Welcome to Kristine from The Painted Hive!
She has been lucky enough to grab the spot of Wednesday's Walk-through.
"Not ashamed to confess she's a designaholic, Kristine started her blog, The Painted Hive, only two short months ago to diarise and share her love of all things home.
A self-taught interior decorator, stylist, photographer, furniture restorer and home handywoman her blog philosophy, 'Making House a Home for Honey' is all about creating beautiful and liveable interiors on a budget!
Although an event planner by day, her small furniture refurbishment and design consultation business, Lemonbutter Furnishings and Interiors, is her real passion.
Kristine lives in a semi-rural pocket just out of metro-Melbourne, Australia, with her new husband Luke and little puppy Cooper."
For further details and images feel free to visit her blog, The Painted Hive.
Before: The walls were originally dirty apple green and the trim was all natural brown timber. The lovely windows were a little smothered by heavy green drapery.
To lighten the room we painted all the walls Dulux Chalk USA and the trim gloss white. We also replaced the bulky green curtains with taupe roman blinds.
It's a little hard to tell by the photos though our living room is pretty tiny so the layout and choice of furnishings needed to be pretty well considered. The coffee table was a $30 eBay find I refinished.
The previous owners had a bulky couch against this wall which really cut into the space. We decided to put the TV there and it works perfectly. I found the TV bench on eBay for $80. It was originally a hall table so I cut down the legs, painted it and changed the hardware.
Our living room is north-facing so the sun shines in pretty much all day.
Themed vignettes can really create impact. This side table was found on eBay for $20. It had unattractive veneered drawer fronts so I painted them only and then re-stained the remainder of the timber.
Pop over to The Decorating Forum for more chat today.
I will be drawing the winner of our Giveaway Friday!