Living Room Redo – Part 2

Hey everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. I’m back with part two of the living room redo. I found my new color and I love it… Aqua!!! I have a Besta Vara from Ikea that I’ve been using as my media center. The TV is mounted on the wall because with a toddler running around it’s just safer that way. I wanted to make the space more functional and add a little pretty, I mean look at it… it could definitely use some pretty.


The right side has books, puzzles, the cable box, a DVD player and the Wii while left side has DVD’s. Now I know a lot of people have upgraded to Blue Rays but I figure if it aint broke don’t fix it.

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I got rid of all those DVD cases to make space for some board games that were in my sons closet. All I needed for this update was a pack of sleeves and some Kassett boxes from Ikea. It was pretty easy, I took out all the cases and shelves then I just put the DVD’s inside the sleeves. I grabbed the board games and arranged them on the bottom, they fit perfectly. I put the top shelf back in and added the Kassett boxes filled with DVD’s plus the modem and router. I wanted to get them off the top and out of sight. I used one box for my movies and the other one for the children’s movies and some Wii games. I don’t know why I didn’t get rid of all the DVD cases sooner! I feel like it’s a much better use of the space now. I didn’t do anything to the other side, it was fine the way it was. The top needed some love so I picked up a few accessories from Home Goods and Marshalls. The basket that holds the remotes and controllers got a quick update. I gave it two coats of white spray paint and the bottom half I painted my new beautiful aqua. You can read my tips on spray painting here.

Now lets look at some before and after pictures…

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See the ottoman on the left, we’re going to talk about re upholstering soon.

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The Kassett boxes were white and plain so I gave them some pizzaz with some Martha Stewart pouncers and some randomly placed dots.  I also considered using a chevron pattern but opted for the dots. What would you have done?


What’s left?

  • Re upholster the ottoman
  • Condense DVD collection
  • Organize/style the media center
  • New toy storage
  • Spray paint frames & find new art
  • Re arrange gallery wall
  • Miscellaneous arts and crafts


8 thoughts on “Living Room Redo – Part 2

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