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LIVING ROOM WINDOW MAKEOVER

Hello friends!

I had full intentions of getting this email to you over the weekend, but in typical room makeover fashion, things never go as planned.  And the USPS is not my friend.  I am literally waiting on a throw pillow pillow case to take photos of my room!

One of my goals for my living room was to bring the light into the room.  I had a sofa in front of one side of the window.  The metal mini blinds needed to be well, burned, quite honestly.  And the trim work was so 1986.

Here is the old window.  So much beige…!

And here is the new window!

living room window makeover using paint, stain, and dark bamboo blinds | One Room Challenge

I primed (4 coats?) and painted (2 coats) the framework in Decorator’s White.  It’s the same color as the walls and baseboards.

I stained the window woodwork.  I learned not to paint the windows.  It’s the reason I can’t open the window over my kitchen sink, ha!

living room window makeover using paint, stain, and dark bamboo blinds | One Room Challenge

 

I love bamboo blinds.  What they lack in providing full privacy, (don’t use them in your bedroom!), they give a great texture, AND a nice contrast to white drapes.  I have used them in my guest bedroom, master bathroom and over that little window in my kitchen that will forever remain closed 🙂

Disclaimer:  I do not use those bamboo blinds that look like straw glued to your window.  Nope.  I use darker blinds, with wide flat pieces, and use dark cords woven in between and to pull the blinds up/down.

Final living room makeover photos are coming this week!  Sign up below so you’ll be the first to know when I post them 🙂

XO, Jen

 

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