I am VERY PROUD to say that our living room is 80% complete. We still have a few finishing touches to go -- possibly some wall art, curtains, and a new bench beside the fireplace, and maybe one day built-in bookcases --- but the progress so far has been Room-Changing. The best part: everything purchased was either clearance, final sale, or a Craigslist steal. I love a bargain! And I believe this is proof that you don't have to compromise quality or taste when you are looking for a deal. So here is the reveal...
but FIRST, a look at how this room has progressed.
During the House Hunt: 0% Progress
Move-in Day: 0% Progress
Post-Painting: 30% Progress
Post-Sofa Purchase: 40% Progress
My favorite part about Craiglist purchases is the story behind each one, and getting to meet other avid craiglisters. For example, the couch is a CUSTOM-MADE sofa by Bassett from a family of three with one on the way. They live right down the street from us, and recently went through a MAJOR home reno as well. They were the kindest couple, and gave us more than the couch (which turned out to be too big for their space once they got it home!). They passed along contractor names, paint colors, and upholsterers. Things you just can't put a price on.. and their home is breath-taking. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Ty and I found this side table in Addairsville, GA at a thrift store on our way back from a wedding.
Cost? only $35 for a solid wood table with leather top. SUCH a steal! The matching mercury glass lamps were purchased online at Target.com - they had a deal for 15% off home decor when you spent $75 or more (and I just happened to already have the perfect lamp shades). I would have spent 15% more if these had been purchased in-store.
Those perfect pillows...
Usually I am a huge fan of buying fabric and making my own pillows, but when I saw these at Restoration Hardware on FINAL SALE right after I purchased the rug on Craigslist, I KNEW they were too perfect to pass up. I love how the medallion print on the pillows mimics the print on the rug. Speaking of, the RUG was another craigslist deal. The rug retails for over $1000 but we were able to get it for a fraction of the cost because a lady's chihuahua was allergic to the wool! The other white sidetable we already owned - you may remember it from the guest room in the condo.
The matching nailhead sidechairs are the latest addition to the room and the final touch. These were originally from a boutique in Buckhead, GA called BEE. Lucky for me, the lady who purchased them changed her mind and she put them on Craigslist. My in-laws were sweet enough to scoop them up and haul these giant wing chairs back to Nashville on their way to visit last weekend.
Living Room: 80% COMPLETE!
This week I showed you our living room steals, but next week we will go into the dining room (which you glimpse in this photo) to see how we got the look for less!