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3 months ago I shared with you my plans for the living room, using the $500 I was given by a sweet friend. Today I’m back with the reveal! Below is the “before” picture. My plans were to find a new rug, new window coverings, at least one corner table and a few accessories.
And here is the “after!”
The window treatment might be my favorite part of this project. I ordered light filtering Bamboo Shades from Home Depot. They offer enough privacy for this room and look exactly how I hoped they would.
I couldn’t be happier with my rug. It’s a 7×10 Artistic Weavers rug from Home Depot that I was able to purchase on sale for just over $100!
Another item on my list was a rattan shelf or plant stand for this corner. I found this one at a local vintage boutique for $75 and it’s perfect! I styled it with things I had on hand. (Since taking these pictures I’ve handled the cord situation)
While shopping for my bamboo shelf I came across a pair of brass bookends that were also on my list!
Having a rug large enough to go all the way under the couch makes the room look much more finished.
I did not find anything for the hallway wall on the left (in the picture below). I’m okay with that – I don’t want to buy something just because I have a space to fill.
Here’s how I spent the $500:
- Rug: $103
- Bamboo Shades: $211
- Bamboo Corner Shelf: $75
- Accessories: $20
- Labor (to have the shades installed): $50
That leaves me with about $40 in my budget! The two things I’m still looking for are a small plant stand to place next to the black book shelf and something for the hallway wall. Even without those things, I feel like the room came together so nicely!
As I was writing this post, this verse came to my mind: “A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul.” (Proverbs 13:19) I’m so thankful for the kindness of another that allowed me to fulfill some big desires in my living room! Everything we have is a gift of God’s grace.
What is your favorite part of this project? I really think the bamboo shades get my vote!