Our Living Room (So Far)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

As I've stated probably way too many times before, our house is a major work in progress. As I've also said before, I created this blog not only to share our life with our families that live far away, but to document our first-time-home-owning experience. SO, today I've decided to show you our living room because I'm pretty sure ya'll haven't gotten an update in it in a while. Here are some of the things that have changed in the living room in the last month or so:

-new floors
-new fireplace surround
-new throw pillows
-new rug
-new blinds
-new curtains
-new dresser
-new coffee table

So....lots of "new". BUT, I still have a ton to do....which includes but is not limited to:

-putting a HUGE sunburst mirror above the fireplace
-hanging a bunch of frames with wedding pictures above dresser area
-Get a different lamp...?
-accessorizing everything (which is a lot)

Ok, so it doesn't sound like that much, but it is!

Here is a picture of our living room last summer:

I actually like all of the stuff in it, but I was kind of over it.


And here it is NOW: (remember I'm not done yet!)


LAST SUMMER (much more accessorized):


NOW:


I love my new pillows! I was going to just make some, but then fate intervined and I came across these PERFECT pillows at TJMaxx for just $16 each! I just about freaked out, they are exactly what I was envisioning!


I cannot for the life of me make the window show up better.....there's a way to do it, I just haven't figured it out.



Oh yeah, we are getting the couches cleaned this Friday....I'm so excited!

Yay living room! I'll post more updates as they occur :).

P.S. Go to The Shabby Nest  and Between Naps on the Porch link parties to see other things! I decided to link my blog to them too :).

Link Parties:

Think Pink Sundays
Whatcha Got Weekend
Amaze Me Mondays
Just Something I Whipped Up
Market Yourself Mondays
DIY Showoff Project Parade
Thrifty Decor Chick
Take a Look Tuesday
Show and Tell Wednesday
House of Hepworths
Show and Share Day
Fun to Craft
Weekend Wrap Up Party
The Shabby Nest
Remodelaholic
Furniture Feature Friday

27 comments:

  1. Wonderful new look! Great job!

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  3. Katy this is very pretty, an awesome redo although it was done with good taste before now it is just well more awesome!!
    Sherry

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  4. Beautifully done~ I love the fireplace surround, too. Gorgeous. =)

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  5. It looks great. I'm so happy to see the color on your walls because I just painted my family room in a similar color, and I'm a little nervous about it!

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  6. Wow it really looks beautiful! I love what you did with the fireplace!
    Susan
    Stop by I'm having a giveaway.

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  7. Wow! That's is really pretty! It looks like a layout from Pottery Barn. Great job! I'm here from the Shabby Nest.

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  8. Your rooms looks so awesome! I love how simple you kept things, it really pays off!

    Robby
    http://downonsanford.blogspot.com/

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  9. Love the new look and those pillows are fabulous!! Looking forward to seeing more, Martina

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  10. Wow, what a differance. Love everything you have done. It is such a clam, bright, inviting space. You did an amazing job!
    -emily
    www.nestnestingnested.blogspot.com

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  11. How amazing..I can not believe it is the same furniture. It looks so different...it is beautiful!! Dianntha

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  12. What a great transformation! The room looks beautiful!

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  13. Beautiful! I am the same way ... I just get over things. :) I love how you made small changes and they made such a big difference!

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  14. What a beautiful new look. Very clean and classy! I love your fireplace redo, too. Visiting from TDC and am now a follower. Come on over sometime! Becca

    www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh my goodness- how BEAUTIFUL!
    LOVE IT! :-)

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  16. you have karate chopped those pillows to perfection. i love the clutter free-ness that is going on in here, but i know if i took out accents in my own home, i'd feel like something was missing.

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  17. Oh this is so great! You have done a good job, it is so bright and classic. I love the changes you've made. Looks like it is out of a Pottery barn catalouge. I am a follower!
    www.countrygirlhome.blogspot.com
    Lindsay

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  18. Thank you thank you everyone!!!

    And yes, I practiced my karate chopping for those pillows :)!

    I really appreciate your comments!

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  19. So pretty! Esp the fireplace. What a difference.

    When I first read this

    we are getting the couches cleaned this Friday....I'm so excited!

    I read "colons cleansed".

    Just had to share.

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  20. Following you from Sugar Bee Crafts. Love the new colors! I'm a neutral girl myself...I think it looks so comfy & inviting. :) Would love to have you link it up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now on my blog. :)

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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