Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Living Room of Chateau de Ledgeview

I worked outside most of the day yesterday
so this will be short and sweet.

This was taken in the formal living room
of my daughter's new house.
None of the first floor rooms are really DONE yet.
Everything is a bit haphazard but she let me
take some pictures anyway.

This is the fireplace.
It still needs a trim piece around the edge
and the inside needs to be blackened
and it needs a screen.
Here is the before:
Sorry - BAD picture.
My son-in-law pumped up the molding and
refaced the brick and hearth.  
Here is the living room before-
The window to the left 
faces towards the front of the house-
Here it is with the furniture in-
Not finished and not decorated but 100% improvement.
They put in new hardwood floors.
My daughter got these couches 
when she was single
about 14 years ago.
Didn't she have good taste 
even in her early 20's?

That is Grandmother Clara's grand piano 
in the back.
She was a pianist that traveled all over the country
before she married.

So----That's about it for today.
I will show you more of this room
when it gets pulled together.
She is recovering the leopard pillows
and bringing her pictures in this week.

If I can get my act together I will show you the kitchen tomorrow.
It was the most changed of anything.
You won't BELIEVE how it turned out!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!
your photo name

62 comments:

  1. On my how beautiful! The fireplace looks so classy now! I can't believe she bought sofas in such a light color that long ago and they still look so good! She does have good taste! Can't wait to see the kitchen!

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  2. Diana, her home is already looking beautiful and it's not even finished yet! Her sofas look new, amazing that she's had them so long, she has great taste, like her mom! I'm ready to see her kitchen, you have me on the edge of my seat now! Hurry!

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  3. Diana, It's going to so beautiful, from what I can tell my what you have shown us. I love that they have the grandmother's piano. If I had the room, I would have a piano whether I could play it or not. :):) Take care, xoxo,Susie

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  4. Absolutely GORGEOUS! I'm also amazed at how clean/fresh those light sofas look too. I'm afraid Miss Josie would have left her marks all over them by now. I can't wait to see more. The kitchen sounds fabulous!

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  5. A wonderful formal room. Your son-in-law did a beautiful job with the moldings and resurfacing. Hard wood floors are perfection in that room. And space for a grand piano? Be still my heart!

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  6. such a pretty rooom. I love the changes to the fireplace. we have on that needs some work! not likely to ever happen though! lol!
    have a great day
    xoxo
    vivian

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  7. its beautiful, I love the windows , they look like from another era, what a beautiful job they did on the fireplace, I can't wait to see the kitchen, its a beautiful home and gives the feeling of stability, a place that a family will live for years and years, just waiting for new memories to be made, its a beautiful family home,

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  8. I love to see transformations. Her room photo looks like a magazine cover. I like the leopard pillows and a grand piano always makes a room look grand! Can't wait to see the kitchen!

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  9. The new updates are beautiful as is the this house! I'm anxious to see the kitchen......don't keep up waiting too long! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  10. BEAUTIFUL Diana...I love what they did with the fireplace!!

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  11. Beautiful room! Your daughter sure has wonderful decorating skills!
    Greetings from England

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  12. Simply beautiful!! Yes, she does have good taste. Blessings, Catherine

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  13. What a beautiful room! I love the fireplace redo, it looks so much better without that red brick. And the couches are gorgeous! They look so comfy. This house is going to be a showplace. Can't wait to see the kitchen. I remember lots of brown paneling, I think.............

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  14. OH _ WHAT _ FUN!!!!!! watching the re-do of a beautiful home... making it just as they want it to be.

    fun, fun, fun, fun, fun. oh and work, work, work too. -grin- but, oh the results.

    tessa~

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  15. It is all coming together beautifully!

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  16. It's lovely & elegant Diana!! She has very good taste... love how the fireplace came out as well!!n Vicki

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  17. I love her fireplace makeover! The whole room looks pretty with the furniture in it. She does have good taste! Looking forward to seeing more pics of her pretty home.

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  18. Amazing make over. Wish my hubby had talent, hah. I can't believe those sofas still look like that. The finished project looks like a picture in a magazine.....or even better.

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  19. The sofas are gorgeous and really look great against those wood floors. They are working so hard but it will be just what they love when they are finished. Enjoy your day sweet friend! Hugs!

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  20. They are doing a beautiful job...it's going to be a wonderful home!

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  21. I love the fireplace transformation.....gorgeous! The grand piano just makes the room....what a wonderful heirloom to have.....hugs, Penny

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  22. Your daughter really does have good taste! I love the couches. She was smart to pick something that stays in style year after year. In fact, I just ordered a new sofa and loveseat and they look very similar to hers! Can't wait to see the kitchen!

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  23. That fireplace is amazing! She is lucky to have a handy hubby! It makes a big difference! The room already looks fabulous, I bet it will be a showstopper when it's complete! :)

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  24. Your daughter's living room looks quite welcoming. It looks like a lovely spot to sit by the fire and listen to a lovely piano recital.

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  25. Such big improvements! I've always thought the arrangement of two sofas opposite each other with a fireplace at the end was the end-all, be-all in what a home should be! Such a classic and cozy look that I adore!

