Did you see our living room before and after I did yesterday? My favorite part of our living room redo has to be these picture ledgesm I purchased the wood and took it to my dad along with the Ana White photo ledge plan. I, okay, my dad followed her plan but we made two four foot ledges instead of one long eight foot ledge. Cost = $5 for the wood and I already had the stain, nails and screws. I used frames that we already had and were collecting dust in our garage. Then I purchased a few from Walmart (the cheap $3-$5 ones).
The ‘love’ printable was free from Kiki Creates, the wine bottle was free from a local restaurant and the ‘family’ canvas was made using vinyl and spray paint.
I am still surprised by the impact the shelves made to this wall each time I walk past. Seems crazy what a few dollars worth of wood can do.
Living Room Redo Details
The trunk and Pepsi bin were thrifted. The curtains were on clearance for $6 a panel at Target last month and I picked up the accent pillows on the couch from the Better Homes and Garden collection at Walmart.
The dresser under out TV was a $7 Goodwill find that I rehabbed. The window above the cradle was a Craigslist score, the small desk is an antique given to me by my dad. I sanded and stained the desk which used to be my grandfather’s. Finally the saw and mason jars above the TV were thrifted.
Moral of the story – who says you have to break the bank to create a space you love? It might take a bit longer, but you can create a room on a budget if you just hold out for the perfect clearance or thrift find! That is exactly what I did with this living room redo.
UPDATE- This was two homes and many years ago. I still have a majority of these pieces. Looking back I would have gone with a different color on the wall behind the couch and the couch dragged the space down with the big blob of darkness. Our own style changes with trends and our own personal growth. Looking at this room what would you change?
Wednesday 27th of February 2013
The minty trunk is sooo beautiful and it goes perfectly with the brown!! Well done :)