As you all may know, I have been working in phases to re-design our formal living/dining room. Today I would like to show you the 3rd of 4 phases. Yupp – That’s right! I said 3 of FOUR phases!! Totally didn’t think I would be changing this room so much, but hey – why not?? 

In my defense, I will attempt to explain myself. It got to the point where I would change one thing, and realize I didn’t like something else. For example, I found that amazing rug for a great deal and just had to have it! Well… The “icy grey” of the wall color just didn’t match with the new “stone grey” of the rug. It DROVE ME CRAZY and so I made the decision to paint the walls – SO glad I did! I am just in love with the new wall color. It’s still in the “grey” family, but much warmer. Just perfect.

So like I said, it has basically been a snowball effect. Change one thing, and in the end…. it’s all different! In this case, I’ve been very happy with my slow progression. In fact, even since I took these pictures, I have moved into phase 4 (and hopefully the FINAL phase) of this room:) I can’t wait to show you what all I have done with the space! That will come soon, but until then I hope you all enjoy my {phase 3} reveal!

Scroll all the way down to see my 1-2-3 {before and afters}

And here are the steps I’ve taken to get to where I am now:
Phase 1:
Phase 2:
Phase 3:

So what all do you see different??  Here are the top 3 changes:

1. The HUGE buffet has been moved to it’s proper home – behind our dining room table.

2. We’ve got a NEW rug! And I’ll tell you all a little secret – it’s actually 2 rugs up against each other! Finding a large rug like that for a reasonable price it just about impossible and this is a great solution. The pattern matches up perfectly too:)

3. NEW paint color – The paint color is called Stone Manor by Valspar – I’ve been very happy with it!

Stay tuned to see what I have next! I’ll give you a few hints. There might be some sort of new table, and some new upholstered pieces as well. Yippee! 

More to come:)


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  1. Amy – what a great idea for the rug…I never thought to put two together 🙂 Our sunroom is a big room and I have yet to find a large rug that I want to afford. I am going to keep my eye out for two smaller rugs!

    Blessings – Sara

  2. Love the phase 3 updates. Your home hase such a great balance of vintage and modern. It is very much my style. I am a new follower stopping by from Not Just a Housewife – stop by my blog if you would like I think we have similar tastes.

  3. Love your style! What are the names of the paint colors you used on the striped wall?

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