Thursday, March 5, 2009

Everything Room Reveal...Finally Done!

Hi everyone! I know many of you saw this post already but I thought I would include it for Met Monday since there is a lot of Before and After material here. :) Be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for more amazing before and afters! Just click the butterfly in my sidebar to take you there.


Errr...really, really close to done! I'm so impatient that I wanted to post photos even though I don't have all the sewing done. I still need to make pillows for the chair but it's going to be a busy weekend and I'm not sure when I'll get to it. In the meantime, I can at least show you the room!! Oh and the door. Almost forgot about that. We need to replace the exterior door but that won't happen until the weather warms up.



Let me start from the beginning. When we first bought this house, the room was painted gold by a previous owner. It was a small room at the back of the house and we really didn't know what to do with it. It seemed like a waste of space at the time. So many doorways and it was a pass through to outside. We put a TV in here for the kids, toys and our computer. Another thing that bothered us about this room was that it was an addition. Although we were thankful for the extra space it provided, no attention was given to make it match the rest of our 1920's home in any way.



After a while I really wanted to at least change the gold. I figured it would be a long while until we worked on this room so I gave it a fresh coat of cream paint to lighten it up. We also received a free chair from my parents so the room was rearranged to accomodate it. Not the prettiest chair but you heard me say FREE right? Somehow we found ourselves drawn to this room. The room we didn't know what to do with became the place everyone wanted to be. It's right off the kitchen, and is very cozy so we would find ourselves back here often with the kids reading stories or watching Scooby Doo. I took these pictures after the carpet was already up. Thanks to Ella (see this post here ) this room was moved to the front of the line.








I began searching for inspiration.




I liked what they did with the walls in this mudroom. It had me thinking some sort of wainscotting was in order for our room to give it charm.







And the wallpaper in this room made my heart skip a beat. I love wallpaper and I really liked how the dark walls were a contrast with the all white cabinetry.







If you would like to see all past posts about this room, click
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Now on to the fun part! I'm so happy to say the room turned out to be just what I wanted. And more importantly, on a budget!


The cabinet here I already had and just painted it white. The lamp was a clearance find. I glued on some trim to the lampshade to make it more fun.





View from the kitchen....















Random cuteness.











The silver platter was a thrift store find. Perfect for tossing phones, wallets, etc. down when we come in the door.



I threw the fabric on the chair so you can see what I'll be sewing....one of these days. I used a loose fit slipcover on the free chair so it would blend in with the room. Okay okay, it's not an actual slipcover, it's a painting dropcloth. But hey, it was cheap and it's washable!
The corkboard and shelf were sitting in my basement. A coat of paint for the shelf and some burlap to cover the corkboard and I was all set.
The milkglass sconce was an Ebay find. Of course, since it was milkglass, it was love at first sight!The color on the floor would not have been my first choice in laminate but it was another freebie! My parents are installing hardwood in their home and offered us the old floor. We jumped on it!
The baskets are great for end-of-the-day toy cleanup. I just toss all the stuff in that is on the floor. Also great for last minute cleanups when company is coming. The white TV makes me giddy. Seriously. I liked how it blended in with the wall behind it and doesn't stand out so much. Plus, the dust hardly shows so I don't have to clean it as often. Score! At first I wasn't sure about the wallpaper as it has a metallic sheen to it. I contemplated taking it back but I'm so glad I didn't. Now that it's up, I really love it. My hubby did the wood trim himself. It was slats of poplar we found at Lowes and they went up easily!


Another view of my *cough*, slipcover, *ahem.*I did my best to blend the hideous air conditioner in the room as best I could. It isn't the prettiest thing but there are some things (like staying cool) that have to come before design!







Here is a close up of the skirt I made for this table. It was a sewing table that I grabbed a few years back from the side of the road. It got a fresh coat of white paint and I made a pleated skirt for the bottom. It's attached with velcro so it can easily come off when needed to throw in the wash.Thanks for taking the tour of my room! I'm so glad this is done. Next up...our bedroom!
Edited to add: Hi everyone. If you are new to my blog, welcome! I'm so glad you came for a visit. I've had some questions about paint colors and so I thought I would link the updates since I posted this.
Here are the links for sources and the pillows I made for the room:

96 comments:

Tricia Anne said...

What a fantastic room! I am so much like you, I get impatient and want to post pictures! :o) That is why I keep showing that one corner of my laundry room. I have finishing touches I am working on to pull it all together. :o)
Your skirt for your table looks great. Did you use a pattern for it? I need something like that for a table in my laundry room. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Chris said...

You should be so proud , it is a wonderful space , well done.

Amanda said...

Wow, I cannot believe it is the same room. It is fantastic, love everything about it especially the wainscotting, the table with the pleated skirt, the blue console table and the black phone. Well done!

