First let me say that I'm not yet finished with the coffee table. You know how these projects go with me...they get completed, but not very snappy-like, hehe. I did bring the table into the house to paint a couple of days ago but realized it needs a little caulking first. That meant I had to first bring the caulk from the garage to the house to thaw:) I'm planning on caulking it (I should say, having hubs caulk it) tomorrow night.
I put the table in the living room where it will go and I just love it! It's just what I wanted, an overscale table to anchor the room. We also brought in a chair from the office to put in front of the window and I think it really completes the arrangement. Some might say, "Too big, too much, too crowded!" but I'm going for cozy and intimate and warm. The kids are loving having the table to play games on (an under!), I have a little extra space to put books and arrangements, and hubs just likes having a place to put stuff:) What I would really like are a couple of round, tall-ish end tables for either side of the couch. Right now, on one end, I've just turned a long end table sideways and at an angle. As for the coffee table, it will be painted a white and then lightly glazed with an antiquing glaze.
As usual, I have another question for visitors. I'm toying with the idea of also putting beadboard in the living room. As you may know, I will be adding it to the kitchen/dining room (it's all one space), the back wall of the living room, and down the hallway. It will also be going in the bathroom. It will be 48 inches high. I'm hoping to also have a picture ledge as opposed to standard trim.
Above is a photo of a small piece of the beadboard up next to fireplace, along with a sample of our floor and a mock up baseboard. Imagine this around the entire perimeter of the living room. The first photo of the living room (above) is the view from when you walk in the front door. The next photo is from a few feet over standing directly behind the loveseat...
And then over a few more feet towards the kitchen and dining room...This shot was taken while standing at the threshold of the kitchen/dining area:
Here is a vertical shot from the same position so that you can get an idea of the height of the room. Beadboard less than 48 inches tall, I think, would just look silly.
Ok, I found an old photo that might give a better indication of the height. If it weren't so cold in the office right now, I'd be tempted to dig deeper...but anyway, imagine if you can 48 in high beadboard...
And another old photo showing the back wall (a few feet behind the loveseat) and the hallway, which will be getting beadboard (nevermind the unhinged closet door and tile...all of that is coming out to make way for a built in):
Ok, standing at that threshold, you turn around and see the kitchen and dining area that will also have the beadboard.
So, what I know for sure: beadboard in the kitchen, dining area, living room back wall, down the hallway, and in the bathroom. My question is, should the entire living room have beadboard, too?
I know I've had a lot of questions as of late, but we have several projects lined up for the rest of the winter and into the spring and I need my ducks in a row...In other words, I need all the help I can get! Thank you so much!