Thursday, February 10, 2011

House Tour- Another Room Done- THANK GOODNESS!

The livingroom (and dining room) off of the kitchen was an important room to me. You can view it right off of the main part of the house (the kitchen) and it is used alot!

To me, being able to re-do the livingroom meant that I was finally done "structural" renovations. ie: Cabinets, windows, new basement, foundation, etc. Re-doing the living room meant simply dressing it up with new paint, and furniture. Plus, it costs a lot less!

The project started when I looked in the weekly Canadian Tire flyer and found a fire place that I loved, for 60% off. Yes, please!

As I mentioned before, this house is very old and with that comes very big old trim that I love!! The trim originally had been painted white but when Mom moved in after she got married, she stripped it back to the original wood. Which was in style at the time (friggin 70's) but isn't my style. I loved white trim so that was my first project. Sorry Mom!
(Yes, she was upset)

Being that these rooms are part of the original house there wasn't a ceiling light in half the room. Therefore, we would always light the room by lamps. It wouldn't light up the room very much so I asked an electrician to come in and put a new ceiling light. Now, I have light without using all my plugs for lamps!

Dad hard at work one weekend helping me!
After re-varnishing the floors, painting the walls and ceilings. The room was complete. I ordered my furniture around my birthday (October) and the final part came in just 2 weeks ago! Now, the room is complete and I love it!



This room is now used ALOT! Since it is right off the kitchen there is alot of times I am waiting in there for something to be done in the oven. The kitchen now flows into the livingroom and dining room. The room looks completely different then what it did before but I had to keep this old phone the same. (Yes, it actually works)

My Dad and Ryan worked SO hard to get this room done for me! Ryan thought I was crazy for picking grey paint but now even he likes the color. Mom's gotten over the whole "painting the trim" thing and now agrees, the white trim, brightens the dark room.

What I love most about this room is that it is so old and original. It still feels that way with old features yet modern touches that I added. Sometimes I sit back and think about the Hamilton family gatherings that happened in these rooms 100 years ago and the ones that are to come.



  1. Wow - your old entertainment centre looked pretty pitiful (no offence) - the TV looked like it could have went right through the board it was sitting on...haha! Love the new room...where is the dining room table?? LOL Is that the next part of this room?

  2. Thanks Stacy! Ya, the old entertainment united was pretty pathetic, ha ha!! The dining room table is suppose to come when I get married, so maybe never, ha ha!

  3. Great job Lindsay, I absolutely love the room. The color is gorgeous as well, you sure have great taste.

  4. I absolutely LOVE the colour, its very soothing. beautiful room, you have handy men in your life!

  5. Oh wow, absolutely love it! You did excellent and I love the white/gray combo! btw on the fireplace, where'd you find the subway are? Super cute! Just love it... when are you coming to remodel my house??

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