Before & After: A Mini Home Makeover in Progress

by mehak on June 10, 2017

in Decor

I am living with a human being who is pretty much blind to anything around the house. Im not kidding, one day I could paint the whole house electric blue and suspend pink handbags from the ceiling and he will probably not notice . I also live with a human being who takes the word ‘living room’ kind of literally. Our living room is the boys ‘living ‘ room. He works from there, he watches tv from there, he sometimes eats there, he ponders deep in thought from there and does whatever other strange things boys do from there. So when I wanted to give up our current living room, it had to be carefully negotiated. ( See our sofas were like heat producing monsters. I swear my butt would be 5 degrees warmer than the rest of my body and while that’s very nice in winters, in June it made me wish I had a detachable bum. And since bum implants are not on the horizon right now, it was easier just changing our sofa.)

Anyway so yeah. Home needed makeover. Plus we didn’t want to spend money. So the grand total I spent on my home makeover was….drum roll please ….. 25,000 Rs !!!!




You see how dark those sofas are??? In a tiny living room, they take up so much weight and feel so heavy.

And yes, I hate my flooring but well when you rent houses in Gurgaon this is what you get (Damn you DLF)



Ta-da . Its not much… Im still redoing the wood to make it distressed white.. but I feel like my space looks bigger now no?  Heres how I did it…


I took my old sofa and got it re-upholstered in this beautiful beige gold. It doesnt show in the photo but its really pretty. I bought the fabric for about  10,000/- Rs and the labour cost was negligible. I still need to change the cushions and buy some nice ones.


I picked up these chairs from Amar Colony. There is a furniture market there will all sorts of treasures. Even the table in the middle is from there. These chairs were beige and brown. I got them painted distressed white, and added a nice floral print fabric to go with the cool, calming effect. The pair of chairs costed my 14,000 Rs.

I still have a ton of stuff to do like I dont like the dark wood anymore and that needs to change (Its funny how when you think you will change one end up redoing everything. Wonder if plastic surgery works that way….kind of a scary though no?)

Comment below and tell me nice places for cushions. Currently looking for those.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Dhriti June 11, 2017 at 1:06 am

Wow! The room looks so much more prettier post the makeover, Mehak. And those floral chairs are adorable. <3 Total love!


Samia June 11, 2017 at 1:40 am

Awesome job done, Mehak di!! I didn’t know you lived in Gurgaon, your place is like, 5 minutes away. Trust me, this post was much needed! ♥


Samia June 11, 2017 at 1:47 am

P.S: I have the same hatred for our flooring as well. 😥😥


mehak June 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm

I know right. so ugly.


Nisha@Thepinktrends June 11, 2017 at 10:40 am

I loved the makeover. It looks quite summery.Bright, fresh and spacious


prerna June 12, 2017 at 10:37 am

Love love love the makeover! so bright and pretty now it looks.
and the comment on boy’s ignorance ..hahah so true..

One quick question for you..I have been meddling with the thought of doing a DIY white distressed paint on my furniture as well but unsure what paint to use. Could you share the details of what type was used here (by whoever who did it!) and how long the entire process took..Thanks in advance!


mehak June 26, 2017 at 5:55 pm

Hey Prerna,
I actually have no idea because the amar colony people handled all that themselves.


Tulika Mukhopadhyay June 12, 2017 at 12:28 pm

Such a sunny and happy looking room. Love the mild touch of different colours.


Sakhi June 12, 2017 at 4:06 pm

I was thinking of doing a makeover…thanks for the even i have dark sofas


Dipika Desai June 12, 2017 at 4:21 pm

I love the fabric of sofa & that pair of chairs in 14000 rs is a deal.


Garry June 12, 2017 at 6:26 pm

Such a lovely make over Mehak. I am loving these kind of chairs and the table arrangement a lot these days had seen in a hotel recently and from then on its kinda hovering in my mind.


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