tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post1935262326365242426..comments2015-04-28T08:25:40.337-05:00Comments on thrifty little blog: Living Room ThoughtsKasey at Thrifty Little Bloghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11112656345319920659noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-27395454375493325412012-07-21T08:33:32.836-05:002012-07-21T08:33:32.836-05:00I&#39;m with Carrie. We DIY&#39;ed our living room...I&#39;m with Carrie. We DIY&#39;ed our living room built ins (you can see them here if you like: http://www.condo-nest.com/2012/04/bookshelves-finishing-touches.html) and while they weren&#39;t super cheap, they were surprisingly affordable. Depending on material costs around you, it might not be as bad as you think! Good luck!Kaitlinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13168203516500504155noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-63409136673544806072012-07-17T15:02:06.592-05:002012-07-17T15:02:06.592-05:00If you do the built in yourself, it probably would...If you do the built in yourself, it probably wouldn&#39;t break the bank. And, if it&#39;s something you&#39;ll keep even after the addition, I would probably consider doing it now. Having functional, livable spaces in super important when you&#39;re living in chaos in practically every other area of your house. More storage &amp; space would be more likely to be able to absorb some of the displacement caused by the addition.carriehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09629413971530015377noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-80004409544647364912012-07-17T14:58:12.047-05:002012-07-17T14:58:12.047-05:00I love the idea of a built in. And if you used unf...I love the idea of a built in. And if you used unfinished cabinetry on the bottom, it could be very affordable. Love the new light, to cant wait to follow alongKim @ NewlyWoodwardshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14306871325108889905noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-44762005876621221692012-07-17T12:51:25.142-05:002012-07-17T12:51:25.142-05:00You don&#39;t have to swap out the pillows each se...You don&#39;t have to swap out the pillows each season - but it would be simple to make some new covers (or buy on etsy), since you have nice down inserts in those ones. I personally, like a change occassionally &amp; new pillows are simple.<br /><br />I like the new light fixture!<br /><br />I&#39;d add some inexpensive patterened curtains &amp; maybe a graphic rug to add a little pattern/interest to the room.<br /><br />Love the idea of a built in - I am thinking of getting a quote for a bookcase wall myself. I had one built for my old home &amp; it was nice, but really expensive.Jo Rohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02264579476888957435noreply@blogger.com