Week Six has come and it is time for the One Room Challenge reveal. This evening after the kids go to bed, I will sit and look at everyone’s projects. Cannot wait!
So here was our before:
We were keeping the major pieces – the sectional from Room and Board, the pendant from Crate and Barrel and the John Stuart buffet. Lots of other things were fair game. My husband started his own company in December, so my goal was to refresh our living room inexpensively. The challenge was to see how much of this refresh could be thrift finds. I really am happy with the changes. Of course, now I want to do even more to this room.
We ended up not moving the art at this time. I want to move the very large painting over and remove some of the other art to focus on key pieces. Also on the list of future projects is painting the walls white, revamping the fireplace and mantle and replacing the carpet. A rug was on my list for this refresh, but it proved elusive! I also threw up some drop cloths as curtains at the last minute, so they might be a temporary fix.
Mid-century finds in the living room mixed with IKEA pillow covers and sheepskins.
Vintage Henredon Heritage bar with an expanding top. Local thrift store benefitting the community.
A porcelain egg candle, some Nemadji pottery, a brass tray and pottery pieces from my kids.
Funny little koi picked up while thrifting. There were two of these, but one was broken beyond repair.
Everything in this picture was found at a thrift store, estate sale, etc. A Stiffel lamp with original shade, handmade wooden bowls, African carving, art glass bowl, and brass candlesticks. The lamp is taller than I want for this space, but I still have not finished cleaning the paint off a brass ginger jar lamp that I picked up for $8.
The abstract painting is by my husband. Everything else is a find.
Thanks for stopping by to see my redo. It was fun and helped me to get it done. Not sure if I would have gotten this far without some sort of deadline. The tyranny of the urgent is usually what is done first around here. It was nice to prioritize something for me this time.