Sunday, 21 August 2016

Temporary Living Room Transformation





So I wasn't sure whether to do a transformation post on this room or not because it's actually eventually going to be our spare bedroom, but at the moment it's our living room while we get to work on downstairs. It's actually probably my favourite room we've done so far (sorry bedroom) because I adore the colour and it's got the fireplace and the built in shelves which give it a bit of character. So because of that I thought I'd do a transformation post now because it's not going to look that different as a spare bedroom because the sofa will just become a bed and the TV will disappear.

Before 





The walls were wallpapered in a patterned wallpaper that I actually kinda liked, but rewiring meant we were always going to have to get rid of it. There was a carpet in here that was in OK condition until you looked at the one bit that hadn't had any sun and realised it had faded A LOT. The fireplace was boarded up so it was another situation where we weren't sure what was going to be behind there and the surround was caked in old paint. 

During 

You can read my post here to find out about the process as it covers the week we did it in!

After 















The walls are painted in Soft Linen by Wilkos which I just adore and I managed to convince Nick to let me paint the inside of the built in shelves a pale blue colour which matches perfectly. My mum made the curtain and the fabric for that is from Laura Ashley (in the sale, obvs). We painted the fireplace copper like the one in the bedroom and cleaned up the tiles around it which were already there (another hidden gem!). The rug is a really old one from Nick's nan which I love and goes so perfectly in this room. We've moved our sofa we already had up here along with the TV and it's such a cosy little living room so I mean we don't even really need to bother with downstairs right? 

What do you think of this transformation?

Amy x
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  1. This is a lovely transformation. I especially like the curtains.

    Gemma x
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    1. Thanks Gemma, my mum actually made the curtains! xx

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  2. love the transformation, defo some inspo as i'm moving rooms too

    http://thatgurlsolomon.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/life-talks-happiness-is-journey.html

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    1. Aw I'm so glad it's inspired you, thank you! xx

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  3. It looks so pretty and cosy, well done! I'm in love with so many details - from curtains, framed photos, colorful pillows, built in shelves to those beautiful old tiles! Your home has that perfect relaxing vibe! xx

    Matea
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    1. Thank you so much Matea, I definitely love relaxing in this room :) xx

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  4. What an amazing transformation, this room looks beautiful and really cosy and it's definitely a vip spare room - technically you could even host guests. The pictures are amazing and the carpet also fits into the room really well. If I ever buy a house I'll definitely come back to your posts for inspiration xx

    113-things-to-say.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much lovely :) Yeah there's definitely the possibility for air bnb! xx

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  5. That's a really great transformation! I really like how minimally chic the place feels and looks. Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much, I feel like this room is such a jumble of different things so I'm glad you think it's chic! xx

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  6. Wow..this transformation is amazing. I did a great job in choosing white. Absolutely love the feel & ambiance of your living room. Those plant pots are my favorite <3

    xoxo Eva | www.evakindles.com

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    1. Thank you so much Eva, it really is so relaxing and I'm obsessed with house plants! xx

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  7. Wow this transformation is amazing! That fireplace is absolutely stunning!! The flooring looks so much better too and adds to the character :) love it xxxxx

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm so glad we took the time to do the floor properly! xx

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  8. Your living room looks lovely! I really like all of the little details you added :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. Thank you Sarah, I feel like it was a jumble of ideas but it seems to have come together! xx

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  9. What a gorgeous transformation! Your living room is stunning! I love the fireplace and rug :-)

    El xxx

    www.elsfashionfix.co.uk

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    1. Thank you :) the fireplace is my favourite part :) xxx

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  10. What a lovely makeover! So nice xx

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you so much Edye I'm glad you like it! xx

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    1. Thank you, so worth all the hard work! xx

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  12. I love all the little changes you made and those curtains are so pretty!

    Bella Pummarola

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    1. Thank you! My mum actually made the curtains so they're down to her :) xx

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  13. Great job! It looks so cosy! Beautiful curtains.
    A Blushing Beauty Blog x

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    1. Thank you, it really is so cosy I love relaxing in there :) xx

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  14. Oh my GOSH!!!! What an incredible transformation!! It looks amazing babe, well done!!!! Xxx

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    1. Thank you so much lovely, I'm so glad you think so :) xx

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  15. I love this entire look so much. It gives off this sleek classy vibe while still having traces of your style infused. So very cool xx http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2016/08/totes-for-boys.html

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    1. Thank you so much! I think my style is a bit of a jumble so I'm glad it turned out OK haha! xx

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  16. I love posts like these. You really transformed it so well. Looks cute and cozy :)

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    1. Thank you so much, it really is so cosy :) xx

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