The living room has changed quite a bit! When we first moved in the living room it looked like this.
Look at the doom carpet. Pretty Awful no? Luckily we had awesome floors underneath! Add a couch and some paint and it looked like this:
While I loved the slipcover for the karlstad sofa, it's dry clean only. In reality with the dog, and being prone to spill everything I ever get into my hands, it wasn't realistic. I still have the slipcover, but It's been traded out for a washable one.
We added more seating! I bought a kind of broken karlstad loveseat for 60 bucks, and with 20 dollars spent in IKEA as is section, and a new slipcover, I have a cheap matching sofa!
I scored two floor display RIBBA frames for five bucks, normally 20$. I added some photos of the city I had taken with my Dianna. I can't wait to add more to my own personal gallery.
Here's a run down of everything in the room.
Rug- Hand me down from the parents (free!)
Couches, Ottoman, Slipcovers - IKEA (350.00, built from craigslist and IKEA as is, spaced out over a long time)
Yellow POM POM Blanket- Katie Brown for Meijer (5.99!)
Art - Frames IKEA RIBBA (10.00)
Art - My own! (the price of film!)
Pillows & Covers - Gosa Aster (6.99*4= 27.96) Gäspa (4.99 * 4 = 19.96)
Curtains - Hardware Existing (Free!)
Sheers Meijer (4.99 * 4 =19.96)
White Side table - Flea Market score (11.99)
Throw - VILMIE RUND (12.99)
Lamp - Alang (39.99)
Shade for Ceiling fan - (10.00)
Eames Shell Chair - Craigslist (40.00)
Entertainment unit - IKEA Tobo (169.99)
Most people I know payed that much for their couch.
It's still only a start. But It keeps getting better! I want to get some more art and color up on the walls!