This coastal rustic living room showcases gray walls, a mix of modern and farmhouse furniture, rustic crate wall shelves and various coastal touches, including glass bottles and a big wood mirror.
It’s here, it’s here!
Living room reveal day.
This room is big with a lot of windows and doorways, I feel like it took me a while to plan out the entire space and find exactly what I was looking for. I’m glad we took our time. I was determined to stick to the coastal rustic vibe in here instead of rushing to just finish the room.
And, because what fun is a room reveal without a few good before and afters, here ya go:
I mean I love green, but that shade had to go. Here’s what the room looked like after some paint:
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If you missed any of the earlier posts about this living room makeover, I have details on everything from planning the gallery wall to the furniture makeovers linked at the end of this post so be sure to hop over to anything you want to read more on. I also linked to allllll the pieces we used, from the couch down to the pillows and vases, at the end of this post if you’re looking for something!
The new wall color is Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams. We love it. It really lightens up the room, and the curtains just flow and pop right off the wall color.
Kalen surprised me with that gorgeous gray wood mirror above the mantel, which started the whole mantel design.
I’d love to paint that brick white, but since we’re renting, I guess it’ll stay red.
I’m always collecting bottles, I can’t help myself. They’re easy to find at thrift stores (or online sometimes), and they work for pretty much any surface you’re having trouble decorating. Just put some bottles on it and instant glam.
The white bottle is actually an old whiskey bottle I painted with clay paint, you can see the tutorial for DIY faux concrete bottles here. That white and blue vase can be found here.
The silver lamps were actually put up on the mantel when we were unpacking just so we could turn some lights on in here When we started decorating, I left them. The mantel is long, and they add some nice height to the ends of it. Plus it’s nice to have some light over on that side of the room.
I just love how green hydrangeas look when they’re dried. You can see how to dry hydrangeas here. It’s easy! I take them from my Grandmom’s garden every fall to use for decor throughout the year.
I don’t really decorate with red anymore (you can see my easy tips for decorating in a new color scheme and how I swapped red for aqua here), but that little wood crate with the red text is an exception. It says “Wisconsin cheese”, how could we pass that up!? It’s the perfect little coaster holder.
These books are all great if you’re looking for something to read by the way. Or something pretty for your coffee table! (Just take the jackets off, and every book looks fancier.)
We didn’t want to buy anything huge for the wall thinking we wouldn’t be able to reuse anything big again in our Milwaukee house, so the gallery wall was perfect. We can always break up the grouping on different walls in the future so all of these pretty coastal pictures will be easy to reuse.
Kalen actually took that gorgeous green pier photo (upper left) on our vacation in Folly Beach. If you want a high quality copy for your own wall, scroll down to the bottom of this post and download it. It’s a way of saying ‘thank you’ to my readers! (And let me know if you use it, I’d love to see a pic!)
There was also a lot of furniture painting in this room …
This little end table makeover:
And this little farmhouse chest makeover.
This chest was going to be our TV stand, and then I loved how it looked under these crates turned wall shelves, so I found the new (old?) TV stand on a local Facebook buying/selling page.
These wood crates are a fun unique touch. I wanted to do something a bit different, and when I came across these, I knew they’d be perfect.
We have our old pedestal table in the corner opposite the crate shelves and farmhouse chest. The rustic tray with rope handles is perfect for corralling pieces on top. Those hydrangeas are from our trip to Magnolia Market, I love them in an old wine bottle. (I really can’t help but collect glass bottles!)
Our old rustic ladder (aka blanket shelf) is perfect in that little corner behind the newly painted blue table.
I just love the coffee table. The round wood is so pretty, and even though it’s dark when I was going for lighter furniture in here (because our couch is so dark), it was too good to not buy. Don’t you think?! Plus the legs are thin so it doesn’t take up a lot of visual space, which makes the dark okay in my book.
That little modern side table by the chaise is a fun little touch, too. It’s easy to move around but still holds a drink and a book if you’re sitting over there. It’s a cozy little corner.
Oakley is clearly a fan of the chaise corner, too.
And that’s the coastal rustic living room! We’re excited to have such a big room knocked off the to-do list, although I’m sure I’ll be rearranging the mantel or the crate wood shelves sometime soon just for fun.
You can catch up on all of the living room decorating and DIY projects here:
- Coastal rustic modern design plan for the living room
- Agreeable Gray paint in the living room
- Wireless outlets to make life easier
- How to plan a gallery wall when you don’t know where to start
- How to distress a dresser for a chippy farmhouse look
- How to hang heavy wall decor when it doesn’t line up with studs
- Make a throw pillow from placemats
- The TV stand furniture makeover
- An end table makeover with clay paint
GET THE LOOK:
Since a popular question I get is “Where’d you get that?!,” here are links to the same or similar sources:
- Wall color: Agreeable Gray
- Couch, we’ve had it for years and still LOVE it. It comes in multiple colors
- Tan chair (similar)
- Artwork (all come in multiple sizes):
- Crates (similar here or here)
- Curtain rod, but they’re not always available. These are similar.
- Ladder was in our garage when we bought our house. (Lucky, I KNOW!), similar here or here
- Gold fireplace screen from At Home, don’t see it online, similar here
- Seagrass basket
- Smaller decor pieces:
- On the coffee table:
- On the farmhouse chest:
- On the white side table:
WANT A COPY OF THE GREEN PIER PHOTO?
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