Spring in the Living Room

Hello beautiful friends! Does it feel like Spring in your neck of the woods yet? There’s a rumor that it’s going to reach 70 here tomorrow. It was 39 at the bus stop this morning so while I’m not holding my breath, I am hopeful Spring is on its way! It looks like it inside here already either way.

If you’re new here, welcome! You will see I love to decorate with as little mula as possible, and that means lots of thrifting, repurposing, and upcycling around here!

I last shared my living room at Christmas, and today I am sharing it all set for Spring as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Series hosted by my sweet friend, Krista from The Happy Housie.

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Can we take a minute to remember what this space looked like before we moved in back in August?

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I was a bit overwhelmed with how I was going to make this space ours, but it didn’t take too long.

Let’s start our tour with this view from the kitchen:

Spring Living Room from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

As you might remember, I had a tough time when I was looking for a new dining set for my kitchen. I tried to buy new, really I did.

Then I spied this pedestal table (See how I transformed it HERE.) at the thrift store and it was decided! I gave it a much-needed update, then paired it with these thrift store French Provincial chairs that I redid last year (See their redo HERE.) and loved it. To complete the set, I painted and reupholstered two cane chairs I picked up on clearance at HomeGoods. (They started out gold…see that makeover HERE.)

A simple vase of flowers says Spring in this space.

The one thing that can transform any space to feel more like Spring is greenery. A few touches here and there go a long way.

Not too long ago I shared this simple greenery wreath I made to hang on my favorite thrift store mirror…

It adds the perfect touch of Spring, and it was only $7 to make! (Find the tutorial HERE.)

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So I made two more to hang on my built-ins:

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I decided to bring in a little more color as well with some touches of my favorite blue. I made a couple of simple pillows to throw in the mix:

Spring Living Room from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

Does this fabric look familiar?

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It’s the same fabric I used to line the drawers of this hutch I shared on Thursday, with fabric leftover from that Target shower curtain I scored for $3 at the thrift store! That curtain got a lot of mileage! See what else I did with it HERE…my favorite of the three!

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The blue and tans keep it light and airy against my white slip-covered sectional. (Find my step-by-step sectional slip-cover tutorial HERE!) Pay no attention to those dark cabinets in the background…they are on my to-do list! Feel free to check out that Beach Rentals sign I made from an old fence panel HERE though.

My built-ins are always a work in progress. It’s not easy to style these things! I wish I had more pretty books to fill it, but books aren’t cheap, so I’ll work on that slowly…

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Much of what is on them are upcycled finds, like this basket I found at a yard sale and painted:

Upcycled thrift store finds are a great way to fill in built-ins!

This was part of a trio of yard sale picnic baskets I painted and embellished a bit HERE.

These bunnies were brown but I spray painted them…

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This tote was a $5 thrift store find.  A new handle and a pretty paint job made it a keeper:

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I filled it with some faux greenery for Spring. (See that makeover HERE.)

The other side…

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Also filled with upcycled treasures like this basket:

Spring Living Room from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

Baskets make great fillers for bookcases and add hidden storage as well.

You might remember these pretty bookends made from corbels my friend saved from the trash for me:

Spring Living Room from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

Now that’s a good friend! 🙂 See these and 15 more mini-makeovers HERE.

Of course I have lots of photos of my babies:

Spring Living Room from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

Tulips always say Spring…

Spring Living Room from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

Revisit my coffee table makeover HERE.

And remember that chair in the corner? It was a thrift store find that I had stashed in my storage unit for years! I finally brought it out and redid it when we moved into this house:

Spring Living Room from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

I used a curtain panel from HomeGoods to upholster it. See that makeover HERE.

And here is a side of the room you will rarely see…it houses my hubby’s big very brown recliner, but I wanted to share what I decided on for this wall:

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I had been searching for something I could repurpose or upcycle, but I found these mirrored pieces at HomeGoods and love them for some interest on this side of the room. I also love that they reflect the light from our big window on the opposite side.

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Spring Living Room from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

I picked up this sofa table at the thrift store as well for less than $20. A white-washed paint treatment on the top did wonders…

Spring Living Room from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

See that makeover HERE.

