Well, nearly… the painters just have to come back tomorrow to do some touch-ups here and there…

Here is how the den looked before:

We had the sides of the mantle changed (they used to be these ornate swirly things) which is why they are not stained in the photo above.

And here is what they look like now:

It looks very traditional to me right now – we are planning to either paint or put some wallpaper on the backs of the shelves – that will help spice it up a little.  I really think it looks great – a vast improvement!  Just lighter (duh) and more my speed.  I am not too fond of dark stained wood (unless in a library or office).  Now I am kinda wondering if the brown ceiling fan looks out of place…

I am just glad that our E.T. -esque house is no longer.

We just need to get furniture that is the correct scale for the room.  {S, the designer, has 4 possible layouts she has come up with – I am excited to see them!  And she is presenting a few colorways, something that we can start from.  Can’t wait!}  And a TV and all the jazz that comes with having a home theater system.  (Sigh) There is a lot to do, but I just have to remember it is a marathon, not a sprint!


4 responses to “Finished!

  1. Looks amazing tingaling. Nice work as job site supervisor and tell Ruby that she served as a top notch translator. Having a bi-lingual puppy is awesome!

  2. Love it! I am a big fan of the ligher painted wood. Can’t wait to see it in person – maybe you will have the bigger scale furniture by then, too! 🙂

  3. It looks amazing and really makes the room look better! Well done!!

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