Colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover

Colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover

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How I gave our Traditional Living Room some Modern Farmhouse Style with pops of fun, beautiful color!

Welcome, welcome. For those of you that are new here, hi! I’m Stephanie. I blog about all things DIY and Home Remodeling. My blog focuses mainly on projects I work on for my own home. From wallpaper to furniture design, DIY wall art to restoring your dingy grout. I share it all here. So, my Colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover is a mix of DIY furniture, remodeling, and of course, lots of fun shopping finds.

This Living Room Makeover has been a 7 week long Marathon of big DIY projects! It started with renting scaffolding that I practically lived on for a weeks worth of painting. Then I got busy building side tables, ottomans, and more while some contractors remodeled our fireplace. That new shiplap is such an upgrade, right?!

Oh yeah, you haven’t seen it yet. Let’s get to those before and after pics. Prepare to be shocked, friends. 😉

Colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room- Before Photos

Here’s a quick reminder of where this room started, last month. It was boring and blah, but worked as a play space for babies. Now that the boys are getting older, it was time to add style to this room! You can see more of the before photos in this post full of our ORC modern farmhouse living room makeover plans.

These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans

These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans

These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans


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My Colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover Plans

Quick Note: I’m sharing this living room makeover as part of the Fall 2018 One Room Challenge. Follow the link to see a page full of inspiring indoor and outdoor rooms being made over by over 200 talented designers and DIY bloggers. But first, grab a cup of coffee, you’ll want to see them all. So much inspiration, guys!

Colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room- Reveal Photos

A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
Bam! Right? The light walls make those gorgeous pillars and all that millwork shine. The whole room just feels more grown up but still livable and fun. I don’t even mind that taupe couch as much, now. After removing it’s matching chair, taupe doesn’t dominate the room anymore. BUT, even though I’m OK with the couch now. How amazing would a mid-tone leather couch look here?! Something like this mid-century leather couch or this high-end stunner. Maybe I can talk the hubby into it next year. 😉
A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
I just can’t get over the change here. I have been slowly painting a lot of the rooms in this house Behr’s Sandstone Cove. It is really making everything feel light and fresh. And how about that amazing barn art above the wing chair. The colors are perfect. So glad I found it. Target has some beautiful wall art, lately. The brass lamp beneath it is fantastic too. It feels really sturdy and heavy, like an expensive heirloom piece, but was really a steal.
A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
I love finally having a grown up, stylish room to enjoy while the kids are at school. Of course, 2-tiers of cookie goodness and hot tea is the perfect way to celebrate. 😉

 

A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
Check out that shiplap above the mantle, such an upgrade. I am so glad we decided to give the fireplace a new look!
A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
I shared the full build tutorial for this DIY Console Table during week 2 of this Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover. How amazing is that paint color. It’s from JoAnna Gaines’ paint line with Kilz. You can find this color (called Weekend) at Target in wall and chalk paint. Works great with those sleek brass handles too.
A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
Those oversize pillows and extra blankets tucked into the Teal Console Table are perfect for family movie night. That felt woven basket is a favorite of mine. Target has been selling it in lots of different colors this year.
A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
This view of our new Modern Farmhouse Living Room, from the kitchen, makes me want to pinch myself. Those light walls (Behr’s Sandstone Cove) act as the perfect backdrop for colorful furniture. And, yes, I did eat every bit of that cheese as soon as I wrapped up this photo shoot.
A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
Seriously, guys. I never thought I was a cow art kinda gal. Sure, they’re generally cute, but they never grabbed me. But this cow stopped me mid-stride in Target. I had to buy it. This Highland Cow is pretty great too. That galvanized steel and brass house is another current fav. I like to put a fun string of LED lights in the bottom of it.
A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
That Cow Art is sitting on this Red Kids Executive Desk, I designed and built a few weeks ago. This sweet little guy will be moving to the playroom soon. Here’s a look at the front. Full tutorial and build plans coming soon.
A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
Here’s a better look at the end tables I built for this Modern Farmhouse Living Room. What do you think? I added extra texture to the pedestal base with a faux paint technique. Full build tutorial and plans, coming soon. Sign up for the newsletter to make sure you don’t miss new plans and tutorials. 🙂
A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
Couldn’t resist adding the October Issue of Better Homes and Gardens to this reveal. They featured my DIY Mudroom in that issue. Still pinching myself.
A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
I shared the tutorial for this ottoman in last weeks post. That height is just perfect with that straight-backed wing chair.
A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
I just finished the upholstery makeover on that wing chair, last night. How amazing is that dark blue velvet fabric. It’s super soft too. If you can get one velvet seat in your house, do it. They’re beautiful and feel amazing, guys! If you don’t want to reupholster your chairs, look at this gorgeous, overstuffed velvet chair, by Rivet. I’m obsessed. BTW, I found that fabric at JoAnn’s Fabrics.
A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
This plant and that sweet peacock are the perfect combo…
A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
…next to this beautiful set of vases from a couple we knew in Egypt.
A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
These Pier 1 curtains are nice and thick, very pretty, and don’t really seem to wrinkle. Win! Those Martha Stewart Heritage Oak Rods from Home Depot are a new find. I’ve used them in 4 rooms, so far. Love, love, love them.
A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
A closer look at that sleek lamp with it’s Edison Bulb. Swoon! Especially with that landscape art. The greens and peaches in this piece are perfect.
A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
From upstairs, you can see just how massive our walls are. It’s over 20 feet to the ceiling. Yep, I was on scaffolding painting that ceiling. I gave that gorgeous chunky crown molding a fresh coat of paint too. You can get a closer look at that crown molding and scaffolding in the week one.
A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
So much space, but it still feels cozy.
A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
We installed that fan a couple years ago. In Texas, fans are a necessity. I went with this model because the wood color is very natural looking and the blades are nice and thick.
A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
This low ottoman works great as a place to do puzzles, read books, and as a little coffee table for all of those movie night snacks.
A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse
Well, that’s it. That’s a wrap on this Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover. Thanks for stopping by. Time for this girl to relax. 🙂

A colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover, I love! It's fun, beautiful, and stylish. Full of living room decor and design ideas JoAnna Gaines would approve. :) #AbbottsAtHome #ModernFarmhouse #TraditionalHome #LivingRoom #Farmhouse

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4 thoughts on “Colorful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover

  1. Stephanie what a wonderful makeover! I cannot believe that you actually painted with those two-story height ceilings! And your DIY projects are also so impressive. Great makeover and congrats on your magazine feature!

  2. Stephanie, you really deserve to rest! What you did to that room in those weeks is simply amazing! As you’ve build almost all of that furniture, I am sure hubby will treat you with a new sofa soon. Keep on reminding him of the fact that you’ve created the perfect surroundings for this darlin gleather couch. Enjoy the cookies!

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