Living Room Makeover Reveal

Back in February I showed you my sister’s awesome new floating hardwood flooring, by Impressions Hardwood Collection that we helped her install.

Living Room Makeover

The flooring only took a good two days from start to finish, so it was a great project with huge impact.   The sad thing about this project is that we didn’t get a good before picture.  My sister is not a blogger, so it just didn’t’ really enter her mind, and she just didn’t really have any good pictures of the room, so we will have to compromise with an old video and I just took some screen shots:

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Before floor pictures

Here is the furniture *mostly cleared out of the room and they were starting to paint.  My sister found a mis-mixed paint that she used for the color.  So sorry but we don’t have a paint color name.Mom's Phone Pictures 2013 001


I LOVE this bookcase.  My grandmother had it custom made in the 50’s or 60’s and it is one of those pieces that I have grown up looking at.  We didn’t want to paint it.  But to change it up a bit we used faux wood grain wrapping paper as a backing that can be removed.  The mostly white background also helped to brighten up the overall look of the room!

Living Room update

This project was done on a MAJOR budget, i.e. whatever we had…  My sister has two kids serving ecclesiastical service missions and that is like a second mortgage every month.  The furniture is my sofa (used in my last living room with a slip cover), and my two slipper chairs, a cute old bench that was my grandmothers and the one major purchase was the bench turned coffee table.  Which I got at TJMaxx for just under $100.  I bought a few other things like the lamps… on the chest in the window.

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We created a gallery wall using what my sister had, some meaningful old plates and a few spray painted frames from the local goodwill store(DI).


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In case you missed it, the flooring is Salem Java, a floating hardwood flooring flooring was a great foundation for the room, and from there we got busy! What do you think?

10 tips for installing new wood flooring

Be sure to visit the first half of this post were we give you tips for installing new wood flooring!

PS: Wondering about the rug? All the details plus some more great similar rugs are here.

Beautiful blue area rugs! I love the combinations of the teal, aqua, lime, blue-green spectrum on these rugs, with the paisley and ornate patterns.

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. This is beautiful! A great example of how to take what you already have and whirlwind it into a functional, pretty space. It’s kind of an eclectic Restoration Hardware look 🙂 Love!