Today I wanted to share with you a little upgrade I made to the living room a few weeks ago. Here's a reminder of what it used to look like:
|This picture makes me want to barf. UGH! It's like the fireplace is a magnet and everything |
scooched across the room to be near it. Bad design. Or bad outcome. Bad whatever.
All in all, it wasn't really doing it for me.
So when I went to Dallas for a wedding, I decided to make a pit-stop in Ikea. The mothership. And I bought this:
I had done some research for solutions to my problem, found this online, done the measurements, and decided that this would work best for me. I was going to cover up the fireplace.
YOU CAN'T COVER UP A FIREPLACE!!!!
Oh yes, I can. And I did.
The night of our return I put John to work assembling my new Besta friend. Hehe :)
|What a great boyfriend!|
And I know you're dying to see the after. Right? Well, I'm not that mean kind of blogger who makes you wait until tomorrow. Although it's not a bad idea because I haven't thought of tomorrow's post yet.
Oh well, tomorrow is another day.
|Hope you caught my Scarlett quote. If not, please disregard this photo.|
|So much better!!! My heart is happy.|
Here's my new TV station. I love it. Or rather, I LO-HOVE it. Read aloud if you don't understand this chica's lingo.
You know, I lost the fireplace with this but I gained SO MUCH MORE! (Plus, let's be honest. Would I ever use the fireplace? Probably not. Would I even know how? Probably not) I now have a tv stand that looks good and provides me plenty of storage. All of my accessories have a home now and I think it really ties the entire room together. Plus, I love that I have a place for my awesome $50 vase.
Here's a breakdown of my prices:
Vase - $50 from Bella Boutique in Little Rock, AR
Flowers - (all fake!) $2.50 each on sale from Pier 1 (total $6)
TV Stand - $160 from Ikea
Frames - $20 each from Ikea ($40 total)
Paintings - FO FREE (I did them myself!)
Lamp on the right - $20 from Ikea
|Please ignore my drinking glass. Should have moved it. That was dumb.|
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