Well that sure was fun….. Reading all of the wonderfully kind comments about my sisters makeover! I can tell you that she is thrilled and said that she just wants to stay home all day in her pretty room….ha ha:)
As promised I have some details for you today. There were a few questions so hopefully I can give you the info you are looking for.
Let’s start with some of the reasons for things.
In the beginning I mentioned that the room is very awkward.
The fireplace is NOT centered in the room. There is that dead space in front of the hearth where it would be great if you could have some seating.
Taking out the window seat really helped to be able to move the whole room to the right. All of that being said….even putting a rug in the room presented some problems with it coming to a point in the middle of the hearth!
Why am I saying all of this….because sometimes you just have to work with what you have. For extra seating I did choose to have a wing chair recovered and placed over by the bookcases.
Yup this is the before! I called my trusty slipcover guy [Jim Brown] on Tuesday [who comes on site to do this] and he came on Thursday [after I made a trip to the fabric store Wednesday to get some fabric]. What I picked was a linen/cotton that was backed so she will have to dry-clean it but at a little over [email protected] I did not have time to think about it!
I had him just rip off the skirt!
I also had the skirted ottoman slipcovered in a more modern style. Pillow is old from Pottery Barn. Throw is from HomeGood’s.
Another thing we did was stain the mantel darker…
See how red it is? It got a coat of Old English…
The lighting was a last minute decision also. I had 3 selections but these from Ikea worked the best!
I really did not know what I was going to do with these shelves but while at Ikea I saw these pitchers and they were the perfect color!
I also got the jars there but the black and white bowls came from HomeGood’s.
The black and white pillows came from West Elm I think last year….yes I buy random pillows occasionally 🙂
The art came from Minted [except the far left which my sister whipped up for me]. The small round mirror came from Target about 8 years ago ha ha.
2 tall candlesticks on sofa table: Target
Small wood end table: HomeGood’s
2 small brass candlesticks: Crate and Barrel
Wooden tray: Target
Box: HomeGood’s [old]
Horn: Pottery Barn
Orange Book: Flea Market
End table: On sale at Pottery Barn
All Bamboo shades: Overstock
Light fixture: Currey and Co. [old]
Tableskirt: Bedspread from Ikea
Black and White cross pillow: Bed Bath and Beyond [very old]
Botanicals: Scott’s many years ago [she had in another room]
Large wooden spoon: Scott’s [years ago]
Cowhide: Urban Home
Pillow: Scott’s [years ago]
Bench: Reused from the foyer
Botanical: Mine [old]
Hand Towels: Two Girls In Avignon
All Botanicals in bookcases: Scott’s [taken from another room]
Vase: Pottery Barn
Old Towel Bar: Scott’s
2 Dish Towels: World Market
Pillow Fabric: Ikea!
Awesome wall hanging: Target
Love this “hugger” ceiling fan from Bellacor!
Sofa and Chairs: Lee Industries
Paint colors: SW Alabaster White and Urbane Bronze
Floor Paint: SW Porch Paint
I’ll hit the foyer next week!
OK….I think that is everything. I did spend the bulk of my budget on furniture. To me that is the most important thing in the room….especially one that is going to be used so much. Just saying!
Again thanks to all of my sponsors for enabling me to give my sister her new space. So appreciative.
I am digging into the ORC linking projects this weekend. I have already seen some great spaces so go take a look!
Have a wonderful weekend my friends:)