This wall in the living room needed to be fixed, if we didn't I was afraid it was going to fall down on Emily since her room is on the other side. My honey tore down all the drywall, anchored the wall joists, fixed the support beam, and slowly but surely started to hang the new drywall back up. That was two years ago (give or take a year). See the left side of the photo...all those coats...yeah that's our "drop station". It works but I would like something a little more aesthetically pleasing.
This is the beautiful drawing I whipped up for Jeremy. He was having a hard time seeing my vision for the wall space. The space on the left will have hanging caddies for the kids' school papers and will also have the much needed coat hooks. Then, will be a bookcase with doors on the bottom for hidden shoe storage. Next, is the electric fireplace and faux rock veneer wall. Last, is another bookcase. The living room will ultimately be my library and formal seating area. I plan to have two more bookcases brought into the room as well. What do you all think of the mismatched bookcases on their side of the fireplace? It's something I've been debating for awhile now.
It's true what they say, you do pick a color by the name. (At least for me the saying is true.) A year ago I painted the hallway that connects to the living room a lovely sage green. I wanted the living room and kitchen area to either be a couple of shades darker or lighter than that of the hallway. I started looking at Behr paint colors and found one that caught my eye:
That's right, our living room will be the color of the Shire. We're just nerdy like that. That's about it for the living room plans...for now. It really can't be complete until the family room is done in the basement, so both spaces almost have to be worked on simultaneously (along with every other room in the house).
Rebecca Havener, My Little Devils With Wings