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I'm a stay at home mom of 4 cute kids. I love anything that has to do with homes & decorating. My husband Steve often gets recruited into helping me finish things that I start! We are making our house a "HOME" one project at a time!!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Living Room Transformation

One project leads to another...
All of our baseboards and trim are new in the kitchen... 
So, it was time to make our living room match.
I had to take a break from projects for a few months, but I'm finally ready to finish it all up!
We ripped out the old trim & baseboards, painted and added the new trim.  We still need to fill holes, paint, and caulk around all of the new woodwork.  

Before we remodeled the kitchen, I loved the paint color in my living room!  
You can click the link below to see more of it...


 It was so weird, but after the kitchen was complete our living room looked a mustard color & seemed so DARK!
I painted the walls the same color as our great room...
The color is by Benjamin Moore and is called Pelican Gray.  
I just color matched it at Lowe's with their paint with primer.
I LOVE this color! 
It's neutral & bright!

I've been having such a hard time trying to figure out how to make this room bright with all of the "brown" furniture and decor I have!
Then I moved the bench from my kitchen into the living room...
It looked good and has some of the lighter colors I want to use.
Then I found fabric at Joann's that matched the bench! 
I was going to make pillow covers, but for some reason the fabric didn't look too good on my couch.
So, I decided to make covers for my baskets...
Then I took the lantern that was above my staircase and put it on the table.
I already had the mirror and initial and decided to try them above the table.  
I did buy the cute hook at Hobby Lobby for $5.00 and hung a wreath I already had.
I like switching around things that I already have, it makes it feel new!
I really like how it's coming together...
It's feeling bright and fresh!
This is what my table originally looked like...
I stained it a walnut color a few years ago to match the rails on my staircase.
You can see that makeover HERE.
 Last week, I found these bird pulls at Hobby Lobby and they were 50% off...
It was a cheap and easy way to change the look of my table!
I can't wait to show you the rest of the living room when it's done...I need to either hire someone to paint the trim or get off the computer and get started!!
{UPDATE}
Click HERE for the link to our Living Room Reveal!
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10 comments:

  1. Wow, your home has really been transformed. I LOVE your mantle and the lights in your kitchen! Great job!

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  2. One project always leads to another at my house too! I can't wait to see how the living room looks. All of the little changes are beautiful.

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  3. Amazing transformation!! Thanks for linking up at Your Designs This Time!

    Erin & Emily

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  4. Everything looks absolutely beautiful! What a gorgeous home! The kitchen is just beautiful!

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  5. How beautiful, bright & lovely! I especially love how well the fireplace turned out! Blessings, Jenny ><>.....

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  6. So much brighter!! It's like a whole new space!

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  7. Your room looks so much brighter now! I can't wait to see the big reveal. By the way, I love your beautiful kitchen. It looks so fresh and inviting, well done!

    P/S: I am in the process of making over a room in our home as well. Come by and take a look if you like!

    http://www.mixandchic.com/2014/10/our-guest-bedroom-work-in-progress-part.html

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  8. Sally, it's truly amazing! Beautiful work! You are the Star Feature tonight at the Before & After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/11/before-after-wednesday-week-34.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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