Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Living Room Revealed


I am SO in love with my new front room! So here's the break down of what I did:
  1. Got rid of the ugly green couches and dark coffee and end tables that were a hand me down gift when we got married 12 years ago.
  2. Got rid of old area rug and shampooed the carpet
  3. Added NEW Ashley Furniture couch set we got at an AMAZING price at the new store opening Manager's Specials over Labor Day.
  4. I got the accent rug at Shopko on sale for 40% off
  5. I wanted a "dark chunky table" to put photos on where the 2 couches meet in the corner. But I didn't want it to show very much. The measurements had to be 36" X 36" and 24" high. I was so excited to find the exact table I wanted at Target on clearance!
(the photo is of the picture on the box)
The box said "36 X 36 X 30. We thought "close enough". 6" isn't that much, and it will be in a corner.
We took it home, put it together and set it up where we wanted it was too tall. (you could have used it for a dining room table it was so tall) I loved the table and loved the price....So this is what we did to it:
Now it's the PERFECT table that we wanted and at less then 1/2 the price we were willing to spend!'s time for new carpet through out the house......hummmm! ha ha!

As I posted before, I have realized that, for me, "less is more" when it comes to a clutter-free home. We were looking for a new coffee table, I'm SO glad we waited till we put the room together. I like it without a coffee table in the middle of the room to be a catch-all....and we saved the $100 we would have spent on it. I think that's pretty thrifty!
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  1. Very cute! I especially like the fall touches.

  2. I love our new living room. We researched, waited and got some great prices on everything we purchased. You forgot to mention that we are selling the old furniture to put towards the purchase of the new stuff. If we can't sell them, we will donate them and use it as a tax break.
    Don't hold your breath on new carpet anytime soon. ha ha


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