When I sent Layla at The Lettered Cottage my living room "after" post, I figured she'd say thank you, nice job and that would be that. Her reaction blew me away- she was so excited for me and asked if I would mind if she did a post on her blog.
I could barely contain myself! And after I finished being shocked, I asked her to give me a few more days to see whether I could make even more changes happen. She was so gracious and said yes.
I am absolutely thrilled with the way the room looks now- it feels finished (even though there are still some changes to be made) and I love to walk into the house and glance in.
With one down, I wanted to get started right away on the kitchen. That however is a little bit more labor and money intense. There was one change that I was able to implement right away- a simple fix to mask the fact that I was missing a plate in my current arrangement (it got knocked off the wall in a rare episode of actually dusting!)
Here is the picture that I sent her before- just to give an idea of what I was currently working with- see the missing plate behind the lamp.
Here is what she sent to me-
And here is what it looks like tonight!
She also gave me a suggestion for adding a mirror to my eating area- which I love. I had planned to use the same mirror that I removed from over a chest in the living room, but then I ended up using it to finish the living room. Hmmm- no other mirrors in the house that will work....perhaps I can add that to my Christmas list!
Here is the before...
and Layla's suggestion (I can't get it to post larger).
Still a work in progress....along with the other fabulous suggestions so sent along.
Thanks again Layla- you're genius!!