Our Living Room for Less

Sunday, March 21, 2010
I seem to be on a role showing you how I decorate every room in my house on a budget.  I showed you my family room, guest room and hall bathroom and now I will show you my living room.  This room is actually a dinning room for most people but I don’t have a dining set so I use this room as a front living room.  I am not in love with this room but I am content with it right now but I am always on a hunt for new things to change it up.
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Here is a couple different views of the room.  I painted it Fairway Oaks by Benjamin Moore which I love.  The color is not tot light or too dark.  We went with a pearl finish.
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I got that super cute table at a garage sale for $30, that picture for $6 (I spray painted the frame) and the frames were about $10 total.
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I love those FACES!!!!
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I spray painted the vase.  I think that it was $3.00 and I got  that  POTTERYBARN lamp for $15.00  Can you believe it??? Love it!
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That lamp was also spray painted and I think that it was only $5.00 and the table was $10.00. (I painted the top black, the legs were already black)
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I LOVE these candle holders, POTTERY BARN, of course!  They were only $8 total!!!!  They are almost my favorite things in the room.
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I also love this clock!!!!  Again, like EVERYTHING else that I buy, it’s from a garage sale  and it was only 20 bucks!!!  Ok, they had $40 on it  but I asked for $20.  She said yes!!!!  It can’t hurt to ask.  (TIP:  I almost ALWAYS ask them to come down in price and most of the time they do!!!!!!)
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Wasn’t that beautiful?
Ok, now the mirror.  I actually did buy this from Menards.  Don’t worry it was on clearance for only $80.  It was silver and gold but I spray painted in black. 
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I love the details!
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I covered the pillows.  I bought all of my fabric from Wal-Mart.
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The couch was FREE!!!!  It was a gift from my husband’s Grandpa!
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I bought this chair for only $20.  I got matching ones, the other one is used here.   
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This is a Waverly rod from the Goodwill for only $20, the rods are from Linin’s ‘n Thing for $20 and I made the curtains with fabric that I already had.  I am really happy how they turned out!
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I put on new shades that were $1 each.
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Here are some really embarrassing before and afters.

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Before.  Gross!!!  I seriously don’t know what I was thinking!!! ha ha!
After.  Way better, I hope!!!!  I am happy with it!  And I did it all on a budget!!!!
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After looking at these before and afters…..I am liking the “after” way better than when I started writing this.
Bonnie :)
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