September 23, 2015

Progress On My Hollywood Regency Living Room Redo

I've been working hard on restyling my living room and dining room to reflect a hollywood regency style.



I've painted the living room, kitchen, dining room, and hallway with Sherwin Williams Mountain Air, it's a beautiful blue grey color


I also had crown molding installed.  The hollywood regency look screamed for the elegance of crown molding.  Since my ceilings are 8ft tall the molding is only 3 1/2 inches width.  I worried crown molding would make the ceiling look lower, but it actually made it look higher.  The cost for the living room, kitchen, dining room, and hallway was  $750 all inclusive, supplies and labor.  I thought it was a great price for the incredible impact it made.

I have removed every speck of pink from the room.


The cover on the dining room bench has been replaced 


    
The chairs have been reupholstered



Along with the valance in the kitchen


I could not find any fabric that I liked in my budget and then....Yea, I found a king sheet set at Tuesday Morning for $45 which saved me a ton of money and provided a ton of fabric


I recovered the ottoman in white denim



 Oh yea...I found the perfect rug...I will tell you that story in another post

I moved the TV to the entrance wall so it would not be immediately visible when you enter the house.  After a long hunt for a TV stand, in the end I repurposed the hall table by painting it white and trimming it with silver.  I pulled out the drawer and inserted the DVR





To cover the flowered wallpaper on the back of the china cabinet I used the same fabric and method I used on the headboard in my bedroom.  Fabric, foam board, and double stick tape.....You can read the tutorial HERE




I'll be back with more projects and the final reveal...Right now I'm removing 3 layers of fabric from my bar stools...yuk.



Oh yes, this had been a much bigger project than I had originally anticipated, I'm excited to show you the final results....Oh I'm loving it!

Happy Creating!
Carol

24 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

WOW....I'm so LOVING what you have shown!!! I SO want to redo my living room..I'll be painting it soon..."Unique grey"...bye bye sea salt!!! I would love a new rug, but little Sweet Pea has accidents, still, or are they accidents???LOL!! Are sheet strong enough to use on chairs??? I want to recover my dining room chairs...
Did you have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Sure hope so! Love the cove ceilings! May have to do that too!! OH BOY!!! Opening up many projects for hubby! ha ha...
deb

Createology said...

Carol dear you always do the very best projects with stunning results. I am in awe of what you have shown so far. The pink was always pretty but this new color and the crown moulding and your fabrics are definitely elegant and glamorous. Fabulous Regency Décor Dear...

Gina said...

Oh I can't wait to see the finished room because I am loving everything I'm seeing so far!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I love the elegance of your new Regency style... such a difference!!! The befores/afters are amazing! Great job!!!

Connie said...

Hi Carol, I always get excited when I see that you have a new post. I can not believe how wonderful your hall table worked for your TV and DVR . . . a perfect fit :) Isn't it a blessing when something like that happens? I don't think that $750 was too much at all. . . . molding of any kind, does not come cheap and to have someone else do the work, I'd call it a bargain. I'm looking forward to your reveal and I think that your choice to trade your shabby chic for elegance is going to be a real treat. You may have to buy some silk lounging pajamas for relaxing in your new Hollywood Regency home. Something that you would see Joan Crawford, Lauren Bacall or Katharine Hepburn wearing.
Looking forward to your reveal,
Connie :)

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Carol,
I'm in love with the wall color that you've chosen. Looks so perfect! I like your fabric choices too. I know the finished room will be beautiful.

hugs
Sissie

sandy said...

I see a whole new "look" evolving! From Pink to Posh. It's looking very elegant and Hollywood Regency-ish , just like its name! What a fun makeover! Can't wait to see the final result! The crown molding is beautiful! Amazing what difference it can make!

Joëlle QUELENN said...

What a pity to leave so far away one from another ! Sure I would have exchange my old antique enameled treasures against your wonderful carpet with roses !!! Just perfect for my new decor, because no more antique and colored glasses in my new redo... What a wonderful job you did !!!
xoxo from a grey PARIS
Joëlle

Galeria Dekolandia said...

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Rosie said...

It looks beautiful! So pretty and I love your thriftiness! :) rosie

Kathy said...

It is looking beautiful already and I'm looking forward to seeing the big reveal. Oh so much work!!

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

How exciting! It all looks so fabulous.
Can't wait to see the final reveal. You've got me...hooked now!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Carol, love your new changes for the Regency style. White with the silver is gorgeous!! Have fun and looking forward to the reveal.
Happy Fall~ cm

Ros Crawford said...

Oh it's all looks so wonderful!

Teresa said...

So many lovely details in your home.
I don't have time for it now.... just stopped by to wish you a lovely weekend. Need to return later and TAKE NOTES ahahahaha
Take Care and Have fun!
Teresa

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

How exciting! Love all the changes you've made so far, especially the TV stand and the fabrics you've used. Looking forward to the reveal!

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

The sneak peaks are very promising, Carol. I love your new wall color and the fabrics. You have been very busy sewing and you did a great job on every piece. I look forward to seeing the whole room.

Boopnut said...

Looks like you have been making great progress! I love that Mountain Air color!
Deb

handmade by amalia said...

It all looks so nice, Carol, looking forward to seeing the finished room.
Amalia
xo

Tamara said...

it all looks so charming and cozy, Carol. I love the special touches with the fabric and those shelves are gorgeous! You've been very busy. Thank you for all the inspiration..

Tamara

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Carol, What a lot of hard work you have been up to!! I do love the TV stand and the way you have inserted the DVR in the drawer! You are one talented gal! Thanks for sharing. Nancy

hopeandjoyhome said...

Looks so pretty! My husband is taking a week of vaca in October for us to paint the ceilings, walls and tear out carpet and put in new flooring (with pooches either laminate or bamboo) and new baseboards in our living room , dining room and hall. I hope we survive working together! LOL

Debbiedoos said...

WOW! You are really changing it up Carol. I love that fabric you chose. Looking really chic. It was so nice to see you visit yesterday. I do keep up with your doings on facebook too!

Becky said...

wow... Gorgeous fabric.