My Favorite Room
I love our living room. It just makes me happy every time I see it.
Yes…another gallery wall. I told you I loved them! This one was fun to create. We went to Memphis last year. Starting about a month before we left, I checked Groupon and Living Social each day to see if there were any deals that we could use while we were there. I came across a deal for a photography session with Real to Reel Photography. I thought it would be a great souvenir from our trip. The pictures turned out AMAZING!! You can see a few of them on my “about me” page. I used these photos in my gallery, along with a few things that I made, some printables, and a couple of things that I bought. I smile when I see it and it reminds me how much I love my husband. I promise to share more details of this wall later.
I love Pottery Barn…what’s not to love, right? However, the pretty things that they sell are usually not in my budget so I improvise. I found the rug on Overstock.com and fell in love with the colors. I just had a hard time finding fabric that I liked that had the same colors. While browsing PB, I ran across some linens that would match perfectly. They had beautiful pillow covers in just the right colors, but if you shop PB you know they were pretty pricey. As I continued shopping, I saw that they had the same color and similar patterns in their table linens AND they were on clearance!! I purchased several napkins and a couple of placemats. By recovering pillows that we already had, I made EIGHT pillows for about $60!! I saved so much that I decided to splurge on the embroidered pillow. It was beautiful and only $29 on clearance. The little tan pillow with the flowers also came from PB clearance.
My mom gave me the sewing machine base and the rocker. I just painted some cedar fence pickets to create a table top on the sewing machine. The canvas on the table was a 10 minute project using a stencil. I bought both of the lamp shades in the room at Target for $5. I loved the shape, but they had navy ribbon around them and one of them had a stain. I removed the ribbon and hot glued some twine around them. Then to cover the stain, I made several burlap rosettes and hot glued them on. I love how they turned out!
I made the sunburst mirror using this tutorial.
Here are a few more pictures from around the room…
I’m linked up at Thrifty Decor Chick’s “Show Us Your Family Spaces!”