I am so excited to have Brooke guest posting today! Not only is she the author of one of my favorite blogs, Re-Fabbed, she’s also my neighbor and friend! Brooke and her husband, Brandon bought a beautiful house just down the street. But there was a catch–it sat empty for a few years and was in desperate need of an overhaul, inside and out. What they did to it is nothing short of incredible. Today, Brooke is sharing her living room makeover. Head on over to Re-Fabbed to see what else they did to the house!
I wasn’t lying, was I? Well, once again- the ability to look past something can go a long way- remember that when you are faced in situations where the existing look is not what you would want! And you can usually get a much better deal when something is in this shape too~another bonus!
Well, here it is today! TOTALLY DIFFERENT! We plan to move pretty soon, as this was never meant to be our “forever” home, so there are a few minor things such as window treatments that I decided to not do..but all in all, I am very happy with the space!
This is the view from the kitchen. I love all of the white trim, especially the banister 🙂
I love gallery walls! This one is not complete, but it is off to a good start…and we painted the fireplace, as well as the existing tile to give it a new, fresh look!
I love using my kid’s artwork around the house. It is just something that adds some color and sentimental value to a space.
We made the coat rack out of pallets! I will have a tutorial on the blog sometime soon to show you how to do this simple DIY project.
The living room in its entirety. I love the gray walls because you can change your decor so easily, and it still goes perfectly. I am constantly changing things, so in a space like this- I had to have a very neutral wall color.
This is a piece I found at a flea market for $20! In about 20 min, I threw a quick coat of VM&D Vintage White chalk paint on, and it was done! I had been wanting shoe storage in my living room because for some reason, there were mounds of shoes EVERYWHERE, all the time! It was driving me insane. When I saw this, I knew I had the perfect spot…and it doing the trick quite nicely!
Thanks for taking a peek at my living room! I hope in some way you were inspired to see beyond the ugly and see what could be!