Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Our Re-designed Living Room


I know, I know... I am a bit nuts-o...what's new? I have changed this room a bazillion times and this time I am going for a little more of a masculine look. The reason I change it so much is 1.) because I love every style and want to have them all 2.) to show you how you can up-date or change the feel of your room by re-purposing things you already have in your home. You can do these changes by not spending much money if any at all.  I have made our living room look shabby, eclectic, industrial and bohemian as you can see in the below pictures. I needed to change it to something else. My mama and I virtually blended our ideas so it felt like a little bit of her was home with me for the holidays. I shopped our home for pieces, painted random things, glued my fingers together, and drank a lot of coffee. To see the below rooms in more detail, you can find them on the "Home Tour" page. 

Here is a reminder of what our rental barn looked like when we moved in. We converted the master bedroom into our living room.


I wanted our room to be an eclectic blend of vintage, modern, industrial, bohemian, men's smoking lounge, traditional-country-hunting house, and elegant.


I spackled (yes, I said spackled) and painted the fabric deer head from over our kitchen table so it looked as though it was molded from clay. I then mounted it on some foam core board that I had lying around and placed it inside an over-the-top frame. This frame used to be blue and was in our striped hall. I moved the aqua shutters that were on either side of the fireplace to other locations in our home and put the barn door that was over our mantle inside the fireplace, to create a backdrop for the candles. I added winners' cups and etchings to make our space feel a little more traditional. 

 I ripped apart our dining room arrangement to make the DIY Moss Topiary to the left of the fireplace. It adds a nice splash of freshness. 
Even the suitcases to the left of the fireplace are happy with the new look, they are smiling!
 Our vintage skis, and British picnic basket add to the "traditional-country-home" feel and the ladder which acts as a hanger for blankets is a nice rustic touch!

The modern comes in with the bold patterns in the rug and textiles. I love how unexpected our grey DIY Ombre Drapes look in the room, now.




 The only things I got for this room was this gorgeous vintage, French, red sconce, some WWII Russian ammo boxes (both from European Vintage Chic in Landstuhl), and the supplies to make our DIY Greek Key Chalkboard.


My husband is pretty "in-love" with these ammo boxes. I will write more about them soon! 

 This fabulously industrial factory cart was picked up from European Country Living earlier this year, and I am just as in love with it today as I was the first day I laid eyes on it. It goes with pretty much any style I do in this room.


 I painted our lampshade black on the outside and gold on the inside to make it look just a little more "sharp". It really suits our new living room!

This slightly new style will go perfectly with what I have planned for this year's Christmas decor!


What in your home can you give new life to today?



12 comments:

  1. gorgeous, as always Molly!! love your style. Would love it if you came visit me one day to give me some tips on my home.....
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    Christine

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    1. Christine, you are so sweet! Thank you, thank you so much!! I Love your blog!! Heading there now! xo

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  2. this room is perfect. and the vaulted ceiling adds soo much drama! love the candles in the fireplace...well, pretty much all of it :)

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    1. Why thank you Miss Alicia!!! I love vaulted ceilings! I hope we can find a place in The States that has them when we are forced to leave here! I hope you are enjoying your weekend!! xo

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  3. Gorgeous room and decor! I love the idea of repurposing things around your house and seeing something in a new way! Thanks so much for your awesome decor and ideas! Glad i'm not the only one who is constantly rearranging and decorating! :)

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    1. Oh heck yes! If I could do a weekly blog post on slightly changing things to get a new look I totally would! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! It really made my day!! xo

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  4. Love the old skis. I have old skis, hockey sticks, and even some really old speed skates decorating my my entryway. (I definitely love my winter sports.)

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    1. OOoooOOOOo I bet your entry looks awesome! I especially love old skates!! How gorgeous!

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  5. Looking forward to seeing you in Alicai's homemade giving series. This room is just my taste….an eclectic mix!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I am so thrilled to be a part of it!! I hope you are having a blessed weekend!! xo

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  6. I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog. I have been looking for ideas on how to redecorate my living room as well, and your Western-style just amazes me. I feel like a cowboy would walk in anytime. :)

    Alvin Wilkins @ Atlas-Wallpaper.com (Marlton, NJ)

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  7. Nice work. A fine mixture of the artificial and organic, like a plastic simulacra. In a certain way, that feature helped with the texture of the design. Nothing stands out, nothing pops out over the other. Everything seems rather contained. Makes for a tight ambiance, though not too oppressively so.

    Frances Herrera

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Thanks for the lovely comments! Each and everyone means so much to me! xo

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