At long last, it is done. Pretty much done.
Behold, my work!
Behold, my work!
I'm painting the banister this weekend which will be the end of all traces of oak in my house. I moved my little black table that usually sits next to this bench into the living room as a temporary solution. It will come right back as soon as I find something to sit next to the sofa.
My big dreams for this room never came into fruition. It would have cost me thousands of dollars I do not have, and probably never will have. So, I did what I could afford, and I love it. Still hunting for the perfect accessories, but made due with things I already own. I'm planning to take some photos in France this summer to add to this wall. I think it will look amazing when it's done. Paint color is Dunn Edwards, Watercress. Sofas are from West Elm, tables are from Pottery barn. Coffee table in the center I designed and had made. Rug is from West Elm.
I'm on the hunt for a fabric to make pillows for each one of these dining room chairs. I think it will add some color and texture so the room has a little more depth. I'm also considering adding linen drapery panels to each side of the French Door. What do you think -- yes, or no? Dining room table is from Bausman & Company, chairs - can't remember, side table is from Thomasville.
These bar stools are from Pier One. I purchased them about 10 years ago, and immediately painted them turquoise blue. I will post the exact color when I locate the old paint can buried in the back of the garage. I love this little pop of color -- it's all over my house. I've lived with it for 13 years and love it as much now as I did when I first painted these pieces of furniture. I'm thinking about adding a linen chair cushion to each of the chairs. Still debating whether it's worth it. Will kids immediately destroy them with spaghetti? Maybe so. The little turquoise cabinet houses our trash can. Matt built it.
I found these chairs at Home Goods years ago and recovered the seats. They need to be recovered again. Can't decide if I should keep the fabric tan, or go gray. Designed the table myself and had it made in Mexico. I'm switching out the top one of these days to galvanized steel. It doesn't show finger prints. I designed the hutch and had it made in Mexico. I painted and distressed it myself.
This room is in desperate need of new sofas. These have seen their day. But for now, they will do. Maybe I can camouflage with cute pillows. I also need to update the photos on the photo wall and fill the space. Coffee table is from World Market
Claire pretty much destroyed her carpet with years of crafting. We are replacing with laminate wood floors and a rug. That's new flooring sitting in the boxes at the foot of the bed. The wood cabinets were part of a big armoire with side pieces I designed and had made in Mexico. It used to hold our television. I finished the piece myself. I sold the center section to a friend, and put the side pieces in here.
Not much to say about the bathroom. If we were staying in this house, I would probably add a vinyl graphic to the wall behind the door.
Eden's room has been the same since he was 4 years old. He's over due for a makeover. He wants retro modern. I'm holding off until we move. We made special crown moulding to hold a train track so that Eden could run a train from his bed at night. It was lots of fun when he was little. I made the valance from retro fabric used to make baseball uniforms. Matt built the shelves, and I finished and distressed them.
This was the first room I painted when we moved into this house. I still love it. We painted Claire's room this color a few years ago, and learned that it's not a great color for a bedroom. Way too powerful and not soothing to live in. If you dare to go coral, use it in a small space like a laundry room, or a bathroom.
What creative things have you been doing this week? It's your turn to share.