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Before and After: CaraWilkerson's Living Room

Before and After: CaraWilkerson's Living Room

Here's a post from CasaSugar Community member CaraWilkerson from the Su Casa group:

The before shot. Note the green carpet, lack of overhead lighting, and of course, the lovely wall mural lingering in the background.


See a series of before, during, and after shots when you


First we focused our efforts on removing wallpaper and painting the walls. With a built-in drop cloth of green carpeting, painting was a breeze. Removing the wallpaper on the other hand . . .

Once the rooms were painted, it was time to bring back the hardwood floors. All that glory buried for so many years. Just heavenly.


Finally, adding much needed light to the space with recessed lighting pulled everything together . . .

Which leads us to . . .

Of course there are a lot of bare spots where wall art needs to be hung and little to-do’s are still haunting our dreams, but I’d like to think our living room has certainly improved over the past four weeks.

For more info and photos of this project and others, visit us at Live the Home Life! — Cara

Have you been doing any redecorating of your own lately? Be sure to post photos and tales in the Su Casa group!

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T-S T-S 7 years
Did you have to hire someone for the lighting? Mind if I ask the estimated cost?
MrsATC MrsATC 7 years
looks amazing!
It looks fantastic!
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 7 years
ahh those hardwood floors :)
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 7 years
four weeks!? oh i feel like such a loser
carawilkerson carawilkerson 7 years
Thanks friends! We had our fingers crossed the entire time, but we are really happy with how everything turned out.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Love the hardwood floors, too.
ella1978 ella1978 7 years
BTW, your place looks great! You'll have to repost after you put up your artwork!
ella1978 ella1978 7 years
We are also wearing out our carpeting. As soon as my fiance graduates and gets a job, we will pull up the ugly carpeting & restore the hardwood! Can't wait :)
elynch elynch 7 years
looks great! those hardwood floors look amazing. Love the wall color too.
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