Wall to wall carpeting was the trademark of this room. And the maroon accent wall. 10 points to anyone who can guess what decade this addition went on. Oh, and more brown shutters…. those, the seller took with her. We did not complain. We put down hardwood flooring and swapped out the drafty sliders for some new doors. And repainted the accent wall.
These two club chairs were some of the first things I bought for the house… They were striped and $125 for the pair. Now… some old coffee sacks from eBay + some ikat fabric and they’re two of my favorite things in the house.
When we added the bedroom over the garage, we had to demolish the chimney so adios went our cozy wood burning stove. This blue table I made for the original foyer fits perfectly as a TV table.
The BIGGEST transformation is the kitchen area. In all the posts I’ve done for this blog, there might be zero pictures of the kitchen. Because not even Nate Berkus could make the dated kitchen island look attractive.
We moved the refrigerator which meant we could… DEMO the island! We replaced the dated over/ under island with a custom island made from a cabinet from the Restore, an estate sale wine fridge and two open shelves on either end. Topped off with an Ikea butcher block countertop and I can’t stop taking pictures!
Our old farmhouse table wasn’t standing up to the voracity of Eleanor’s artwork so I gave it a couple coats of chalk paint; to bring in the navy blue from the rest of the room, I gave the table legs and little dip-dye treatment. The chairs are two different sets that I spray painted glossy white and reupholstered.
This room is pretty much the epicenter of the house so I have baskets and bins for toys everywhere to help keep clutter and trains and crayons at bay.
Once the new refrigerator was installed, I also made great use of this corner for our kitchen command center!
Milkpaint Foyer Table/ Light Up Sign/ Painted Table/ Stenciled Artwork/ Smith Rules/ LAUGH embroidery/ Blue Print Art/ Ikea Curtain Upholstery/ Puzzle Storage/ Interesting Planters/ Coffee Table Topper/ Woven Chair/ Command Center/ Kitchen Island