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Tour de Living Room

20 Sep

Kelly at Kelly’s Korner Blog is hosting a home tour room by room. This week she is featuring the living room and I took it as an opportunity to finally clean up my living room and get some fall decorations out.

Jason and I are lucky enough to live in Jason’s parents rental house. They own a few duplex’s in the area and we have lived here for the past 3 years. I love the neighborhood and the area and it is such a relief to not have to pay rent or a mortgage each month. The only downside to our house is that it is old and has no closets, none. When we first moved in we remodeled a bit and added a panty in the kitchen and we have really small built in shelves with doors in the bedroom but other than that we don’t have a single closet. But we make due and have adapted so it works for us!

This is the view from our front door, as you enter our house. Our couch is from Ikea and I absolutely love it! I always wanted a white couch but never thought it was practical. I finally caved when I found these white covers on sale for $30. The pillows are from Wal-mart and Ikea and the coffee table/storage bin is from Target. A few weeks ago I was at goodwill and I found the picture with the gold frame. At the store I thought it was ugly and very 1980’s with its tacky gold frame. But when I got it home I loved how it looked sitting in my living room. I originally had a black and white picture but I changed it for the gold framed picture and I love it.

This is the view of the other side of my room from the couch. My great aunt gave me the mustard colored chair and I love it. Its super comfortable. We have our desk in our living room because we don’t have cable and because we really don’t have any other place to put it.

This is the view of our front door. I can not wait for the day that I have a big foyer and people aren’t right in my living room the second they step in the door!

Everything in my living room is either from Ikea, goodwill, or something I made.

I made these canvases by buying 3 $4 canvases at a local discount store and wrapping them in burlap, decorator fabric, and grosgrain ribbon. They were super easy to make and they cover up my old painted wood paneling wall.

If I had a bunch of money to blow on redecorating and remodeling I would change about 100 things but I love how it looks using the budget and things that we have!

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