Living Room finishing touches!

Oh my goodness… so much has changed since my Living Room Reveal. I ditched the pink in the living room since I got my dose of pink decor in my craft room!Β 

Here’s how it looked in progress…
I decided to go with a gallery wall over my sofa. I ditched the wal-mart floor lamp (blah!) and added two thrift store lamps that I sprayed a pretty yellow. Β I was excited to get the lamps for $7 each (including the shades!) Sc-ore!Β 
I then moved my framed photo of the Mesa Arizona Temple into my hallway and made some Ballard Designs/House of Smith’s inspired shelves for the corner wall.Β 
Then… I ended up here…
I tossed around the idea of a slip cover or reupholstery but deep down…. I just wanted a new couch! I couldn’t see past the eye sore.. πŸ™Β 
(Ps I still gotta paint that right side end table! Found it on the side of the road so it needs a little paint job!)
I started shopping around for a new sofa but didn’t get too excited bc the hubby wasn’t completely on board… He knew how badly I wanted a new one. I finally found one I really liked and showed the hubby. Β The response I got was… “ya babe, that’s nice.” Then he went to school. Β I texted him and said “Couch?” and I got a text back a few minutes later that said “Sure baby!” So I ran out and bought it!!! HOORAYYYYY!!!!!!!! A couple days later, she arrived!
I sold my old couch on Craigslist about 2 hours before my new one arrived!
I unwrapped her and screwed on the legs! One side of the pillows that were included matched the fabric of the sofa but the other side was not really my style. I plan on recovering the pillows but for now, the polka dotty fabric faces the back!
I wanna get this rug but I’m still working on the “okay” from my sweet hubs! Maybe for Christmas! πŸ˜‰
and I really want these pillows! haha!

Oh man… I’m gonna be honest… I am really loving how it is coming together.
To do:
Hem curtains
Paint end table
Accessorize shelves
Make more pillows!

And just for fun….
A few weeks ago…
and now!
What do ya’ll think!?

**Update: I GOT MY RUG! I’ve done a few little switcheroos in this room so I’ll have to do a new post to show you some fun changes! Here’s where we’re at now!
What do you think now!? πŸ˜‰


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    Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops}
    November 21, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Much better! Great job and I love the new couch!

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    Comeca Jones
    November 21, 2011 at 4:44 am

    Applause!!!! I know the feeling when you’ve waited and worked so hard.Enjoy!!!

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    November 21, 2011 at 4:58 am

    SO much better! Love the difference the new couch made. Way to talk the hubby into it. πŸ˜‰

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    November 21, 2011 at 10:18 am

    It looks great!

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    November 21, 2011 at 11:14 am

    It looks SO much better! I love the color scheme and ESPECIALLY the wall behind the TV!1 So so pretty. I can’t wait to move into our next house (boo.. 1.5-2 years..) so I can go crazy with re-decorating! P.S. Great couch too!!! πŸ™‚


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    Nick and Melanie Munns
    November 21, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Loving it! Great job!

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    November 21, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Wow how fun you got a new couch. Love the new look. Great job. Your shelves look awesome too.

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    November 22, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Gotta know….Where did you buy the couch?

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    Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!)
    November 22, 2011 at 2:35 am

    It’s fabulous! The couch has made a world of difference and everything looks fabulous together! Pretty and fresh and lovely!

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    November 27, 2011 at 5:12 am

    Looks darling. Nothing like new furniture. Yay for you =) The striped wall is so cute. It’s looking great. Enjoy!

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    Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life
    November 27, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I am really loving the new room and REALLY loving that new couch…I want a new couch so bad…maybe after the holidays…I would love for you to share it at my “Anything Goes” Linky party…


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    November 27, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Okay, so a world of difference and soooooo much better I love it all. Great job in decorating. Good luck in getting the rug and decorate on…you go girl.

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    Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living
    December 6, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Your room looks lovely! I love the couch…ha..ha..I have the same one πŸ™‚

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    December 28, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Your room makeover looks great. Love the colors. I just found your blog through Tip Junkie.

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    December 31, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Your living room is gorgeous!

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    January 31, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    This is adorable!! LOVE!! Hope you can link this up at my turquoise lovin’ party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/01/turquoise-lovin-23.html

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    April 11, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Wow, your whole house just looks amazing!

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    Jill Hayes
    April 23, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Hey There- love the color on the walls. Any chance I could get the paint manufacturer name and the paint color? If you happen to still have the info. Thanks much!

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    May 12, 2012 at 5:01 am

    It looks great. Love the new rug and sofa! And the splashes of color add a lot!
    Nice job!

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    Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage
    May 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Love it!

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    Lil Mama Stuart
    May 15, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    love the rug and the couch!

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    May 15, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Love this room! You have inspired me to do my living room now- just in time for summer vacation! πŸ™‚

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    May 26, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Oh, goodness! I just love it all!! I’m discovering your beautiful blog (and ideas) through Remodelaholics link party. Thanks for sharing. {Now I need to tour around your home some more…:)}

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    May 27, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Looks great! So bright and cheery!

    Here from Remodelaholic,

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    May 27, 2012 at 2:29 am

    I LOVE your striped wall and your gallery wall. What a great job!

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    May 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I love the stripes! Very happy place : o )

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    The Farmer's Wife
    May 31, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Lovely, it is so nice and bright!!! I have plans for a striped wall and yours looks amazing!!!

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    Vel Baricuatro-Criste, MD
    May 31, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    this is very cute and dainty! I love the stripes!!! Great job!

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    June 5, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    What color did you use on your walls? I absolutely love it!

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      Classy Clutter
      June 23, 2012 at 3:11 am

      Hi Amy!

      It’s Glidden’s Pebble Grey from Wal-Mart πŸ™‚

      XO, Mallory

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    Ashley C.
    June 30, 2012 at 2:37 am

    I JUST painted grey and white stripes and I can’t wait to take the tape off! Your room looks GREAT!

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    Peggy Jean
    July 5, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Your living room is looking darling! I also have grey stripes in my living room and I love the feel of them! You house looks beautiful.


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    Britni@Hubby Made Me
    July 14, 2012 at 5:47 am

    You and your hubby sound just like me and my hubby! We go through that same cycle of me being excited, him not being on board, but saying okay anyway! I LOVE your room! The wall is awesome! And I love the rug! Mind sharing where you found it? I think it might look pretty good in my living room πŸ™‚

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    July 14, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    LOVE love LOVE this! It looks amazing! I really really want a new couch too; can you get your hubs to call mine and tell him it’s ok? πŸ™‚ I would be thrilled for you to share this at my party:

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    Laura Hagan
    July 17, 2012 at 3:03 am

    How did you do (or what is it) the “PIC” hanging next to the Temple pic? it almost looks like addresses but it looks amazing! I can’t wait to re-do our living room again but I think I’ll wait until this winter so I can decorate it/arrange it all around pics of our sealing in the new KC Temple!

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    August 21, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Looks great! I really love the colors you chose. The striped wall is pretty awesome too. Sarah

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