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ORC Week 6: Front Room Reveal & Budget Breakdown

Hey guys and welcome to the 6th and final week of our One Room Challenge Front Room (formal living room) makeover. We have spent the last six weeks completely decorating and furnishing our formal living room.

ORC Coastal Front Room Reveal - Charleston Crafted

Chairs – At Home // Pillows – Homemade // Coffee Table // Sofa – Joss & Main

Plant – Home Depot // Plant Stand – HomeGoods // Painting – Homemade

Rug // Fireplace makeover // Paint Color – Online by Sherwin Williams

ORC Coastal Front Room Reveal - Charleston Crafted

Sailboat Painting – Goodwill // Bench – Homemade // Charleston Pillow

Shoe Drawers – IKEA // Wooden Monogrammed Board – Wedding Gift

Anchor – Overton Iron Works // Front Door Makeover // Lantern – Lowes

Entry Table – Habitat Restore // Driftwood Mirror // Black Frame – Michaels

ORC Coastal Front Room Reveal - Charleston Crafted

Two weeks before the challenge officially started, we had the walls between the living room & dining room and the dining room & the kitchen. After that, we painted the walls, hung crown molding, built up the fireplace, built a pipe bench, painted the front door, built a live edge coffee table, built a driftwood sunburst mirror, and decorated the entire space.

ORC Coastal Front Room Reveal - Charleston Crafted

ORC Coastal Front Room Reveal - Charleston Crafted

ORC Coastal Front Room Reveal - Charleston Crafted

I am so excited for how this space turned out. It is blue and I think blends well with the rest of our home. It feels coastal and natural and comfortable. We tried to make it more formal than our TV room, but not too stuffy or fancy. I love that the first space that people see when they walk into our home is truly finished (well, for now).

ORC Coastal Front Room Reveal - Charleston Crafted

Here’s a reminder of the before:

initial living room - charleston crafted

initial living room - charleston crafted

Our challenge to ourselves was to do the room for under $2,000, which is a ton of money, but included a large purchase of furniture (a sofa, two chairs, and a coffee table at least). I am so excited to say that we did the space for $1,800, truly thanks to using a lot of accessories (small things add up!) that we already had on hand. Here is the exact budget breakdown. Comment below if you want any more break-down details, I am a CPA and have it all!

Couch $450.00 $421.95 -$28.05 via Joss & Main w/ $10 refer a friend credit
Chairs x2 $340.00 $322.20 -$17.80 AtHome Chairs $199 each plus 10% off coupon – 360 total plus tax – plus discount for damaged chair $40
Rug $200.00 $196.11 -$3.89 Amazon – rug & rug pad
Coffee table $225.00 $164.53 -$60.47 $107.53 for slab, $57 for legs
Fireplace update $50.00 $45.51 -$4.49 Lowes – molding, had paint on hand
Art $30.00 $23.99 -$6.01 canvas from michaels 70% off sale
Side tables $40.00 $0.00 -$40.00 decided that we do not need
Entry table $20.00 $0.00 -$20.00 decided to use existing table
Entry rug $75.00 $20.00 -$55.00 AtHome
Chandelier $350.00 $217.98 -$132.02 West Elm (used a $150 gift card)
Lamps $50.00 $61.71 $11.71 Lowes – light for entryway
Accessories $80.00 $34.00 -$46.00 Goodwill mirror $5 + $29 frame from Michaels
Paint $40.00 $40.00 $0.00 used 1/4 of a 5 gallon bucket wall paint, 1/2 gallon trim paint
Crown molding $50.00 $86.00 $36.00 via Lowes – did dining room and front room
Bench $0.00 $120.00 $120.00 Lowes – piping and paint for base, used wood and stain we had on hand for seat
Plant $0.00 $54.00 $54.00 via Home Depot for plant, clear pan, and spray paint
Total $2,000.00 $1,807.98 -$192.02

We loved participating in the One Room Challenge because it really forced us to stick to a timeline. In some of our other spaces, the projects have just dragged on forever (the Master Bathroom mini makeover took 2 months just because of little things!) and our master bedroom we fixed up the one side of the room and then just abandoned the other side 🙂 I definitely plan to participate in more ORC’s in the future!

If you are visiting for the first time, I hope that you will click around and add us to your blog reader. We just moved in July and have a lot of house left to decorate!

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Jen @ Noting Grace

Sunday 13th of November 2016

This is a stunning makeover! I am loving that settee!!! Awesome job on a gorgeous reveal!

Joan Miller

Saturday 12th of November 2016

Looks so inviting! Love the colors!


Sunday 13th of November 2016

Thanks Joan!

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