Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Over the River and through the woods....

So..we got to work with another client yesterday and redo a room in her home.
This room was quite unique-we had never redone a room quite like this.
Curious now?
I thought you would be.

This space was off her garage-once used as a storage room-now changed to a
mini bed and breakfast for her kids when they come home to visit.
We loved the concept and this was a new challenge for us.
We were very excited to take it on.

We went shopping at our favorite thrift store.
Now, I know that this in not always the first store that designers visit.
But for us-it's the first stop!
We found everything we needed for this entire space at the thrift  store!!
(except for curtains-those were a wal-mart purchase)
Pillows, throw, lamp, dishes, styrofoam balls, old kitchen utensils, you name it-we got it there!  I even found a great picture for only $15 bucks! you want to see it?
I am even excited to look at the pictures after THAT introduction.
Dang, I am good at making you all curious!
(I will just pretend that all of you are shaking your heads in agreement:)

Ok-here are the before and afters. Warning..there are a lot of pics to follow!
First-she purchased the furniture pieces and the rugs.

We used lots of her own things.
She had this fantastic garage that had all kinds of treasures.
The old cool cars were awesome, but the old, chippy doors are what made my heart beat faster!

See that old door? Am I only one who wishes they had this door?  She is planning on hanging a tv above the door.  I used some cheap burlap ribbon from wal-mart to hang the wreath.

This is the little kitchenette spot in the room. Really simple, a sink, some cupboards and a bar. Just a place to eat snacks and brush your teeth.
We set the bar with some dishes and these wicked cool wicker placemats.
(which were turquoise in a previous life)
This wall is big and was very empty. We needed a large piece of something to hang on the wall. While shopping at the thrift store-we found this picture. It was el cheapo and completely fit the space! Our client loved it!

It was an old painting-but the colors happened to match the rugs exacatly. They love old stuff so this painting fit the bill.

Such a warm,inviting, cozy space now. The pillows and throw-thrift store.
Pretty sure I must have been living right the day we were shopping!
We scored everything we needed in the right colors.

ok-this is the progression of the coffee table that could!
See this chest? Isn't it great? Only problem-the lid was broken so it didn't sit flat and the top was curved-picture a treasure chest.

I looked around outside and they had this piece of wood that once was something else in it's former life. BUT-it couldn't have been more perfect for this.

It fit the top the this chest like a glove! I couldn't have had it made to a more perfect size! Look-it fit perfect!!

The finished project. The curtains we used came in a pack with 2 cafe curtains. We used those to hide the wood. Seriously-worked perfect!

 Whew! That was a lot of pictures! Hold crap!
I hope you enjoyed the makeover!
We loved it and most importantly so did our client!

PS-I am never going to use a curtain rod again! 
Upholstry tacks-I think I love you!


  1. What a great idea for a family B&B! looks like you gals put in a lot of hard work and I'm sure the client loved it a ton :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  2. No, you are not the only one who wished they had an old door like that! For months I wanted an old door to display in my living room.

    Six months later I have one and I love it. It's my favorite accent piece in my house!

  3. I want a room like that for guests. That turned out great and for a great price too. Gotta love that! Great job!

  4. I love that room! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting as well as leaving your link! I'll definitely add you to my RSS!! Keep up your great blog!!

  5. What a great transformation!! :) I LOVE that you used thrift store finds and used a lot of what she had. This is great. :)

    PS. Thanks for your comment for Sam today!

  6. Hey Tausha Thanks so much for your sweet comment on Meet Virginia! To answer your question about the varnish it worked well,it was the first time I used it! I would have gotten the spray paint but it was too expensive for the little project I need it for. Come to think of it I will probably be needing a bigger can for some up and coming projects!! Thanks so much for stopping by hope to see you again!


  7. Great re-do! I love that door too!

  8. What a difference those little changes made! Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday party if you would like to join in!

  9. I love that door - at least I think it's a door - with the wreath on it! Very cozy and shabby chic!

  10. Much nicer! I love it!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft On Thursday at Life As Lori... Please join me next week for another great party!


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