Hey y’all! I’m so excited to share with you our “summer” living room makeover! It’s filled with nautical touches, vibrant colors, and tons of “old-meets-new” ingredients to this fun room!
Let’s start with the fireplace. It once was a dark and dreary area of our living space, but now with the vintage, thrifted paper taped around the fireplace door, it looks completely different!
On the mantle, are some beautiful accessories, including two antique silhouettes, two nautical mirrors (on clearance from Target), and two mini boxwood wreaths from Target. The pretty flower box was from an antique’s sale, and the faux hydrangeas are a Michael’s purchase. I love how all the colors warm the space!
The cane chair came from an estate sale for $5, the fringed throw came from West Elm on clearance for $10, and the pillow is also a clearance find from Target!
The lantern is a HomeGoods purchase. A bag of crushed sea shells (from Walmart) fills the vase, as well as a pillar candle from Pottery Barn Outlet and a little starfish.
To the right of the fireplace, sits a thrifted, vintage, chalk-painted bookshelf. (A blog post on that will come at a later date.) I love this bookshelf, because it is perfect for that little nook in our living room! It hides a lot of the wires that come with video gaming systems, dvd players and digital boxes. And since it doesn’t have a back to it, all the natural light beams through the shelves! It’s a win-win in my eyes! 🙂
Don’t you just love this gold gumball machine?! I got it for a steal at a thrift store!
And this fun-colored globe sits atop our bookshelf, in all its shining glory. It’s a yard-sale find from a dear family-friend. Those purchases are the best kind.
Below our new globe is a collection of inspiring books filled with beautiful pictures and exciting projects! I highly recommend every one of these wonderful books! My vintage, gold pineapple (found at Goodwill) and my nautical bookend (clearance purchase from Target) are sitting ever-so-prettily on the shelf. The fun colors of all these embellishments add just the right amount of whimsy, which makes my heart swoon! 🙂
The floor lamp is an estate-sale find coming in at a whopping $14. It needed a lot of TLC, so I grabbed my white spray-paint can and went to town on the lamp base. The burlap shade came from an interior decorating store. I looked high and low for the perfect-sized shade, and I ended up at this particular store. The price was reasonable, so I’m thankful to have found just what we needed!
Sitting on our white, slip-covered Ikea sofa are pillows that I made from fabric purchased at our local discount fabric store. (If you’re interested in some tutorials on making pillows, you can find them here and here.) And I “upgraded” the white Ikea pillow cover with a vintage green-and-white doily that was sewn onto the cover. (Super-easy to do, by the way!)
And how cute is this bar cart?! It was only $5 at an estate sale! It holds our diy spray-painted lamp from a thrift store (similar blog post found here), an antique frog that holds a vintage flashcard, more inspiring books, a nautical door stopper (on clearance from Target), a vintage crate and some embroidered needlework.
On the other side of our living room sits another white, slipcovered sofa with more pillows that I made using fabric from our local discount fabric store. The white pillow with the jute trim is a Hobby Lobby purchase. And the rug, sitting over the back of the sofa, is a clearance score from Target!
My honey and I found this gorgeous old trunk at a yard sale. It stinks inside, but if I keep it closed, you wouldn’t even know it had a stinch! Shhh…our secret! 🙂
The buoy was a HomeGoods clearance item, and I picked up the boxwood pot at Pottery Barn Outlet. The fun, white tray was a Target clearance score!
And moving onto our coffee table, just so you know….This table is massive. I’m talking two-Ikea-tables-put-together-big! So big, that in all honesty, I sometimes have a difficult time putting things together “just right” on this table. But I’m happy with it right now. It’s got two Target rugs that I bought on clearance (I know, I know. Enough on the clearance items, right? Sorry! I don’t think that’ll ever change! Lol!)
I found the over-sized starfish at an antiques market, and the seagrass basket is another Pottery Barn Outlet item.
And here’s more eye candy with colorful coffee-table books. (Ahem. There’s a fun little secret on decorating that I’d like to share with you….Book covers have a creative and inexpensive way of adding color to a room! You can add books with covers that are similar in color, or you can mix and match book covers that are opposite of the color wheel….Either way, book covers add a fun punch to your decor!)
The antique pulley was a $1 yard-sale find! And this beautiful turtle shell was a $10 find at a local antiques’ store! You can find these shells at places like Pottery Barn, but they cost so much more there! If you keep your eyes peeled at local antique markets and yard sales, you’re bound to find a real one that’s clean and cheap! 🙂 I promise, it’s definitely a conversation starter!
I bought this gorgeous brass bucket at my local Goodwill for 99 cents. Don’t you just love its shininess and the ornate handles?!
The sea shells were in a pack of 10 for 99 cents at another local thrift shop. The package says you can actually bake food in these, but I’m not so sure about doing that. Who knows…Maybe I’ll venture out of my comfort zone one day and give it a try. 🙂
This shiny, antique silver dish was a yard sale find. Isn’t it such a unique piece?! I especially love the lid. So dainty.
Well, that’s all I have for you today. Have you been inspired to go out and find decor from the thrift store? If so, I’d love to hear about it! Comment below, or stop by and say hey on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, HomeTalk and Facebook. It always makes my day to hear from my sweet readers! Thanks again for stopping by.
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