Living Room BEFORE & AFTER

livingroom b & a1

Sometimes when you are constantly working on your house, you don’t realize how far you’ve come. Our living room is not completely finished but it has changed so much in a year! I am really loving how this room is evolving.

Before we started the transformation this room was, well, BLAND!!!! We started our home remodel with our bedroom. This room sat untouched for quite a while. It lacked style and color. It was pretty much a blank slate. I remember just throwing some things we had on the wall just so it wouldn’t be so plain.

B & A Living room

It’s come a long way. We’ve painted, made a library wall, did a lot of furniture makeovers and DIY projects, changed the light fixtures, changed the curtains and rug, and have added a lot of accent pieces.

from this:

before living room

 

to this:

Library wall 9

livingroom b & a

 

There are just a few more things to do to finish out this space.

Living Room To-Do List

Replace the rest of the baseboards

Paint window wall

Reupholster fireside chairs

Reface fireplace & add mantle

Change out outlets & covers

No kidding, reupholstering the chairs is not something I am looking forward to. I have never recovered more than a chair cushion so I have a huge learning curve, but I am going to give it a go! I got the pair of chairs for $15 at Goodwill so I won’t be completely heartbroken if I mess it up! DIY is definitely a learn as you go experience in this house. I wish I could fly Jennifer from The Chronicles of Home over to hold my hand and wipe my tears as I try my own hand at reupholstering!

I also would like to thank Shannon over at Blogger Homes for featuring our living room. You need to check that blog out if you are a window peeper like I am! There are so many great rooms featured there!

 I will be taking the 4th of July off to enjoy my little family! We have planned an outdoor movie night on our semi-pimped patio and the weather is so great right now. See you Friday!

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34 Comments on Living Room BEFORE & AFTER

  1. Brandi
    July 3, 2013 at 7:25 am (10 months ago)

    Hey Kristin! Your living room looks amazing! I love your great mix of patterns. I have those same pillows from Lowes. They were such a great deal. Your library wall really takes center stage with all that beautiful lighting.

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 3, 2013 at 7:32 am (10 months ago)

      Hi Brandi :) Thanks so much! Aren’t those awesome?! I can’t believe they were only $6 or $7 at Lowes of all places! Enjoy the holiday with your fam! xo Kristin

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  2. cassie
    July 3, 2013 at 7:34 am (10 months ago)

    it looks amazing! i love that the rugs are similar but you really see a difference with the pattern scale. makes the space feel larger!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 3, 2013 at 7:39 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks Cassie :) You are so right. That first rug in the before was a quick…we need a rug and don’t have time to shop for one purchase. The new one is soooo much better!!! xo Happy 4th!!!

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  3. Anna
    July 3, 2013 at 7:48 am (10 months ago)

    It has come even further since our college days at that house !!Love every inch of it!!!!!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 3, 2013 at 8:02 am (10 months ago)

      LOL, ha! So funny! One of the things about buying the house you grow up in…you’ve seen it in ALL stages! xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 3, 2013 at 9:00 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks J! Happy 4th to you & your fam :) xo K

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  4. Aly
    July 3, 2013 at 8:20 am (10 months ago)

    Where did you get your after pic rug from? Love it.

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 3, 2013 at 9:01 am (10 months ago)

      Hi Aly :) It is from Target. It’s a Threshold rug someone must have ordered online and returned, they had it clearanced on an end cap. Super lucky deal! xo Kristin

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  5. Julia @cuckoo4design
    July 3, 2013 at 8:21 am (10 months ago)

    What a difference. That library wall takes the room to the next level. Everything looks amazing my friend.

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 3, 2013 at 9:01 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks Julia :) That’s quite a compliment coming from you, stylish lady! xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 3, 2013 at 9:01 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks so much Sara :) xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 3, 2013 at 9:02 am (10 months ago)

      Right you are Kelly :) That is one long wall, it really helps define the space and add interest. xo Kristin

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  6. now at home mom
    July 3, 2013 at 12:22 pm (10 months ago)

    everything is gorgeous in your living room Kristin! :-) the before and after are both nice but your after is much more beautiful :-) &
    I saw your living room in the blog Blogger Homes too; gorgeous and congrats Kristin! :-)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks so much Ingrid :) It is quickly becoming my favorite room in the house! xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 3, 2013 at 2:49 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks so much Jennifer :) Happy 4th! Enjoy your family time! xo Kristin

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  7. Sarah {Lacquer & Linen}
    July 3, 2013 at 2:34 pm (10 months ago)

    It’s really crazy how big of a difference that library wall makes! Everything looks amazing girl!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 3, 2013 at 2:50 pm (10 months ago)

      Right! I love it. This room was just meant to have one! xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 3, 2013 at 8:01 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks so much Michelle, I assure we are sooo not fancy! Everything is from goodwill or a flea market just about! xo Kristin

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  8. Kelly @ View Along the Way
    July 4, 2013 at 12:32 pm (10 months ago)

    STUNNING. I am crazy about everything: the blue, the furniture, the LIBRARY WALL (of course!). It’s come a long way and everything looks amazing!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 5, 2013 at 7:22 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks Kelly :) We spend so much time in here now…it is quickly becoming my favorite room now ;) xo Kristin

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  9. Jeni Johnson
    July 5, 2013 at 10:51 pm (10 months ago)

    I love how your living room has evolved! Very classy.

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 8, 2013 at 9:22 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks, J :) It such a happier space now! xo Kristin

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  10. Sara
    August 9, 2013 at 9:40 am (9 months ago)

    D oyou know the Navy Paint Color you used?

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 9, 2013 at 9:50 am (9 months ago)

      Hi Sara :) I have my paint colors listed under FAQS on the top menu bar. Have a great day! xo Kristin

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  11. Mayra
    November 13, 2013 at 6:46 pm (5 months ago)

    I’m addicted to your blog now, lol. Have you refaced the fireplace or reupholstered the chairs yet? Looking forward to that- those things have been on my to-do list for about a year now :)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      November 14, 2013 at 11:03 am (5 months ago)

      Hi Mayra :) I am actually in the middle of refacing the fireplace right now and will hopefully be sharing it next week sometime. The chairs, sadly, no. Haven’t found the fabric yet, but it’s on the radar to get done. Thanks for reading :) xo Kristin

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