Saturday, May 19, 2012

Living Room Makeover

Less than a year ago we moved from Arizona to Arkansas so my husband could attend Physician's Assistant school.  We moved from a very small condo to our first home and didn't have very much furniture, so I thought I'd try to fill my home by finding cheap things and fixing them up.  This dresser was my first experiment, and I had so much fun fixing it up. 

It started out pretty junky looking, but after some paint and new knobs it showed some improvement.  I decided to paint it white because I just wanted something simple for my living room that would go with everything.

I found this mirror for $5 at Goodwill.  I primed it, painted it, and glazed it with a black stain. 

 After finishing the mirror I painted some 8x10 frames, an 11x14 frame, and an oval frame.  I bought a wooden "W" at Wal-mart and modpodged some turquoise scrapbook paper to the front, and then painted the sides turquoise as well.

I put our family pictures in the other frames and arranged them all above my new dresser.

This is how it turned out after I was finished.  Now I have one less bare wall to look at!

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  1. Good use of wall space, frames and dresser to make a great grouping.

  2. You did a great job! What great finds! It looks great!

  3. Great bargain at $5 and it turned out lovely! I discovered you on Debbiedoos and I'm now following, I would appreciate if you followed back. Thanks

  4. Good job! I like the pops of color with the turquoise and the lamp! I too have decorated our house with Craig's List and Thrift Store finds and I think I like it better than having everything too matchy matchy! :)

  5. You ROCKED it! I love the transformation and I'm drooling over your yellow lamp!!
    Visiting from the newbie party!

  6. I love the font on your blog! I just feel like I am at a party when I'm here! Great job on the transformation!


  7. One less bare wall is always a good thing! Turned out fabulous ...



  8. Very nice redo! I love the mirror too. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party. PLEASE in the future add my link or button to your post. This is something required by most hosts when joining a linky party, it gets word out about the party.

  9. Amy,

    Great job on sprucing up your living room! We've lived in lots of temporary places, and they never feel like home until I have some of our stuff and memories on the walls. It completely changes how I feel about the space.

    I followed you over from the Sundae Scoop linky party. I would love if you stopped by my blog.

    Thanks for sharing,

  10. Love the grouping- it's so fresh and bright with vibrant pops of color!! Thanks for linking up and sharing!!

  11. I'm so jealous with what you did for the makeover of this living room. It makes more alive and fresh! Thanks for sharing this! :)

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