A Cost Plus World Market Makeover

Last week, I did a mini-makeover on my daughter Melissa's living room. The first thing I did was send Bob the Painter over to paint the room. It went from a deep dijon mustard color to this neutral palette.

While Bob was busy painting, Melissa and I went to World Market.
Ever since I found my six kubu wicker dining chairs at Cost Plus, I've been finding even more great furniture there, perfect for my daughter's home. Right away, we both fell in love with this blue chair, so we bought two!

Melissa already had the brown rug, which works great with the blue and brown damask chairs.
She has the same color combination in her bedroom already, so it makes sense to bring these colors in to the living room.
I also purchased the wood and metal etagere behind the chair for her....

....as well as this console table.
I hired Mike the Electrician to wire this wall so that the television can be moved.
She always kept this wall empty before. It was like a walk way through the living room, into the kitchen. After seeing this photo though, I'm convinced that she needs another etagere....

...so they can create this look.
The house is quite small--about 900 square feet, so storage is a number one priority, especially considering their two small children and all the toys and books that go with.
This wall unit accomplishes that task nicely.

The sofa was moved to the old TV wall. A mirror covers up the hole.
Melissa already had the burlap storage ottoman for the toys. I bought a new blue throw and new linen curtains from Cost Plus.

The curtains are all cotton with grommets, which replaced my hand-me-down feminine curtains. Definitely a more contemporary feel.

Moving the sofa to this wall really opens up the room and gives an illusion of more space.
Keep in mind that this is a work in progress. We still need a new table and lamp next to the sofa.

A book shelf behind the blue chairs where the etagere is now is also planned. The girls would then have more room to store their books. This is what we are considering, yet again from Cost Plus!

At least the mantel is finished! I cut hydrangeas from Melissa's yard which will dry naturally.
The silver candlesticks are from her wedding. I bought the horse print years ago when Melissa was still riding horses.

They love their new, bright, young living room. Gone are the hand-me-downs from me that did not reflect their style and taste.

And Zoe loves the new blanket!

Stay tuned for the final living room reveal.
After which I'm moving to their kitchen/breakfast room for some updated changes. Trust me, these kids work so hard and I am so happy to help them with their new look!

Speaking of Cost Plus, my kubu wicker chairs were featured today on Cote de Texas!
Thank you Joni for featuring my breakfast room! I'm quite honored!

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