Cindy J. said...

You did a wonderful job, every detail is so well done.. surely lifts the spirits..

aprilfoolwed said...

It's just beautiful! Good job!

C Maisy said...

oh my goodness. that is an amazing transformation. i love how you use old things and make them look new. you have an eye for decoration. especially accessorizing.
ok...so...when you are done with your bedroom...e-mail me so i can give you my address :)

Sarah@VintageChic said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!! I love it! I really love the blue desk! So beautiful! Did you paint it or buy it? If you painted, what color?

Melissa said...

Wow I can not believe that is the same room. Will you come over and play at my house?

Susan S. said...

I LOVE IT! The colors are great and all your budget finds fit in just perfectly. It looks like it might be one of the most used rooms in the house! I've had my walls painted a gold color like that for about 3 years now and I'm ready to do something more like you colors. Hope you don't mind if I copy some of them.
PS: That Milk Glass lamp is FINE!

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Mollie said...

Absolutely beautiful! I don't even know where to start, everything is fabulous! I'd love to know the paint colors for the walls and the desk-- LOVE that desk!

Kasey said...

Very nice job!

Dawn said...

That looks amazing!!! You guys did a great job!!!

-Dawn
www.lifeateventuallycottage.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

WOW! That room turned out amazing Michelle! I love it so you don't need to change a thing!

Stacey said...

Oh there are many things I could gush about this room. Love the wainscoting your husband did...love the colors...love the robin's egg blue desk..love that the room blends with the rest of your house now...love the random cuteness! You did a great job.

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful, homey room. You have such great ideas and taste. Well done. Your TV stand, is this home made or repurposed from something else? It is so cute. Just curious.

Stephanie
@prada63gus@yahoo.com

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Absolutely stunning!

Renee

Christina said...

I Love it, everything looks great. I like the good egg tags, that would make a cute sign too.

Victoria said...

Oh my, it's a gorgeous room! Can I come live in it????

I love the color scheme, the wallpaper and the wainscoting!

Reese & Marie said...

Congratulations. I even love the dropcloth covered chair. Every detail is really darling and what an overall charming space. Makes me want to curl up on that chair with a cup of tea and a good book. Very well done!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Beautiful job. I LOVE the wall color, the fab phone, and the wainscotting. And a bunch of other stuff!!

Noon To Two said...

You are BEYOND inspirational!!! Love it to the point of jealousy. Must get motivated again. Thank you for sharing.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

You did an awesome job of blending the kitchen with this room. I have that SAME Target white beadboard cabinet/table. I would love to do batten some day! Great job. cherry

Linda said...

I really love your choice of wall color with the white. It is so classy looking! Very well done! Linda

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Michelle,
My goodness is this ever a beautiful room!

LOVE the Blue desk!
It is so elegant and fresh looking in that soft color.
Precious iron bird candle holder too.

You are really creating a gorgeous home for you and your family to enjoy.
I'm enjoying all the photos.

Have a wonderful day.
~Melissa :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your room is wonderful!! Your attention to detail definetly shows.. I love all the white and little touches you've added here and there.. and your children are adorable.. I can see many happy hours spent in this room..I'll bring the brownies and stay awhile..lol
hugs ~lynne~

Tanya said...

I'm so impressed. The room came out just beautiful. I really like your colors and the use of the wallpaper and everything else! Can't wait to see the bedroom.

2L3Bs World said...

Seeing the tranformation of your room is so fun. I got now an idea how to deal with my son's room airconditioner.. That's exactly what I need to do later..

Rue said...

Good morning Michelle :)

The room is absolutely magazine worthy! I love every. single. detail. That sconce is fantastic and something I would love for our house. LOVE it :)

rue

Jill said...

Love this re-design! I especially love the sconce - that is a wonderful addition. Thanks for all your support!

Darlene said...

I am in LOVE with your room!!! What a fabulous makeover!!!! I would LOVE having a room like that.

LillyB said...

Beautiful!!!

Tootsie said...

OUTSTANDING!!!! BRAVO!!!!! I would have been posting this now too!!!! you did a great job

Jensen's est. 2005 said...

Wow it looks great! I am now motivated to work on our everything room. Its kind of scary how similar our situation is. Our everything room, is a 1970's addition onto our 1920's house. We have a computer, TV, toys etc. in that room too. We also have an air unit that I hate but like you said I would rather have it than melt in that room.

All I've done is paint over the wood paneling so far, but now thanks to your inspiration I am ready to tackle the rest (as soon as the weather warms us of course) Thanks for sharing photos of your cute house!

june@craftyniche said...

Your room turned out fantastic!

Erin said...

How beautiful. I love the colors you chose and the wainscotting is beautiful!

Chloe's Couture said...

