Living Room Before and After

Hello there!

Last week during the Spring Home Tour I gave you the final shots to this, the newly renovated living room.

I didn't want to make you wait one more week, it was already a long wait since that day in September, remember?  When I used some of the ugliest graphics to show you my plans for this room! :D 
You can check that post right here.
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Gorgeous Blue Spring Home Decor Ideas

Hi Friends,

We had a wonderful week of home tours celebrating the arrival of Spring. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments!

I had a blast visiting each and every single home dressed in its best Spring attire,
and while going through, I couldn't ignore the blue trend going on right now. 

Well, I think blue is always in fashion, but lately I've noticed it a teensy-bit more.

Might it be the fact that
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Spring Home Tour

boxwood wreaths on mantel with galvanized plant post and Spring sign

It looks like Spring is finally here to stay! Last week we got a bunch of snow and I can't tell you how disappointed I was.  A huge set back for the work I'm doing in my backyard. Yep, you heard it right, I'm already working in my backyard, trying to bring it back in style for none other than the Patio Style Challenge. The reveal is coming soon, I can't wait!  ;)

But hey, today is all about the home's interior, and as usual, I'm over the moon to be a part of this talented group of ladies led by Marty from A Stroll Thru Life.

If you're coming from Doreen at Hymns and Verses or if you're one of my regulars, Welcome! I'm so glad you are here. Make yourself comfortable because this is a load with lots of pictures post.
white chairs with swiss cross pillows and boxwood wreaths, glass bottles, and galvanized plant pots
Boxwood Wreaths  |  Galvanized Plant Pots  |  Pillow Covers
In my book, Spring decor is all about new beginnings, kind of cleaning our rooms and starting the year with a bright, fresh canvas, I think that's the theme for this home tour, Bright and Fresh.

So, let's start here at the mantel in the family room, the only area in this room that got dressed for Spring. This is the place where the family hang out the most, whatever decor I add to the mantel is always enjoyed it.

A boxwood trio a top some galvanized plant pots announcing the arrival of the new season.
White kitchen with light blue island, oranges on counter and green roman shade
Kitchen Makeover  |  Roman Shade  |  Curtains
The kitchen has stayed the same, I'm still enjoying the bright colored island. So, other than the fresh tulips in the blue mason jars and some drawer organization I did a couple months ago, I've done nothing in here.

Samantha Garay in kitchen freshly squeezing orange juice

Miss. RLC was in charge of juicing those oranges, and she wasn't that happy about the pics. :/

kitchen island decorated with white tulips in blue mason jars - one orange

So, we better get out of the kitchen and move into the home office.

blue kitchen island with rustic barstools, enclosed refrigerator, range hood and built-ins in the far back office area
Kitchen Island  |  Bar Stools  |  Pendant Light
The reveal of this room was done last year, during Christmas.

home office with built-ins and farmhouse table desk, rustic coffered ceiling
Wall Art  |  Built-ins  |  Office Chair
But, after all the Christmas decor was taken down, I've been using this room as my office. I love it! Even though, my supplies, crafts, and papers aren't organized that well yet. I feel like I've been more productive having the majority of my stuff in one space.

built-ins and a white and blue palette with sphere chandelier
Rustic Coffered Ceiling  |  Sphere Chandelier  |  Rug from TJ Maxx
I used one of those wide lenses to try to capture the entire room in one shot. And yeah, that's how it looks when you are at the door coming from the kitchen.

numbered storage box on shelf with succulent plant and painted books.
Storage Box  |  Painted Books  |  Vase
Styling the shelves wasn't easy, I changed them like five times. :)

ikea storage boxes, big clock and wire baskets on built-ins
Geometric Pillow Cover  |  Magazine Files  |  Office Tray
I first tried to bring the Ikea boxes to the top shelves, but nope, too busy. I guess the styling never ends.

home office looking to the family room fireplace mantel
Wall Art  |  Breakfast Set  |  
I think this is a "new to you" view of my home, from the office all the way to the family room, going thru the kitchen and breakfast area. It's a looong room!

