WARNING: LONG POST, LOTS OF PHOTOS!
How I turned my least favorite room into my MOST favorite:
Most of you would have just repaired it yourself, and painted your room that color that has become your favorite! I am not a good painter when it comes to large areas. I leave that to the pros! During the time we were waiting for the painter, I hung all sorts of stuff on the walls to try to cover up the mess I (and the border) had made. You can see how I just slapped things on the walls (tapestry), small pictures in the corner, etc., just to cover some of the mess. Thankfully, no one saw all this, except my husband and family. It kept me from looking at the mess I'd made, until the painter could come.
Finally last week, the painter came, and in two days, he did some repair work in this room, and on the dining room crown molding which was pulling away from the ceiling, repaired some nail pops and a crack in the wall, and of course all my mess on the walls themselves.
See what I mean? UGH!!!
Color: Benjamin Moore Copper Patina
New curtains (Ikea Vivan, 98") (Amazon)
2" White Faux Wood Blind 30" (Lowes)
Everything else: I already had.
My husband had asked that I get curtains that were long enough to hang above the transom, so I bought these 98" panels through Amazon, from Ikea. I bought them cheaper through Amazon because I got free shipping that way. I have about $40.00 in them, and love the way they hang. They are 57" wide each.
I had originally planned to hunt a picture for this room, but decided to see if I liked this one in here, and I did!! I have had it for a long time. It's from Kirkland's, and I bought it for $49. It measures, 44" x 33". It's the only thing I plan to have on these walls. (It's so big, I had previously stored it behind a large dresser in the guest room).
I shopped the house for items to use in my new room. This antique lamp belonged to my MIL. This picture on the easel is a shot we took while traveling through Santa Fe, NM a few years ago. I came across it while purging items from this room, matted and framed it. It shows the long road in front of us, and yellow flowers in the forefront growing on the side of the road.
Oh, just look at these shiny doors!
Collection of Home Decor Books
This chair is a long ago consignment buy.
The desk was purchased in 2000. I've often thought about painting it, but am glad I didn't. I am using the two sets of cubbies as part of my desk area, and centered the picture on the wall, rather than above the desk. Using the cubbies has helped with hiding all the electrical cords usually hanging down from the back of a table like this.
This cubbie holds office supplies, the printer, computer router, etc. I'm really liking this setup.
I brought my twig arrangement in here because the metal vase is copper with patina. (color of my room) The twigs are from the yard, spray painted white. I made the rosettes to hang from the twigs.
SO, WELCOME TO MY NEW FAVORITE ROOM!!
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