Who wants to see my living room transformation?!

Wanna know why I started this blog ten years ago? Because everyone else was doing it. I kid you not. I was like, oh no, I can’t be the only mom who doesn’t have a blog, so I started one. Yup, I’m a follower, not a leader. And yes, Mom, if everyone else jumped off a bridge, I probably would too. 

Well, the same goes for the Covid quarantine. I couldn’t be the only person not renovating stuff in the house. I’d open up Facebook or Instagram and see person after person redoing bathrooms, bedrooms, gardens, picture frames, wall colors, etc etc etc.

And since we’ve literally let no one inside our house for the past eight months, YOU are the first one seeing this. Our new living room! I should say my new living room because my hubby and kids couldn’t care less, but it’s literally the first room you see when someone enters our house (if that ever happens again), so it needed a little TLC.

Anyways, before I show you what it looks like now, I’ll show you what it looked like before.

As you can probably tell, I hired a professional decorator to get this look. But seriously, there was a lot of stuff I was holding onto, like the ladder my hubby bought me when we were just dating, three separate blankets with tassels (WTF?), and the Harry Potter LEGO castle that cost the price of a real castle.

The first thing I did was paint the entire room white. Never in my entire life have I painted a room white. In my mind, white was the color I had to have when I lived in rentals. As soon as I became an owner, I vowed to have colors on all my walls at all times. But I felt like I needed a blank slate. 

The second thing I did was paint it white again because the first white I picked looked too yellow. And yes my hubby thought I was insane.

HUBBY: What’re you doing?

ME: Painting it white. 

HUBBY: But it’s already white. 

ME: A different white. 

HUBBY: (blank stare)

And the third thing I did was even more terrible for our marriage. I made him help me put up peel and stick wallpaper. Oh my gawwwwd, do NOT do this if your marriage is fragile. I don’t care how many YouTube videos you watch that make it look easy. It sucks balls. Big sweaty balls with spikes sticking out of them.

Anyways, we took a break after the first panel to drink and take copious amounts of drugs, and then we moved on to the second panel. How hard was getting the second panel’s pattern to line up with the first? On a scale of 1 to 10, umm, I’m gonna say 3000. 

But after much fighting and crying and therapy, we succeeded.

After the wallpaper, I spent hours and hours surfing for decor while we were watching TV shows at night. And by watching I mean missing the entire plot line and asking my hubby every five minutes what’s going on because I was busy researching faux plants and throw pillows. And then finally, it all came together!! Total lie: there was actually a lot more effort and steps that went into it but I’m too tired to type anymore. So without further ado, are you ready to see my new living room?!!! Here is the final transformation!!!!  

It still needs a few little touches here or there, but I’ll probably never get to them. I mean let’s be honest, it’s pretty much a miracle I got this far.

Let me know what you think! Or don’t if you think it’s ugly!! And please feel free to show off your house renovations in the Facebook comment section so I can ooh and ahh over your stuff too! 

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There are 23 comments for this article
    • Casey Heuback at 6:31 pm

      It is super cute! And I work at meeks and thier are about a dozen different whites, so your not crazy haha! You should of just painted the one wall a crazy color! Maybe you needed to test your marriage lol??

      • George Pope at 3:29 pm

        testing should involve strengthening, not breaking, & it looks like these two got that going on!

  1. Shannon at 10:19 am

    Love it! So bright ?
    Always feels good to get a fresh new look, whether it’s around the house or a new haircut. Just feels good.

  2. Amy at 10:35 am

    Love the modern lines and the wallpaper looks fantastic. I might roll the dice on the strength of my marriage for such a cute living room…hmmm…I’ll have to think about that one.

  3. Leah Campbell at 11:08 am

    Love it! Can you share a link for the media cabinet?

  4. Linda Rosenbloom at 11:28 am

    Great job…your house value just went up!

  5. Heather at 11:33 am

    I really like it. And just so you know, I painted my son’s bedroom a month ago but it still needs touch ups on the trim, which I haven’t gotten to, and the ladder and equipment and paint are still in there. Cause I’m obviously unmotivated.

  6. Dana at 12:20 pm

    Baby sideburns….I need you to list where you got rugs and chairs Armand coffee table. Construction started at my house today and I need new everything!!!

  7. Ann T Felter at 12:25 pm

    OMG!! That is gorgeous. It makes the room look so huge. Damnit, now I have to do something. Maybe I’ll vacuum……

  8. Allison F at 1:11 pm

    Those chairs are from article furniture right?? I’ve ordered stuff from there and am so happy with it. Great work. Love all of it.

  9. Terry Dahlem at 2:01 pm

    I love it! I’ve been debating peel and stick wallpaper. That was a huge wall for a first project! Maybe I’ll procrastinate a bit:-)

  10. Dana G. at 6:04 pm

    I need to know where that rug is from I LOVE IT and need it for my living room!!!!

  11. Whitney at 1:08 pm

    I had to click through and see your remodel since I realized we were in the same graduating class. I thought, How do other grown ladies with Tupperware boxes in their garage full of 90s photos, mix tapes, and a Barnard diploma live? Do they have better plant game than I do? My marriage is strong enough for the wallpaper (brag) but I’m curious as my sister just bought some on etsy and the texture was kind of plasticy: how’s the texture of the wallpaper? Looks great in photos (which is all that matters in a pandemic?) but does it feel like the outside of a package of expensive granola?