I can hardly believe that the snow is melting in our yard. I honestly thought we would be living with 3 feet high snow mounds until late June. The last time you toured my living I has just finished adding simple and festive touches. Recently I put my pinterest boards to use and tried out some really fun, affordable and easy Spring living room decor ideas. I’ll give you the room tour today and later next week we can break down some of the projects.
This is the view of my living room as you walk in the front door. I chose the teal from the couch and the mustard from the pear picture (above the couch) as my color scheme for spring. Anything to try to distract from those “lovely” plaid couches. Anyone want to cover them for me?!? I made all the pillows on the couches. I used the valance that was hanging over our picture window, teal polka dot fabric from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and a white sweater from Goodwill. I’ll share close-ups of those next week as well. The little white table holding our apple basket is only a temporary thing for now. I have not decided what I really want there right now. I painted the apple basket mustard yellow and the trim white. I did a whitewash finish to allow the wood grain to show through.
With each season I change out the books in my living room to match the theme. This time around I chose bright spring colored books. The little yellow pot I picked up at the Dollar Tree. I filled it with white decorative rocks I also purchased there. On top of the rocks I added a little vase with fake flowers. The vase was a gift from a friend and the followers I picked up at Jo-Ann’s in the clearance bin. I scored three picks for about 75 cents each. I wanted to keep this table simple and not over cluttered. I have since added 2 sparkly gold coasters just for fun.
This mirror was a gift from my late grandfather. He gifted this to us at the same time as the rest of the living furniture. I gave the mirror a simple face lift by painting over the rustic gold look with a shiny silver paint, via Martha Stewart, again from Joann’s.
Here is the home of my little DIY succulent planter I shared with you last week. I love how it fits perfectly nestled inside my DIY table tray. Besides the book and the green vases I DIY’ed most things on this table, including the table!
This is the other side of my living room. This is the view you would see if you were standing in my dining room. To pull in the yellow and teal theme, I added a yellow throw blanket that used to be on my bed, (Target thresh hold, via Goodwill, new-with-tags for $5.00 holla) The chairs were a blessing from a friend. The pillows are from the love seat. The lamp was gifted from a friend, Yes it’s missing the paint stick lamp shade. One of my kids decided it was a toy and ripped off one of the paint sticks, so it’s in my office waiting for repairs.
I removed the snow ball pick and added a white and green faux flower branch to the large silver vase I thrifted around Christmas time. The lilac candle, a friend bought me, is the perfect happy mood maker. A room filled with the smell of fresh lilacs, is a room full of smiles, laughter, and joy. Okay not all the time but at least for a few minutes anyway!! The white sweater vase had a mini makeover as well I removed the wooded green stem and changed it out for another faux succulent.
I could not find a good way to get a close up of the table because it is in front of the picture window so I took individual shots of the items on the table. These little vases I found for 1.00 each at Michael’s. I bought a large flower stem at Hobby Lobby and separated all the flower buds, then divided them among the 3 vases. Using a little dollar store moss as a vase filler helped keep the flowers in place.
My favorite decorative items in the room have to be this basket of balls. I found the basket at Hobby Lobby and waited until it was on sale 50% off. I think I only paid about $6.00 for it. Now on to the best part, the decorative balls. I made them. Yup, all of them. I can not wait to share all the details and a mini tutorial on how I did it. The little yarn pom poms I made after Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy did her Pom Pom week series. I fell in love with the endless possibilities these little guys can have. I ran out to Jo-Ann’s right after her post on how to make poms and bought two different size makers. These little white poms are made with the small pom maker.
Well that’s my Living room. For now anyway. An obsessive crafter is always changing things you know. Stay tuned for the tutorials coming soon.
Have you decorated for spring, is spring actually visible in your area?
*disclaimer in no was I compensated for telling you where I purchased the said items. Jo-Ann’s, Michael’s and Lobby do not even know I wrote this post! I just wanted to share with what items I bought and here they are from!
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