The “Present for Grandpa” Living Room Makeover

updated Dec 19, 2019
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Renovation by: Katie
Location: Canada

For Christmas this year, I decided to update my grandfather’s living room as my present to him. My grandmother passed away last February, and he needed a change – something that he could see everyday that would make him happy to remember his life with her.

They had kept their 1960s furniture in near perfect condition, so I knew I would just need to update the styling of the room with fabrics and some interesting wall art. I have always loved their yellow sofa, and decided to go with an old Hollywood love story theme, incorporating my grandparents into the design.

The overall project took about 20 hours – most of the work went into sewing and repurposing outdated frames. The upholstery fabrics are from a local store called Fabricland, and the gold and black accessories are from Target – a mix of the Nate Berkus line and Beaver Canoe.

The artwork is a compilation of famous Hollywood love stories from the silver screen with gold Sharpie detailing. Adding a photo of my grandparents in to the mix is what made it personal, and now they’re up there with the stars, just where they belong.

Read more about the project on Katie’s blog: Wanderer’s Palace

Thanks, Katie!

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