When I say this post has been a long time in the making that is an understatement. The type of understatement that would be along the lines of saying that Thin Mints are just a good cookie.
I have to say that I am pretty much the luckiest girl in the world when it comes to my in-laws. This blog would literally not be in existence without the encouragement and listening ear of my wonderful Mother In Law (you have met her briefly in this staging video). She has got fantastic taste and loves all things thrifted as much as I do. Its sort of like having a best friend that you trade clothes and makeup with, except we trade furniture.
Every summer when school is out, Court is enlisted in a big summer project. After years of talking about all of the things that we wanted to do to her kitchen/living room it finally came to fruition last July.
This is what her living room looked like before (I seem to have lost some of my pictures in the great computer crash of 2012, so you will have to work with what I got.)
This is a shot looking at the kitchen (its on the other side of that pass through window)
And here is a shot looking into the living room from the kitchen
And this is what it looks like now…
…from the same point of view.
Yes my friends we took out a wall, and I cant wait to show you the kitchen tomorrow!! But lets chat all things living room today.
While my MIL is thriftier than most she doesn’t take it to the same extreme that I do.
The first thing they did after taking out the wall was put in engineered hardwood. Isn’t it so beautiful?
The walls got coat of paint (the dark color is Iron Ore by Sherwin Williams and the same color that I used in the $150 room makeover)
The couch, rug, chandelier, and chairs are from Homegoods (love me a good Homegoods score!)
The shelves are from World Market and staged with awesome thrift store scores.
This brass and wood table is to this day one of our favorite consignment store scores, if I remember correctly it was $25.
If you are a VR super fan you may remember this dresser I blogged about a year ago. I scored it at the DI for $50 and 10 minutes at my house and a quick Google search later, I found out that this Drexel Parallel chest of drawers was selling on eBay for $895.00. The best part? A few months later I found the mate for $60.00!
This is the part where I stop talking and show the eye candy.
So do you love it as much as we do? Have any questions? Leave them in the comments!! xo