Sunday, March 7, 2010

Livingroom Revisited

I blogged about my livingroom back in november before I knew about MEME parties on monday, so I hope its ok if I show it again..

 I made my windows treatments~ pillows and built my ottoman from an old coffee table.
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I'm thrilled to say, I finally finished the latest decor in my living room. it took me a couple of months due to the fact that I couldnt decide on a rug, or should I say a rug I could afford-worked in the room and I could change out to another room in the event I again change the color palette in the LR. thats alot to ask from a 100.00 rug , giggle..  For those of you who have visited my blog before, you know that my darlin' hubby always says, " If you can change the room for less than 200.00, go for it".  Keeping this in mind, 100.00 for a rug was seriously cutting into my budget.   I really had to bargain hunt, up my creative skills, and keep my spirit guides nearby on this one .. I needed them to answer me when I say,, HOW am I going to accomplish this, and they did.. Yes, my home has angels/guiding spirits/helpers and like anything else, not believing in such things doesnt make them any less true."smile". Its true for me and thats really all that matters..
I needed window treatments. Lots of pillows, chairs and bench recovered, new displays for the table tops and 1 for the ottoman I made from an old table/foam and fabric- since a new 400.00 ottoman was obviously out of the question. I found fabric for 3.88 a yard, that really helped and I was willing to do all the work myself. and so I began and 2 months later, after much thinking- laboring-tears of frustration and tears of joy, my living room is Done.. For Now ,anyway and for about a week ,at which point some of this has to go to a storage container so the Holiday decor can go up  , hahahahahaha.. Gee , just think, a whole week to enjoy my space.. I hope you enjoy it to while you're visiting... Now if I havent bored you to tears, lets see some photos ~!!
Here's The before in a collage.. It was ok but just too drab to suit me.

  I love the stenciled pillow and You to can make one BUT dont do what I did, practice on scrap first.. I'm too impatient and I got lucky, so please practice on a scrap piece of fabric ... 
This shows the sofa with the pillows I started to wonder if I would ever finish sewing lol and there on the floor is the hounds tooth rug I finally choose.. It will work equally well in the master bedroom or  guest room, so it was worth the 100 bucks I spent.. its so soft under my toes and I really love it.

Game table made using a little 2 dollar table from the thrift store-- 2 5 dollar french chairs, spray painted black and seats covered in black and white gingham, game surface from a 3.00 picture frame.  My living room is a rectangle with many openings, so this arrangment really works for me .

I found the huge tassle at big lots for 5.00 and just had to have it. I love a bargain, dont you...?  The wardrobe its hanging on is a 1943 treasure I found on craigs list last year.

Heres a closer shot of the wt's I made from my bargain fabric. I was happily surprised at its quality and how well it hangs. It was so easy to work with and be assured I will be purchasing more fabric from that site.. barnfabriccenter.com  ~great folks to work with~!
View of the room from behind the game table.. Cozy fire, comfy furniture, tea and cookies , a great book to read and a soft throw to snuggle up under..Does it get better than this on a cold, rainy day?  not for me it doesnt... 

  Another treasure I found on craigslist last year, my beloved buffet. I've thought several times about painting it and some day I might but, not yet.. For now I enjoy its aged patina,little bumps and scratches I lovingly polish.  The plates around the clock were a gift from a lovely friend of mine name Lori.. I dont think anything else could have looked better... Thank you Lori, I think of you every time I walk by , which is a double dozen times a day...

I liked the bird lamps I got from JCP but on that wall they were just too plain so- my faux monograms, a little black paint and some 2.00 a yard  trim and viola:) I love them. The bird cages finished off that wall. 1.00 each at a yard sale..
 I could hardly believe I made these pillows without a pattern and just by examples of what I saw at sites online. If you've never tried making pillows- just go for it. You never know, you might make something you really love and that works well in your home.
I wanted to be sure and show a photo of the plate so you can see its pattern..  
  I'm so  glad you came to visit.. Please stop by often . You are always welcome and if you can, please take a moment to comment so I'll know you were here..  
Huge Hugs and Brightest Blessings to YOU
~Sonny~

31 comments :

  1. I do love your living room, Sonny! I would never get tired of seeing it!

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  2. Sonny you did an fantastic job!~ I love everything, the pillows look better than Ballard or Pottery Barn!~

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  3. WOW!!! I love your room! This is beautiful. Great job. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments.

