Living Room Makeover – Part 7: Final Reveal

In case you missed these earlier posts:
Part 1: Paint

Well, here it is folks: my new living room with the new pillows, blue accessories, board & batten, gallery wall and gray paint. It’s still my living room, strewn with toys most days. The pillows are usually being used as a launch pad on the floor, and there’s typically little bitty popcorn pieces in every nook and cranny. (I’ll share a glimpse of real life at the end.) But the vision I had when I walked into this house is finally coming together.

Before we go any further, let’s take a look at how the living room looked when we first moved in…

It was your basic builder’s beige living room. Nothing wrong with it, just needed some personalization.

And then after I’d decorated for Christmas …

And now that I look at this picture with the beige walls, I can’t believe how much paint can make a difference. (And maybe a little board & batten.)

Here is what it looks like now…

And the ever-dramatic before and after side-by-side shot …

Ahhh, so much more light, bright and calming now.

I am calling this a “reveal” in the title, but it truly is still a room in progress. I don’t know if I’ll ever call a room completely done, but this is a good stopping place. I hope you like the changes I’ve made!

Sit back and enjoy some eye candy. :)

Thanks for taking a tour around my living room. I really do love it! My husband told me this morning that our house is “fancy” now. I’m not sure exactly what that means, but I’ll take it as a compliment. :)

And just to keep things in perspective. Like I mentioned at the beginning of this post, my living room is usually strewn with popcorn, toys, shoes and all sorts of other fun things. I even took a picture before I cleaned to show you what I mean. (And this was a pretty good day. It can get much worse.)

And yes, I put my watermark on that picture. Makes me laugh. Ha!

I was planning on giving the board and batten tutorial today as well, but I think that would be a little too long of a post. So, I’ll share the details probably next week sometime. Until then, enjoy your weekend!

Are you doing any sprucing up around the house this Spring?

What do you think of my living room?

Sources …
Stenciled IKEA Curtains
Board and Batten Tutorial
Neid Trellis Rug in Charcoal from
Sofa: PB Comfort Grand Slipcovered Sofa
Basket by Fireplace: Target’s Wooden Basket with Chalkboard
Cozy Coupe – from Target – haha … I know you wanted one of those!


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