All I did was paint my living room walls a new color...
...and then my sister-in-laws (Jamie and Sheri) came to visit for a week and there was no looking back!
After hours (and days) of rummaging thru garage sales and thrift stores, painting, sanding, and sewing... a completely new room emerged!
Here are the BEFORE pictures....
And here are the AFTER pictures...
Can you believe the difference?! It's so much lighter and casual. I love it! We painted the wood shelves on the wall cottage white along with the bottom of the coffee table. My other awesome sister-in-law, April and I sewed the new pillows. She is a great person to sew with... she is so fast!
There is the end table from the before picture that we found at a thrift store and painted white. It still needs knobs. But isn't it so much cuter now?!
In this picture you can get a better view of the cool red shutters we found at a garage sale for $1 each. The other one is hung on the right side, on the other side of the bay window.
The shelf now holds a collection of pitchers and a platter we hung on the back.
I didn't get a before picture of the chair, but the wood parts were plain old brown, until they got painted too! The chair sits opposite the couches.
So I guess that's it. It never would have happened without everyone's ideas and working together. Thanks Jamie, Sheri and April. I love you guys!