A Painted Dining Room and Free Couch

DSC_0126I painted the dinning room.  And I love it.  And we got a free couch and love seat from my parent’s neighbors.  It is so fancy and classy.  I am once again in love.  And all I can say is when people start finding out that you will take anything for free, word gets around.  And if one day you score something as fancy as this, then you know your have arrived at successful frugality.  DSC_0097After days of rearranging, I settled on pretty close to my original setup.  It was hard…with paint, I expected to have a whole new room.  And though it is new, it is still the same.  And that is okay, because what it was before was beautiful.  I think I am so used to seeing other people’s total transformations that it was a little disappointing to not have the same shock value.  But I am realizing that I was not going for total transformation but instead just a different paint color.  And once I grasped that, I could finally enjoy it.DSC_0105 I have been decluttering a bit.  This summer I went through and found stuff I did not want and sold it at our yard sale.  This time I am going through and finding stuff we do not need.  I like how it feels less cluttered and more open.  Again, very stretching to let go and have less.  I love stuff.DSC_0106 DSC_0107 DSC_0108 I still need to pick up one more frame to finish this wall.  But we are on a serious spending hold so it will have to wait.  And after looking at these pictures I am realizing my measuring of the frame on the left is very off.  DSC_0109And the tags are still on the lamps.  I wanted to be totally sure first.  Found them on clearance at Target.  And the light bulbs are different.  DSC_0112 DSC_0110 DSC_0111DSC_0114 DSC_0117 DSC_0118 DSC_0119 DSC_0120DSC_0124DSC_0132 The wall color is:

Glidden Granite Grey GLN59



16 comments:

  1. Love it! And it fits in perfectly too!

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  2. woo hoo for free stuff!!(especially free furniture!) i love the color, i love it all! it looks beautiful!!

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  3. I love your home...it make me want to come for a visit. :) You do such a great job making you place into a home!

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  4. Ashley, it looks wonderful and I love the color of the walls. Free couch looks like a million dollars - how pretty! You have such a warm, inviting home and I like the way you let YOU shine through! Ann

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  5. How awesome for you! I love the color, and the couch is great, too. I love free stuff! I also love the scattered bible verses.

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  6. It all looks soooo nice! Love love love the new color.

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  8. This room kind of reminds me of Alice In Wonderland, particularly the Mad Hatter (your tea cabinet) it's got that great whimsical vibe. I usually get the hives if things in my house aren't perfectly matchy-matchy but your house definitely is inspiring me to try something new!

    Oh & I love your free couch! Lucky!

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  9. Love it--and what a score on the free sofa. I know you will have a hey day making all sorts of new pillow covers!

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  10. Love the paint color, and the couch!!

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  11. Looks fantastic!! I love your cute seating area with the couches. :)

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  12. I love the free couch! Did you see the chairs I got for free? I love free! :) I love the new color too. I used to think gray was so blah and now I love it. I keep wondering what I can paint gray. haha

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  13. What a beautiful room! As a frugal free lover myself I totally understand the need to de-clutter! :)

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  14. Ashley! I was just browsing through blogs while talking on the phone and just now realized that I was on YOUR blog and this was YOUR living room! It's beautiful!!! I love how you've simplified and pared things down and the color of the walls! Awesome. (Love the bathroom soap quote too.)

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  15. I think everything goes really well together. The color scheme is beautiful! What was the color you ended up going with?

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  16. Ooh, I love that gray!! I am definitely going to put that on my list of colors to try.

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