After months of word vomming my thoughts and ideas via IG stories, it’s finally time to begin our living room and entry project, which will be completed in a few phases. I approached this project “kickoff” a little differently than others and decided to compile the plans, ideas, and concepts into a presentation-like format, similar to how a designer would present to a client. I did this for two reasons:
- I had a ton of ideas floating around in my head and felt the need to organize them in one place.
- To run my ideas by (sell them to) Angelo. He isn’t usually involved in the initial planning of a project, and creating this presentation was helpful for him to visualize what I had been thinking and also prepare for the shit show that he will eventually be sucked into
I shared these slides a few weeks ago via IG, but have since made some minor tweaks for this post. I’ll be sharing progress via my stories and blog throughout this multi-phase project.
IMMEDIATE next steps:
- Demo existing molding in living room and dining room to prepare for cased opening (in progress – see “Molding Removal” IG story highlight)
- Skim coat walls where molding was removed
- Move thermostat and outlet where cased opening will be. Install new Nest thermostat
- Get materials for cased opening, wainscoting and molding
- Begin building cased opening by early January
- Gather quotes for gas fireplace installation and quotes for ventless fireplaces
If you’ve been around here for a while, you know how many headaches the living/entry/dining has caused me because of the Narnia wall. So I’m really excited to work on this and share updates with you via my stories and here on my blog.
Hope you have a very happy new year!!
Love Love love it! Even with just the vision board I can already picture it. It will be absolutely breathtaking! I adore moulding and built-ins and your style! Can’t wait to see your progress! Best wishes in the new year!
Pamela Dunn says
I’m pretty sure you got this! Can’t wait to see the finished rooms!
Happy New Year!
I love this! What a fun post (and project) to start the new year.
As a designer who’s currently on the sidelines as a SAHM (and frightening my husband with an ever-growing project list for our new house :D), I find the ‘presentation’ method the best way of organizing my thoughts/plans. Otherwise it’s too easy to get distracted by some new *shiny thing*. It really helps seeing samples, plans, etc. physically in front of me, design-school style.
Good luck and can’t wait to see how it all turns out!
This looks great! I just bought my first place and all of your projects have been my number one inspiration. Can’t wait to see the finished room!
Thank you Lizzy!!! I appreciate the encouragement and kind words! Happy new year!!!
Alisa – I love everything about it. Love the concept, the ideas, the board, the presentation. Everything! Just tickles my fancy. Can you share what program you use to do the board/presentation/ideas etc? Is it a software program, or just how. I would love to get a step by step on the process sometime! Keep up the inspiration and can’t wait to see how this goes.
Thank you Penny!!! I actually have been trying out the Pro version of Canva, which removes backgrounds of images, hence how I’m able to make my mood boards!
Susan Davis says
Beautiful plan! Look forward to seeing realization. Word of caution: We have a ventless fireplace which is rarely used due to the off-gassing. It’s THE thing we are most dissatisfied with in our home.
Debi Shell says
Where did you get your living room curtains, or the fabric? I absolutely love it! I am new to your blog, so forgive me if you already discussed this.
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