Saturday, September 13, 2014

Vintage Industrial Living Room - Where to Begin...

Teasing time is over. September is the month to do something different - a new beginning.Time to sing a new song...

I have loved this look for a while. I just never had the guts to go all out...until now.

Where to begin...
  • Remove all the aqua accents and cottage-type things. (Those will go to the bedroom I'm tackling when this is done.) Stack them on the dining room table.
  • Take everything off the shelves, tabletops, mantel, etc. 
  • Pack away accessories and lamps that won't make the cut for the industrial elegant living room.
  • Spray paint a lamp in mustard colored fall color accent.
  • Move cottage furniture out, bring in pieces from other rooms. 

  • Paint 2 French chairs...and a partridge in a pear tree. 
  • Rearrange other furnishings.
  • Take everything off the walls. Fill nail holes and touch up with wall paint. 
  • Bring out all the gold frames...make more faux antique mirrors out of glass.  Pile them on the sofa and anywhere else available.
  • Work for about 8 hours, while cleaning the kitchen and gathering stuff that might possibly be used...then snap a few bad photos before the light goes.
As of this moment, my house is a big, hairy mess, but I'm still excited.

My vision for this living room and dining room:
  • Keep the overall look light, but use dark wood and black accents, along with brass, gold, bronze and rust - with tons of gold mirrors!
  • Vintage industrial furnishings and accessories
  • Vintage French-inspired furnishings and accessories
  • Keep new and "faux" industrial pieces to a minimum.
  • Keep silver and zinc to a minimum.
  • Keep things real and live-able.
  • Use mostly what I already have, with a few new items.
  • Make or seriously revise a couple of things...
  • Mix fancy and rough in creative ways.
It is quite possible this could lead to a gigantic fail, but I will never know until I try. In any event, all I have to do is change it again. But enough talk about failing...I think this is going to be amazing! 

I promise to post vignettes as I progress...

Word for the Day:
Psalm 40:3
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.

Possibly Linking With:
Sundays at Home
Sunday’s Best
Nifty Thrifty Sunday
Mod Mix Monday
Make It Monday
Make it Pretty Monday
Amaze Me Monday
Vintage Inspiration Party
Vintage Inspiration Party
Vintage Inspiration Party
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
The Scoop
Wow Us Wednesday
What’s it Wednesday
Cottage Style Party
Drop it or Swap it Party
Under $100 Link Party
Treasure Hunt Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Feathered Nest Friday
Furniture Feature Friday
Frugal Friday
Junkin’ Joe
Thrifty Things Friday
Party Junk


Blondie's Journal said...

It sounds like you have a perfect plan. Good luck to you!

Jane xx

Donna Wilkes said...

The fun is in the trying to create a new look for yourself. I am loving the beginnings. I have a thing about the color mustard - I used to wear it all the time. Can't wait to see the partridge!

Rhonda said...

I am excited to see how it all comes together!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This will be fun to watch! Have fun with it!

Betty Baker said...

Have a wonderful time with your wonderful living room.

Leslie said...

you are gonna have so much fun! I love that look. in fact.. the rules of decorating are so much fun now..because there are no rules. : )

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I think you've chosen the right way to change things up by removing everything and starting from scratch. I'm anxious to see how it all turns out!

Rita C at Panoply said...

Big fall, you say? This could be winter magic, as I see a huge snowball effect going on! Love your plan, and your plan of attack. Have fun!

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

You have been one seriously busy bee, Revi! Can't wait to see it all!

My thrift store addiction said...

You go Girl--can't wait to see your reveal!

chateau chic said...

Your room sounds like it's going to be a great change, Revi! Can't wait to see!
Mary Alice

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Revi I am looking forward to your new look! I too am drawn to the industrial stuff but am too afraid to try. I'm sure you'll inspire me to be a little more brave!

Mitzi said...

It's amazing to see all your mirrors on the beautiful! I'll be checking back to see the final result! Thanks for linking up to Make It Monday, our new link party!

Etcetorize said...

Can't wait to see the makeover! Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week :)

must love junk said...

Sounds like you're on a mission! I love a little industrial thrown in the mix...I'm sure everything will look great! :)