Sunday, August 21, 2011

Making Changes

I've made a few changes in my living room. Although I still need to paint and finish  a couple of  projects I couldn't wait any longer to get rid of my dark drapes and sofa. I purchased  a slipcover and window treatments lamps and other accessory's slowly over the course of a year or more. I had to buy things as the budget allowed. Between budget constraints and my other issues this is taking forevah! I just wanted to share what I've done so far. My sofa went from this

Before
 
To this with the addition of my  new slipcover.

After with slipcover. Remember my painted ottoman?
I hung  my repainted mirrors and frames gallery style on the wall beside the sofa.

This shows the wall with my redone art and mirrors



It all will have to come down to paint but I couldn't resist the urge to play. Here are some more angles of my changes.

You can see my new window treatment went from rust/cinnamon to lighter and brighter

my decoupaged table






my poor scraggly fern

The window treatments and slipcover are from JC Penney. I bought them over a year ago on clearance. I dont think they're are available any more. The Lamps were also bought on clearance from Penney's about two years ago. I made the Pillows  and the gray ruffled  throw is Cynthia Rowley  from Marshals it was 19.99. They had another color that I wanted but they're all sold out darn it. I'll be replacing the area rug and painting the walls Sharky Gray. I also bought new hardware for the window treatments but I wont change it out until after the painting is done.  So far I'm loving the changes. More coming soon.
Joining  Between Naps on the Porch   for Met Monday and Homemaker on a Dime for the Creative Bloggers Party and Hop and  My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesdays Treasures and  My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday also joining Tanya and Jean 
 and On Sutton Place for The Open House Party, Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday.
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69 comments:

  1. Wow! great transformation. Your sofa and surroundings in the room are up to the minute in style now. I can see why you wanted us all to see. Wonderful, lovely new look:)

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  2. What a difference the slipcover made. The room is so much brighter. I love all the new touches.

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  3. Oh, it's so beautiful!! So light and airy & romantic!! Did you make the slipcovers?

    Looks fabulous!!

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  4. WOW your room did a 360 degree turn around. It looks awesome. I love the slip cover too.

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  5. Your livingroom looks lovely. All of the changes makes it look light, bright and very romantic.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  6. it's soooo refreshing! i just love it! well done!

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  7. Karen- It looks wonderful! Hard to believe the difference slipcovers and window treatments can make? Everything looks just great! XO Diana

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  8. So light and bright! Great difference, good job!

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  9. Karen,
    Gorgeous transformation, dear! Definitely lighter and brighter. I adore the pop of blue on the tray! My favorite item is your galley wall...getting ready to hang some vintage photos of family in the West Wing. Thank you for the inspiration!
    Fondly,
    Pat
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  10. What a lovely room. I can't believe how great that painted coffeetable/footstoll looks. Love it!

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  11. omg i could move right in and feel right at home, karen. bravo.

    michele

    p.s. i have found many treasures at the jc penney outlet near us!

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  12. What a lovely home! Obsessed with that ottoman poof!

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  13. Such a gorgeous room, Karen. I enjoyed seeing the changes you've made! It's neat to see all of your past project1s come to life in your room.

    PS. I have same Cynthia Rowley throw as you, only in white. Don't cha just love Marshall's?!

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  14. Oh I love it. That ottoman got me to join your sight and now I can see how you pulled it all together. I have the same problem with my living room, it is too dark. I might just slipcover my couch too. Thanks for that.

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  15. What a wonderful space and your couch look super comfy with or without the slip cover!

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  16. You've made a lovely space. I still love the ottoman and I have to say the lamp is all I could focus on.

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  17. Gorgeous Karen!!! I love what you done with this room!!

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  18. It's amazing how that slipcover transformed the couch! Beautifully done! I love the softness of the room and love your accessories. Great job!

    Pam

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  19. Really appreciate you linking up this awesome masterpiece at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  20. Karen it looks amazing. Fun to see the progression of all the projects you've shown. Still haven't found a leather ottoman to paint...but I'm looking!
    Your old couch was pretty cool too.
    x
    C

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  21. Looks awesome! I really want a slip cover.

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  22. Wow everything looks amazing! How elegant and chic. Very pretty. Visiting from MM. I am your neighbor :-)

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  23. Wow, I love this transformation, that slipcover looks really good. When I spotted that ottoman, I remembered your paint job right away. Great job!

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  24. What a beautiful room, I love the colors that you've chosen! Such a fun decoupaged table! Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime!
    www.modernwivelyhood.blogspot.com

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  25. Just lovely...What a light, airy and beautiful transformation. Love it. Everything looks perfect. Have a wonderful day Karen.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  26. I remember the ottoman re-do!! And this room makeover looks done to me!! Absolutely gorgeous! I love every part!!!!!
    If it is only going to get better, I can't wait!!!
    xxDaniella

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  27. What a gorgeos corner of the room! I love the sofa covered so pretty!
    Thanks for sharing with us!
    OX

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  28. What a gorgeous room! so peaceful and serene. Love the decoupaged table.
    Have a lovely day!
    XXX Ido

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  29. Man oh man... looks like something out of a decorators book!! Fabulous~

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  30. I love your charming decor. Great job!

