- 2 years ago
- Wedding: March 2017
Ok. So we bought this house with an interesting layout. When you walk in there is a random sunroom with a wood ceiling. When we moved in, there was wood paneling on tthe wall with fireplace. I hated it so I painted over it. I know nothing about choosing paint colors. There is tons and tons of natural light. Our diningdining room is oversized.
So my Mother-In-Law prices herself in decorating. She is really good, and she lives in an artsy area with a brick bungalow that looks great with bright colors and vintage stuff. Our area is not like that as much. We are still in kind of an artsy area but the houses around us are more modern. So she decided to come over and buy us stuff which we really appreciate. I trusted her because her house looks really nice. She thinks the style of our house should be “shabby chic” or eclectic.
She gets all if our stuff from antique stores and I was too nervous to say anything because she was so happy about it. Then she wanted to make our house colorful and arty like hers.
So she decided a blue accent wall would hit the spot. So we painted that. At this point I was really close to saying something.
A few weeks later I walked in the living room and saw this, in my opinion, hideous chair. I had left my door unlocked and when I came home it was sitting in the living room. She was so proud of it. I felt bad but it was kindkind of the last straw and I said something and that I would rather have quality vs quantity. So I put it in the garage and took the mirrors down.
I set the boundaries and was just honest about it. She was shocked I didnt like it. She is obviously not happy and doesnt want to “help” anymore but it is ultimately our house. I guess she thinks I am being picky and only wanting expensive things.
But, me and my husband want to redo this, and be proud of our house. Home is where the heart is and because I am a stay at home mom, the investment would be with it for us.
We don’t really know what furniture, paint or “style” we want in our hose. Whatever looks best. We are not country people. More target style lol. Me and my husband want to go furniture shopping when they are out of town lol. Now she says we don’t have the money to pain paint the rest of the house so the blue wall is just there. But we want to make it look nice, possibly paint over it. Thoughts on keeping/painting wall back to original color?
Does anyone have any suggestions? I have no clue what I’m doing. I would like to make it look to the best of its potential and give a wow factor, probably more modern because I fall in love with houses on Zillow for sale, or apartment models. again I have no clue where to start. Looking for coffee table, couch colors, curtain colors everything everythineverything and want it all to match. Any opinions old be greatly appreciated 🙂 And we are a younger married couple with one daughter
Furniture is TOO EXPENSIVE to not match or look good.
The timeline of pics is from when we first move in, to when mother in law brought furniture gradually and painted the wall. And yes boundaries are set, it killed me. I didnt want to hurt her feelings but if she kept doing renos it would have been worse if I didnt say anything. My husband was too chicken, because he loves hs mom. I dont blame him.
and I am willing to do a complete 360 to make it more modern.
Thank y’all in advance!!!
Before we moved in:
The furniture we had when we moved in :
These are the renos Mother-In-Law did, first she brought coffee and dining table, nick nacks, then did the blue wall, mirrors etc.