the medallions in the wall are his work, as well as the navy blue paint on the walls and white woodwork. The blue and green vases came with the house and we are sure they were his, so we keep them on the mantelpiece as a tribute to him.

The two-tiered table belonged to my great-grandmother; the rocker and sofa I bought in '94 and whaddya know, the sofa is the right period style for this room! The cedar chest and coat tree, and the antimacassars, were my grandmother's. The wing chair came from the church rummage sale. DH and I bought the rug as a response to being stuck with a navy blue and green parlor and a pink sofa.
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The needlepointed chair has been in my father's family since it was new in the era of the parlor. When his mother was a young bride, she helped her mother-in-law needlepoint the upholstery.

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Winter Update: DH and I bought yard goods out of which to make curtains. We didn't actually make any curtains out of it, as this is not our 'forever' house, but I hung it up anyway to look swanky and fend off the icy breezes.

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Before and After Photos from Mrs. D
We have 4 sets of sprandrels original to the house. They are located in 3 doorways off the central living room, and the bay window in the living. This is the bay window spandrel.
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The living room with multi layers of wallpaper removed.
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A couple months before we moved to the house.
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Evening photo of the bay window in the living room.
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Holy crap! Look at that fretwork!!!!! :shock:
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We've got two rooms that qualify... one we call the living room and one is the family room. Here is the living room:
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Here is the family room panorama:
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The reverse:
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Fireplace:
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The TV is hidden in the cabinet to the right of the fireplace. Here it is closed:
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Here it is open:
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One of the two parlors. This one we finished earlier this year.
This one is my parlor.  The front parlor is Donnie's so I'll let him post it if he wants.
This one is my parlor. The front parlor is Donnie's so I'll let him post it if he wants.
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View from stair hall.
View from stair hall.
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View into front parlor and door to front porch.  I suppose if there was any casket-wheeling done, they used this door and this room.
View into front parlor and door to front porch. I suppose if there was any casket-wheeling done, they used this door and this room.
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