And here is where this tour started…

https://www.confessionsofaserialdiyer.com/reupholstered-french-provincial-chairs/

I hope you enjoyed the tour! Thank you to Krista for hosting this fun Spring blog hop.

The next stop on the tour is Lori from Designthusiam. Visit her HERE! And there is a lot more Spring decorating inspiration below!

Monday

The Happy Housie // Sunny Side Up // Rooms FOR Rent

So Much Better With Age // Maison de Pax // TIDBITS

Zevy Joy // The House of Wood // The Turquoise Home

Tuesday

Confessions of a Serial DIYer // Designthusiasm // House by Hoff // Nina Hendrick Design Co.

Stacy Risenmay // Southern State of Mind // Sincerely, Sara D. // Town and Country Living

Wednesday

Willow Street Interiors // On Sutton Place // Duke Manor Farm

Place of My Taste // Rambling Renovators // Deeply Southern Home

Thursday

Decor Gold Designs // Amber Tysl // Sincerely Marie Designs

Summer Adams // Setting for Four

I’ll be back on Thursday sharing the update of this dressing table I scored at an estate sale a few years ago:

See ya then!

UPDATE: See how this pretty dressing table looks now HERE!

XO,

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  1. Christina in SW FL says:

    What a bright, warm, cheerful and homey room Christy! Truly just makes me sigh. I screams your name! :)))
    As for that dressing table… a couple of years ago? Where have you been stashing this? :))))
    Happy Spring !!!

    • Thanks so much, Christina! Ha ha that dressing table is an older post, but I updated it a bit! See ya Thursday! XOXO

  2. Cathy Oaten says:

    Just beautiful – love everything! My favorite blue color also. Love, love the curtains for that pop of color – where did you find those??

    • Thanks so much, Cathy! I found the curtains at JC Penney actually. They are the Addison Blackout Grommet curtains. 🙂

  3. LOVE reading your blog posts!!! Best regards from Austria!

  4. Mary Kaiser says:

    Just Beautiful!! I wish my living room looked like yours. It is stunning! Thanks for sharing such great inspiration!!

  5. Your light and airy home is perfect for the spring season! Every angle is so pretty!

  6. Kimberly says:

    It is beautiful, Christy. So many accomplishments in one room. You truly are a “home maker”.

  7. Christy, Your home is beeeutiful!!! I LOVE your style! I never miss a post, but for some reason your blog posts ‘jump around’ on my computer…like something is running in the background and I can’t figure out how to stop it. Do others have this same issue? I am computer challenged 🙁 for sure.
    Anyway, your living room looks great and I love how pretty all those baskets look painted, so sweet.

    • Aww thank you, Vicki! I’m so sorry you’re having trouble…are you viewing on a desktop or mobile device?

  8. What a great way to start my day-reading your email and seeing how everthing came together so beautifuly. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home. ❤️❤️❤️

  9. Gorgeous tour, friend! I absolutely love all the light and airy neutrals mixed with your pops of blue! My favourite combo:) So glad you could be on this tour!

  10. Marcie Lovett says:

    Love the mirror grouping. The recliner, not so much. When are you going to reupholster it, too? 😊

    • Ha ha thanks, Marcie! He lets me do just about anything I want around here, so I let him have is big ugly brown recliner…it’s all about compromise right? Don’t think for a second I wouldn’t hesitate to cover it if he let me though ha ha! XOXO

  11. Christy, this is so beautiful! I love your home and it’s perfectly decorated for spring! I love your eating area with those ticking chairs!
    Hugs, Jamie

    • Thank you, Jamie! I really tried to buy a new set for our eat-in area, but I just could not find anything new that I loved for what it would cost… so glad I was able to pull it together with items that needed a little love! XO

  12. I just love you and your blog! Thanks for sharing it with me!

  13. Where did you get those kitchen chairs? The fabric is beautiful! Did you buy them like that or cover them yourself?

    • Hi Jami! The armchairs came from the Good Will and I reupholstered them. The cane chairs are a set that used to be gold that I found at HomeGoods on the clearance. A little TLC and that fabric from Hobby Lobby made them a sweet set! Thank you! 🙂

