Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Cottage Family Room

I can't wait for you to see the transformation in this room. 
We've come a long way baby...
We started by clearing out everything!
Check out those orange curtains! They absolutely HAD TO GO!
We painted all the walls white and then added some of our own personal touches.
We had a white denim slipcover made for our red couch. 
The old window came from a friends remolded house. 
And I made the pillows and the Subway Art just for the cottage.
 I refinished and made new cushions for my grandparents chairs
 (somewhere I have the "before" picture).
 I made the curtains from a light weight linen-like fabric and then added the ribbon trim.
 This lamp was a 99 cent deal at my thrift store. 
I spray painted it and then found this adorable burlap shade at Target.
 The table-foot stool was found at a local antique store. I painted and distressed it...
 And added a tray to the top. Don't you love the double function of it?!
After collecting many rocks and fossils at the beach I created this one-of-a-kind table. 
I'll blog about those details some other day.
The blue sail boat painting is by far my favorite thing in the room. 
My Dad painted it the year I was born. 
My name is on the back of the boat!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Chessa- I'm loving all the cottage makeover photos! You've done an awesome job bringing this cute little house up to date. Love the curtains and the multi-paned window! TFS!

  2. The change did so much to make the space look bigger. I like that you had a slipcover made so that you didn't have to junk the couch.

  3. Just darling! Although the before pic sure reminds me of growing up in the '60's ;) The white is so charming. What a transformation!

    Dropping by from Weekend Wrap Up.

  4. I love that white table....love it all.
    Following you now.


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