Notice the random plaster blotch above the mantle, the lines on the ceiling marked by an old track lighting system, and the random squares of cardboard covering holes. Lakeshore Hill Cottage was in dire need of a makeover.
Just two short months after moving into our new home, my daughter pointed out that it was raining inside the house….. OK THAT’S STRESSFUL. We made a mad dash for buckets, pots and pans, anything that would catch the drips.
We had old cloth wiring replaced last year. On either side of the fireplace we found wiring for sconces! I found some vintage sconces from Reuse Depot. The paint color sucked all of the light out of the room. I decided on Benjamin Moore’s sharkfin (green), Chantilly Lace (white), and Breath of Fresh Air (blue). Finally, Here are some afters.
The living room while a pleasant size, can look shallow. The darker color helped trick the eye into believing it’s further away than what it is. Painting the fireplace black was a surprise even for myself. I was sold on keeping it white, but it jumped off the dark wall into the recesses of my eyeballs. The black keeps it as a prominent feature without it being too overpowering.
Having the dark color in the shelving helped our pretties pop, and it gave more dimension.
The fans are from the Home Decorators collection at Home Depot. We have been very pleased with the quality and looks of these ceiling fans. The choice for the blue ceiling was to bring the outdoors in. We are thrilled with the results.
Textured walls does help with plaster repair! I was grateful for that builders detail!
Cleats are from an etsy store Zarahs
Now we’re just enjoying our new living room. Each time of day brings different lighting and gives life to different aspects of the room. We’re loving being a family in Lakeshore Hill Cottage.