The ORC is done, I have left the coma of rushing to complete everything and now I’m back with the details. Two of the main reasons for starting this room were the sectional sofa we purchased and new carpeting was being installed. And then in the end, the sectional went in the fireplace room.
BUT the carpeting was installed and we love it! It’s so soft and I love the color. We went with a nylon carpet because they tend to be more durable than polyester. We used The Flooring Collective to install our carpeting and they did a fabulous job working with our budget and meeting our carpeting needs for stain resistance, durability and color. Bonus, if you contact The Flooring Collective in Rochester MN and tell them it’s through my blog, you will receive 15% off your flooring! Here’s a video we did explaining more about the room, the choices and the BUDGET.
After choosing the carpeting, I had to find a wall color. We all know I love me some Sherwin Williams paint. After looking through my paint deck I had a few ideas of what I wanted. I finally settled on City Loft and for the most part, I really like it. There is one time of day when the sun comes in that a certain wall looks almost pinky beige. But other parts of the room like grayish white and others a real light greige. It’s technically a white but it definitely has a subtle tinge of gray/beige to it.
My chairs were from an end cap at Target on clearance that my friend found but I did find them on wayfair as well. They are definitely a squatty looking chair but they are super comfy and the price is right too! The tufted sofa (we call her Vivian) is also from Wayfair and we’ve had it for about a year. I really love it, it’s firm but I don’t mind that. It’s still comfortable and the fabric is durable with kids and dogs!
The armoire was a craigslist find for $100. Thanks to Fusion Mineral Paint, I was able to paint this armoire without any prep work. The color is Ash Gray and I did two coats and used 1.5 containers of paint. If you are local, the paint can be purchased from the awesome Soul Purpose Boutique in downtown Rochester. I think it turned out beautifully and the new hardware didn’t hurt, thanks to Hobby Lobby and the 50% off sale.
A lot of the items in the living room are from sales or clearance finds, including the coffee table and side tables. The coffee table is Threshold Gilford and still available at Target.com for $200 but I somehow grabbed it on clearance for $30! Crazy, I know.
My side tables are from Target’s Holiday collection last year and TJ Maxx so I don’t have a link for those. The amazing fiddle leaf fig is from TJ Maxx/Homegoods and was on clearance for $65.
In this room the lighting really adds so much and again, we didn’t pay a lot. The lantern light is from Menards, it’s the Annika by Patriot Lighting and was only $100. I like that it mixes the brass with black. It has a chain but we kept it short on the beam.
The sconces we found at LampsPlus and it was $100 for the pair! What a steal! They are plug in wall sconces which we needed. I love that they have the dimmer knob so you can keep it dim or bright. Another great feature is that the arms swing so we can put them against the wall if we don’t want them right above our heads on the sofa.
And finally, let’s chat about the beams and the bison. The Bison is a print from etsy which was $6 that I then printed off at Staples as an architectural print for $7. We used spray adhesive and adhered the print to some foam board from Hobby Lobby that I paid $7 for on sale. The rope and hooks we already had and the wood trim is from Home Depot and is the stained barnwood. I believe we paid $5 for the 1×3 barnwood. So the bison we created for around $25.
The final few items are the pillows which I found at the super cute Adourn boutique which is local! Love my little ode to Minnesota and they match the Bison! The super comfy cozy blanket is a TJ Maxx find for only $25 and my family is constantly stealing it to snuggle up in!
The wood beams my hubby installed. Our ceilings are 8 feet high so we didn’t have a ton of room but we knew it would help the room feel a little cozier. We used the barnwood shiplap from Home Depot in the dark wood color. I am hoping my hubby will do a tutorial soon on those beams.
And that’s a wrap! Just for fun, I will leave you with the many living room looks over the past six years!
And from the photos of when we looked at our home and now. Kind of fun to think of how dramatic the change could have been if I would have waited.