I spent a few hours last Sunday moving our living room furniture around (just for a change lol) to create a warmer look for the fall and upcoming winter season. It struck me that I have decorated this entire room with my finds from thrift stores, Craigslist, side of the road pieces or other sources. I added it up and I believe the total spent is less than $500.
The Breakdown: (items highlighted are linked to their original post)
Sofa – $100.00 (down filled from Hickory, NC but mine via Craigslist)
Slipcover – Gift (awesome!)
Rug – $130, Ikea
Small Red Persian Rug – Gift (another awesome!)
Curtains – $3.79 per panel
Coffee Table – $14.99
French Chair – Free, found on side of road in pieces
Large Wooden Chair – About $10.00
Round Drum Table – Free, found in trash
Desk and Chair – appx. $30.00 (desk is for sale on Shop Furniture/Desks)
Two Small Tables (I pushed together under the mirror) – $14.99 ea.
Pottery Barn Mirror – on sale for appx. $120
Trunk – $3.00
Large Antique Chest – $30.00
All the knickknacks/baskets, etc. (except frames) are thrift store finds and all under $5.00 ea.
I think the most expensive items in the room are my frames and the Homegoods Candle on the mantel. I have bought the frames randomly throughout the years and don’t have a price tag for them.
I’m sure my living room may not be everyone’s taste. I would love new matching chairs and a few other upgrades. However, it suits my needs and is warm and cozy for the kids to cuddle up on the sofa and read in front of the fire. Home!
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Honestly Suzanne – your talent and ability to negotiate prices never ceases to amaze me. Great job.
Thank you, Linda! I must say it is a lot of fun 🙂
It’s a lovely room and I’m wild for the drapes.
Thank you so much!
way to go on the budget! looks similar to mine- i do not like to pay a lot! 🙂
Hah! I know, Cassie – we are cut from the same cloth! Your guest room is beautiful and love, love, love your new headboard!
This is such a pretty room at budget friendly prices I appreciate!
Thanks, Coco! The best part is finding that bargain. I can’t get over how expensive new furniture is!
chris aka monkey
i could not pull together a room this good looking if i had $5000 way to go xx
Why, thank you! You are too kind!
Laura @ Rather Square
I think my favorite thing about this room is that everything is unique with its own story to tell. Really nice way to upcycle/recycle/thrift your home!
STUNNING room….I love every detail!!
Thank you so much, Martina!
WOW you created a stunning room with an unbelievable budget. You’re a girl after my own heart.
Thank you, Karen! It is fun to design on a dime 🙂
What is your wall paint color. This room is PERFECT!
Hi Jean, thanks so much! It is Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter and the trim/mantel are Benjamin Moore Cloud White. Cheers!
Just found your blog today! I LOVE YOUR CURTAINS! I also love the shutter with the crest moon! You have a great eye! I guess I should have said I LOVE YOUR LIVING ROOM!!! To have that lovely space for what you spent is amazing! I would love to shop with you.
Thank you, Shelly! I appreciate it!
I think it’s lovely, and you’ve got it arranged perfectly around the fireplace. So many people are afraid to “float” furniture in the actual space of the room away from walls. it’s refreshing to see a room truly put together on a miniscule “budget” over time, with vision and love. Great job!
Thank you, Jan!
Jamie @ anderson + grant
I love that you are able to create such a beautiful space out of finds like that. It is so easy to rush out to an expensive furniture store or store where you can buy accessories. You’ve created a room that looks just as fabulous but has your own creations in it and it didn’t cost you a fortune. I am crushing on that mirror that you have hanging between the windows!
Thanks, Jamie! I really appreciate it! Super neat reclaimed wood trays on your blog today – great idea!
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
Love, love, love! This does not look like a room on a budget! And I’m totally crushing on those curtains! … Happy to feature you at our party this week, thanks for sharing!
Your living room is just gorgeous – magazine worthy !
And those curtains – 3.79 a panel? They beautiful !
Marie[email protected] Interior Frugalista
Suzanne I’m so impressed with how magazine ready your living room looks and even more impressed that it’s made up of thrift store finds. You’d never know this was a room on a budget! I’m featuring it this weekend at the DIY Sunday Showcase Party 🙂
Thank you, Marie! I appreciate it!
Amazing room… love the colors but best of all love how you found such great bargains and made them all your own with fantastic makeovers!
Thank you so much! I appreciate it!
Saw you featured on DIY Sunday Showcase tonight and I totally love this space! You are a girl after my own heart with all your thrifty collected treasures. Every corner of this room has such a story and I love that! XO
Thanks so much!
Your living room is very beautiful, I think it looks very well put together. I love it!