Living Room Re-do

So, we are on a tight budget these days which is why I have put off redoing our living room. I literally got so depressed going in there & found that very sad since it we do live here. Searching Pinterest resulted in SO MANY DIY projects at very affordable prices that I made a decision that it had to be done.
Although I have works in progress before revealing the whole room, I just had to share thus far.
For my photo wall, I was mainly inspired by Laura Winslow’s Wednesday Wall ideas from her blogblog & mainly the one in her own home. I also used the idea for the 3 large frames from The 6 Sisters blog & added words for an extra touch. Friends & family have pointed out to me for two years that not one picture of our second son was anywhere to be found but I wanted a plan in place before adding any photos. I finally got off my bottom & got things moving. I LOVE how things turned out.
I was super lucky to find this amazing dresser @ a local thrift store while it was fresh on the truck! It was in amazing shape & very nice as a dark wood but I had turquoise on my mind! This dresser took a few weeks to sand & prime in batches, also in between raising two boys. This piece is my favorite & offers a ton more storage with all of the drawers. This piece had great knobs already but was missing one so I opted for glass knobs in the top row to mix things up a bit. I went to Target for the super cute lamp but knew it needed something. I was going to write a page from P&P in Sharpie but decided to add some glam with a vintage brooch glued on the bottom. To add some more appeal, I took seashells & a glass jar from my mom’s mantle which I knew she would like for me to do & put them to good use.
The mantle is still not complete but a 3×4 picture of the boys sure livens things up as I’m hoping a new garland will too.
In the meantime, couches have been cleaned, new pillows & a throw are yet to reveal as well as sillohuettes of the boys to adorn the mantle with doily garland. Stay tuned!












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