If you’re new here, welcome! You will see I love to decorate with as little money as possible, and that means lots of thrifting, repurposing, and upcycling around here!
Can we take a minute to remember what this space looked like before we moved in back in August of 2017?
I was a bit overwhelmed with how I was going to make this space ours, but it didn’t take too long.
Spring in the Living Room
Let’s start our tour with this view from the kitchen:
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.)
So I made two more to hang on my built-ins:
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:
Does this fabric look familiar?
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!
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…
Much of what is on them are upcycled finds, like this basket I found at a yard sale and painted:
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…
This tote was a $5 thrift store find. A new handle and a pretty paint job made it a keeper:
I filled it with some faux greenery for Spring. (See that makeover HERE.)
The other side…
Also filled with upcycled treasures like this basket:
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:
Now that’s a good friend! 🙂 See these and 15 more mini-makeovers HERE.
Of course I have lots of photos of my babies:
Tulips always say Spring…
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:
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:
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.
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…
See that makeover HERE.
And here is where this tour started…
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!
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!
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