Revealing the Living Room

Now that both chairs have been recovered, it is time to reveal the living room!  Before we get to the good photos (Ha!  Who am I kidding?  My pictures are never good!)  we should take a minute to see how far this room has come…

For the first year we lived here, this room was filled with the furniture, accessories, & curtains from our former home.  The result didn't seem to fit the look I was going for & it definitely felt a little more formal & a little less like us.

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Believe it or not, the only furniture we bought new was the sofa & coffee table.  Everything else was originally bought used, & the only used furniture we bought for this room were the chairs by the windows, but I'm getting ahead of myself!  (Bonus points if you spot the baby doll creeper!)


After painting the walls Dusty Trail by Olympic Paints (found at Lowe's), we purchased the sofa & coffee table, which got a few coats of gold spray paint.


Believe it or not, but the botanical prints above the sofa were actually free printables!


You can read about how I made the chevron & fur pillows here.  The tribal print pillow fabric came from Spoonflower.


Normally, this coffee table is styled with toddler-proof accessories, but today I switched them out for a glass candle holder from Wal-Mart & a thrift store vase.  (Pretend you don't notice the upside down book...)


The furniture across from the couch was all purchased second hand.


We gave the china cabinet a makeover by taking some moldings off the top that were in disrepair, painting it black, & adding a mirror so we could use it for storage, rather than as a display.


I've heard it said that every room needs black & an animal print.  I covered both of those "dos" in this section of the room!  You can  read my chair re-upholstery tips here.


The turquoise pillows were a quick & cheap DIY using cloth napkins.


This view of the room is so much nicer...


now that I have these two chairs reupholstered!  The throw blanket is from Ikea & I made the pillows from this Spoonflower print.


I styled the table using a Target lamp, dollar tree frames, & a thrifted swan.


The curtains were adapted from these.


I am totally loving this room!  Although it is mainly monochromatic, it doesn't look boring because there are a variety of shades & textures used, along with happy pops of color in the accessories.  I hope you enjoyed the tour!

Linking to Remodelaholic

Best of the Nest

Thrifty Decor Chick


  1. What a change!! Love your cane back chairs. All your hard work paid off and the space looks lovely! Well done

    1. Thanks so much! It was a long time coming, but I'm very happy with the result!

  2. What a beautiful transformation! I am in love with the chairs in front of the window!

  3. Wow! What a beautiful transformation! Your space looks great!

    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your thoughts!

  4. Absolutely lovely, Wendy! So serene and timeless! All of your DIY pillows make such a big impact, the perfect little punches of color, and I love how your incorporated the Ikea throw. Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Nest!

  5. From one neutral-loving girl to another, your living room is gorgeous! With all of the beautiful textures and touches of color it is anything but boring. And I'm loving your new couch - what a beaut!

  6. What a beautiful room! Very elegant and understated with pops of color. I really love your coffee table. Great job!



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