Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Our living room gets a"Goodwill" makeover






It all started with finding a (new to us) couch at Goodwill.This replaced a pitiful couch that we got at a garage sale for 18.00 last summer. Long story, but we sold our other couch on craigslist thinking we were getting a different one. The dream couch we thought we were getting fell through and we were stuck finding whatever we could to sit on. The new couch is leather and a good color for our large family who like to get dirty. However it had issues. I had to do a major repair job underneath before we could use it, thus the 145.00 price
Somehow the couch clashed severely with our lemon yellow -suppose to be cream wall paint. I have hated it for three years. I decided a gallon of paint was a good investment so we chose a putty color. I love it!!!.
Next hideous curtains must go... Found some long creamy linen ones and they are awesome. Notice the curtain rod and glass knobs. This was re-purposing from stuff out in our workshop. I'm on a tight budget and I quite liked how they turned out.
Last a large coffee table fresh from Goodwill today finished off the new look.

8 comments:

My Shabby Roses said...

Kathy, it looks great! Nice, clean and fresh, love the look. I love Goodwill shopping too!

Kristina said...

Kathy you have such a good eye! Looks like a great family room for everyone ;o).

Gail said...

Beautiful job Kathy! Doesn't it make you just so happy to find a bargain that works? Your room looks great!
I hope to be in your store again today to drop off some new tags.
Gail (littlebeachdesigns)

Andy's Attic said...

Hi Kathy,
The room looks so cozy and fresh! Much as I get irritated with GW and their prices going up, up,up, good things can still be found! You have proved it...
Annette

Heather said...

It looks great, Kathy! I especially love the new curtains and curtain rod. You are so creative.

Denise said...

You are super great at revamping! How exciting to come home to a different room of the house! I like the table, very good find.
Hope to stop by sometime to see you.

Auntie Joy said...

Hi Kathy,
Love your new look, I am in the middle or maybe the beginning of a major house redecorating project. Hope to be done sometime this decade!
JOY

lala said...

It all looks wonderful! What a score to find those fantastic linen curtains, and just lovin the doorknob rod ends.