Today we are going to take a look at The Front Room. If The Porch is what drew us to The House then The Front Room is what sold us for it. The details in this room are extraordinary. This is also, I think, one of the rooms that we put the most work into. Looking back at these pictures - I am not really sure what we were thinking at the time.
hearts HAD to come off of the fireplace. There were these weird peg board type things on either side of the fireplace. The windows (again) had awful cornice boards and plantation shutters that had been painted closed. There was also a ton of patch work that needed to be done on the walls.
caulk! I have to believe that the boys went through at least 24 tubes of caulk that day but the end product was well worth it.
So, finally the room was finished and I am so happy with how it all turned out. There is still some decorating that needs to be done. I would love to fill our couch with all sorts of throws and pillows but struggle with pulling the look together. For now it is just a sea of brown but I am okay with that. I would also like to get rid of the curtains on the windows and get some beautiful plantation shutters that match all of our interior doors. We are also playing around with different facades to put on our fireplace. I really love this fireplace over at The Lettered Cottage but we would need to find a way to make it work on our fireplace. So, it's like I said that the beginning of this post - I am not sure we will ever really be done with this house:)