Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Living Room Redo on a Budget

Remember (probably not, it was forever ago and I think I only had about 5 followers all of which were immediate family members ;) when I showed you my living room I was working on?  Well, if not, here is the before...

My camera is by no means professional so pardon my amateur photography skills...but here is the AFTER:

My DIY lampshade tutorial is here!
The shutters are from Class and Trash Thrift Store and the couch is from my husbands grandparents. 

See my thrift store highboy redo here
And I purchased that sunburst mirror from Hobby Lobby for $25 (all wall decor was 50% off that day)!!!

Sorry for the poorly lit photo! 

Do you like my ikat pillows?  I LOVE them!!! I found them at this Etsy shop called Mason Moonbeam!  She has the cutest pillows at very reasonable prices!  The rosette pillows are from Target.

This is where I throw all the toys when the doorbell rings and I have to fake like I have a clean house! 

Ruffled curtains courtesy of my crafty mom and a target curtain panel.

My chandelier art!  Same as the ones in my Etsy Shop!
 See my side table redo here.
Need to find/make a smaller pillow for this chair.  This one was a seat holder for the picture.  Think I found the perfect fabric at U-Fab here in Richmond.  Going to do a whole post on that glorious place soon!

So I hope you like my living room redo on a budget!  It was fun, but now it's onto the next room!

Linking up here!


  1. I admit to not being around when the blog first started up.
    However, I am so glad you showed us the living room before.
    The AFTER is so great.
    I do remember the highboy and it looks so great in this space.
    Don't worry about the camera quality. Tweet me and I'll tell you why.

    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  2. Great work! I agree--Loving the highboy in there. Mason Moonbeam is fantastic for pillows and those look great!

    I use (free) for my photos and that seems to help.

  3. Looks amazing Erin. I love everything about it! Have a great day.

  4. I love the highboy with the sunburst mirror. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thanks for sharing. I love the pillows. :)

  6. l.o.v.e. love it! Love my girlfriend jumping from the table to the couch the most!

  7. really great job! :)

  8. Looks fabulous! Great job. I'm a fellow U-fab fan- they have such great fabric! And I love the hideaway toy trunk! :)

  9. ERIN! This is fantastic! I love that you did curtains from Target and added something to them, I did the same with some curtains from Wal-Mart, and the shutters above the couch I would have never thought of but I love it. You have outdone yourself!

    Also, I'm in desperate need of pillows so I'm going to have to check out that Etsy shop!

  10. Ohhh, you did a great job!!! Congrats, looks great!

  11. erin that looks utterly amazing!!! you should be so proud!

  12. LOVE!
    What a great job!!
    I really like the colors!!!!

  13. Looks great! Where is U-fab? I want some new family room curtains and the ones I LOVE from Ballard Designs are TOO expensive. ( $200 per window). Maybe I can make my own if I find the right fabric! Love your ruffle curtains. How did you make those?

  14. U-fab is right off Cary St...a little past Boulevard, right behind Acacia mid-town. Im SURE you could find something very similar to the ballard curtains! I went yesterday and was drooling at all the great fabrics and very reasonable prices.

    Heres the website

    I'll have to get back to you on how my mom made the you could comment and explain!!!

  15. You've really made it feel homely and on a budget even better! Saying hi from WUW :)

  16. You did a great job! Your house looks soo stylish!

  17. The room looks great! All your projects (especially the highboy!) add so much posh to the room!!

  18. I really like the paint color on your highboy...what color did you use?! It looks great!

  19. Love the transformation. I have the same mirror and painted it white last year. Thanks for joining WUW.

  20. what a fantastic makeover, i love the unit its gorgeous & those cushions & lampshades are lush (thanks for the tutorial)

  21. LOVE how you painted your high boy to look more modern. I have several pieces in that style that I've recently painted too!

  22. Your living room is gorgeous! I really like the pillows and your lampshade redo. I'd love to add a couple of your living room images to my inspiration galleries and include you in a feature post. Let me know if you're interested!

  23. The combination of the highboy with the mirror is wonderful!