My Projects, My Living Room

Yesterday I showed you how I added a couple of key pieces to our main living space, but today I’m showing you the entire room and how I incorporated some of my favorite furniture transformations I’ve completed in the past year.

living room makeoverOne of my absolute favorite furniture makeovers is this little credenza I painted with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.

great room makeover

chippy-milk-paint-table1I love the chippy goodness this paint creates, plus the vignette on top is one of my favorite in my home.

affordable home decorAnother key piece of furniture in this room is this duck egg blue accent table. I almost sold it back in the day, but luckily it found its way back to my living room.

affordable great room makeoverAnd I have to say that the color of this table was the inspiration for the entire room makeover. Isn’t it just yummy? Yep, this color flows through three different rooms in my home now.

chalk paint table makeoverMy latest furniture transformation with Pure White ASCP, this little ornate table, sits between my two couches.


robin egg birds nest glass clocheThe wood display tables in my living room were purchased from World Market on clearance. I love that you can see my little treasures under the glass… my grandpa’s old pipe, my father-in-law’s dog tags, and a collection of crosses passed down from our great grandparents.

BHG great room makeoverOh, how I wish I could take credit for making this little shabby chic shelf, but I purchased it from Kirklands last month. Instantly fell in love with it!

living room makeover BHGAnd it sits next to my very first Annie Sloan paint project: a driftwood style table. And notice the burlap and twine balls I just showed you a week or two ago? Yep, I really do use the projects I create around my home.

living room gallery wallAnd I’m totally in love with my new gallery wall. Now I just need a new chair for this space (I’m slowly phasing out all the red in my home, have you noticed?).

great room gallery wallThe last furniture project in this room is my telephone table. The perfect piece that fills the little space between my living room and kitchen. Plus it bring a touch of the Duck Egg Blue color to that side of the room.

living room telephone table

So, what projects have YOU incorporated into your home?
I’d love to hear!


Living Room Refresh {Better Homes & Gardens Challenge}

I absolutely love a challenge, so when Better Homes and Gardens asked me if I wanted to refresh my living room for $250 with their line sold exclusively at Walmart, of course I had to say YES!

BHG living room refresh makeoverThis room has been the only space in my home that I haven’t fully revealed on my blog. There were just a couple key pieces I needed to make this room feel complete… a photo gallery wall in the stairwell, a new area rug, and some little finishing touches throughout the room.

Let’s just say this room needed to be refreshed.

great room makeover beforeSo first on my list was a gallery wall. I spotted some antique bronze frames from Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart (bonus: they already came with matting).

great room gallery wallUnder $100 for all the frames and it completely filled up my large empty wall.

great room photo gallery wallI also found a gorgeous 5x7ft suzani medallion rug for only $69. It had all of the colors I was looking for, including the sea salt paint color that is on my fireplace wall.

living room makeover on a budget Next up was spicing up the area around my fireplace.

BHG great room makeoverI added a little table to the left side of my brick hearth and bought a little white BHG kitchen serving bowl for $4.48 for the top. I filled it with some moss rock vase fillers ($3.50 per bag).

better homes and gardens refresh challengeAnd I needed to fill a little shelf I had on the right side of my fireplace.

living room makeover BHGSo what else did I spy in the Better Homes and Gardens kitchen aisle? A little cow creamer. So cute that I had to put this on display… yep, in the living room. No one will no that it’s a creamer… or that I snagged it for only $5.

affordable great room makeoverAnd these lanterns I instantly fell in love with. Under $30 for the both of them. Aren’t they just gorgeous?

BHG refresh makeover

living room fireplace makeoverMy sofa table behind our couch was looking a little bare…

gallery wall in great room…so I found some amazing speckled candlesticks for under $18 total. And of course I had to pick up the LED candles for only $3 each. With a little kid in the house, these are a mom’s best friend.

BHG walmart great room makeoverSo if you’re adding up the costs in your head, that’s only $240 for all the new statement items I added to my living room (including a brand new gallery wall and an area rug!).

BHG great room makeover

great room makeover
Yeah, I’d still like to switch out that red chair for something else. Oh well, I guess that’s for another day (or makeover).

great room gallery wallWell if you want to dream up your own living room makeover, enter the Room Refresh Sweepstakes from Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart. One lucky winner is going to receive a $1,000 Room Makeover.

Uh, you saw what I did with only $250. Imagine what you could do with $1,000!

living room BHG makeover

Tomorrow I’ll share a couple additional insights on the overall room makeover, including some hidden areas you didn’t see in today’s post. Stay tuned!

BHG living room refresh makeover

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