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Friday, May 1, 2015

Living Room {REVEAL}

We have lived in our home for over 10 years and our living room has gone through a few changes.
Here is how it looked for years...
A few years ago, we sold our floral set and got a sectional.  
We recently remodeled our KITCHEN and GREAT ROOM, so we decided to paint our living room the same color.  We used the Benjamin Moore Color 'Pelican Grey'.  I love it because it's grey, but in different light it can look a light blue.  We also changed the baseboards and trim around the windows.
We decided the sectional would seat our whole family when we watch movies, so we moved it into our great room.  So, this started the process of finding new living room furniture.

You can see the post about switching around all of my furniture HERE.

It's taken me quite a while to get it together, but here is how it looks now...
I really love how it turned out!
Here is the view from our entryway...
In the past, I have always purchased a matching set, but this time I bought each piece separately.
It actually turned out cheaper this way and I really like how it looks.
It took longer to get it to the look the way I wanted and was a little frustrating at times.
I ended up buying and returning four sets of chairs! I was ready to take back our couch! 
Then I scored these chairs at Homegoods...I'm addicted to that store!
They were only $99 a chair!
I love the stripes!
Then I found a table runner that was made with the same material and made pillow covers out of them.
It only cost me $10.00 for both pillows!

I was going to find a round coffee table, but decided I liked this tufted ottoman. 
It opens up and has storage too!
I bet you can't guess where I bought it from?  
Yes, it was once again Homegoods!
My next find that I adore was this bird cage bench...
It is so unique and fit perfectly because I have little birds throughout this room.
I love the material on the bench too!
It's our dog's favorite piece of furniture...
He's always on the lookout for someone walking by our house!
I also found a wingback chair at Homegoods (That store knows me on a first name basis now!)
  It fits perfect in our bay window...
It's classic with the nailhead trim and stripes.
This is a great little corner next to our piano.  I also found the frames at Homegoods and put our new family pictures in them!
This is what our bay window/piano area looked like before...
Here it is now...
I got the clock at Hobby Lobby.  
It was turquoise, so I spray painted it grey.
I also found the lamps at Homegoods! 
They work great for more lighting when the kids are practicing. 
 I just need to buy smaller bulbs!
The little white flowers are from Ikea and the pots were in the dollar section at Target.
The little white bird is one I already had.
It looks cute for spring and the piano is fun to decorate for the different holidays.

Here is our entryway and hallway...
This is in the entrance by our front door.
You take one step down into the living room/hallway...
 I stained this table a dark walnut and added the cute bird knobs from Hobby Lobby...
This is the table that was behind my couch in the first picture, it looks totally different now!
Keeping with the bird theme...
The shelf has a cute little bird on top and of course I put one inside!
Our living room feels so much brighter!  It feels like a totally new house!
I always love a good Before & After...
It's so fun to see how our house has changed over the years!
I've never loved it more than I do now!

Source List:
Paint color: Benjamin Moore (Pelican Grey)
Couch: Ashley Furniture
Wingback Chair: Homegoods
Striped chairs: Homegoods
Lamps: Homegoods
Grey accent tables: Homegoods
Ottoman: Homegoods
Birdcage Bench: Homegoods
Frames: Homegoods
Clock: Hobby Lobby
Bird Shelf: Hobby Lobby

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  1. Your living room looks great. I those chairs. They look like the grain sack design. I have never seen a bird cage chair before. It is unique. Your dogs looks like he is king of that chair.

    1. Thanks Trish! The chairs are a grain sack material. Our silly dog definitely thinks he's the king! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. What a complete transformation! It looks like a totally different room. Great job, Sally! And you have an extremely adorable dog :)

    1. Thanks Rosy! It actually kind of does feel like I'm in a totally different house! Thanks for the sweet comment!

  3. What a totally beautiful transformation. It's easy to make a room beautiful when you spend thousands of dollars but to make it beautiful on a budget takes talent, well done xx

  4. I love the gray! It is worlds away from what it was. Congrats on the beautiful transformation! Stopping by from Hit Me With Your Best Shot.

  5. looks great! my living room has seen it's share of before/after/better after, which is how i refer to its current state, lol. enjoy your new look.

  6. What a wonderful transformation! I love the new look.

  7. I love everything about this room, and it looks like HomeGoods treats you well ;). The chairs look great and I don't blame you for loving the stripes. They really add an interesting detail to the space. The chair by the window is perfect too. It doesn't block the view but gives the space a bit of the unexpected. All in all, lots of great, whimsical items that make this space truly come alive with style!

    Stopping by from Share Your Style and I'll be checking out a bit more of your lovely blog today.

  8. WOW !!! It's gorgeous !
    That birdcage bench? I've never seen anything like it - what a perfect accent for your room ( and I also love that it's your furbaby's favorite spot - too cute.
    You've created a beautiful room - unique - one of a kind beautiful room ! ( saw you over at the Dedicated House )

  9. I really love your new look it's so bright and cherry and sophisticated. Just perfect. Jo

  10. Wow, I love your updates. So light, bright and soothing.

    I have a link party going on this weekend, I'd love to have you join:

    Thanks, Bobi

  11. You lving room is so beautiful!! Love all of the updates. Thank you for sharing. You are the Star Feature at the Before & After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Hope to see you again at the party! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  12. absolutely fantastic arrangement. nice home

  13. Looks fabulous! That birdcage bench is the best thing I have ever it!

  14. Beautiful job! I love the paint color. I'll have to keep that one in mind. (I love Home Goods too... they always have great items and they are well priced- what's not to love?)

  15. Talk about dramatic transformation! Your previous living room was adorable, but it's nothing short of gorgeous after that big reveal. Good job on getting your hands on that lovely bird cage bench, by the way! It adds a lot of elegant personality in the room. Kudos!

    Van Lucas @ JPC Custom Homes

  16. Those Homegoods chairs are amazing! I love that place!

  17. Love the colors you chose for your living room, not only the wall colors but the furnishings as well. The whole room gives of a very calm, elegant look. Thanks for sharing with us.

  18. Your house looks lovely, could you share what color white the trim is?

  19. The choice of sofas, chairs, rugs, flowers .. etc.. are too good, specially the bird cage bench. I have never seen such a cage, its so nice. Thanks for sharing.