Hi loves! Happy Tuesday! I am already counting down the minutes until the long weekend… who’s with me?!?!
Today I am sharing a quick update on some of the changes I recently made in the living room. This room is always changing and I love tweaking it here and there depending on my mood and the season. The furniture and walls are fairly neutral so I have fun changing accessories out whenever the fancy strikes.
This time, I didn’t really set out to make any updates, but once I got going, I just couldn’t stop.
It all started when I was working from home last Thursday. I was running errands near the house and my car drove and just turned right into the Ikea parking lot. I don’t know how this happened, I promise! 🙂 But I found these great black and white pillow covers. The voices in my head told me to buy them- I had a pair of pillows at home that I knew would fit perfectly in them. What’s a few more pillows, heh?
(hmmm… most of my decor kicks start with pillows. #pillowhoarder)…
Which led to picking up a can of Meadow Green Rustoleum spray paint to add some fun green accents to the room…because black and white are lonely without green, right?
When we did our recent renovations and removed the sunroom wall, my DIY Atlanta Subway art got displaced. At first I thought it was destined to a life in the attic but it’s black and white charm landed it in this room…
And the art that was there landed on the fireplace mantel.
With the recent foyer renovations (I still need to blog about that one!), this Ballard Design outlet mirror was also looking for a new home so it landed front and center on the mantle.
Once the subway art was in place, the old yellow tassels on the lamp felt boring, so I went in search for something bolder. After digging around in my craft dresser I found some grosgrain ribbon to line the bottom of the lamp shade and a pair of black tassels…BAM!
The coral artwork was in our master bathroom before the renovation (I still need to blog about that one- yes we are still recovering from our renos!) and I stuck it up on the large-and-in-charge window frame to bring summer alive.
I just have a thing for coral that I can’t shake.
Next up, I filled the lanterns with leftover oysters from my oyster hysteria last summer. These recently almost landed in the trash since they had been sitting around for a year, but alas, I found yet another way to use oyster shells! Apparently I also have a thing for shells.
Well, then the oysters led to a nautical feel on the mantel so I rounded up some starfish and summer accessories that I had on hand.
And that my friends is how we ended up with a new feel in an old room!
Total cost? Under $25!!
- Meadow Green Spray Paint- $4
- Pair of Ikea Pillows- ($10 each) – $20
OK- bring on summer!
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