Living Room Makeover – Part 4: Blue Accessories


So, I bet you’re wondering just how many updates on this living room makeover we’re going to have. Well, they may just go on forever? But hopefully not. ๐Ÿ™‚ I know I have at least one more thing to share, maybe two, before the big reveal. So hang tight and we’ll get there!

I did finish the board and batten last Wednesday night. Or rather Thursday morning, because it was 2 a.m. when I cleaned out the final brush. I was headed to bed Wednesday night and decided instead to tackle the last few coats of paint. I’m so glad I did because we were able to get the living room back in order before we went out of town this past weekend. It was lovely! And I’m loving the look. But I’ve still got a few finishing touches to get done before I share it all with you.

If you follow me in instagram {@turquoisehome), then you saw this picture a couple of weeks ago …

blue vases and blue lamps

I had an awesome trip to Target that day. You see, I’d been searching for those turquoise vases for a while now and I knew that there might be a few left at a Target 30 minutes from my house. One day while out in that area, I stopped by just to check and see if they had them in stock. I was so bummed when I didn’t find them on the vase aisle. I kept wandering, though. And finally stumbled on the most awesome clearance aisle ever!! Tons of items from the Target’s Modern Cottage Home Decor Collection were 50% off! Big time score! I’d been eyeing the lamp bases and the vases since January and was so excited to pick them up at such a great discount.

So, I’m super excited to show you how I used them in my living room makeover. I took away some of my decor items and flanked the TV with the two lamps. I love that it is simple and that it brings a pop of color into the living room. The lamp bases are very similar in color to my dining room and kitchen walls, so it brings the color throughout the open space. I’m loving it!

blue glass lamps on media console

And then I spruced up the mantel with a few items I’ve had for a while, plus the blue vases. I adore the pop of color it brings to this wall. I think it’s still a simple mantel for spring, but not too simple.

spring mantel decor

You can find my original spring mantel post about my floral arrangement here. I had the little bird in my stash. He’s from Target several years ago and I love him just as much as the day I brought him home. Yes, he’s a he. :). The punched ceramic thingy is from Michael’s a couple of months ago (40% off! whoop!) and the candle and candle holder are from IKEA.

Blue vases and brown bird figurine on mantel

And then I just got these blue beauties in the mail this week. I adore them, especially paired with pink carnations.

Pink carnations in blue mason jars

And here’s the good news … you can purchase your own set of Ballยฎ Heritage Collection Blue Pint Jars here! These limited edition jars were made to celebrate 100 years of mason jars. I quickly snatched my set because I love, love, love the color … of course.

Pink carnations in blue mason jars

And just a couple more of the eye candy. It’s so cheery in the morning to wake up to blue jars and pink flowers.

Pink carnations in blue mason jars
Pink carnations in blue mason jars

Do you have any blue jars or accessories? I can’t seem to get enough of them!


  1. Living Room Paint: Part 2
  2. Part 3: Caulking and Spackling
  3. Part 4: Blue Accessories – you’re here!
  4. Part 5: Gallery Wall
  5. Part 6: Super Easy Throw Pillows
  6. Part 7: Final Reveal

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  1. Love your decor! I especially love the combination of the turquoise and pink! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week.

  2. everything is so beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love those blue mason jars with the flowers; they look wonderful! would love to get some of those but we don’t have them yet over here! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Very, very pretty! I am following you on Pinterest now. I love your links each week. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  4. I love it ALL!!!!! Gorgeous!

    Thanks for linking up at The DIY Dreamer last week! Can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

  5. I love turquoise too! I love your lamps and the mason jar vases are beautiful!

  6. Very pretty photos. I’m a turquoise fan too and love vintage canning jars in aqua.

  7. I love the blue jars with carnations! Thanks for the link..I’d love to have a set of my own.

  8. I love to decorate with this color–as an accent color I think it is perfect! I also love Ball jars and was so thrilled when these new ones came out. They are such a beautiful blue. Enjoyed your post!

  9. Don’t you just love finding something you have been eyeing for months (finally) on sale!! It gives me shivers just thinking about it. I love your spring mantel. So pretty – the turquoise ball jars are gorgeous and I love the little birdies.

  10. Saw your room on Shine-On Fridays – I love everything you’ve done! I am drooling over your “entertainment buffet”! Thanks for sharing!


    1. I get more compliments on my entertainment buffet than anything else! I questioned the purchase for a few days, but I have to say it might be the best furniture purchase I’ve ever made. ha!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Beautiful photos.

    Weirdly I posted about the jars too, because that’s my favorite accent color.
    Target has the jars too, if one has one in their area.

  12. Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for posting that beautiful picture of the Ball jars! I have a couple of antique ones and would love to get some new ones! Visiting from No Minimalist. Will follow and would love one back! I’m gonna go order some jars!!

  13. Hi Laura. Stopping by from Not Just A Housewife. Anything with Blue Ball Jars I HAVE to check out. I actually noticed over the weekend how Target was selling them. Love the pink flowers in them. Awesome color combo! Cute blog design. Glad I found you and look forward to reading more!

  14. So pretty! I love it all! I really like your tv stand. Did you make/repurpose it or buy it like that? I love it! I too, love turquoise, aqua, and the like! Very pretty!


    1. Hi Rebecca, I bought it at a store called Nadeau. It’s by far my most complimented piece … best purchase I’ve ever made! Thanks for stopping by!!

  15. I love turquoise {like, love love it} so these are all great additions!! Lovely items! =)

    Visiting from Dream to Reality!

  16. I love all of the touches of color throughout your living room! Just beautiful:) I have to get myself some of those mason jars too- just gorgeous! I really like your site- very inspiring- I am now following you on Twitter and Bloglovin:)

  17. lovely color, I have it in our bedroom. Okay I’m off to see the first three parts of your makeover. I’m hopping over from Sarah’s blog hop. Hugs!

  18. I am loving all the blue accessories! And those lamp bases – LOVE!! Awesome deal!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  19. wow! Your home is beautiful and modern! Love this post! Came over from a link party this afternoon! Newest follower here!

  20. Love those jars! Cute…I’ve been eyeing that Target clearance stuff too for my bedroom..Love your mantel.

    1. I wish I could have brought more of the clearance Target stuff home. It’s all sooooo cute! Thanks for stopping by!

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