Farmhouse Inspired Living Room Makeover

Good Morning babes! So I finally got all the decor and furniture put together in the living room so today’s post is all the details of our living room redo. I’ve wanted to redo our living room for so long now and even though we’re about to begin the home buying process we have about 6-8 months until everything is done and I just couldn’t keep looking at our terrible couches for that long and I certainly wasn’t moving them into our new house, lol. Our old couches have been with us for 5 years through kids, pets, moves, etc and it was definitely time for a change. I went with a sectional because I wanted one furniture piece that I could base the rest of our decor around. Our couch is from (add American Freight link). They have so many styles of couches to choose from. Sectionals, couch and loveseat sets, accent chairs, recliners. You name it and they have it. The couch we ended up choosing was the last one they had in stock so we grabbed it before it was gone. It came in just under $900 with the sale price and taxes. It was the perfect large size and I liked the color because it fit in with the farmhouse feel that I love.

Our recliner and coffee table are from Elite Wholesale Furniture. They sell brand new scratch and dent furniture from stores that have closed or had over stock. They were both in perfect condition and we got them together for $340. (Told you I love bargains and sales, lol). I love the fact that the coffee table has drawers so I can store remotes and seasonal decorations in there so they’re hidden when not in use. Our entertainment stand under the tv is the Kallax shelf unit from ikea ($109) and the baskets are as well ($12.99 ea.). We were going to get some doors to go on it too but ended up not needing them. We turned our old diy shelving unit into a bookcase. I love our little lamp from Ikea as well($80). It has a little table with a built in wireless charging pad and I just bought an extra one ($17.99) so we can both charge our phones wirelessly. It also has a usb plug in the back of it so someone who doesn’t have wireless charging can charge their phone or tablet as well. We chose not to get a lamp shade and just use the large dimming farmhouse style lightbulb from ikea ($12.99) and it just brings such nice lighting into the room at night.

My mirrored wooden tray that sits on top of the coffee table is from Ross ($10.99), the mini faux succulent plants are from Target dollar spot ($3 ea.) and the center beauty and the beast style plant is from ikea. My throw pillows except for the patterned ones are from At Home ($5-20 ea.and they had a buy 1 get one half off sale) and my oversized throws are all from Walmart. Our throw rug was $25 from At Home but was smaller than I meant to grab (it’s 3×5) but I will get a larger one later. My husband built our farmhouse style dining room table and I’m still so in love with it.

Over all I am just so in love with how cozy everything feels and looks now. I love how the different tones of brown bring out the colors in everything and pulls everything together so beautifully. If I missed anything or forgot to post anything that you have questions about please feel free to comment below and I will definitely give you a link to the item that you are asking about.

Before:

After:

LIVING ROOM – DETAILS

Kallax Shelving Unit: Ikea| Branäs rattan baskets(I got 1 of each color): Ikea | Sectional Options: American Freight / Wooden tray: Ross / Throw Pillows (except patterned pillows): At Home / Throw rug: At Home / Oversized Throw options: Walmart / Varv Floor Lamp with wireless charging: Ikea | Nordmärke Wireless Charger: Ikea

I hope you all are having a beautiful day and I hope you have enjoyed this post as much as I have enjoyed redoing our living room. I love saving money and finding bargains, I also post hauls and home decor on my YouTube channel as well so please feel free to go and subscribe so you don’t miss any of those videos either. Thank you all so much for stopping by the blog today.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

DIY Crate Entertainment Center

Hi loves, so I’m back again with my second home diy project of the series. Next up in this series we built and entertainment center. I briefly mentioned it in my last diy crate foyer table post. For this diy the materials and directions are pretty much the same only for a larger scale project. This was fun because we tried different patterns before we decided on a specific design. We had been looking for an entertainment center that we both loved the design of and that fit the measurements for underneath our tv without having to move or rehang things on the wall. This only took us about a day with the majority of time being waiting for it to fully dry. So if you’re ready to get started keep reading below.

Materials needed:

(10) 18”x12 1/2”x9 1/2” crates $11 each at Home Depot

5/8” brad staples $4.24 at Walmart

Staple gun (already had)

Wood Stain (I choose Kona a dark brown black)

Wood Glue (already had)

2” clamp (already had)

Measuring tape (already had)

Sprayer $10 at Home Depot

Stain rags $5

L brackets about $4

To begin:

Put the crates together to see how you want them organized and put together. It’s good to take a picture if you aren’t following a guide for your design so you don’t forget exactly how you put it together. (As discussed in the last post where we forgot how we first had it, lol.) This time we mocked up a few different ways before we came up with the actual design we liked.

Once your mock up is done, start from the bottom and work your way to the top gluing all the sides together. Like a puzzle basically. For this one the design that we picked it was easier to glue and staple all the four side crates together first and then glue and staple the center pieces last since they connect together in the middle to float. Use the clamp to hold a section in place once you’ve glued it while you staple it down. Continue until all parts are glued and stapled together. Make sure you’re checking to see if all front sides of the crates sit flush before letting glue set or starting to staple everything down. We also decided the 2 floating crates in the middle we would add a board inside them to make 2 shelves for more storage. (Those were stained, glued and stapled in after the whole center was put together and added in later.)

Once the glue has dried or mostly dried (about 30 mins) then you can carefully move it outside or in the garage to start staining. There are a few different ways you can lay the stain. We choose both a brush and spray method again because it was quicker in the last diy as well. The sprayer mainly helped cover a lot of the table and then we brushed it out everywhere on the wood and then wiped it down with the rags. We let it dry over night even though the stain usually dries in about an hour or so depending on how many coats you apply.

Once stain has set and dried you can now place your entertainment center where you want. Now you can put up your gaming systems, movies and etc. We also secured ours to the wall with an L bracket so if anyone bumped it or our 3 yr old went to grab something it didn’t go tumbling over, lol.

Completed Entertainment Center measurements:

49 3/4″ H 48 1/2″ W 9 1/2″ D

I hope you enjoyed this DIY. This one took a little longer mainly waiting for it to dry and because we decided to add shelves but still fun and creative none the less. Don’t forget to follow my Snapchat @lolanicolemua for sneak peeks of other diy projects and tag me on Twitter or Instagram @lolanicoleblogs if you try this DIY as well. I’d love to see how you made this your own if you decide to try it. I Hope you’re loving this series as much as we are and have an amazing day!

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola