Last week, I did a mini-makeover on my daughter Melissa's living room. The first thing I did was send Bob the Painter over to paint the room. It went from a deep dijon mustard color to this neutral palette.
While Bob was busy painting, Melissa and I went to World Market.
Ever since I found my six kubu wicker dining chairs at Cost Plus, I've been finding even more great furniture there, perfect for my daughter's home. Right away, we both fell in love with this blue chair, so we bought two!
Melissa already had the brown rug, which works great with the blue and brown damask chairs.
She has the same color combination in her bedroom already, so it makes sense to bring these colors in to the living room.
I also purchased the wood and metal etagere behind the chair for her....
....as well as this console table.
I hired Mike the Electrician to wire this wall so that the television can be moved.
She always kept this wall empty before. It was like a walk way through the living room, into the kitchen. After seeing this photo though, I'm convinced that she needs another etagere....
...so they can create this look.
The house is quite small--about 900 square feet, so storage is a number one priority, especially considering their two small children and all the toys and books that go with.
This wall unit accomplishes that task nicely.
The sofa was moved to the old TV wall. A mirror covers up the hole.
Melissa already had the burlap storage ottoman for the toys. I bought a new blue throw and new linen curtains from Cost Plus.
The curtains are all cotton with grommets, which replaced my hand-me-down feminine curtains. Definitely a more contemporary feel.
Moving the sofa to this wall really opens up the room and gives an illusion of more space.
Keep in mind that this is a work in progress. We still need a new table and lamp next to the sofa.
A book shelf behind the blue chairs where the etagere is now is also planned. The girls would then have more room to store their books. This is what we are considering, yet again from Cost Plus!
At least the mantel is finished! I cut hydrangeas from Melissa's yard which will dry naturally.
The silver candlesticks are from her wedding. I bought the horse print years ago when Melissa was still riding horses.
They love their new, bright, young living room. Gone are the hand-me-downs from me that did not reflect their style and taste.
And Zoe loves the new blanket!
Stay tuned for the final living room reveal.
After which I'm moving to their kitchen/breakfast room for some updated changes. Trust me, these kids work so hard and I am so happy to help them with their new look!
Speaking of Cost Plus, my kubu wicker chairs were featured today on Cote de Texas!
Thank you Joni for featuring my breakfast room! I'm quite honored!
This is a great beginning. I can't wait to see it evolve. Of course we are never done. Always adding and changing and editing.
Do you know the name of your horse print.
I have a pony that looks just like the Appy in the picture?
Would love to know the paint color! It looks great!
Nice that Mom is there to help...Good for you Mom! I love the room and what you've done with it.
Delores, I know just what you mean about being able to help our daughters with their homes. I am so happy that my daughter values my advice and ideas! This room is looking terrific, can't wait to see the end result! You have the Midas touch. XO, pinky
Delores, you are a terrific Mother, and I have done the same for my daughter and son.
I must make a trip to World Market, especially after seeing your breakfast room at Joni's!
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I bet your having fun helping your daughter. Love the new chairs. I am also helping my daughter with her new home. We will have to check out Cost- plus.
Well, Zoe likes it and that is all that matters right grandma?! She is a doll. :D
Wonderful makeover! And it looks as though Grandma is getting the ultimate seal of approval!
Her living room is turning out wonderful! Love the wood shelf unit you are considering! Everything looks great! Can't wait to see the finished room!
I love it!! Beautiful chairs...
Looking beautiful...cannot wait to see the final pictures, glad adorable Zoe approves!
What a terrific mom, her living room is looking great!! Can't wait to see more! I love those pieces you bought in Cost Plus! Martina
the chairs are beautiful. cost plus has some great stuff. i'm sure your daughter appreciates more than you know what you are helping her with.
Love those chairs.. Saw the post at Cote de Texas.. This room is looking wonderful. Love the curtains too. What a lucky girl to have you for a mom.. can't wait to see the rest.. xo marlis
What a great mom you are! I'm sure your daughter and family appreciate everything you have done for them. I look forward to seeing the rest of the updates. Wish you could make a quick trip over to MY house and help me spruce it up!!!
I am glad that you learned not to force your hand me downs on your daughter... so from now on, just send them to me ! LOL P.S. your gals did a great job ! 5 stars
Hi D!! It looks wonderful, Love all teh new touches. I am sure Melissa is beyond. Simple,clean and fresh comes to mind. The chairs are so beautiful. I saw your kitchen over at Joni's!!! Congratulations on be recognized for the true talent you are!!! I am proud to call you friend xo Kathysue
It all looks young and fresh, Delores. Kids come with a lot of equipment, don't they? Using the vertical space for all their stuff is the way to go in a small space. Great job. I am sure your daughter is thrilled...and Zoe is a cutie pie.
I just found your blog via Cote de Texas. I love it! Your daughter's home is charming! I'm inspired to head over to Cost Plus!
I love everything! I need to go shopping! Where did the rug come from. Now I don't like any of my stuff after seeing this!
You and your daughter have done a wonderful job updating and personalizing her living room... love the accents of the blue and brown against the neutral backdrop...and what an adorable little grand daughter you have!...in helping my girls decorate their apartments I was also delighted to discover that good design can be had at any price point and this charming and successful result is a lovely case in point.
What fun to work on this project with your daughter. Great job. Love the blue and brown and little Zoe is adorable.
Looks beautiful! I love those chairs. I love Cost Plus ~ so many unique items in that store. You've done a beautiful job with this and I know they're loving it. Can't wait to see the rest!
This looks wonderful! Love the fabric design and color and the industrial look of the etagere! The mantel looks great with the two matching pots and the hydrangeas. I think it's great that you are working together on this! The new paint color looks perfect and keeps it light and airy.
Wonder Mom to the rescue!
It always helps to have someone else along to shop. A different point of view on our rooms. They see what we miss.
Delores, she is sooo lucky to have such a talented Mom to swoop in and spruce things up. You did a fabulous job!
- The Tableascaper
Stunning fresh new look for your daughter and family. Seeing the look on your granddaughter's face tells me you made a hit with her! I'd say this make~over is two~fold. You'd been telling us you wanted to decorate in a more neutral scheme...your daughter is busy with raising her family. Sounds like two fulfilled both the desires of your hearts!
As the beneficiary of your styling (and cost effective resourcefulness) expertise, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for our fabulous new living room! I can't wait for you to share the pictures of the final reveal to everyone...what a difference you have made in our home!
AND...I can't wait to see your new countertops and bathrooms!
Love, Your Daughter!
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