One Room Challenge – Week 3 (The Living Room)



Well we’re half way through the one room challenge. Three weeks down and three more weeks to go. If you missed Week 1, go hee and for Week 2 go here to catch up. I’ve been working through pulling together by Living Room and the progress is moving right along.

The windows in our Living room have a few problems. First they’re original to the house and the fireplace that sits right up against them to the right is not and causes all kinds of awkward angles and makes the window off center in the room. We tackled most of the cMagliette Calcio A Poco Prezzo cosmetic issues with it here.” target=”_blank”>osmetic issues with it a while back. I’m not even going to go into the issues with the fireplace.  But lets just say someone decided it would be a good idea to build it right on top of 70s shag carpet (not the good kind of shag but the old gross gold kind of shag). Instead of taking the extra 5 minutes to pull it up. Next on the other side hiding underneath the curtains is a giant monstrosity of an air conditioner that’s still going strong but is ugly as all get out.


In any event I have been loving black windows for quite some time now. I wasn’t sure how’d they look on double hung windows. I mulled it over for a while, procrastinated buying the paint hung thought about it some more. Then on lunch I popped into the paint store and grabbed a quart of paint and decided it was time to stop procrastinating and just do it. Painting-Windows-Black

Honestly it was a little bit of a shock at first, sometimes my eyes need some time to adjust to big color changes and this feels pretty big but I’m really starting to fall in love with it and it’s staying. One casualty of the black windows is the white wood blinds. They do not match in the least. I think some bamboo shades will have to be purchased now.

The blue curtains that were sitting in my drawer on the other hand I’m on the fence about. What do you think? Should I stick with the white panels that I had which sort of blend into the background while hiding the air conditioner or go bold with the blue?

Next on the agenda, trying to figure out what to do about a coffee table. Hmmmm.

Thanks to Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick for hosting another Before and After party.

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