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  26. I am loving the posts about your daughter's house! They are turning this into a spectacular home, aren't they? I know it must be really gratifying for you to see all the wonderful things she's doing--and to get to help her as well? How cool is that?! She is blessed to have you as a mom!

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  27. Love this transformation and the way they've decorated. They're going to have so much fun!

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  28. WOW! This series on improvements to your daughter's gorgeous home is such a treat. This is an amazing transformation.

    (I like her leopard pillows there though!) : - )

    Thanks so much, can't wait for more - this is awesome and such a joy to behold! HUGS!

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  29. Gorgeous transformation. Love how the fireplace looks and the couches are so chic. Fun to see the changes along the way.

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  30. My good taste...did she get that from you??? Her front room looks like a page out of better homes and gardens...good job. Love that fireplace.

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  31. This is a beautiful room! I love fireplaces. Can't wait to see the kitchen.

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  32. What an amazing "after" picture! Everything is going to look picture perfect! Can't wait to see the kitchen! Why does that have to be my favorite room?!? :-) xo Nellie

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  33. Hello, I love before and after pictures. I would do more of them except I only have the before pictures.... LOL
    I know your thinking she is so funny!
    Love, Roxy

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  34. It's a beautiful room and I love her couches! Love the floor!

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  35. Yes, your daughter does have great taste and I only wish my living room was that roomy. I love how things are coming along, too. They're doing a fantastic job.

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  36. Oh what a lovely home and it is really coming together nicely. Your right, your daughter does have good taste and the living room is very pretty.
    Looking forward to seeing the rest of the house.
    Mary

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  37. Love the fireplace! I'm going to love this house!

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  38. Fireplace looks great..big improvement..Love the couches as well..Gonna be a wonderful house..

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  39. She does have good taste and so mature, I like comfort in a lounge and these look very comfortable.
    I love fireplaces mainly in cold places ours doesn't get used much it's just not cold for long.
    Merle..........

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  40. Your daughter's living room is beautiful, and yes, does have good taste. I don't think I could ever have white upholstery, though. Can't wait to see the kitchen!

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  41. Oh this is just beautiful! How cozy, indeed! xoxo Jen

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  42. I'm really enjoying seeing that home become the "gracious lady" she was built to be! That fireplace transformation is amazing - what talent your SIL has! Looks terrific with the furniture in - can't wait to see everything up - pictures etc! Nice job documenting it all, Nana!

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  43. This is a love fireplace and your daughter’s home is lovely. I’m sure you are both enjoying the fun of decorating. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Wow, the living room looks great now! A lot of work is going on around here, and this is so impressive. This hard work has surely paid off, and your daughter and her husband have really transformed this house into a home. Can't wait to see the rest. I am lovin' this.

    ~Sheri

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  45. Diana they really did a wonderful transformation on the fire place. I hope you give us a house tour after your daughter gets it all put together.

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  46. Wow! Very similar to what I just did with my gas fireplace. You can see it here: http://poetrose24.blogspot.com/2014/03/love-my-kitchen.html
    Last photograph on that post!

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  47. I can only imagine how it turned out after seeing those shots! It is STUNNING! Oh and I love what they did to that fireplace! Glad you were able to work outside yesterday! Nicole xoxo

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  48. Stunning! What a difference a small change can make. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  49. That's a beautiful room! I am pinning the new fireplace, because we want to update ours, and I love the mosaic they used. Aw, I like those leopard pillows!

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  50. WOW, they are doing a wonderful job!!! I love seeing the before and after! Maybe my old fireplace needs a little update!
    Yes, you did pick the tea table that I set :)

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  51. Amazing. I love a good before and after. Can't wait to see the kitchen!

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  52. I love the redo on the fireplace. Bravo!!!

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  53. You'd better take it easy, girl! Sounds like you wore yourself out working in the yard! Your daughter's new home is so pretty and the improvements they are making are really updating the house! I'm sure they'll spend many happy years there! Have a great day! Hugs, Leena

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  54. Yes, she has excellent taste. I love those couches. Another beautiful room.

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  55. Let me just say, the new home is beautiful! They did an awesome job on the fireplace!

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  56. Absolutely gorgeous!! Awww, I love the leopard pillows.... She has excellent taste ~ the sofas are wonderful! They must be extremely talented because they've done an amazing job! That fireplace is stunning now.

    xo
    Pat

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  57. when I first saw the room I was thinking those two sofas would be perfect for me. Can't believe they are older. Good taste yes...wish I'd been smarter about some purchases I made.

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  58. oh my what a transformation and the fireplace looks much, much better.

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  59. So pretty! I can't imagine a sofa that is really used lasting 14 years. We wear ours out. But, I let the kids jump on the furniture, too. And they eat in the living room. But, that's okay - I like a change every once in awhile, so I'll just keep getting new furniture every 8-10 years or so. However - if it was going to last longer, maybe I could actually decorate a room and just leave it? You've got me thinking.

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  60. Very pretty!!! I can tell it's going to be gorgeous when she gets done. Love the fireplace! And yes she had good taste even 20 years ago. Must be in the genes... :)

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