I love the khaki colored wallpaper with the white!!! It is amazing how just changing the color can make a huge difference!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Rofl...yes that little cab had been black...I also have the entry bench as seen in my entry photos from that collection. I painted mine heirloom white.. cherry

Liz said...

This looks like a photo shoot for a magazine. What an awesome job you did!
Love it!
~Liz

LaurenFaythe said...

I'm so glad I stopped by! You did such a beautiful job!

beth said...

That is very, very pretty! I could spend a lot of time in that room! And I think that the floor color looks very nice in the room. It's very light and bright and the baskets look like they're almost the exact color. It all blends so very well together. Such great inspiration!! :) :)

jen said...

wow!! I love the wainscot!! That has been on my to do list for a long time!! I'm thinking of tackling it myself. Was it pretty easy??

I think your room looks outstanding and I love the wall color!!

Jen

Kathleen Grace said...

Fantastic! What a difference, I love the colors:>)

imjacobsmom said...

Absolutely amazing transformation. Down to every detail. Doesn't it make you feel good that you can check off done, done and done! ~ Robyn

Tina said...

What a gorgeous room.I love the color of the walls ... care to share the name of it? What beautiful taste you have!

Sarah said...

Looks like right out of the pages of a great magazine!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What an absolute, stunning change. I am sooo impressed and just a tad bit envious. Okay, not that bad, I just want a room change as dramatic as yours. Kudos to you. :-)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Michelle...I adore this cozy room! I just can't get over how well you took the ideas from your inspiration room and made them yours...outstanding! The room has such a great look and such a cozy feel to it. It looks great with your kitchen, too...flows so nicely from that area. I love the pic of "random cuteness, too."
:-) Great job on everything...this is really a fantastic Before and After! Susan

janet said...

i really do love this space, it is my style, soft and serene. You have added so many lovely touches, real attention to detail.
hugs
janet

Florida Sue said...

I love what you have done. I could relax and unwind in this room every day. The birds and the nests..we share this fondness. By the way, might I borrow that sweet little boy for my next set of photos?

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

BRAAAAA...VO!!! It took my breath away. The wainscotting with that perfect Khaki color is amazing. And...brilliant idea to disguise the AC unit. I love everything about the room. Great job!

KBeau said...

What a beautiful makeover. I know you are enjoying your "new" room.

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

There are SO many things I love in that room! What an inspiration. I love how the mirror hangs over the wainscoating. Beautiful touches...

Cynthia said...

I love the whole room~ the colors, the wallpaper, the updated furniture and wainscoating. Your very creative and you made this a warm homey spot. Cindy

Tomarie said...

Oh my goodness! This change is unbelievable! I love every change and detail...talk about a metamorphasis! I love the beautiful, soft, and feminine touches...I am blown away!
I also love your blog and am so happy to "meet" ya!
Oh...and thanks for your comments on my mantel! :-) Laura

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

This truly is a metamorphosis- It is an awesome room and I hope you don't mind that I saved your pictures for inspiration in a folder-

TRuly wonderful!!
blessings
mary

marty39 said...

Wow I am so impressed. What a great and fabulous change. I love the wainscoting and the wallpaper and paint color. You've done a fabulous job of pulling things together and now it's such a lovely room. I know it's probably one of the favorite places in the house. Hugs, Marty

prof en retraite said...

Wow! This room is amazing! You really poured a lot of work into it and it shows...every detail is perfect! Great job!!!...Debbie

xinex said...

The room turned out really nice. ALl the accessories that you picked for it are just perfect. Gorgeous! You really did an excellent job!...Christine

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Your room looks warm and inviting, I really like the wainscot and the chocolate brown above is great.
I live the robin egg blue that you painted the desk.

Shelia said...

Your room turned out so pretty! I just love every corner of it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

susan said...

All those big improvements and I am noticing the perfect bird accessories--right down to the blue desk and clips on the bulletin board. The big stuff is great, but the details make it fabulous!

Cathy said...

There are so many great ideas packed in this room! I love the colors you used, they are fresh and clean.

Linda said...

Terrific redo on a room, way better than the gold!! Love the beige color with the white and all your little great ideas.
Linda Q

Charlene said...

I LOVE YOUR ROOM! you did a great job on everything. And you were right... that gold color had to GO! Love all the stuff you chose to use. And the bead board looks so great & crisp & clean. Love love love it1

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

What a wonderful job you did. Everything looks beautiful...love the white, how crisp and clean everything looks...but more than that your colors look good and the extra things you used to decorate. I of course being a chicken farmers wife love all the egg stuff you used to decorate with. Very cute and very clever! Great post.
Blessings,
Debbie

DesignTies said...

Michelle - such a charming space! I think I love everything :-) And you know... that chair is the perfect size for Mom and kiddies to curl up in and read a book, isn't it?! You've done a great job on this space!

