Living Room Re-Re-Reveal!

Are you sick of my living room updates/plans yet? 🙂 If you follow along, my living room has come a long long way since we moved in about a year and a half ago. To refresh your memory, we moved in without any furniture. We moved to New York from Arizona with our clothes, toiletries and some family photos and documents. That’s pretty much it! 
A year ago, it was 3 months after we moved in, my living room looked like this…
It had a few cute things going on… but the couch, the carpet without a rug, and the lack of appropriate sized wall decor drove me nuts. 
I finally got a couch, a gallery wall, a rug and ditched the pink accents and we got here
You can see I also painted stripes in the hallway to match. 
Finally, we got the “go-ahead” from our landlords to refinish the wood floors hiding underneath the carpet. 
YAY! The floors made such a huge difference in the room. But, it changed the feel of the room for me. It felt more updated, modern and fresh. That got my little wheels turning and I decided I wanted to switch things up a bit! 
Fast forward a few months… I bought and painted the new tv console coral and gold. I added some coral throw pillows, reupholstered and painted the window bench and made some new DIY artwork for above the sofa. Well friends, that brings us to what you see here today! 

Close up of the coral tv console.
 Here’s another view…

 Carter (my 3 year old boy) and I painted the artwork above the sofa. I simply bought a giant frame from a yard sale and repainted the frame white and gold. Then I got a board cut to size and painted the colorful abstract design on it using different acrylic paints and painters tape. Easy and cute!

One more close up of the bench because I love it so much! 
Just for fun and because I love progression photos…
All I need to do now is get some pillow inserts for the navy pillows I’m making and I need to get some stinkin’ new lamp shades (I can’t find them anywhere!!!) 
Crazy change right?! Maybe it’s just me but it feels so different with the new flooring and more color!


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    Between Blue and Yellow
    September 27, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Looks great! Your home is lovely.

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    September 27, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    You did wonders for that room. It looks fantastic!

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    carol jane
    September 27, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    The room is so pretty! Love it. can you please tell me what your paint color is? So So pretty.

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    Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno
    September 27, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    What a beautiful space! I have loved it from the very beginning, and seeing the evolution is so cool. I really love your tv console and bench…and those newly done floors!! Phenonmenal. 🙂

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    Mel@Mellywood's Mansion
    September 27, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    It is simply gorgeous. I love your living room.

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    Jana Faith
    September 28, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Oh wow! Love the re-re-reveal! The art over the couch really pulls it together.

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    September 28, 2012 at 2:19 am

    Love the room! Where is the rug from? I want it!

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    Bethany Lee
    September 28, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Love it! The art you created is great!

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    Sara Pliske
    September 28, 2012 at 10:09 am

    I love the painting above the sofa! Very cool! and the size of it makes it a great focal point in the room…it is perfect!!

    Blessings – Sara

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    Hannah Hathaway
    September 28, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    CUTE! Love it! I’ll have to keep your updates in mind for when I can do mine! <3


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    September 29, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Wow! looks like it could be in a magazine! totally love the striped walls!

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    Stacia Liechty
    September 29, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Looks awesome girlie! I’m always tweaking every room in my house too. A woman’s prerogative right? Great job!
    Stacia@ http://feathersandsunshine.blogspot.com

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    September 30, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Love, love, love this!! You did a great job!! I’m doing a slooooowwww make over of my family/living room as well….this is so inspiring.

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    October 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Love the new room! Even though I’m all for pink accents, there are so many cool ideas in there! =)

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    October 3, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Gorgeous. What a transformation from the beginning!


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    Michele Cole
    October 3, 2012 at 9:22 am

    The room looks wonderful. I really like the striped walls and the DIY wall art. I am always looking for ways to change my home too and will keep these ideas in mind.
    Michele @ Better Organized Living

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    Kylara H.H.
    October 3, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Beautifully done. I love to see something come from a wee bit of styling to absolutely stunning decor. It feels so homey. Have you thought about making the lampshades yourself or to revamp an older shade or two? Thank you Mallory for showing us your gorgeous home.

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    Jaimee @ Craft, Interrupted
    October 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    SO lovely! Wonderful job. Saw you on Rae Gun Ramblings and came to say hello : )

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    October 4, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I loooove the coral tv console!!! So freaking fab! And the wood floors are such a room changer. Gorgeous room!

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    October 4, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Ack! I don’t know what I love more! The bench? The coral console? That painting?! I love it all!!



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    Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com
    October 5, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Featuring you sweet friend! XO, Aimee

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    October 6, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Looks great. Love the DIY artwork! http://www.thethreeofus.posterous.com

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    Casey O
    October 17, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Holy cow, this room is GORGEOUS!!!! I love it all — from the striped accent wall to that amazing coral tv console to the color combinations and art — swooning!! Where did you find that little aqua mirror?? It is so cute! Will you please come decorate my living room next?? 🙂

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    Green Willow Pond
    October 20, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Nice job. I love the wood floors ahd those striped walls! Visiting from Tattertots and Jello.

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    Trisha @ The Sweet Survival
    October 20, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Love the colors and the artwork you and your son did – so precious!

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    October 20, 2012 at 2:39 am

    I love the artwork best, so light and fun! Stephanie

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    Karen at Bargain-ista.com
    October 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Beautiful room! Love the pops of color everywhere 🙂 Nice that you tied in all of the colors in the artwork you made, genius!

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    The Joyful Thrifter
    December 11, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Thank you for the reminder that a room can change again and again until you like it or until you change it again. I just moved into my house and i feel like whatever I do is going to be permanent.

    The Joyful Thrifter.

    p.s I was wondering if you could email the color you used on your walls. That is the grey I want to use for my spare bedroom that is a dusty rose color at the moment. rkrobinson9@yahoo.com

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    December 29, 2012 at 4:43 am

    Great job! That TV console really pops and makes the room stand out. I love color 🙂

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    December 30, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Gorgeous! This shows you it takes time for things to come together. I often forget it takes time. BLAH! I just want our house finished!!


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    March 7, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Love!! Do you know the color of your living room? Could you share it? Thanks!!! Love the coral, too — great choice!

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    Krista thehappyhousie
    March 24, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Great evolution of a room! I love your striped wall and your media console… as well as the handmade touches and hits of colour around the room! Thanks for sharing it:)

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