Living Room Makeover- The Reveal

Living Room Makeover- The Reveal

So, last time I updated you guys on our living room makeover, we were deep in Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray paint land.  Even though we finished painting a while ago and have been living here for a month now, I'm just now finally starting to feel settled in and like things are coming together since everything was put on hold for a few weeks to prep for the Luckett's Spring Market! 

Remember, you can check out these two previous posts on our paint choices and "before" pictures here and here.

After all of the painting and moving in was over, I was finally able to get to the fun part: decorating! This was the final mood board that I came up with beforehand to try and sort out all of my ideas (and by final, I mean there were at least 10 others).  I don't know if anyone else has this problem (I'm hoping many of you do and I'm not alone in this struggle), but I have a very difficult time narrowing down my style. There are just so many things to love! Rustic, Industrial, Farmhouse, Global, Modern, Boho, Beachy....too many things I love to just pick one.

1. Home Depot Driftwood Bamboo Blinds 2. Inspiration Picture via Pinterest 3. World Market Smocked White curtains 4. Greige Paint choices via Pinterest 5. Inspiration picture via Pinterest 6. Lowes Semi-Flush light fixture 7. Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray 8. World Market Throw Pillow 9. Safavieh Area Rug via Amazon

1. Home Depot Driftwood Bamboo Blinds 2. Inspiration Picture via Pinterest 3. World Market Smocked White curtains 4. Greige Paint choices via Pinterest 5. Inspiration picture via Pinterest 6. Lowes Semi-Flush light fixture 7. Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray 8. World Market Throw Pillow 9. Safavieh Area Rug via Amazon

After paint colors, the first things I wanted to officially decide on was window treatments.  We have huge windows and a slider door in our living room, which is amazing and provides tons of natural light, but I also knew that the window treatments needed to really be on fleck (as the kids say) and be bold, but still neutral.

flashback to the never-ending painting story

flashback to the never-ending painting story

To really take advantage of the natural light, we went with the Driftwood Bamboo Roman Shades  and the White Smocked curtain panels from World Market, both shown on my mood board above.

The second order of business was a new coffee table.  Over a year ago, I found a vintage military field desk, from 1952, on Craigslist, that I absolutely fell in love with. I've basically been hoarding it in storage for the past year, not sure what exactly I would do with it or where I would put it.  

This is what the desk looks like opened, but the side piece actually comes off and latches back on the top, making it portable...hence the name "field desk" :-)

This is what the desk looks like opened, but the side piece actually comes off and latches back on the top, making it portable...hence the name "field desk" :-)

I decided to order these 16" hairpin legs from Amazon to serve as the coffee table base.  Long story short, my husband Sam just removed the fold down metal legs from the desk top part, attached small wood blocks underneath in the corners (to serve as a buffer between the metal top and legs since I didn't want to try to drill into the metal) using a metal/wood epoxy glue.  Then, drilled the legs to the wooden blocks and voila! a new old coffee table!  

The base of the trunk is super charming by itself, so I didn't mind splitting up the desk, and it can always be put back together if we wanted to.  We're currently using it as a little end table next to our sliding door, which works perfectly and ties the room together.

After a lot of hours trying to find an affordable area rug, I finally found a 5'x7' gray and white patterned one at HomeGoods for only $70! It's a bit smaller than we really needed, but I just can't justify spending hundreds of dollars on an area rug, especially with two dogs, one of which frequently forgets that she's potty trained....

So here's the look we have now.  There's still work to be done on the corner fireplace, and the wall behind the sofa, which is completely bare, but I love the direction that this room is taking!

Freebie: Coffee Bar Chalkboard Art

Freebie: Coffee Bar Chalkboard Art

Lucketts Spring Market Recap

Lucketts Spring Market Recap

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