A Room to be Proud Of....

At least that's what I'm telling myself.  And my children are as well... though they wonder where they're going to put the Play Station (considering we don't have a TV in here yet, that's still a ways off!).

I finished the last piece last week... this is the love seat that I reupholstered to match the "slouchy couch" that you can read about here.  Both pieces were originally a faded green plaid that were hand-me-downs when I got them five years ago.

The black dresser shown against the wall (above) was my first project using Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint.  It started as this...

And finished off with this...

I've had this chair forever.  Originally dark walnut stain with a red crushed velvet upholstery, I painted this as well and recovered it with fabric remnants I found at Wal Mart.

My man made the foot stool and I covered it in drop cloth fabric and transferred the image using one from the Graphic Fairy's site.

I made the window treatments from drop cloths, too.  They replaced the original ones I had made from vintage bark cloth (seen here).  The french-inspired wall piece is actually a stenciled bamboo floor rug that I framed and re-purposed.  The two smaller pieces of artwork to the far right are watercolors my 15 year old painted for my man & I for Christmas.

I've had the antique shoe trees forever.... they were originally in my bedroom closet.

The ottoman was also recovered in drop cloths.... the pleating for the skirt took me longer than recovering the actual piece.  But I'm glad I did it.... it makes it stand apart from the couches.

This is just an old produce box I found for .50 at a garage sale a while back.  I painted the it black and waxed the image on the end.  I use it to hold extra blankets.

The folding child's chair was a garage sale find too.  I gave it a white wash with ASCP, distressed it, and applied a light coat of wax.  The bears are, well..... we'll just say I have a thing for teddy bears.  We'll leave it at that!

The rug is one of the few things that I bought new, but I'm so glad that I did.  At first, I wasn't sure about the dark rug with the dark painted furniture.  But once I got it home and put in place, I absolutely love it!  It's just the pop of color the room needed.

Eventually I'll have shelving or a bookcase made for the alcove behind the black chair (thanks Man of Men & DB).  The wall above the dresser has been left blank for a wall-mounted flat screen TV, but that's several months off yet.  

There are a few odds and ends that I want to add.... I just haven't found them yet!  But for the most part, I'm just happy to be done!

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  1. You've done a fabulous job on this room. I love every detail.

  2. Wonderful transformation! I truly heart that dresser! Thanks for linking this wonderful room to our "impossibles" party!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Love everything about it ... especially those drop cloth slipcovers (I'm a big fan of drop cloth everything!!)...

    Thanks so much for joining our Impossibilities challenge!


  4. Love the framed floor mat (great idea) and your vintage touches (shoes forms, old crate). They add so much personality to your room. Thanks so much for joining our Impossibilities Challenge!. New follower!

  5. Very nice! I love every little touch you did!

  6. I'm also your newest follower and followed you on Pinterest!


  7. Beautiful. You have quite an eye. I would never think to do all those details.

  8. Yes, this is a room to be proud of. The drop cloth slip covers are awesome! I love the bin with the square openings holding the magazines at the end of the couch too!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the challenge!

  9. hi Lora ... love what you have done with the drop cloths. I made drapes this year and love them. Love all the nice touches you have added to your beautiful room. Sonny from 155 Dream Lane sent me over and I am glad she did. I will be back for more inspiration from your blog. Hope you will visit me @ Timeless Treasures.
    Audrey Z.

  10. I love the little blue chair.


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