Try-it Tuesday: How to rock your living room

Buenos Dias!

Today, while I lounge on a beach chair trying not to burn my uber-pale skin, I’ve got a fun bloggy friend stopping by to show you how to do several things that I love:

  • Decorate on a budget
  • Mix fun colors and patterns
  • Personalize a space
  • And MUCH MORE (for the low, low price of $19.95 if you order within the…ahem, sorry…got carried away)

Anyhow, Cassie is a veteran blogger and world-class encourager who also happens to be the master of the painted furniture makeover (as in, people pay her to do it for them, imagine that!), and a super-talented curator of beautiful things in her own home.

I absolutely love what she’s done with her living room, and, since my water bottle ran out, and I no longer have any snack mix to munch, I’m gonna stop chattering, let you hear all about it from her, and go replenish my bowl!



Hello 5 Days 5 Ways readers! I am Cassie from Primitive and Proper and I am SO excited to be here today on Abbie’s awesome blog.  I love Abbie- she is so adorable and fit, and I love her eclectic and colorful style.  I love both Della’s room as well as Abbie’s living room

So, I thought I would share with you my living room today.  We just moved into our home last fall so it is not totally “done” (is it ever?) but it’s close enough to share.

Like Abbie, I like a fun mix with vintage and modern touches.

My living room has aquas, grays, oranges, corals…. both cool and warm colors.  One of my favorite areas is the desk nook I created.  I painted the desk, and also created the chalkboard above with an old frame.  I found the cute little gold toned hummingbirds at the Salvation Army for 10 cents each!

Right now, the chalkboard features our summer fun list.  We have since crossed about 6 or so off our list! 🙂

One of my all time favorite features of this room, besides the amazing view of the mountains, is the fireplace.  When we moved into the home, the first thing I did was paint it gray.  Our last home did not have a fireplace, so I thoroughly enjoy decorating this one, and sitting by a cozy fire in the winter months.  Here is an instagram picture I took of my summer mantle.

We hope to one day create built ins on either side of the fireplace.  There are windows on either side, so it will have to be low built ins, but we hope one day!

We also added a gallery wall filled with family photos and fun prints.

And finally, we have added some bookcases as well.  I found these rather inexpensively on craigslist and gave them a makeover in gray and orange.  This photo is from last fall, but you get the idea. 😉  But as you can see we have since gotten a new rug.  One of our dogs decided to grace the zebra rug, so it was moved to the playroom.  But I think it all worked out well, because I love the new one much more!

Thank you so much, Abbie, for having me here today to share my living room with your readers!  I hope you will hop over and say hi

PS- I am away this week (at the Haven conference!), so if you do pop over to say hi, I may not be able to get back to you to soon.  Just know that I am not ignoring you! 🙂



See what I mean? Talented! And, as I can attest from personal experience, super-nice too!

It’s hard to choose, but I think my faves are her fabulous shelves and that rug (for which I yearned many, many moons on Overstock but never had any real spot for…so glad to see it in use in someone else’s home!).

Thanks for showing off your wonderful space, girl!

Don’t forget to head on over and see all the other great projects Cassie gets up to! The rest of her house is just as fun!


0 thoughts on “Try-it Tuesday: How to rock your living room

  1. Abbie, thank you so much for featuring Cassie and her living room, I am now following you too! And, am inspired to paint a little cast off desk in a bright color now that I see how well it worked for Cassie.

    Hugs, Tanya 🙂

  2. thank you so much for having me, abbie! and thank you ladies for the nice comments!
    i have arrived in knoxville….. tomorrow atlanta!

  3. Great eye for color and detail, and for getting there first for a deal 🙂 Love the living room Cassie, and Abbie, I hope you’re having a blast!

  4. Love me some Cassie! In my opinion, she can do no wrong, so you dont even need to sell me on her 🙂

  5. Yay for Cassie!! And booo to needing more snack mix. Just kidding…I hope you are having a great time, Abbie!! Cassie…you style is so cool and funky. It’s wonderful!

  6. No really, fellow comment leavers, she will not be ignoring you… she’s always on top of her comments… Love it, girl! Have a safe and fun trip!

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