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  4. Your room is lovely (I am partial to black/white and tan) I especially like the buffet, just a beautiful piece of furniture...thanks for stopping by and commenting at Pandora's Box!

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  5. It says WOW now!!!!!!!!!!

    Love it!!!

    suzanne

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  6. My favorite room to visit! All of your personal touches and CREATIVE details are phenomenal. Love you! xoxoxo

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  7. I could visit this room over and over again. It's so beautiful!

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  8. I love all the textures and patterns that you blended.

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  9. Sonny, you already know I love what you've done with your home. It's a fabulous room!
    xoxo Pattie

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  10. You did a great job. Love how it went from drab to fab! And hunting for treasures and doing the work yourself makes the room even more special!

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  11. thank you all so much... I didnt mention it above but I thought I'd show this again before I CHANGE it all out. I think I'll go red with florals and checks for spring and summer.. I've had it in the black and white since nov. so its time for a change in there...
    I do appreciate your visit and your kind words.

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  12. thanks for checking out my blog, great room! I love the black chair! I am your newest follower!!! I can't wait to see what you do next!

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  13. Great job! My mom found almost the exact same buffet at an estate sale years ago and we ALL love it. She sanded it down and added tongue oil only so it still has that old charm.

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  14. I absolutely LOVE how you angled the furniture! I would never think to do that. It adds so much interest.

    And thank you for your sweet comment on my little blog!

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  15. I love your style! You did a marvelous job redecorating your living room. So many wonderful touches that all flow together beautifully. The colours are great as are all the accessories. Your pillows are fantastic!

    DD

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  16. What a transformation! It really has a pulled together upscale look. Pat yourself on the back.

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  17. First of all let me say THANK YOU in the most sincerest way for your very nice comments on my blog. I had been gone for the weekend and it was such a treat to come home to read.

    Next, I have to say I love YOUR style of decorating! I'll be signing up to be a follower and enjoy looking around your blog too.

    So nice to meet you.
    Donna

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  18. This is absolutely fabulous! How hard you have worked and it has turned out so charming! You've really got the touch.

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  19. Oh! This is spectacular! Your pillows are beautiful-so unique and special! Love your rug. Those monogramed lamp shades are soooo great looking - brilliant! This should be a magazine photo. laurie

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  20. What a wonderful transformation! You have updated the room with the black and white, love it! Great rug too, I think it could work in many rooms as well! Your pillows are very pretty, well everything is!

    Great job!

    Katherine

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  21. You are are so sweet and I do appreciate it. I've really enjoyed the room that way but I have to admit I'd like it my French Country:-) at least for spring and summer..
    Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy day to visit me. I do love seeing you here.
    Sonny

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  22. Wow, what a transition! I love your color scheme and I think the rug was worth it. It's one of my favorite elements. I think the sideboard is displayed beautifully too with your things on it and hanging above. Everything just looks great! You did a super job!

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  23. I love your style of decorating. Luv your living room, the pillows, the lamps, well...everything. I'll definitely be back. Thanks for visiting mine!!!

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  24. Hi Sonny! Oh, I love seeing your beautiful home! You have the touch, Dear One! Your living room is so lovely. I love your olden buffet and I have one very similar to it! You certainly have decorated on and above it just right. Love those little bird lamps! Now your pillows are marvelous! I sew and make most of mine and now you've inspired me to make some more.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  25. Do you hear me sca-ream-ming????? I love this room....it is soooo me. Not that I have a room like this...but I would love too! Thank you so much for sharing it!!

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  26. Oh I am so glad I didn't miss this. Your room is absolutely GORGEOUS. I just love your black and cream. It is so beautifully put together. I love the furniture arrangement and all of your accessories. Wow. This is stunning. You should be so proud. It's perfect. Hugs, Marty

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  27. Love, love, love this room!! Beautiful!

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  28. I am likin' this room so much. You have done a beautiful job. I need the buffet. Perfect. I will be following you too!

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  29. Just Beautiful! I hope you stop and take a deep relaxingbreath everytime you pass through this room you deserve it!

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  30. Wow! Your living room is shear perfection. It is really beautiful. I just love your colors and especially that Paris pillow on your couch. Now I wish I could redo my dining room for $200.:)

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