When we bought back the house I grew up in, this room was the first one on my checklist.
Bless it’s heart.
It needed it.
We replaced the flooring with hardwood and took down the paneled ceiling and added lighting and painted it Mindful Gray SW 7016 (the color in this picture) then Sandbar SW 7547and then finally Extra White SW 7006.
There was the artwork I added to the wall and the bookcases that we transformed with lighting and the fireplace mantel that we built in and the hutch that I completely made over from a thrift store find.
I’m adding a few more projects to this space. It’s part of a “Makeover In a Month” series that I’m working on with a few of my friends, Leslie from My-100-Year-Old-Home and Marion from Miss Mustard Seed and Melissa from The Inspired Room.
The goal is to transform this space with projects and affordable tips and ideas in 30 days.
30 days seems so long and so short all at the same time.
Here’s the plan on how I’m going to do it.
Here’s just a few of the sources and a design board that I put together for the new room.
There will be new lighting and new pillows and a new rug and a new built-in for the television and a couple of thrift store makeovers and so much more.
Let’s walk through the plan for the room.
1. New shades and a built-in for the television
I’m going to add new cordless roman shades with woven texture to this window.
And this area for the television?
It’s going to be built-in.
I can’t wait to show you an easy way to hide the television in your room.
Here’s a close-up of the shades I’m ordering from Amazon.
And the rug I’m ordering from Overstock.
2. New hardware
See the french doors in the back of the room on the left?
Those will get this AMAZING new hardware that looks like it stepped off the beaches of the south of France.
It was my one big splurge for the new room.
Here’s the top hardware and the bottom hardware for the door.
Isn’t it fancy?
It will run almost the length of each of the doors.
I’m also going to add the same woven shades to the doors.
3. New lighting
I’m also adding this lamp above the table.
This is our game table for the room and we needed better lighting.
The brass accents of the chandelier will coordinate with the new brass hardware.
4. Table makeover
I’m also going to transform this $10 thrift store table.
The top will have a fun faux finish with stain and a stencil that transforms the top into the look of an antique.
Here’s a sneak peek at where it’s headed.
I’m adding some vintage pieces to the room along with a new tassel throw and these pillows.
If you are looking for simple affordable pillows for an update for your room, these pillow covers are under $12 each.
And the best part about those pillow covers?
They have already mixed and matched them for you.
I’m also adding a little bit of fall to the space, too.
I can’t wait to show you this space in a month.
It’s going to look like a whole new room.
A makeover in a month.
There’s no time for chatting now—I have to get going.
The calendar is ticking.
The room and I will see you in 29 days, 12 hours and 54 minutes. 🙂
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