Friday, January 21, 2011

Den Reveal

Hey my friends!
Well, the sun came out late afternoon yesterday.
As promised, here is the den reveal, with new fresh white paint.

I painted the walls in Cotton, from BEHR.
I have simple tie-slipcovers over our very old, ugly sofas.
The slipcovers can easily be removed for washing and bleaching.

The coffee table and sugar mold candle holder came from Canton.

The curtains are "Lenda" from IKEA.

One of my favorite pieces is this antique armoire.
My sweet mom passed it on to me.

The hutch holds the TV and provides storage for movies.

The old skinny doors are off of the cabinet to the right.
I removed the doors to paint the cabinet gray, and liked it better as a shelf.
I didn't paint the doors, because of their great patina.

A few architectural elements.

Here is a BEFORE photo, with the sandy, clay color.


I'm joining Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors with Donna :)

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit.
I'd like to welcome all my new followers, thanks for keeping up with me :)

Next, I will be showing some projects from my workshop/classroom/office.

Have a fabulous Friday and weekend!

Becky C


Lauren said...

This looks fantastic. Loving the doors, and how the lighting highlights them.

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Hi Becky,
Love how it all turned out. All your little touches: the watering can, wire basket, vintage fan, candle mold really stand out and add just the perfect vintage feel to the room. It looks so relaxing and comfy!
Beth said...

Amazing!!!!!!!!LOVE everything you have done:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

trash talk said... really opened the room up. Amazing what a little paint, some elbow grease and a very creative mind can do!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Great room! The window with the sweet little faces made me smile...I do love architectural touches.

Pattie said...

Unbelievable, what piant can do to a room, Becky it turned out amazing. I have paint in hand and still have not gotten started But now that I see how beautiful it is, You have inspired me to get going and get it gone.

C'est Magnifique said...

Beautiful! I love how it's so light and airy... that's the look I'm going for too, but I have a ways to go yet!! :)


michelle said...

What a beautiful room Becky!! I love it, it is so soft and cozy and you have really inspired me to go ahead and paint my living room! Loving all your elements, just gorgeous!!

Polly said...

so pretty Becky! I love the statement that big armoire makes among all the light colors!!

Morning T said...

It's beautiful Becky! Love the wall color and the overall softness of the room. Great job.
Happy Friday,

Pamela said...

Came back hoping for a peek. I wasn't disappointed! The room is amazing--all your little touches work to make it a home instead of just a house.

White and Rust said...

It's amazing how much of a difference paint makes. You picked a warm color and the room looks amazing. I love how you used the doors from the bookshelf, and I love that shelf as well as the dark armoire from your mother. All your elements are fantastic!

Heidi said...

Love it! Looks so peaceful and calm! I am going to have to check out that paint color!

Beth Rutter said...

Isn't it amazing what paint can do? Love the candle mold and that armoire, oh my!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your room is simply gorgeous. It has a very fresh appeal. I love the slipcovered sofas and the armoire. All of your little touches are very 'You'! Nicely done, Becky!



I like the new look you created, I also like the other one as well...............I have a large house so I am able to use a lot of different colors to keep my interest up. Have a good weekend. Hugs Mary

Laurel said...

This is lovely...looks like the perfect place to relax and hang out. Thanks for the peek, Laurel@chippingwithcharm

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Wow, it is beautiful, so many wonderful textures. Thanks so much to linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

Jennifer Rizzo said...

It looks amazing! I love how everything comes together and the textures~!

Claire said...

Oh-I so love this room-I could stare at it all day-such pretty combinations of things and the photography is beautiful-thanks for sharing and inspiring me!-Claire

tickled. said...

wow! what a transformation! looks great! can't wait to see your office! i'm trying to work on mine now! :)

~Lauren said...

I love the white living room with the old painted wood! It looks fabulous!


shannon i olson said...

What a lovely room! The architectural pieces are fab, love them on the wall with the plate rack.

Cathy said...

Beautiful finished project! The room just says..cozy and welcome! Love it all!
Have a great weekend...Cathy aka GGJ

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Looks fabulous! I love the skinny doors, great idea.Nice sized room as well~Cheers Kim

It's me said...

