Today marks our first day back to work filming for Knock It Off
! We’ve had 6 weeks off so that Jess could enjoy time off with Baby Bennett
– I was the lucky one to get maternity leave too! We really enjoyed our break, but we’re also super excited to get back to helping homeowners with some awesome room makeovers!
Before we went on our break we tackled our first Formal Living Room makeover. We were super excited about the challenge because neither of us have particularly formal homes.
If you haven’t watched the episode- check it out HERE
Here’s where the room started off…
The family had a TON of amazing pieces of furniture, but some of them were being hidden because there was a lot of stuff in the room.
We used a bright, yet sophisticated kelly green on the top portion of the walls.
And added a clean, crisp board and batten on the bottom two-thirds.
And of course, we couldn’t leave the black piano alone. It looks okay in pictures, but it was pretty beat up and needed some love… you know what that means…
Yup! We painted it!!
(painted piano haters everywhere are cursing us! lol)
Isn’t that so much more fun? The homeowner’s kids all play piano and they were excited to have their first lesson on their blue piano. I kinda wanted to be a fly on the wall when the piano teacher saw it for the first time. Mwhaha. Actually, I heard the blue color made the kids play so well that they’re all headed to Julliard!
From the homeowner’s submission video we actually hardly noticed there was even a fireplace in the room! It was so covered up by furniture and accessories.
We narrowed down all the accessories and furniture, replaced the glass shelves with wooden ones, lined the back with fun zebra paper (we couldn’t resist adding a fun pop) and then displayed some of their amazing plate collection on the freshly painted white wall.
We kept many furniture pieces the same, but others- like the one below- we changed. The wood dresser on the left is what we turned into a mini office on the right. We painted it, added new hardware, removed the bottom two drawers and it became the perfect place to keep all their office supplies. You’d never know that it’s totally functional… well minus the two printers I suppose!
The room had a huge picture window, but it was really covered up by the sheer curtains. Sometimes people think sheers are great because they let in the light, but in this case, they were hiding so much!
We brought in 4 curtain panels (you can only see three), and even though they’re solid, not sheer- the window looks so much larger! These curtains are IKEA curtains that we painted to have a custom feel. You can see how to paint your own curtains in this post
We were so happy with this room- it might have been one of our favorites from Season 1! We can’t wait to see what season 2 has to offer!!
Check back tomorrow to see how we added the fun pop of gold on the piano wall….