It’s Field Trip Friday!! I am excited to show you my “New” living room. No, we haven’t moved out of our place, but we HAVE moved furniture around to give us a whole new look and feel.
I can hardly wait to start the tour!
My living room used to look like this as of last Friday:
I posted My Living Room Makeover last year around this time. It looks nice, right? It’s open and feels like a home. I was really happy with the feel I was creating. And, I still am working on the look and feel I want to create.
But, after thinking, pondering, and finally having in my head what I REALLY wanted, this is what I did.
Now as you walk in the door, this is what you will see. Wow! It’s SO open now! You can feel how much room we made by moving the sofa at an angle. I like the look of the grandfather clock behind the sofa. It is like layering your clothes. You can layer furniture as well. And then with my grandpa’s wooden chest flanked to the left of the sofa, it is warm and inviting.
As you look further to the left you can get a better idea of how the WHOLE room looks, now. I love that you can see the shutter next to the Grandfather clock. They pair well together, don’t they? It’s really hard to see my curtains, but they are sheets from good ol’ Walmart. Yep, I clipped them onto a curtain rod and now they are perfect for this room.
I REALLY like the chair in this corner. The framed girl portrait is a print. It is one of our family favorites. We often try to guess what she is thinking. Is she waiting for someone, has she just said good-bye to her love, is she sad, how old is she? It’s kind of a fun little game we all like to play.
Doesn’t the chair look happy with the lamp behind her. If you look in the first picture, you will notice that I have painted my lamp stand Antique Gray from Ace hardware. Yes, I also made the lampshade flowers to add some softness to the room.
I made the pillow before I even started blogging, but you can find the instructions here. A more full look at the bookshelves. If you notice, in the first picture all of the books have a dark cover. I turned ALL of the books around so that only the pages show, rather than the bound side. It creates a softer look for the whole area, don’t you think? Then I didn’t have to recover the books, either. Saved me a lot of time. Also framing the book page wreath makes it an art piece, rather than a seasonal piece.
And this is what it looks like as you walk in as you look to your far right. I love the feel and look of this room now. I seriously walk into this room and smile every time I see it. I love all of the layers. NOW, it feels like Meegan is at home.
Now I am just looking for a new rug. I have been for months. I might just need to make my own shower curtain rug, so I get what I really like and want.
I hope you have enjoyed my Field Trip Friday “new” living room tour. It is really fun for me to share it with you!
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