Front room


Our front room was dark with dirty walls and ugly pink carpet.




Nate ripped out the carpet and decomposing foam underlay as soon as we moved in.

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Next we removed the faux bamboo wallpaper and painted.

Front Room - Removing Wallpaper

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We started with a good cleaning with TSP to take off years of grime and dirt.

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Then painted our built-in a lovely turquoise.

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Of course under Pixel’s watchful eye.

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The rest of room was painted a neutral gray.

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We were lucky to inherit a couch and two chairs with linen slipcovers. We added accessories from our travels plus bargain finds at thrift stores, Ross and Marshals to create a beachy theme.

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We bought the Tarnby rug and Expedit coffee table at IKEA to finish the look.

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A new picture window was installed in 2010 and completely changed the front room. It’s now my favorite place to read.

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Paint Color: Behr Twilight Gray
Sofa & Chairs: Inherited
Side Tables: Marshalls & Inherited
Coffee Table: IKEA Expedit coffee table
Rug: IKEA Tarnby Rug