I think I have done quite enough projects in my living room now to do an actual before and after. Don't think I am all the way done yet though. I am scouring Craigslist daily for two matching chairs to reupholster to replace my mis-matched chairs and I am still going to make a couple more pillows. This is how it is going to look though....for now.
Here is my living room before(well somewhat before, I had already done some of the projects in the before photos):
Blue bow pillow
Spray painted decor
Drop cloth curtains
Shelving in place of curtain rods
On top of all the sweat equity I put into the room, I recently changed out the rug for a more neutral one. I love that I will be able to easily change up the accessories for different color schemes without having to change major components in the room. Ummm not that I am planning on changing the color scheme.....soon at least ;)