Alright folks, the wait is finally over! Today I’m sharing the complete source list for our living room along with all of the links to recap our journey. Make sure to check out the full Reveal post from last week if you haven’t yet!
As for the total cost, I didn’t keep track of the details so unfortunately I can’t give an exact number. By far, the most expensive element was the fireplace with the stone coming in around $1300 and labor at around $1900. I just ran through the list for a quick total (mostly off the top of my head) and I came up with a ballpark in the $5k range. This is not including the flooring and wood planks (since we bought that in bulk for the whole house) nor does it include items we’ve owned since our last home like the couches, rug, pillows and art. If so much of it wasn’t DIY’d/thrifted you can bet we’d have spent a least double.
Even though $5k isn’t a drop in the bucket, I’m absolutely positive it’s increased our home’s value by several times over that amount (the benefit of buying a fixer in a nicer neighborhood!) so it was all a worthwhile investment. Not to mention how happy it makes us and will be enjoyed for years to come (hopefully 😉 )
So… what’s on our agenda next? Between the upcoming holidays, hosting family gatherings and an increased workload, we’ve decided not to jump into any new projects until January. But don’t think that means this blog will go silent… I can’t tell you how excited I am to decorate for the holidays! I have a million ideas swirling around in my head and with just 24 days until Thanksgiving, planning starts now.
I’ll be back in a few days with a festive Thanksgiving chalkboard tutorial (+ a free download so you can print your own!). ‘Tis the season—bring it on!