This past week has been insane. I realized last Friday that I really needed to finish up my room by Sunday the 3rd, since it was the last sunny day (for photographs) in the forecast before I had to leave for a work trip to Texas on Thursday morning. Argh! All those last minute projects that I planned to finish up on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday had to be pushed back to the weekend. Panic set in. I had a couple of sleepless nights and a couple of small projects had to be cut, but I did it!
Now, brace yourselves for photo-palooza...
So excited to finally have a bar cart!
This table used to be gunmetal-gray. I think it's much prettier in gold!
No smoking in my house, but I thought this ashtray was too pretty not to display!
Every single thing in the photo below was thrifted...did I mention my budget for this project was almost zero?
This black and white photo was in a stack of pictures that my grandfather brought back from Italy in WWII. I had it enlarged and framed:
My new (old) chandelier originally came from a home of the same vintage as my house. Thanks to
my mom for finding it and my dad for sacrificing his Saturday to install it!
Dear black door: You're starting to grow on me.
That rug sure is good camouflage! Gus was exiled from the living room during all the
makeover madness. He seized his opportunity to sneak in and "hide" while I was
distracted taking photos. :)
In case you're interested, here's a quick list of my sources (in a nutshell, 95% of the room was thrifted/secondhand):
- Wall color: Benjamin Moore Seapearl
- Sofa, bookshelves: IKEA
- Blue chair: Craigslist
- Plaid Pendleton throw on sofa: thrifted
- Bench: Thrifted
- Rug: Safavieh via Overstock
- Coffee table: Three Chairs Company (several years ago)
- Sideboard: Yard sale
- Coat rack: thrifted
- Bar cart: thrifted
- End tables: all thrifted
- Lamps: all thrifted
- Artwork/mirrors: all thrifted/secondhand
- Chandelier: vintage/secondhand
- Green throw pillows: Target
- Black and white throw pillows: IKEA
- Glassware and bar accessories: Target and vintage/thrifted
Finally, MANY THANKS to Linda from Calling it Home for allowing us mere mortals to follow along with the amazing and accomplished designers and DIY bloggers participating in the One Room Challenge. I can say with complete conviction that there's no way on earth I would have finished this room by now -- or even by the end of the year -- without the motivation and accountability the ORC provided. Quite simply, Linda rocks!
Now hurry on over to the link below to check out the incredibe six week transformations that all the other participants accomplished. I know you'll be inspired!