#makeovermonday / creating a cozy corner & another giveaway

For today’s edition of #makeovermonday I’m sharing the many faces of our living room corner. I love this little spot because it is something you see when you first walk into our living room.

Because of our windows, fireplace and wall connections for media – our living room is pretty limited on how the furniture can be set up, but even small changes can make a difference.

This is how the living room corner looked before Christmas:


I have a love hate relationship with this here recliner. We got it shortly after having Kayla because we needed something to rock a baby in the middle of the night. This one won for comfort, but I’ve never truly loved the style. It doesn’t really match the rest of our decor. At all. But, Brian loves it and doesn’t want to give it up. So I compromise. And I cover it with pretty blankets and pillows πŸ™‚

During Christmas it got moved to the other side of the room and that’s where I want it to stay! It’s not nearly as noticeable (haha).

And this is what was left after the tree was moved out last week. My problem? I get so used to furniture being in the new spots while we have the tree up that I don’t want to move it back – arrrghhh!

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So, here’s what we ended up with for our new cozy corner:


I thought it would be fun to break down this little set up!


The Chair: A fun little find over 10 years ago at a local Auction Barn. Price: $4!!!!! I bid on it while Brian was in the bathroom, no joke!! It has the original covering and stamp from a local furniture manufacturer.

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The black and white pillows are from IKEA. The quilt like pillow is one my grandmother made!

The yellow foot stool was a staple in my grandparent’s home for as long as I can remember. There’s even a part that she had to sew together that was coming apart!

You can barely see it, but my grandmother’s first sewing machine that she got when she and my grandfather got married is sitting behind the chair! And it still works!! I just have to figure out how to use it…

Have you noticed this weird white thing in almost all my photos? It’s called a MOHU Leaf and it is the one topic that I get asked about THE MOST from this blog. I described it on #trashouttuesday for ditching our cable. You can read all about that here.

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Next are the Staples Engineering Prints that cost less than $2 and I taped them to some old canvas prints that I covered in scrapbook paper!! You can read all about how to make HUGE prints for cheap here.

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These words were a gift from my mom one Christmas. The middle wooden shelf is from a yard sale and the two smaller shelves were from the Target dollar section a few years ago – they are cheap and plastic! I have a goal to paint this all white soon πŸ™‚

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The lamp is from a set that came with our original living room furniture from Rooms To Go many moons ago and I just recently added the lamp shade from my grandmother’s original living room furniture – it is almost 60 years old!!

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The white columns are from our wedding. We were going to look into renting them for the stage and found them half off at Hobby Lobby! It was seriously cheaper to buy them and keep them in our home to use forever. And a few friends have borrowed them over the years. They are great for lamps, plants, photos, whatever!

The little zebra stool is a clearance find from Hobby Lobby for less than $20 a few years ago. If you go to Hobby Lobby and don’t search out the clearance section, you are MISSING OUT!

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And now for a fun #makeovermonday giveaway! This print inside the gold frame is from a cool company called Hope Ink Art! Do you see the words on the print? Because He Lives!! Here’s a close up:

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I received a free print when I ordered mine, so I’m giving one away!

Simply comment below telling me your favorite hymnal song from church!

Kayla will draw a random winner on Wednesday to get this same print shown.

Oh, and the frame is from the Salvation Army for $3 πŸ™‚

Proverb of the Day:
When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. [Proverbs 16:7 ESV]


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  1. Jesus Jesus Jesus
    There’s just something about that name
    Master Savior Jesus
    like the fragrance after the rain
    Jesus Jesus Jesus
    Let all heaven and earth proclaim
    Kings and kingdoms will all pass away
    But there’s something about that name

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  2. Blessed Assurance. No wait, Amazing Grace. No. There’s Something About That Name.

    Can’t do it. Can’t pick a favorite! πŸ™‚

    Love your $4 chair, Starr!

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