Live Pretty on a Penny

New Family Room Sofa

Thursday, July 28, 2016

As you can probably guess from this post, my big brown sofa was not one of my favorite items in my home. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't bad and served my family very well, but it just didn't fit where I was going with my home.



Well, let's fast forward to a water damage situation that occurred to my brown sofa, and it was totaled out! This led me on the hunt for a new sofa, and since I knew that I would be living with this sofa for a while, I knew it had to be a perfect fit for my family.

I searched lots of stores as I had a particular sofa style in mind. I wanted a sectional, that was firm but comfortable. I also wanted a lighter color that was still family friendly and could be cleaned well.

After searching for a couple weeks, I happened to see an ad on the side of maybe Facebook or something for the Amalfi Sectional at Havertys furniture. It comes in 2 pc options and 3 pc options. We went with the 2pc option which was perfect for our space.

I went to see it in the store, and lets just say I fell in love!

DIY Craftsman Trim

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Hey good people! Thank you all so much for your kind words regarding my office makeover . I am in love with it and I can assure you that it gets lots of use from my husband and I. But I am super excited about the progress being made in the #liveprettykitchen makeover.

Last time I updated you guys, I had purchased my faucet and gotten my countertops installed. Well, its not installed and I just LOVE it. While I didn't know that faucets could be so expensive, I am glad that we selected the one we did. It's the Moen Kaden Faucet in Brushed Stainless. It has a single handle pull down sprayer which I am in love with and makes cleaning the sink a lot easier..



But the thing I am most excited about is completing our window trim!! Craftsman window trim! I have always love the look of chunkier window molding, and since none of my windows in my home currently have any trim, I figured this window was the perfect starting point.

#1room30days Office Reveal Day!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


I am a firm believer that when I commit to something, I have to get it done! Now when I started this project, I of course did not believe it would have taken me over the 30 day commitment to complete, but I was determined to finish it. I couldn't have imagined that I would be dealing with having repairs done on my main level, along with completing this room, but that's life. And today is the today. The room is finished and I am so happy!

I won't take up this post with too many words. Here is what the office looked like before.




You can read all about my plans here.

After changing the layout around and selling off the old furniture, my office now flows so much better with the rest of my house. I am so happy I decided to keep the same paint color. Working around your current paint color is a great way to save money.

Just warning you now. There may be a bit of picture overload.