1.15.2010

A sneak peek at my living room makeover

Last week, I showed all my mismatched accessories....



And what they looked like after I went crazy with white spray paint...




I'm off to a PTA meeting this morning, but I started placing things in the room and wanted to show you what I've done so far.



This was an ugly (and that's putting it mildly) brown lamp I found at Goodwill last week.  I think it looks nice now in my new coastal living room.  I spray painted my red coral GRAY.  See more on that here.

One side of the mantle...

And the other side...
 

Notice, I'm not showing you the whole mantle.  That is because there is an electronics eye-sore sitting in the middle.  You work with what you have I guess.

And here's just a little something I found last week...

It was on clearance at Target for $14.  Normally, I'm much more of a cheapskate, but I thought this bleached wood tray would be perfect in my new coastal space.

More to come on my living room makeover, including:  new window treatments, pillows and wall decor.

I'm linking this project up to:








21 comments:

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

It looks so great in white, crisp and modern! You must have gone through quite a few cans.

Have a great weekend!

Sheri said...

Love love love the white crispness!!!

Threeundertwo said...

Wow! That brown lamp is really transformed! I probably never would have given it a second glance. All the coordinating white items look great together.

Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday! Have a great weekend.

Meg said...

It's obvious you have a great eye for things that need just a little love! I am so excited for the room reveal!

Lisa said...

LOL! You and I must share some of the same genes. I am (in)famous for spray-painting thrift store stuff. I tend to go in cycles- sometimes everything gets a coat of white, sometimes black.

I love your coastal look. Very cute.

Megan said...

Love all the shells. You really do like your spray paint don't you?

Rene said...

That's a great way to tie everything together, been doing some of that myself on warm days. Thanks for giving me input on the chair. Decisions, decisions, right?

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

I LOVVVVVVE my spray paint. I don't know if its the actual thrifty craftiness of it, or if it's smelling fumes while I'm working on a project. Aaah, the little thrills for the stay-at-home Mom! hehehe

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love white spray paint -totally awesome what you've done!

Laura said...

Looks great!

Linda said...

Kendall,
It all looks outstanding in all that awesome WHITE spray paint...spray paint works wonders for ugly or outdated accents...I see we both keep the paint companies in business:) Hope you have an AWESOME weekend!

Blessings,
Linda

Nancy said...

Wow! Everything turned out so nice! The pieces and how you arranged them look very crisp and classy.

Nancy

Notes from the Homestead said...

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barbara@hodge:podge said...

Don't you just LOVE what spray paint can do? Love how your pile of ugly and mismatched finds turned into crisp and updated items!
Thanks for following and stopping by! Nice to meet another talented lady!

barbara@hodge:podge

Jelly said...

I love spray paint, too! Very chic.

Elizabeth said...

What a fabulous transformation! Can't wait to see the finished LR!

Michelle Rayburn said...

What a big difference! Nice job.

Thanks for linking up.

Michelle
www.TrashToTreasureDecorating.com

Liz said...

Don't you just love how things look when they've been freshly painted...all crisp and clean? Paint can really hide a lot of imperfections. All that white reminds me of the snow pics I posted. I love snow for the same reasons...it makes things look crisp and clean!

Anny said...

I can't wait to see the end result! These pieces look so cute :)

Dawn said...

Oh, I love the sharp contrast of the white pieces against the wall color above the mantle... just perfect.

Isn't it amazing what paint does... in the first two pictures it goes from garage sale mishmash to coordinated perfect pieces! Awesome!

Lori E said...

I am sensing a theme here. Ah spray paint, is there anything it doesn't improve?

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