In January we started work on painting our family room, adding board and battens and redecorating. I’m happy to say the room is done, well, about 99% done. The golds and reds of the 90s are gone and we’ve got a new lighter look.
Here’s the tour and all the projects it took to get to this point.
We ordered a new couch from Hickory Craft and got our comfortable chairs and ottoman slipcovered. The wire basket from TJ Maxx is a good place to throw newspapers or pillows.
The window panels came from Target and the pillows from TJ MAXX. I love that store for home accessories. They always have the best stuff.
The clock got a makeover with homemade chalk paint and I brought in the lamps from the living room. The mannequin came up from the basement.
This sweet little Annie Sloan chalk painted table with a Royal Design stencil is used in the room, where ever it’s needed.
The bombe chest was painted with CeCe Caldwell chalk paint.
The black lantern is from Pottery Barn outlet, silver trays and horses head are thrifted pieces and the pallet sign is a DIY project.
The side chair got a new look and the urn came from a thrift shop. I like how the antlers look in the urn.
I created a free form plate wall that wraps around the corner, above a repurposed yardsale dresser that now holds the tv. A vintage stool is from an antique store and rope trim was added to a plastic planter. And yet another pillow from TJ Maxx. I found the galvanized box in my husband’s stash.
Here are our slipcovered chairs with an old shutter from the re-build it store. Check out my cool old rotary phone.
I love how the slipcovers turned out with their little pleated skirts. My slipcover gal does a great job. Slipcovering is one project I won’t do, I think I would get so frustrated and wouldn’t finish, so I’m happy to have someone else do it.
My husband’s black lamp is old and really heavy. I was going to look for a new one but I think I’ll keep this one. It serves us well because it has two light bulbs, one on either side.
And finally our Restoration Hardware coffee table knockoff. I think it turned out great and I can stash some baskets or wooden boxes underneath for added storage.
The red and gold is gone, but it took a ton of projects to get this room done. I still want to tweak it a little and add in a few more things on the walls and in some empty spots, but I want to keep it light and comfy looking.
Here’s a before of the clock and bombe chest that were made over and chairs that got slipcovered.
Here’s the giant tv armoire that got moved to the basement and the chair that was made over.
When we started this project we also painted the kitchen and powder room. Yesterday I painted the vanity with ASCP and I still want to make some shelves for in there. In the kitchen I’m still working on the top cabinets. The weather has been too darn hot to work outside and I’ve been invaded by zucchini so I’ve slowed down on projects, but it’s getting there.
So what do you think? Will board and batten be on its way out soon and define the early 21st century as a decorating trend? Or will it stay around a while? Will blue/greens be replaced by a new darker color?
Thanks for visiting! Debbie (((xx)))