Living Room Tweak List: The Final Reveal


 Somehow or another, I managed to power my way through the list of items I wanted to tweak in my living room! Bravo, me. It really helped to keep a list of everything I wanted to do in the space, so that I didn't feel like I was haphazardly decorating a room. Oh, and it helps to broadcast the list in this big ol' public arena so that all of you can keep me accountable! ; )

Here's a list of everything I tackled in the space.

 LIVING ROOM TO DO LIST:

1.update mantle

BEFORE

 
AFTER


 2. add art on wall next to TV

BEFORE

 
AFTER


3. update TV stand

BEFORE

 
AFTER


 4. paint trim a crisp white

BEFORE

 
AFTER


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AFTER

5. paint walls a new neutral color

I fell in love with our old paint color once we had the new rug in the room,
so luckily I didn't have to repaint the walls at all!

6. add new rug

BEFORE

 
AFTER

8. deal with the plantation shutters

BEFORE


AFTER


 
9. spruce up wall behind couch

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AFTER


 
So there you have it! David and I are really happy with our small changes to the space... they really make a world of difference. And I'm really happy that, with the exception of the rug, most of the changes to the room were... free! I'd estimate that the entire makeover (including an 8x10 area rug and a new paint sprayer which we can use for other projects!) came in under $750.

This room is our space to crash every day after work. Now, with its cool colors and muted palette, the room is the perfect space to relax and wind down. Somehow, it also feels more homey, like we added items that were supposed to be there all along. I guess that means we did it right! We love it!

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36 comments:

  1. Your living room looks fantastic! And you did it all for so cheap!

    I have a huge project list to tackle once we move back to Atlanta. I think those lists are the most fun though

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  2. what a difference all those tweaks make! it looks so much more full of life!

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  3. The updates look fantastic! umm, I'm also in love with that sunburst mirror on the dark wall in the other room!

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  4. Looks so fantastic. Love the new window seating area!

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  5. It looks wonderful!! Although I thought the befores weren't bad either. :) I love your new pillows, especially the ones on the accent chairs. The new fresh white paint still makes a big difference!!

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  6. It looks so good! And I can't believe how quickly you finished everything...send some of that energy my way! Is it weird that the white trim and shutters are my favorite? It's amazing what white paint can do!

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  7. Love the new pillows...it's great how such little changes add up to major results! Good job!

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  8. Very pretty Michelle. Your graphic sign is one of my favorite things, and the mantle looks fantastic!

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  9. You did a great job Michelle! It looks very cohesive and cozy now! :)

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  10. Wonderful! That gallery wall really makes a difference!

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  11. Love it darling! It really looks like a new room!

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  12. Michelle, your living room looks so fresh and modern. Great job! BTW, I just painted my kids' vanity "cement" based on your gorgeous bathroom. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Wow ~ you really did a great job! I love how it all ties together so nicely. Hooray for not having to paint the walls!

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  14. Wow, you knocked that list out so quickly! I went back thru twice trying to decide what was my favorite...the rug! It's beautiful and cozy, my favorite combo!

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  15. Great job! It's really cool to see the transformation. I love it! :)

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  16. Phew - the pillow sitcheeyation is solved! No seriously, I lOVE your pillows... and the gallery wall.....and the new art and...and....and....pretty much everything Michelle! It looks so pulled together, comfortable, and pretty. I'll be over at 7 for vino and snacks, kay?

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  17. Michelle! I tried to comment yesterday but my blogger wouldn't let me. The room is so beautiful. You have done such a wonderful job of pulling it all together. I just love the window wall with the two chairs, table, and lamp. It's all so pretty. Well done my friend.

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  18. Your room looks great! I love the new mirror over the mantel and the new knobs on your TV stand. Do you not like your shutters? I know you said you had to deal with them. I love the look of shutters and want to add them to our dining room. =)

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  19. It looks great -- and I love how you showed us the before and afters for each project! You flat plowed that list down!!!

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  20. Awesome job. I'm so glad you love the room now, and I've really loved watching it slowly change on the blog! My favorite thing you did was add the collage behind the couch and paint all your trim white. Way to go!

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  21. WOW- Those changes really did make a HUGE difference!!! That new rug really brightened up the entire room. I also really like the improved TV Stand & those fab pillows.

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  22. What a fun transformation. I think the chairs in front of the plantation shutters are my favorite. I don't know....I liked so many of the transformations. Great job! My readers would love to meet you if you want to stop by my Meet Me Monday linky party. I am so glad I found you through Between Naps on the Porch linky party! I can't wait to browse around. Love, Me http://youaretalkingtoomuch.blogspot.com/2011/11/meet-me-monday-13.html

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  23. You did a nice job, Michelle. Even though they were "tweaks" it adds up. I even like some of your befores just as well as the afters.

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  24. Sheesh! I'm tired just READING about all the wonderful changes you made. You did a great job, and just in time to begin the Christmas decorating!

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  25. Wow. Its amazing how all of those little changes make such a huge impact. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower. Would love you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

    P.S. I have a linky every Monday would love you to stop by Monday and link up.

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  26. You did such a great job in your living room, it looks wonderful! Small changes add up to such a huge impact. It's so inviting now, I just want to come over and hang out :) What did you do with your old rug, I love it! (love the new one too!)

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  27. That rug is super amazing, I would love to buy one just like it, where did you get it??

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  28. Hi, I love your living room wall color. What color did you paint it or keep it as? Was is the same as the kitchen color (behr - mineral)? Thank you for sharing your beautiful home =).

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  29. Anon- the wall color in our living room (and hallways!) is Olympic's Dusty Trail.

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  30. Love all your choices, what a beautiful home, thanks for sharing!

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