Gneiss House

Low-pressure home metamorphism


Living and dining room redesign

I have painted the final two rooms of the house, at long last! These were the last ones because they are my most heavily used living spaces, so it was more disruptive to paint them. There were also a lot of walls to do, so it took three separate painting sessions. The changes here (some of which are also listed here) include: refinished hardwood floors, new base shoe molding, two rugs from Overstock, a cherry dining table and chairs from craigslist, a hand-built tv stand, shelving from Ikea, an old, sturdy sewing table converted to fishtank stand, restored coffee table and end tables from yard sales, prints mostly from art.com (Brain Salt!), lamps from Bed, Bath and Beyond, and a nice, hand-me-down couch set donated by family. The living room is in a yellow and blue color scheme, and the dining room in warmer yellows and browns. I also replaced the old, grandmothery light covers on the dining room ceiling fan with cleaner-looking new ones from Home Depot (a little change that you don’t notice much but that makes a big difference in atmosphere). Before and after pictures below!

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Listing photo, looking into the dining room from the kitchen (living room to the right).

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Listing photo, looking from the living room into the dining room.

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Looking towards the back of the house from inside the dining room.

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Looking back towards the living room from the dining room.

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Full dining room view.

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Another full dining room view, slightly different angle.

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Listing photo of the living room, looking from the front door area towards the stairs and coat closet.

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Listing photo of the living room, looking from the stairs into the room.

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List photo of the living room, looking from the stairs towards the front door.

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List photo of the living room, looking from the dining room towards the front of the house.

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Panorama view of the living room, from the front door.

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Normal view of the living room from the front door.

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Living room, from the stairs towards the front door.

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Living room, from the stairs into the room.

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And one last view, from the dining room towards the front of the room.