I am SO excited to share this make-over with you guys – it’s been months in the making and it’s finally finished!! As you should all know by now, we’re living in an apartment attached to my parent’s house. It’s a pretty small space, and we’ve run out of things to make over in our space – so I’ve invaded my mom’s! Of course her & my dad are super supportive of this and we’re all having fun giving some areas of the house some updates.
Here’s what my parent’s living room looked like a few months ago:
Nothing too offensive in here, but it was dark and the colors needed some updating. The drapes were also pretty old-school:
Haha sorry for the pug photo bomb in both pictures
Ready to see what it looks like now?!
I had some trouble taking pictures of this room – the paint looks a lot more “green” than it does in real life…it’s a solid tan color in person!
One of the major things that made the biggest transformation in this room was removing furniture. We took out two big pieces of furniture (the leather armchair and that big table that was in front of the window). Once we took the table away, we were amazed at how much more light the room received. My mom found a spot for them somewhere else in her house, and I think that was a key for making this room fresh and open! We also took out the rug, and it’s amazing how much of a difference that has made!
Of course, that hunter green fireplace had to get painted over (even though my husband disagreed – he loves hunter green and I have to convince him that means he’s stuck in the 90’s).
LOVE the white paint of the fireplace against the tan walls!
We found this plate/bowl at Ross and used it to pull some new colors into the room:
So our color palette was tans, browns, white and a hint of that pretty light blue. Of course we threw in some greenery too – my mom loves her plants!
Do you recognize that flower trough?! It’s from the bridal shower, and now it’s found a permanent home in this room!
I had a lot of fun playing with the mantel – nothing was bought specifically for the mantel, but we “shopped the house” (hers and mine) for objects that would fit with the scale and color scheme.
I love the “mixed” feel of all of it (if you’re interested in knowing where we got these items, I’m sharing at the end of the post).
Here’s what the room looks like from the hallway (right when you walk in the front door):
So fresh and bright!
Here’s the details on where everything’s from:
|1||Mirror: Pier 1|
|2||Candlesticks: close-out sale from a furniture store|
|4||Vase: Michael’s Craft Store|
|5||Blue mason jar: barn sale|
|7||Mortar & Pestle: old (my mom’s had it since pharmacy school!)|
|8||Flower candle holder: Michael’s Craft Store|
|9||Small pitcher: local country store|
|10||Curtain Rod: Restoration Hardware Outlet|
|11||Sheers: Restoration Hardware Outlet|
|12||Flower Trough: DIY project|
|13||Lampshade: Restoration Hardware Outlet|
|14||Lamp Base: old (originally from Pier 1)|
|15||Small table: old (originally from Pier 1)|
|16||Wooden shoes: from Holland (so is my mom!)– hand-painted by my mom’s aunt|
|17||Plant pot: Target|
|18||Wall hanging: Ross|
|20||Chair: old (originally from Ethan Allen)|
|21||Rattan vase: Target|
|22||Urn: local book store|
|24||Lamp: old (originally from Furlong lighting)|
|25||Couch: old (originally from Hendrickson’s furniture – outlet close-out sale)|
|26||Mirror: old (originally from Hendrickson’s furniture – outlet close-out sale)|
|27||White pillows: Target|
|28||Light switch plate: local jewelry store|
We’re loving the fresh and clean feel of the new room! What’s your favorite part of the new look? Do you like the colors we chose?
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