living room project! pics! update! finished and decorated!

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Great work guys! It looks wonderful. How many trees are there? I see three (counting the ceramic one).
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That is gorgeous! It all looks like a magazine. I love all the clocks too.

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WOW. That christmas tree is the bombeezey

Shame to put it away for so much of the year when it took decades to bring it all together...
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Lovely tree decorations.

(I tried to start a holiday decoration discussion, but nobody posted....)

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Your house looks beautiful! I absolutely love your tree, woodwork....everything! So warm and inviting. Our woodwork and brick is now all stripped and beautiful too. :)

We also had a splendid time enjoying newly restored living room for Christmas, putting the tree in the new 'study' beyond the colonnades. It was nice to see the tree lights from the front window, and being a family house, we confirmed that has not been done since the early 60's.

Its very satisfying to enjoy the results of all the hard labor!
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Looks like a really nice job - and a lot of work. I was particularly interested in the outcome because our "new" 1905 foursquare has dark stained molding on all doors and windows and we have "lovely" wallpaper is almost every room. I look forward to working room by room to remove the wall paper and introduce a nice wall color throughout. I have seen some houses with white trim and I guess it looks brighter. But putting aside the work involved if I did decide to change the trim I would prefer to keep it as is. But a little brighter feel would make it a different house. Thanks for sharing your progress!

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Thank you for all of the nice comments! It was a lot of work, but I am pleased with the final results. What do you all think of the color? Is it too bright?
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No, I didn't think so when I first saw it, and looking again, it looks fine.
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cadrad wrote:Thank you for all of the nice comments! It was a lot of work, but I am pleased with the final results. What do you all think of the color? Is it too bright?

Yes. Install gaslights. Problem solved.
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