So the first thing you see when you walk in our front door is our living room.
Well actually, when you walk in, the living room is on the right, and the kitchen is on the left. In the picture below, you can see the front door on the left there:
So when we bought the place, half of the house had popcorn ceilings with the ever so desirable asbestos. Now, we could have left it as is and been fine, but we wanted opted to have the ceilings scraped by an asbestos removal service before we moved in just to be safe (and so the ceilings would be pretty!). We decided to paint them ourselves after to save a little money. I even bought a paint sprayer because I wanted one anyway and figured it would help make the painting so fast. We were planning on painting the ceilings in three rooms that we had scraped, as well as painting over the living room walls just so they'd be white until we decided what color to paint them in the future.
Well, our paint sprayer isn't quite as powerful as I imagined. It will be great for certain projects in the future (like painting our shed out back, which I'm currently working on!), but for this much painting in such a short time frame, it wasn't cutting it. We only had a couple hours to paint everything before moving in the next morning, and, the worst part was that all our overhead lights were taken down as part of the asbestos scraping so we didn't have any light once it got dark!!!!
Anyway, after wasting too much time on the paint sprayer, we ran out and bought extension poles and just started rolling the ceilings to get as much done as possible! We just managed to get the ceilings painted and a really haphazard first layer on the living room walls before we called it a night. At least our ceilings look fantastic!!!!!!!
So that's what the living looks like today! The only thing new is the coffee table, which is almost the same as the one we had in our condo, but I sold that one to a friend and bought a different size for the house. I ran out of gold paint in the middle of painting it, so there's some black sides still! I used a vinyl faux marble sticker on the bottom shelf!
(Sorry for the blurry iPhone pic; it's been too crazy to break out the real camera!)
Here's the inspiration for the future!
*(Kitchen Sources coming next time!)*