Monday, September 12, 2011

My living room before and after

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):





 Here is the now, the after, the lovely result of many projects:








Here is a list of my projects so far:
Burlap pillows
Console table
Side table
Blue bow pillow
Stenciled bookcases
Spray painted decor
Mantle makeover
Drop cloth curtains
Shelving in place of curtain rods
Photo display


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 ;)


Michelle

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13 comments:

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

It looks great! Love it! The stenciling is fab!

Megan said...

Such a great room, your styling is awesome! I always struggle with that. I love the stenciled background on your shelves, fab!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

That blue chair is so gorgeous!

Vicky said...

Wow. You are one of my most favorite blogs!!! I can hardly wait to sell my house and be able to do the things that you do in a new house.

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Beautifully done..love the textured rug, the drapes, stenciled bookshelf ..so much of interest.

Krysta said...

I love all of it! It looks so clean and fresh. The new rug is perfect. Totally worth it huh? I was sitting here trying to think of my favorite thing, but I can't decide. It all just works together so well. I do really, really love the curtains and shelf and the stencil bookcases. So much TLC in that room!

Rene said...

Your updates are lovely but my eyes are on that garden outside. I spy boxwood! What a nice view.

Thanks so much for joining the party!

-Rene

Sarah, Three Boys said...

it looks absolutely amazing, you did an awesome job! I recognize most of those projects too!!

jessica said...

OMG!! I LOVE your window treatments....I've thought about shelves before above my windows....maybe someday!!!

Found you through Transformation Thursday!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

~*Jessica
thevelveteenrabbitblog.blogspot.com

South Bay Studio said...

I just found your blog, your room resembles my family room that I have been thinking about revamping. I love how you put the shelves above the window treatments. I'll probably have to use your idea. Thanks, Kathi

Cara said...

Absolutely love it, great job! Stop over for a visit sometime...

abeachcottage said...

It looks lovely, you did a great job :)

Emily said...

I really like the changes. It looks like a very cozy living room. Thanks for sharing. I'm visiting from Under the Table and Dreaming.