Price My Space Blog Party!

Welcome to my living room!


This used to be my dining room, but we had to reconfigure our living areas, so this is a much smaller space than we used to have. Click on the individual photos for a closer view.

Living Room View

Forgot to number the large picture on left, it was $10 at HES, I just need to finish painting the frame white.
TV cabinet is about 12 years old, I painted it white about 5 years ago. Originally $129.
Basket & Quilt - basket was $7 and it's filled with kids books, quilt from MIL.
Curtains in the windows are from Ikea, about $30 for all.

Desk View in Living Room

Teapot on desk was $7.99 but I had to move it and the glass jars so the baby wouldn't break them. This is also a better shot of our fake paneling.

Main View A

1. Coral plates - plastic plates from Homegoods 1.99 each
2. Sectional couch - recently purchased from Ikea for $899, but they gave us a gift card for $150, so I didn't feel so bad about spending the money. With gift card I purchased the slipcover you see here. My other one is lovely and white.
3. Ottoman is old...about 11 years...$0, rug from Homegoods $29, ruffle from baby crib $0, white blanket from the as-is section at Ikea for $10, tray was $7.99 from Target about 5 yrs. ago, various books, shell was free, and the "frog" was $4.95 from a thrift store.
4. Lamp - a converted oil lamp w/ shade I got at Hughes Estate Sales (HES) for $20 (adore it!)
5. White folding chair from Homegoods for $17 (reg. $79! who pays that?)
6. Great cottage sketch in gold frame - HES $18
7. Pillows - orange was free, aqua & brown were $8 for two each at Homegoods.
8. Aqua beach sign was $12.99 from Homegoods, shelf it's sitting on is from Ikea for $6. The orange fish tile above it was a gift.
9. Not sure what these are called, pelmets? but we recycled from someone else's house, so free.
10. Vanity desk from my mom, she paid $75, I just painted it aqua for $4.
11. This is to point out the wall paneling, it's fake! We made it ourselves, about $40 for entire room. (Saw how to do it on Changing Rooms).
12. Flooring throughout is from Ikea for $1.29 a squarefoot.

Table View B
1. Got this table as a birthday present used gift card at Homegoods.
2. Flowers on sale at Joann Fabrics - $8
3. Little silver box - from HES $6
4. Three books about shells, herbs, and insects $6 at Marshalls.
And that's an Anthropology bowl on the books, a gift of measuring cups, this is the cup size.

Not showing: silk flower arrangement on top of tv cabinet $30 (from HES).
Light fixture $6 from Osh.
I just bought a little gold frame with a gold bee inside for $3.95 (yesterday), and I am hanging up another shelf under the giant picture, so that'll be another $6 (already purchased from Ikea).

Total for this space, which is 12 ft. by 12 ft is: $1343.00

So tell me what you think of my iddy biddy living room...I tried my best!
One day soon we'll have a normal living room in a much bigger house.
One day...Thanks for visiting, can't wait to see your spaces!
Please leave me a comment and check out my giveaway and my blog party in previous posts!


  1. I am crazy about that blue desk!!

  2. What a beautiful space! It looks so fresh and comfortable!

  3. i'm coveting your little blue desk! so cute. what a clean, inviting space.

  4. Your space is so cute and cozy! I big pink puffy heart love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog, you're the best!

  5. I love the beach theme, and you've done a wonderful job making a cozy living room. I think the small space gives it a more beach cottage feel, actually. I love that you repainted pieces to work with the color scheme. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love this room! It looks like it could be in a magazine! And $1,300 for this beautiful room is amazing!! :)

  7. Love the trim on your walls and that little white table! Do you know where the table is from?

  8. Beautiful room, it's so light & airy & cozy. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  9. i LOVE that color blue, so calming!

  10. I just got back from San Diego & Laguna... then Palm Springs.
    Love the way dogs are so accepted in the California area. At Laguna Beach there were so many doggies walking & with their owners having fun!
    Like the blog.

  11. Mrs. Limestone, sorry I forgot to say where the white table was from, I added it now. It was from Homegoods for $59 (but I used my gift card).

    Also, the white paint color is called Calla Lily from Behr and it's semi-gloss.
    I made up the pale aqua color myself.

  12. That is a great wall color! You have a very pretty beachy vibe going on, and I love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  13. I love this space! It is so inviting. I really love the wall color and the trim! It's so beautiful!

  14. Anonymous7:32 PM

    Love the room! Everything looks so cool and calm. Do you like your Ikea floor? Is it wearing well?

  15. What a pretty room! I love it!

  16. Nice job on that teeny tiny living space! We'd love to do that fake paneling too one day. I love your perspective.

  17. I was worried about the Ikea flooring when we first got it, but we were and are on such a tight budget that we did it anyway. It has been really good, even better than real wood I think. I don't worry about spills at all. And I have moved a lot of furniture around on it and scuffed it and then I mop it off. Sometimes I have to get on my knees and scrub, but it still comes off. There are a few chips, but that was from when we installed it. It looks as good now as it did when we installed in four + years ago!

  18. Your home is beautiful- I think it feels cosy and very liveable. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Thanks for stopping by my page and viewing my living room. I love your living room! It has a beach cottage feel and I love the beach! The blue desk is so cute along with the white chair. I also like the little white accent table that you got from homegoods (my favorite store!).

  20. It's so cozy! I love it. Great job. I like that slipcover a lot! It looks great in there. Please share how you did the paneling. I'd love to know. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the encouragement. I just might paint that sofa table. You're aqua desk looks awesome!!!

  21. Agreed--if you could share how you did the paneling (or what episode of Changing Rooms it was on) I would love to find out. I think your room is FABULOUS!! What you did with the space has inspired me to de-clutter and redecorate!

  22. Anonymous5:57 AM

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  23. Anonymous6:51 AM

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