Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Living Room Tour

I think it's always so much fun to take a peek into other people's homes! So today I am going to show you how my living room re-decorating is going. We still need to paint (hopefully in Oct) but so far it's coming right along. I'm excited that I've made alot of it and saved myself some $$$!

This is before!

After searching forever for curtains.... I could never find the fabric online or in stores that I liked. If I did like it I did NOT like the price.  So enter in these SHEETS! Yes SHEETS!!! A bargain at $9.99 a package because each twin sheet made two panals! A little serging down the side, a little sewing at the top and I had six panals ready to hang!! I love the pattern and I love how they let in the light!

Finally my rug came in from RUGSUSA (it was on backorder!) and it's just what the room needed. Amazes me how a rug lightened up the entire room!! Here is the after!! Don't you think the Tonka Garbage truck on it makes the entire room?!?!? :)

I fell in love with a Chevron pillow at Joss and Main but decided to make my own to cut costs! Hobby Lobby had grey and creme Chevron and they are the only place I've been able to find it locally (as in Joann's and Hancocks didn't carry it!!). Matching up patterns on pillows is hard!! If you decide to make your own Chevron pillow really watch your sides when you sew it up! I'm in love with it!
They also had the soft green/blue chevron at HL and covered a chair pad it in.

I had this bench my MIL had given me. It needed a face lift too. A little coat of paint and some fabric! Good as new!!


In the middle of re-decorating, got side tracked by Halloween :)

What Livingroom makeover is complete without a bat pillow? LOL My kids loved that!! I made it with felt!!

 What would I do without the Dollar Store? Painted this pumpkin black, sprinkled with glitter and then used a Chalk Marker to write on it!

Thank you so much for visiting my site and I hope you enjoyed a glipse at my livingroom! 


  1. Love it! The rug did make all the difference!

  2. That rug is great -- really brightens up the room and adds a nice touch of modern. And seriously, those drapes are from sheets?!?! Great find!!!

  3. I LOVE your living room makeover!! And that Chevron print is at Hobby Lobby?? I'm going tomorrow!! So cute!