Hydrangea bouquet in blue painted vase on top of farmhouse table

Hydrangeas put a smile on my face while working in here.

grey and white striped rug and antique chair
Farmhouse Table  |  Chalkboard  |  Mercantile Sign
And now that I look at this picture, I'm just glad to be able to inject new life to those old pieces... the chair, the table, the chandelier...

blue rug in white living room.
Doorway trim
And it's right here, while sitting in this chair, that I get to admire all the work I just completed in the adjacent living room.

board and batten wall, farmhouse coffee table, white and blue tassels curtains
Rug  |  Minimalist Prints  |  Tassels Curtains from HomeGoods - similar HERE
This can be the living room reveal. The past two months were spent in here giving this room some architectural flare.
Home goods and Michaels succulent terrariums
Succulents  |  Terrariums from HomeGoods
A board and batten treatment to the main wall, crown molding, window and door trim, and even the baseboards were updated.

rustic coffee table, sunburst mirror, slipper chairs,
Sunburst Mirror  |  Slipper Chairs  |  Board & Batten Wall
The last two weeks, I gathered and created some of the decorating pieces.
blue foggy medallion rug, window trim, door trim and decorative blue pillows
Coffee Table  |  Teal Chair  |  Window Trim
I'm loving this color palette, so bright and fresh!

blue teal chair with bicycle pillow case, green wall art and books
Bookcase  |  Baskets  |  Bicycle Pillow Case
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Next up on the tour is the talented Kim from Sand and Sisal. You're gonna love her take on the classy nautical theme in home decor!

Get lots more Spring inspiration from the entire line up right here:

2017 Spring Home Tour

Monday – Mar 20
Decor To Adore - Laura 
Cuckoo4Design - Julia 
21 Rosemary Lane -Barbara  

Tuesday – Mar 21
Setting For Four - Heather  
Nesting With Grace - Brooke 
Haneens Haven -Haneen  

Wednesday – Mar 22
Dimples & Tangles - Jennifer 
Hymns & Verses - Doreen 
Remodelando La Casa - Christina 
Sand & Sisal - Kim
Common Ground – Debra

Thursday – Mar 23
Duke Manor Farms - Laura 
 Bliss At Home - Kristin
ZDesign At Home – Bree

Fri – Mar 24
Thrifty and Chic - Alicia 
Our Fifth House - Carmel 

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Easy Last minute Wall Art

Hi friends,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I did enjoy it at home working on some projects and doing the taxes. Yep. it's done, and I'm so glad to cross it off my to do list. ;)

Las week was Spring cleaning, soon after, decor pieces and fresh flowers were brought to the main areas of my home to welcome Spring. So, yeah, the weekend was also the time to enjoy my home all clean and pretty.

Today, I have an easy art project to share with you. I'm one of those that start to think about what to hang on those empty walls right after the main work has been completed, and of course there is no budget or energy to think about it. :/
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Rug Turned Pillows

blue foggy medallion rug and rustic coffee table close to sleeper chair with geometric pillow cases

Hi friends,

The snow, early this week, has kept me away from working in the backyard. We only got about 5" of snow (I'm so glad it was that low), but I'm still waiting for it to melt so I can go back to pretty up the whole space.

In the mean time, this has been a good opportunity to come inside and finish the work in the living room, adding the final details to complete the room makeover.

Did I tell you next week is
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Bookcase Cabinet Makeover

bookcase with two drawers and two lower shelves with books and baskets

I love it when a project turns out to be less work than what I thought.

And that's exactly what happened with this paint transformation project.

This picture below is how the other side of my living room looked a couple of days ago.
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Farmhouse Style - Coffee Table Makeover

living room with dark and wooden tones coffee table and blue foggy medallion rug

Let me start by apologizing for my inconsistent postings. Most of the time I've been able to bring two posts a week, lately it's been way less than that. I've been working on many projects, but I haven't had the time to sit down and edit any pictures or even write a post.

The good news, I have lots of stuff to share later on. :D

No, really, I have great news!

I was almost finishing the trim work in the living room when I got some happy mail. I was invited to
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Trimming the Windows in Living Room

how to install window trim

Hey there!

The trimming of the windows has been a slowly process in this house. It only happens when I update a room. I shared a post with all the details while doing work in the master bedroom, you can find that post HERE.
Then, the dining room got its first update and of course, the double window in that room, got trimmed too. You can find that post right HERE. Then, it was the office, the kitchen, the boy room...

Now it's the turn for the living room and I'm sharing some of the details because it's a bit different from the ones I've done before.
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