After Saving Grace, and getting excited about her new look, I decided it was time to make a few changes in the Living Room. I initially was going to put her in the foyer, but realized #1 she’s too big and #2 she needs to be in a room and be the focal point. The Living Room gets the least visits in the house (actually I’m the only who goes in there, and that’s to put music on and water the plants). The room wasn’t bad looking, but I felt it needed to be freshened up. The walls and window treatments blended too much and beige was the “safe” color I chose. It’s Spring and now I’m ready to give it that much needed attention. Picking out paint colors was the hardest. I couldn’t figure out which direction I wanted go, but once I got the color – the rest came easy. After accomplishing a makeover in the DiningRoom for $100.00 I decided to challenge myself again. Let’s take a look at where I started.
My target points were: I wanted the color to flow from the Dining Room; I wanted to create an accent wall; I needed to soften the look of the buck stove and change the area rug.
I took the plunge at trying my luck at the stripe wall. I really like how it turned out. The fireplace and buck stove still needed a brighter look and thanks to my friends Nicole at Design it Vintage and Meredith at ArtsandClassy, they gave me great suggestions that eased my fear of painting it white. Thank you ladies!! Your input was well appreciated. The room looks so much brighter, and cheerful and I can’t be more pleased with the new look. Here comes picture overload .. Lol..
Same area as above, but I painted the mirror with Rose Gold metallic paint.. She looks so much better.
See how much brighter the fireplace looks ?
A view from the dining room is where Grace sits
By using the same window treatments saved money (besides I still like them) and now their true gold tone color really shows from the new wall color
The brass etagere was purchased for $30.00 a few months ago for the shop. Since we had to close unexpectedly, it found its new place here. Now I have a place to display my vintage glass swan collection
I just couldn’t throw away that swatch of my favorite cheetah fabric from Sheba, so I covered a small vintage book and placed it under her ( for a pop of color) Now I think I’ll cover the other two as well.
The other two books are covered and made a big difference
Clarissa came back to this room and sits gracefully in this corner
My plants are getting more light. The Franco Albini ottoman (a Goodwill Find) holds my favorite DIY tray makeover ($2.00 item).
The view into the Living Room looks brighter and I love how it flows into the Dining a Room. The room looks more spacious.
And if your eyes zeroed in on my peacock lamp, here’s a closer view.. (I love peacocks, too)
She was snagged at Kirkland’s ( on sale of course) and the florentine vintage wall sconces were $5.00/pr. The striped candles were yours truly DIY.
My carribbean girl artwork was purchased last summer when we went to the Bahamas for the family reunion was framed in an old frame I had in storage. I just touched up the gold rim and oiled it.. It was a perfectly good frame- so why buy new.
The only brand new items in this room makeover are rug and bamboo plant stand, which were purchased at Home Goods and the white planter, purchased at Ross’s. Everything else are ThriftScores, DIYers and vintage items. So there you have it.. My accomplished $100.00 room makeover. Oh and if you’re wondering about the other furniture.. I sold it – so I actually made money on this makeover and this really was free. Yippppeee! So, let a sista know what you think ? Next up – my foyer. Anyone else up for a Spring makeover challenge? Join me.. Let’s do this!
Until next time lovies – Thrift your house into a home ! Smooches