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!


24 comments:

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  7. 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!

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

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

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

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  11. 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?

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  12. 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 http://www.ufabstore.com/u-fab/u-fab_-_discount_fabric_outlet.html.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  20. 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!

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

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