Sunday, March 23, 2014

Living Room Mirror Part 1

 A little background to share with you, Leonel and I married a little over a year ago (2 year anniversary as of June, Yay!) and along with planning a small wedding we also purchased our first home. We purchased a townhouse that needed a little TLC because ONE it was in our price range, and TWO a fixer upper seemed like an awesome challenge for DIY fanatics like ourselves.  We have this very large mirror in our living room that the previous owner basically plastered onto the wall.  It's nice but feels a little plain and it takes up the majority of the wall.  We discussed removing the mirror but that would have been too messy, time consuming, and expensive.  So we put our heads together and thought of a simple, inexpensive, yet nice looking decorative design to add to it. We first had to come up with a pattern we thought would compliment the room, you know something that wouldn't make the room feel off balance. Here is the before picture, it's the picture the prior owners used to advertise the home. Glorious 70's green carpet and all, for some odd reason it looks more teal in the picture but lighting will do that. (I hate that carpet so much, I couldn't wait to rip it out!)...

Hideous green right??? The only place that green carpet is acceptable is in Elvis's Jungle Room in Graceland, no other exceptions.

(The Famous Jungle Room)

Elvis loved it so much he put it on the ceiling too!!! Only he could rock a room like this, I had the opportunity to see it in person a few years ago and it was pretty amazing.  Regardless I couldn't bring myself to love my green carpet, can you blame me???  

Keep posted to see our transformation...

Much Love, V&L

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