What a beautiful home you have Becky !!! happy Ria...

Karen said...

So airy and beautiful Becky! I love the use of all the different natural looking elements in the room. Best~Karen

Robin said...

Beautiful! I love it. All your vintage touches are prefect for the room, and the color makes it so bright and cheerful. Love the frames on either side of the hutch with the chicken wire! They are fantastic.

Brenda Kula said...

Oh, it's gorgeous! What a fab job you've done. I love Laurie Anna's Vintage Home shop in Canton. Ever been there?

madge1967 said...

Sweetie you did a wonderful job on your home!
I found before I left my childhood home, a large metal oil jug that my grandfather or dad must of used in the 40's. I am only 43yrs old so getting that and having it in my home is very special. Yours reminded me of mine.

The Tattered Cottage said... did a fantastic job! I love absolutely everything you did. Beautiful :)

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Beautiful, Becky! I love the vintage doors... I agree... great patina!
Glad the sun came out for you today. I've been so happy to have some natural light in my house again. I finally get to turn off my lights... lol!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Jo :)

Shabby soul said...

Darling Tricia your living room is simply gorgeous!!!
I like the slipcovers (they are so practical! and you can change a room with so few!), the old linen, and every detail!
What a light and serenity!
Have a nice day darling friend

A Cottage Muse said...

Just beautiful! Love the coffee table. All the warm whites frame that old armoire just perfectly!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Becky ~
Ohhhh my goodness your
room is just gorgeous!!
Thank you for sharing with us :)


Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

What a great transformation. It is simply beautiful! I always enjoy coming to your blog!

Design Love said...

Very pretty!
I have the same lamp, love it!

I love the shabby, clean look of the room, but it looks so cozy!

I'm here from FJ party!


Tammy said...

looks amazing. check out my give away and my weds link party

It's Just Me said...

So pretty ... it looks so fresh and bright. I bet it just lifts your spirits everyday. Beautifully done and what a great idea to remove the skinny doors. Lovely : )

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Becky,
Your den looks absolutely gorgeous!! That wall color is perfect! And I love the armoire from you Mom. The dark wood really warms up the room!
I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

Just found your blog! BEAUTIFUL room . . . beautiful blog all aorund!

I love the white and wood mixed together!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh Becky ~ I just love what you've done in there! What a HUGE difference!! So light and bright and airy! I'll bet that that room stops you in your tracks when you walk by it. lol! Your mom's armoire with it's deep wood tone is really showcased now in that beautiful white room. Love the touches of burlap, chippy paint, and textures. Great job!!!

xoxo laurie

sissie said...

Your room is 2die4 beautiful and I love everything about it. It's sort of french farmhouse with some shabby mixed in. I love all of the vintage architectural pieces and all the special details.



Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

It's fabulous!
I'm in love with the candle holder, well, I'm in love with everything actually!
You have some serious talent!!!
Have a wonderful Sunday!

freckled laundry said...

This is really gorgeous, Becky! I adore everything in the space. Loving all the white! You certainly have an eye for the little details. My living room is configured like your den with the door-space-windows on the one side. I would never think to put a sofa in front of the armoire like that so close to the door but I might have to try it! Is there a walk through space between the back of the sofa and the mirrored armoire? Where your other sofa is, I have a huge fireplace so arranging this room is a logistical nightmare. Right now, my sofa is against the window and an oversized chair is on the opposite side. I'm not loving it. Anyhow, enough babbling! Love your den!

lucy said...

wow! this room is beautiful!! just amazing what a fresh coat of paint will do!!

naturallyfestive said...

Everything is so lovely and comfortable looking. This is the dream style of my oldest daughter and I will surely tell her about Buckets of Burlap.

north pal said...

you did a super job and it is absolutely beautiful. you can be proud of your job. and i am sure that the more you painted you could slowly see your work come into your visions. lovely,Bestest,Denise

KayC. said...

Love your finished room. It is all those things you want a home to be warm, light and comfortable. Thanks for sharing your home and ideas with us.

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