ORC Living Room Makeover Plans – Fall 2018

ORC Living Room Makeover Plans – Fall 2018

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I’ve got big plans to transform our boring living room into a Modern Traditional Living Room full of style and character.

Welcome, welcome. For those of you that are new here, hi! I’m Stephanie. I blog about all things DIY and Home Remodeling. My blog focuses mainly on projects I work on for my own home. From wallpaper to furniture design, DIY wall art to restoring your installing tongue and groove on a ceiling. I share it all here. So, my ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are a mix of DIY furniture, remodeling, and of course, lots of fun shopping finds.

My design plans include building furniture, upholstering old chairs, remodeling our fireplace wall, and changing the layout of the room. For the last six years, I’ve left our living room as a boring but functional place for babies to play. So, it’s time to start shaking things up, adding style, and going for that colorful, but light and bright feel I’ve been adding around the rest of the house.

But first, let’s see those embarrassingly boring before photos, right?! 😉

Quick Note: I’m sharing this living room makeover as part of the Fall 2018 One Room Challenge. Follow the link to see a page full of inspiring indoor and outdoor rooms being made over by over 200 talented designers and DIY bloggers. But first, grab a cup of coffee, you’ll want to see them all. So much inspiration, guys!

ORC Living Room Makeover Plans- Before Photos

These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans
This layout works. But it’s really not taking the best advantage of all that space. It’s designed around giving babies and toddlers floor space to play in front of mommy. Now that they’re older, I’m ready for more quiet in my life. You know what I mean. 😉 So, I’m redesigning the layout for family life without the toys. And, I am so excited about this new floor plan!
These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans
Microfiber is not exciting, guys. AND neither is beige. But it is super easy to clean and has been a great couch with babies. Now my boys are growing up, at 3 and 5 years old. I probably won’t be getting a new couch this month. But, hopefully soon.
These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans
This house has great bones, right? I love all the millwork and traditional moldings that give this home personality. Now I need to play those up and let them stand out more. Lightening up the walls and going for matching ceilings has made that millwork pop!
These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans
Ho hum. Nothing exciting to see here. 😉
These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans
This layout worked, but was pretty boring and didn’t feel like the well planned, beautiful home I want to come home to.

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ORC Living Room Makeover Plans- 5 Week Plan

  • Remodel the Fireplace Wall with a Modern, Traditional Millwork Design
  • Paint the Walls, Ceiling, and Crown Molding
  • Build and Upholster 2 new Ottomans
  • Reupholster 2 Wing Chairs…in the worlds most amazing fabric 😉
  • Build 2 new Side Tables
  • Add a Console Table Behind our Couch
  • Move the TV above the Fireplace
  • Rearrange the Layout around our Great Views
  • Add new lighting, wall art, decor, throws, pillows…basically, add the icing!

ORC Living Room Makeover Plans- Inspiration and Design Photos

To make all of these changes happen, I’ve been busily planning and gathering inspiration. Yes, that means lots and lots of hard Pinterest hours, right. But it was worth it. I’m so excited about this plan and ready to start working. Yea!

Blue Velvet and paisley curtains. These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans
I’ve got blue velvet fabric, a blue and white woven fabric I’ve used before, and those pretty paisley curtains picked out. I’ll be using them with a few pale green and pink accent pieces around the room. That curtain hanger is part of the Martha Stewart Heritage Oak line at Home Depot.
These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans
Here’s a rough idea of the new floor plan. Outside those windows is our pool, loads of flowers, and our barn and donkeys. It’s a fantastic view. Why didn’t I take advantage of this view sooner? Now it will be the star!
These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans
And here’s a peek at the new paint. I’ve been living on that scaffolding this week. But, nearly done and it’s looking fantastic!
These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans
I thought about updating this stone and slate with something a bit more elegant. I used that flower-patterned marble tile in our kitchen. It would look great, but will probably have to wait until later.
These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans
Here we go, guys. Be sure to come back next week. I have a gorgeous Teal Console Table I’d love to show you. 🙂

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16 thoughts on “ORC Living Room Makeover Plans – Fall 2018

  1. It’s so much fun when you can reclaim the living room and not design around kids’ stuff! Can’t wait to follow along and see how this room progresses!

  2. Can’t wait to see what you do! <3

  3. Love your plan and fabric selection! What is the color of your new neutral paint? Thanks!

  4. Fellow blue lover here! Can’t wait to see how this room turns out! The plans look so lovely!

    I’m going to have to rent scaffolding for the first time in my life and I’m terrified. I hate heights. Maybe I’ll hire this one out. hahaha

    • Thanks, Teri! I hope you like the reveal. 🙂 Scaffolding really is pretty scary, if you think about it too much. My husband can’t get to the top level. He just shakes the whole time. I just listen to podcasts and try not to think about it too much. Actually, I finished the living room, foyer, and our front porch. So my husband is returning the scaffolding now. Yea!!!

  5. Love all the windows. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

  6. I cannot wait to see this makeover Stephanie. I’ve been following you for such a long time and I just know it’s going to be awesome

  7. I am so excited to watch this room evolve. I love your choices and ideas! Thanks for linking up to Best of the Weekend. You were one of my features this week!
    Shelley

  8. Happy painting, Stephanie! Love the new ceiling color and the color on the fireplace!! Be safe up on all that scaffolding. <3 Looking forward to your next post.

    Hugs,
    Barb 🙂

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