I am back today with an update on our farmhouse living room makeover. I thought I would have a big living room reveal by now but I am still working on a few projects and I thought I would share some progress we have made in this room since last December. This makeover started around Christmas time last year when I sent an email to Marian Parsons, aka Miss Mustard Seed, asking her for some ideas that I could implement in our living room. She wrote a post about it (part of her ‘Decorating Dilemmas’ series) that you can read here. I initially thought that I would do some furniture rearranging, tackle a few projects, maybe replace a thing or two, and call it a day, but nooooo, this makeover took a life of its own. I ended up not keeping a single thing in our living room!!! I sold most of the furniture and started hunting for bargains at local antique and thrift stores. I also became a full blown Craigslist addict:)
Here is a photo of our Christmas living room last year…
Here is a before picture…And now…
The jute rug did not work with the new layout and it got moved to our kitchen. I am hoping to purchase a new rug in the next few weeks. Our green chairs were too small for the room and I decided to swap them for two wing back chairs I found on Craigslist. The chairs are currently blue and the plan is to dress them up with white slipcovers. I also need to paint the baseboards, window trims and cornice white. The wall where the TV is hanging still needs a lot of attention.
Here is the TV wall back in December…I sold the corner hutch and our sideboard is currently listed for sale on Craigslist. I found a piece of furniture that made my heart sing and I think it will match our white cupboard and the overall style and feel of the room much better. My husband just picked it up last week and I can’t wait to give it a little makeover. It is a dry sink cupboard and it will be used as a TV stand. Stay tuned!
The past 7 months have been filled with sweat and tears (no blood yet!) and even though I am dreaming of a big living room reveal, this journey has taught me to be more patient and grateful. One reader reminded me about this quote I posted last year and this really resonated with me:
A HUGE thank you to my husband and my son who drove many, many miles to pick up furniture pieces that I could not live without.
Thank you so much for sharing this makeover journey with me and I promise that I will have a farmhouse living room reveal before Christmas:) Be sure to follow me on Instagram and on Facebook for more behind the scenes.
Greetings from Kingsbury Brook Farm!
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