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My Favorite Room - Living Room

Our DIY Living Room, stripped down to studs, walls moved, new everything. I think it's my favorite room because it's no longer a storage room for our kitchen/family room remodel and I'm no longer embarassed to open the front door!
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  • Town and Country Living
    Town and Country Living Elburn, IL
    on Aug 8, 2012

    I like the contemporary vibe you have going on in this room!

  • Z
    on Aug 9, 2012

    Love this room and it's furnishings Leslie!

  • Becky H
    Becky H Tampa, FL
    on Aug 9, 2012

    Yippee!! Congratulations Leslie on finishing your other remodels and getting your living room back! It looks great! BTW, where did you find your drapes?

  • Leslie D
    Leslie D Las Vegas, NV
    on Aug 9, 2012

    Thanks, All! The drapes are 95" off the shelf from JC Penney ($50/panel). With our double windows, we needed 120" to tie both windows together, but would have had to order custom drapes, which is sooooo expensive. Instead, we hired a seamstress for $20/panel to add fabric. I looked at sewing them myself, but the cost would have been comparable to doing it this way. I love the look, but it killed me to have to pay retail for the drapes (I hate paying retail for anything..LOL).

  • Becky H
    Becky H Tampa, FL
    on Aug 9, 2012

    Leslie, I feel relatively sure you found the best bargain for what you wanted out there. Isn't it amazing what drapes cost, even if you make them yourself?! I just bought a new sewing machine to make new throw pillows and runners. After looking at the prices on the ones I wanted, I chose to custom make them for our home. Not having done any creative sewing in years, I was shocked to see how limited fabrics were. Three out of the 5 stores I used to patronize have closed. Prices on fabrics have gone up, and choices limited. I guess many have found making their own assessories costs more than purchasing something from China. Very sad, but.......after a while, I will have 7 fresh new sets of throw pillows and several table runners to replace the tired old ones. I like the way you added the black fabric to your drapes. It gives them weight.

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