My living room to begin with is not so bad…7 years ago when I furnished our home, I was a fan of clean lines, neutral colors and classic style. Something that I think I got from my mom. My house was a replica of what our house looked like when I was growing up…Actually a lot of my furniture pieces are from my mom! I guess that is but natural for everyone…we do what we are accustomed to, because it is our comfort zone.
Fast forward a few years after…my style has changed, maybe evolved, and I have acquired my own character and taste. Being the craft lover that I am, and my new found love for color with a kick…I wanted to make a change in my home. As I mentioned in my first post, I wanted to freshen up the look of the house! Still remembering what my husband always says – if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it… so I started planning for the make over for this area…I guess tearing out the wall paper and repainting was out of the question! Our wall paper, sad to say is still in perfect condition after 7 years!!! Keeping a budget in mind and knowing that all my furniture and decors are still usable and decent, I started to think of what I wanted for this area. These are the words that came to mind: cozy, country, shabby chic…more me!…When doing a make over, ask yourself this question – What do I want this room/area to be, to feel?
I am hoping that I was able to attain the look that I was going for. I did a lot of DIY make over for the stuff that I already had—this will save you a lot of money and bring you so much joy! 🙂 I also purchased some cute stuff to brighten up the place. I am just the luckiest girl because @myclosetmonster partnered with me for this mini makeover series!!! They supply me with endless lovely items! If you are not yet following them on instagram, please do! I promise that you will love them! 🙂
I hope that you enjoy this make over as much as I enjoyed doing it! A little bit of change and updating can do wonders for your home! I will also be posting tutorials on the DIY projects that I had done here. Please do drop me a line in the comment section of what you think of this mini make over. I would love to hear from you! 🙂
Not bad right? Just a bit messy, but style wise…it was safe. The antique arm chair and sofa are from my mom. Thanks mom!:)
Had the mirror and foyer table custom made…I still love these pieces. I just wish that I had it made in lighter varnish.
Tadah!!! Changed the painting (which I love by the way and will be going into my dining area) with family photos in white frames. I did not drill holes on the wall (even if I am now addicted to drilling) because I didn’t want to permanently damage the walls just in case I change my mind with the wall decors later on. I used the 3m hooks with adhesive that removes easily and leaves no marks on the wall. Got some throw pillows from Robinson’s and Metro Department store to lighten up the sofa…changing it or having it reupholstered is out of the question as the sofa is still in great condition, maybe I would have a seat cover made later on. 🙂
Just made this area more fun and more me!…added DIY paper buntings on the mirror and changed the decors under the table. The suitcase is a thrift shop find that I got for P350.00!!! Woohoo!
Changed the middle sheer curtain with an Ikea Lill lace curtain from @mycloset monster…placed a pink and cutsie patootsie textured throw pillow on the antique and a bit dark arm chair, also from my mom. (pink throw pillow from Metro and textured dress throw pillow from Robinson’s Dep’t Store)
Changed the carpet with a plain one that came from another area in my house. I was so surprised at the prices of carpets! They are kinda expensive! So this one will do! 🙂 Removed the bike that you see parked behind the chair!
Tried to breathe new life into my battered wooden tray that served me well over the years…painted it with the left over paint I had from my daughter’s step stool makeover…I did a distressed finish by sanding it a bit after the paint dried.
Used white embroidered table placemats from my mother in law, to accent my dark sofa and to give it a more country feel. The embroidery details on the placemats cannot be seen in the picture, but they are lovely! Does’t it look lighter and more cozy after the changes?! 🙂
Made over the shade of my poso (water pump) lamp (also from my mom) by covering it with a floral fabric…this turned out better than I expected!… The wooden chest is also from my mom, all my siblings and I were given a chest…size was according to age. 🙂 I will be passing this chest to my kids also one day…so I guess I have to buy another one!
I used the Ikea Liksidig Napkin holder from @myclosetmonster to hold my bills that come (sadly all the time!) instead of just piling the bills up on the table. This makes it more organized and pretty! Love the floral details too! You can always repurpose stuff to make use of it in other creative ways! 🙂 Crochet doily from yen shop in Japan, not sure if they have it in Daiso here…Placed the pretty book ends from my good friend (@teachaphi) on top of the vintage suitcase to hold a few pieces of books. I love that it says HOME!
Placed this plant holder that was originally on my porch to balance out the left and right of the sofa 🙂 This planter is from my Grandmother’s house!!! I love it! Was planing to repaint it, but I think this works fine…The basket is under the foyer table that houses my eco bags. I placed it right beside the door so I can grab one just before going out 🙂 Cute floral box is from of course, @myclosetmonster. It is actually a set of 3 and this is the medium size, will use the biggest one in the craft room and the smallest one was sequestered by my daughter!
I hope I have inspired you to make a mini makeover of your own! Please do watch out for the next mini makeovers coming your way, and the DIY tutorials that I will be posting soon!
A quote to ponder on till our next mini makeover:
” Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” — William Morris
Ikea Liksidig Naplin Holder – P 280.00
Ikea Lill Lace Cutains – P 380.00/pair
Ikea Rosali Box (floral) set of 3 – P 580.00
Robinsons Department Store:
3m Command Damage Free Hanging (for 225 gm. weight)- P190.00/3pcs.
Teal and white throw pillow case – P99.00
Throw pillow (inside) – 79.00
Textured dress throw pillow case – P299.00