Living Room Transformation {Before & After}

A dark and dreary living room gets a light, fresh, French provincial makeover on a tight budget.

We ripped out the carpet, refinished the floors, painted the walls a peacock blue, painted the trim white and threw a bunch of furniture in there.  The desk, curio and piano are still in the room, but I have sold the rest of the pieces.  I made valances out of clearance fabric, which totaled $10 for the whole room, but I knew I eventually wanted full length drapes.