Classin’ Up the Living Room

H ey- remember me? I am the girl that writes this blog sometimes. I am starting to work on final projects for school (time flies!) so I have been up to my ears in work. Unfortunately, the blog has suffered but I am hoping to come back with a vengeance soon! ;)

In the meantime, I wanted to share a quick little update from our living room. A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that we had found an awesome deal for a new rug on Overstock. So without further ado, let’s get to the pictures! Here is old rug for those of you who need a reminder:

CoffeeTable1And here is our gorgeous new rug:Rug1

The living room before the new goods:

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And after:IMG_6521_edited

We love the way the rug brings out the pops of red in the rest of the room and adds a lot of character to the space. The best part of the whole thing, though, is that this bad boy was on sale for only $35!! WOOO! I will try and and take some better pictures of the living room soon when I can find a few spare minutes (HA!).

To complete our living room upgrade, we snagged some awesome record coasters from Amazon for only $21 (for a set of 6).

Coasters

With the new table, rug, and coasters, we can officially scratch another New Year’s resolution off of our list. Yippeeeeee!

1. KITCHEN LOVE – Since we didn’t quite get to this in 2012, I would love to get our kitchen project underway early this year!

 

2. ORGANIZE, ORGANIZE, ORGANIZE! – We need to do this every year! We got a bunch of Christmas gifts (books, DVDs, etc.) and have no where to put them so we need to do some spring cleaning to make room.

 

3. STORAGE SOLUTIONS – Now that Walker and I have lived together for over a year, we have slowly filled up all of our current storage. Aside from putting everything in the garage, we need to come up with some new ways to add storage (especially for books, DVDs, CDs, and school supplies!).

 

4. NEW COFFEE TABLE AND RUG – Our current coffee table is hanging on by a thread! We absolutely need to save up and replace it. We would also love to get a new, upgraded rug for underneath… class up our living room a little! :)

 

5. SCHOOL WORKSPACE – I love our writing desks but I am going to be doing a lot of drafting and projects that take up much more space/storage for school. We need to figure out a way to make a little more space for doing schoolwork, which is going to be really tough!



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  1. Mom

    March 4, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    I’ll be classin up your living room in a few weeks! LOVE IT!

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    • Erika

      March 5, 2013 at 8:13 am

      That is very true!! I CAN’T WAIT!! :)

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  2. Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno

    March 4, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Yay for crossing things off your list! I love how the rug ties things together and brings lots of warmth to the space! :)

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    • Erika

      March 5, 2013 at 8:14 am

      Thanks Gabbi! We like it a lot. Plus, the other rug had seen better days! ;)

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  3. Cindy P

    March 5, 2013 at 4:39 am

    It looks so great! I can’t wait until we move into our two bedroom apartment in April and I can begin decorating and arranging the one bedroom as our craft room/office!

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    • Erika

      March 5, 2013 at 8:16 am

      Thanks Cindy! I so jealous! I would kill for a second bedroom to have a bigger workspace for our computers and all of my projects (school or otherwise!). Someday… :)

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      • Cindy P

        March 5, 2013 at 8:21 am

        The only reason we’re moving into a 2 bedroom is that the price for our one bedroom’s rent with the yearly inflation would be $2 less than this 2 bedroom we’re moving into! We couldn’t pass that up!!

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  4. Amy@BuffaloRoam

    March 5, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Oooooh, very warm and cozy!

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    • Erika

      March 5, 2013 at 8:17 am

      Thanks Amy! I was so happy that the rug is nice and soft too… I worried it might not be with a $35 price tag. Thankfully the gamble paid off! :)

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  5. Trina @ Let's Just Build a House

    March 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    $35 bucks?! STEAL!

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    • Erika

      March 7, 2013 at 11:33 am

      I know, right!?

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  6. Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication

    March 5, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    LOVE! What an excellent deal! It looks fabulous in there! It definitely brings out all the red in the room!

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    • Erika

      March 7, 2013 at 11:55 am

      Thanks Ashley! I am a bargain shopper so I was quite pleased! Plus it looks SO much better than the old rug! :)

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  7. Kristen | Popcorn on the Stove

    March 6, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Love it – and I can’t believe you got it for such a steal!!

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    • Erika

      March 7, 2013 at 11:55 am

      Thanks Kristen! You and me both! ;)

      Reply
  8. Ash @ HumberHome Project

    March 6, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    love it! can’t believe how good of a deal you got – that’s awesome :D

    that coffee table is awesome by the way!

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    • Erika

      March 7, 2013 at 11:57 am

      Thanks Ash! We love the rug but we LOVE LOVE LOVE the new table. It has so much more space, storage, and stability than the old table! :)

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  9. Jeanette @ This Dusty House

    March 22, 2013 at 11:45 am

    I love the new rug! The more I see that style come back in, the more I love it. Unfortunately, I can’t convince the husband. He prefers a less ornate geometric rug. Perhaps one day I’ll convince him…

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    • Erika

      March 26, 2013 at 8:36 am

      Thanks Jeanette! Thankfully, this style of rug was Walker’s idea and I was thrilled! His parents have a beautiful rug like this that we saw when we visited and he was like, “Something like that would look great in our living room.” I was super pumped! ;)

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  10. Vicki

    March 23, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Looks great Erika! It’s amazing what a difference it makes when you change just a few items in a room! Sounds like you are really enjoying your course! xo

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    • Erika

      March 26, 2013 at 8:37 am

      Thanks Vicki! It really does make a difference! :)

      I am loving school but excited that I get a break for a few weeks between quarters!

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