Thanks for stopping by my old condo's kitchen... I hope you'll be back again when I post the transformation of my current kitchen (much, much bigger job!)... not sure when that will be, but you'll find a DesignTies link on Susan's Met Mondays post so keep coming back!

Victoria from EdinDesigns @ DesignTies

Lisa (aka) French said...

The older I get the more I am falling towards the softness of lighter colors...what a beautiful transformation and that seat cushion just took my breath away soo cute;) French

Betsy said...

I absolutely love this! I think we may have similar tastes as I can see myself settling right down in this room and feeling very much at home! :)

Tricia Anne said...

I am back! :o) This room has so many beautiful elements and ideas that I needed to come back for a visit. :o) You did such a beautiful job!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Mary said...

I am loving all that cream!...the little guy in the chair is pretty cute too!!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

this is so inspiring! The wheels are turning now in my head! How high up did you go on the wall? And did you paint the boards before hanging them?

Astrid said...

Gorgeous! Truly inspiring! I can think of several rooms to try this in. Like my living room....I wonder if I could talk my husband into this project....

MJ said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and the board and batten (isn't that what it's called) along the bottom! You mentioned that you used poplar strips from Lowe's. Were they originally that size? Or did your husband need to trim them down? I was planning on putting bead board in a little half bath we have, but this would be much cuter (and cheaper!). :) Do you mind sharing the brand/color of your white paint?

mjsmith723(at)gmail.com

Diane said...

Gorgeous!

Katy said...

Wonderfully done! Way to go on this project, so cheerful and clean looking.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

You did an amazing job!! I really love it and have been thinking about something similar for my laundry/comp room. The brown looks so nice with the white and the wainscoting. I do have a question though, you mentioned wallpaper and I couldn't see wallpaper am I blind?? I know it's there somewhere. Great job(;
Hugs~Kelly

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

I just love all your changes, it looks so cottagey and cozy. Great job! I have a slipcover project waiting for me too.

SoCal Helene said...

Love your room! The colors, the accessories, everything about it! It is so fresh, soothing and relaxing…..love the idea of using drop cloths as "slipcover". Thanks for sharing with us………
Helene

Kimba said...

Hey girl! I forgot to swing by and let you know that I included this post in my Linky Love post yesterday.

Love it!
Kimba

Anonymous said...

Is there any way you could email me and let me know what size/type of wood you used for the wainscotting? I would love to do this in my son's room. Thank you.

Rosemary
patnrosemary@hotmail.com

Sonya said...

That was really gold, wasn't it?

I LOVE what you have done to the place, it is STUNNING!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, it's all so beautiful. Just love what you did with it! It should be in a magazine or something. Great job!! :-)

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Your room looks fabulous! Can't believe it's the same place. I am in love with the trimwork, that is exactly what I want to do in my dining room. Thanks for showing us how things CAN be done!
~Misti

Holly said...

Wow, fantastic! I love this room...great job! Came over from Hooked on Houses, and I'm glad I did.

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Came over from Julia's -- WOW!! What a beautiful room! I didn't realize that was wallpaper until you mentioned it, that is awesome! Love the baskets too -- I use that trick as well. Love every inch of this room!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

what an amazing transformation! We've lived in our home for 27 years so...I know the trials and tribulations of making old into new.
Isn't it wonderful after the paint drys and the sawdust settles. You add the finishing touches, furniture, window treatments...for that long gaze around the room to see it was all worthwhile! Enjoy the fruits of your labor!

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Cara@SheetBoutique.com said...

Wow... you did an awesome job pulling the entire room together.

Terrific!

countrymans said...

You home and inspirations are outstanding I enjoyed lingering through the photos.. Thank you,

Blessed Mama said...

OOOH. I am so in love with this room! Way to go! I just found your blog and I can't wait to visit again.

Laryssa Herbert said...

Your room is so beautiful! I was thrilled to see my egg paintings being enjoyed!! I'm so glad you like them. They look lovely in there.

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Sweet Bee Cottage said...

This is just fabulous! I'm so glad I found your blog again - I thought I'd lost it awhile back, but I recognize it. It is going to be super delicious when it is fully complete. I can't wait to see it again! What inspiration!

fairfieldhouse said...

Beautiful job! What a wonderful space you've created. I am new to blogging and glad I came upon your blog this sleepless night in NJ. I will be returning!

Lindy said...

What a beautiful room!! I'm on my way to Ebay to check out sconces. Love the milk glass one you found there. Your did a great job!!

(P.S. I wonder if you should try a longer shade to cover the socket?)

Margo said...

I absolutely love it!! The room seems so cozy. I want it!! I am trying to talk the hubs into doing board & batten in our kitchen. Now I am thinking I might have to do it in my daughters room as well.. Great job decorating your room!! :O)