I’m really excited to show you guys the re-vamp of our new living room today. It actually was all said and done about a month ago, but I had a birthday boy to celebrate (my husband) in the weeks after. Above is a wider show of what it looked like when we first moved in. I love my husband’s bachelor couches as much as the next girl, so it was definitely time for them to go. The room is a rectangle so over by the fireplace is an open wall, and below is what we had there.
That was the first place to change, and it was a no brainer what to do put there for me. The dining room had a ‘buffett’ that just didn’t fit the space, and this dresser has a special place in my heart and deserves a place of honor – so I’m re surfacing it for the bedroom. and the buffet got a fresh coat of white paint and new decorations from things around the house.
The fireplace you saw earlier this week with the new mirror. The curtains are the same as before – my favorite swiss polka dot sheers that I’ve had for 10+ years.
In the corner opposite the buffet, I put our fun chair. This was just an extra chair we had from a table in the office so I painted it added the pillow from Meijer and the blanket from Old Navy.
As for the rest of the living room, our biggest purchase was a new sectional from The Room Place, and a new recliner from Value City. I also practically stole this rug from rugsusa.com – 5×8 rug for $80!! I saved $300 . . . I don’t know how I got so lucky.
I also finally found some lamp shades big enough for our lamps, that were a reasonable price. I hate spending a lot of money on lamps or lamp shades. I don’t know why I just think they are way over priced . . . I found these on clearance at Target for $11 each! And on the bottom of one of the end tables might be my favorite little guy. I’ve named her Elphaba, obviously, and she stands for the security and stability of our home.
The last thing to show you is our new tv wall. It used to be a complete mess of black boxes and messy cords, but my husband loving sold half of those black boxes since we never used them and he knew I hated them – don’t worry we kept the ones we actually used – and for my birthday we took a trip to ikea and bought our new TV stand – it’s the ‘besta’ with drawers! I also moved the wedding picture from above the fireplace to here above the tv to soften the wall a little!
The room feels so much more bright and happy these days. A month ago I would come home from work, make dinner, tackle my to do list, and then relax in the bedroom. Now the relaxation happens here.