  14. WOW… How gorgeous … all dressed up for Spring!!! I love those wreaths that you made !!!!

  15. I love the soothing color scheme and all the little well thought out details! Beautiful!

  16. Everything looks so beautiful! Clean and fresh… I love the piping on the chairs! And the homegoods mirror is to die for! Thanks for sharing! Leticia

  17. Love your spring decor Christy, your home is gorgeous …magazine worthy! Happy spring to you. xo

  18. Christa Peachy says:

    It’s even more stunning in person (if that’s even possible I’m sure your readers are saying)! So happy I got to swing by the other day. Your talent amazes me my gorgeous friend! Xoxo

    • Aww thank you, sweetest friend ever!! I’m so glad I got to see you…looking forward to a longer visit soon…I think I have some picture hanging to do out your way lol! Love you! XOXO

  19. Rose 🌹 says:

    Christy , OMG I love how everything looks (purely perfection) it’s bright and warm, it says come in relax want some tea?

  20. Wow, Christy, so much talent!! How do you find the time? I love your French chairs! The living is lovely all decked out for spring… 🙂

  21. Linda Petersen says:

    LOVE the tour! It’s gorgeous my talented friend😍. There’s a little jewelry box on one of the built in shelves. Did you paint the whole piece white with no distressing? I can’t remember you sharing that little box. It’s cute!

    • Thank you, Linda!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I painted that little box years ago and freshened it up when we moved here, but never shared it. 🙂 XOXO

  22. Love!!! Someday… someday! 🙂 <3

  23. Dee Bell says:

    Your teal and white is beautiful and refreshing! That color scheme is my eye candy. Great accessorizing too. Thank you. May you enjoy your beautiful home in good health and peace for many years to come.

  24. Love the tour, Christy! When I get some things done in my house that were put on hold while I was working I will have a tour. Lots of ideas, just didn’t have lots of time! You did give me some ideas for decorating my hutch, though and your hubby can’t complain since it looks like you used lot of your funds to furnish your beautiful home!.

    • Thanks, MaryJean! I don’t do tours too often, but it is fun to be able to revisit all the past projects! And yes, my hubby doesn’t complain at all…as long as he has his TV and his recliner! XOXO

  25. Meant to say”finds”, not “funds” LOL

  26. Hi Christy, your home is beautiful and I am obsessed with your kitchen table and chairs. I love them! So beautiful! Thank you for the fun tour and always great ideas. Btw, my favorite color is white😉.

  27. Your space is DREAMY! I love it! What a transformation. The hues and tones are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

  28. Michelle says:

    Hi Christy, I love everything about your home, the style, the colors, everything! I am wondering about a particular blue basket on your shelves to the right of the tv on the 2nd shelf. Wondering the paint color and how you achieved the time worn look of it. I follow you faithfully and love all of your makeovers. …the color looks similar to a pale blue bench by your sofa. Would love to know the color and if you did a post on how to achieve that look on baskets. Thx so much for sharing your time and talents.

    • Christy says:

      Thank you so much, Michelle!! That basket was a Longaberger basket that started out as a cradle. I found it at the thrift store for $6. I always meant to paint it and make new linens for a sweet doll to enjoy, but when I was looking for something one day at our old house to corral all of our extra cords for things, I found this and decided to try and remove the wooden pieces attached to the bottom. I grabbed this paint that I used to use all the time called Gray Morning by Behr that I already had made into chalk paint. I literally just slapped the paint on with a brush not trying to get it into every nook and cranny, then went over the surface lightly with sand paper to make it look worn. I never even sealed it with anything, and it worked perfectly for what I needed it for. I didn’t post on it, but that is basically what I did. I hope that answered your questions! It found a nice home on our built-ins, and it still holds all those old cords lol! Again thank you so much for your kind words and for following along with me! XOXO

      • Michelle says:

        Thx Christy, a Longaberger for $6! That is similar to the Longaberger I want to paint..
        Thx for all the great info!

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