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Living Room Reveal

7.24.2015
Finally, I am here with the living room reveal. The first room to be completed in our home. We have moved on to the master bedroom now. It has been painted and now I'm currently on the hunt for the perfect pieces I have in mind to decorate. I am also simultaneously painting the dining room so that it's ready to be decorated next. I'm not very good at focusing on more than one room at a time or I loose direction so it's a slow process. This whole house redo is exhausting, but rewarding! Kind of like mamahood :-P

BEFORE: 4 years ago it was the dining room. How gorgeous is that farm table? It was a DIY project I built with my dad and I can't wait to fill it with babies!


And then just before M was born it became the living room. Literally I helped move this couch in my third trimester. I decided to swap the living room and dining room because I always felt secluded in the kitchen when people were over and I was preparing food. So now the living room is an extension off of the kitchen so when people are over or M is watching cartoons when he's older I can see him or be involved from the kitchen.


Looking at these before photos makes me cringe. How did I ever live for so long in such a drab environment with little to no decor and nothing representing our personal style? BLAGH!

So here is our beautiful new space where the sunlight just pours in and makes me smile, feel comfortable and proud all at once. The way every room in my home should make me feel!

I apologize the last picture is a different color. My chalkboard wasn't hung until Jon got home from work last night because in my household I am not allowed to hang things... It always ends poorly. I couldn't find anything I liked for that blank space on the wall so I created this DIY chalkboard that was once an old drab mirror ( I used this in our gender reveal) and I am excited to be able to change that chalkboard seasonally!

We mounted the tv to the wall and Jon and his dad worked hard to wire the tv through the wall so you wouldn't see any cords. One word: love. It looks so clean. Then we changed out the light fixtures for something more practical and added a dimmer switch. This makes me so happy now that I'm no being blinded in the face with those old light bulbs.

I picked up a few decor pieces and the gray chair in the corner, hung pictures and curtains and that was really it! It's amazing what a coat of paint and some decor pieces can do for a room. Also, greenery. I love it. I have a flower and plant addiction to begin with, but most of it stays outside. I've been slowly filling our home with more plants along with the weekly fresh flowers and I just love it!

The only change we plan on making to this room is making our own coffee table, this one I think, and ditching the ottoman. It's just not practical when we have family or friends over. There is nowhere to put their drinks.

And might I remind you, I cleaned, staged and removed all baby clutter before taking these pictures. This is our living room where we spend a majority of our time and it is usually messy for most of the day. I do make it look like this though before going to bed because I have OCD, type A personality problems and well you can read more about that in yesterday's post.

So, what do you think?

Details:

Paint color: Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore
Pillows: TJMaxx with the exception of the flower pillow
home pillow: TJMaxx
flower pillow: Target
Curtains: Nate Berkus, Target
Lamps: Lowes Hardware, similar
Wall sconces: Lowes Hardware
Plants & Pots: Lowes Hardware
Gray Chair: Steinmart
rug and entryway rug: Target
Ladder shelf: Walmart
Silver frames: TJMaxx
Chalkboard: DIY, old mirror turned chalkboard
Entryway table and side table: Ikea
basket with blankets: TJMaxx
"Mills" Banner: Made by my lovely friend, Lauren
All small decor pieces are either Target or TJMaxx

Feel free to ask if you have any more specific questions or if I forget to mention something :)

20 comments on "Living Room Reveal"
  1. Maegan!! I LOVE it! Everything looks so awesome! Isn't Revere Pewter the best color?! We have it in so many rooms in our house!

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  2. Oh my goodness - talk about an insane room makeover. Girl, it looks fantastic! You've even given me some inspiration for our family room (I'm still not quite done decorating since we finished our renovation). I love all the little touches you added, and the paint color really brightens up the room.

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  3. GORGEOUS! its amazing what light paint will do to a place! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  4. It's gorgeoussss!!!! I love it. Love the bright & clean feel and the little pops of color. Awesome job girl!

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  5. LOVE IT!! Seriously it is so much more inviting and fresh and clean looking. That color does amazing things to transform the room :)

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  6. I'm obsessed with that paint color! It's perfect for keeping things bright, but dark enough that when little hands touch it, it won't be so noticeable! Want to come and decorate my house next? ;)

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  7. Maegen, I am in love with how your living room turned out. You definitely have an eye for decorating. I love the wall color and the lamps you chose, especially. We are moving into our house (as soon as we're married), and finally have all the walls painted. I have a feeling finding all the different decor pieces will take a while, but I plan on just taking it slow.

    I can't wait to see how future rooms turn out. :)

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  8. This turned out beautifully! Absolutely stunning!

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  9. Ahh how gorgeous!!!

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  10. I love it!!!! Makes me want to pay while hubby is away but that wouldn't be a good idea.LOL I totally suck at painting.

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  11. I actually have Revere Pewter as one of the swatches for my bedroom when I finally get around to painting it haha. I'm so bad at being indecisive and so just not making any decisions! This room turned out so beautifully, I love the addition of the chalkboard!

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  12. This looks SO beautiful!!! I can't wait to see what you do with the rest of your spaces! You're off to a great start! x

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  13. LOVE!!! You did a fantastic job! What a difference!!

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  14. This is gorgeous! You did such a fabulous job. It's so light and airy. Love it all!

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  15. I know I'm late on this but I love seeing the way the room changed! It's so gorgeous and light and airy now. Great job on the design!

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  16. Looks great! I generally don't like ceiling fans but yours is great! Where did you get it?

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  17. I love all the new additions and details, it looks fabulous! Xo, Stephanie

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  18. IT's gorgeous!! I love the way it turned out - so airy and light! I'm eyeing a greige shade and a light gray, deciding for our living room and I can't decide which I like better...it's currently this yellowy cream but it seems so dated to me. Can I ask, did you go with satin finish or semi gloss for the paint? I've read that grey shades do well with semi gloss but my dad (Mr DIY) always tells me any room but bathrooms you do in semi gloss. They haven't painted with grey before though! :)
    I think that pallet coffee table would be awesome!

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