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  31. I love the changes and I love JCPenney with those kinds of deals. I loved your sofa before, but this is gorgeous! I love the direction your headed and can't wait to see the new paint color! I think your fern looks fine! (I used Love alot-because I do!)

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  32. I love this room! Ladies in blogland amaze me with their decorating talents!

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  33. This looks so good Karen. It looks like its a shot of a magazine!!! LOve it. I wish you could come over and do my living room like that;)
    have a wonderful weekend
    hugs
    Manni

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  34. It looks absolute LOVELY! I am besotted with your glass and chrome lamp. Besotted, I tell you! But the whole room is so gorgeous. Well done, you!

    Sarahx

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  35. This room is like being in a beautiful dream. Such a lovely room and so well put together. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

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  36. Lovin' the lighter look you now have...slipcover looks great.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  37. WOW! Light and airy...I love your new look! Your living room is simply stunning.

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  38. The slipcover looks amazing! Love the new neutral palette!
    Hope you had a great weekend.
    xo E + J

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  39. Hi Karen! Oh, my goodness what a beautiful change! I love your sofa just by itself and then you slipcovered it! Gorgeous and those window treatments - gorgeous again! Love your table and lamp and all you've put on it! What a lovely room.
    Thanks for popping in to se eme.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  40. Karen, I know, everyone need the words "beautiful, great, fantastic, wonderful, .....". But you've really done a great job and the result is incredible!!!

    Hugs
    Tine

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  41. Karen, I love the changes you have made. It sure did brighten things up. Love the curtains and drapes. Great job on the wall art. Looks great. Hugs, Ginger

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  42. Your living room looks absolutely amazing! Love the soft romantic vibe, and it's so nice to see your painted ottoman looks just as fresh as last time I "saw it".

    xoxx Linda

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  43. Great new look! I have to go take a look at the ottoman post to see how it came about. The decoupaged table is so clever... I can do that ;)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    @ Bunny Jean's Decor and More! (my MAIN blog)

    Oh... thanks for joining the Bunnny Hop Party this week :)

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  44. I love the changes. What a transformation! It is so cottagey now...Christine

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  45. Gosh! Just so much lighter and brighter now! I was just wondering...is the "Sharkey Grey" by Martha Stewart? Kevin Sharkey seems like her best friend/travel buddy. I think she named one of her dogs after him too.

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  46. Me again...I saw your post over at the Bunny Hop...I like knowing where folks are seeing my posts and I forgot to add that to my comment above.

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  47. Looks great! The slip cover really lightens up your room.

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  48. This looks terrific. I recently let go of a red sofa and switched to white. I like it so much better. Your lamps are wonderful too.

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  49. Oh WOW, it's totally dreamy!! And I adore your fabulous curtains too!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  50. Hi Karen!
    I hope you are OK. We have had a very rough week here in NJ.
    Let me know how you are when you can!
    xxDaniella

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  51. Great transformation. Love the look. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  52. Your room has real Wow factor! Great transformation and details.

    Hope you will bring one of your projects to my first Potpourri Friday Party this week - Friday, September 2. Link-up starts on Thursday afternoon. Without a doubt, your participation will help make the party better!

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  53. I love all your changes, so bright and light looking. Enjoy!

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  54. The only word for your living room is GLAMOUROUS! The picture grouping, the lamp, the pretty blue vase--so much to exclaim over.

    Someday when you want a change, you can try a long skirt on your round table.

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  55. OMG.. this is such a wonderful transition. I always thought that slip cover were ugly but after seeing these pictures, I need to re-think about it.

    Thanks for linking up at Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner and adding to the fun.

    The party for this week is going on... hope to see you there again :)

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/09/tea-time-thursdays-5-and-features.html

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  56. That is off the chain pretty! very well done♥olive

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  57. What a beautiful room! I love your new slipcover! And the draperies are fab too!
    Vanna/your newest follower

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  58. Your room is really beautiful with all the change you made. It has such a light and comfortable look.

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you!

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  59. What a big difference. It looks so much better lighter and brighter.

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  60. My very first visit to your lovely blog! And I'm in love! What style you have. Impressed!
    Brenda

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  61. I love your room--so beautiful! Feels very peaceful.

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  62. What a beautiful transformation!

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  63. What a nice change going from dark to light. Enjoy your new room....
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  64. Love your redo, especially the way you displayed the art on the walls. So fresh and interesting!
    It was worth the wait, amazing job.
    Patti

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  65. Beautiful transformation! Love all the sparkle on your side table and the decoupaged table is perfect!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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