Just when I thought this room could get any cuter?
Just when I thought I couldn’t love it any more?
The other day I was sitting in the chair on the right and between sips of coffee, inspiration filled my head.
YES I SHOULD AND I DID.
And the best part? We didn’t spend a dime.
Here’s how to refresh a room without spending any money.
Wait until you see what this space looks like now.
But completely different.
Can you tell what we did?
The only change is the bookcases.
We painted them SW Naval and changed them from white to blue.
Here’s a close-up of the color on the bookcases.
Isn’t it amazing?
The bookcases kind of anchor the space now and change up the entire feel of the room.
Let’s take a 360-degree tour of the entire room so you can see.
Here’s the view of the room from the front door.
This is the door that leads to the central staircase in the house.
And when you flip around you see this.
If you travel around the room, here are some close-ups of the wall on the front of the house.
There are two windows in the center of the wall framed by the two bookcases.
You can see how I made the curtains here.
On the back wall of the room is a bay window.
And two striped blue and white chairs.
And here’s the view from this side of the room looking toward the fireplace.
Just to the right of this picture is the dining room.
There are antique french doors that open up into the room.
Here’s one last view of the room from the front door.
I still can’t believe how much of a difference those bookcases make.
Let’s take one more look at the before and after just because it makes me so happy.
Here’s the before.
And here’s the AFTER.
But a completely different look without SPENDING A DIME.
(total aside: we already had the paint in the workshop or it would have cost us a little bit.)
The moral of this free decorating story?
Coffee and inspiration are a really good thing. 🙂