Updating my 70 s ranch home

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Anything that takes very little time and makes me happy has got to be a good thing.

We’ll see how this goes as we work through, room by room! The exterior is traditional red brick and they are on a lovely street off the Marietta square. Excuse my photos, I didn’t have my tripod with me, so they aren’t the clearest, but you can get an idea of the layout of the house. She would love to open up the wall behind the sofa into the family room behind it. I’m sure that’s a load bearing wall, but it would really give more of a spacious feel if it was opened up. The family room is right behind the formal living room and the kitchen is through that door to the right. We are going to reupholster some of her furniture and I’ll help her shop for new pieces later on. I’m trying to figure out how to update the doors, maybe adding some molding. Not sure what we will do with this desk area, may keep it or do something different. Can you imagine how much lighter and brighter it will feel? She already got rid of a lot of stuff in here and we aren’t finished decorating yet. I’ll keep you posted along the way as Andrea and David update this home and make it a beautiful space to live. I'm Rhoda, from Atlanta, GA and I love decorating and DIY projects.

We are going to paint this brick fireplace and all the wood paneling. Not sure yet, but we are probably going with White Dove on the kitchen cabinets and some of this paneling. It’s got so much potential and I can’t wait to see it come alive! Decorating a home doesn't have to cost a fortune and I've spent years thrifting at antiques markets and yard sales, finding those treasures that make a home unique.

It will completely change the look of this room when that happens. I'm here to inspire and encourage other women to find their own inner creativity.

Andrea saw my painted paneling in my den and understood the power of paint.

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Andrea has promised to do what I ask her to do and I think it’s going to be a fun project. One of the first projects they are tackling is adding board and batten below the chair rail here in the hallway. I’m going to be looking at fabrics with her to update some furniture and bedding. It’s a very small space and I know how that is, since my master bath is really tiny too. David found this pretty wood dining room set at an estate sale recently. All that wallpaper and window treatments will be coming down soon. Look closely and you can see a mirrored backsplash, which is also coming out. Andrea had painted it this darker gray color, but when she said she wanted to start in here, I started thinking of a color that might work. When I told her we were painting the brick, her eyes got really big and she said, we ARE? That sofa is going and we are going to recover those wingback chairs. The walkway from the garage is right in the middle of the room so we have to leave a traffic path. We are going to reuse some things in here and get these chairs recovered and make this room so cute and functional too.

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