Monday, August 9, 2010

our new reading/game playing room

after a lot of sewing and painting..... we finally have a new use for a space that we hardly ever used. i don't believe in formal living rooms i feel that every inch of a house should be used to it's fullest. if i had a choice i would not have a formal living room, but we bought this house and there is no changing the floor plan. so..........
i introduce to you our new reading and game playing room. all the furniture in here are old pieces turned new. a little elbow grease and this is what you get.

i bought this table and the tables you see next to the love seat rocker off of craigs list. $40 for all 3 of them. i sanded them, put some wood putty in some scratches and scrapes and then painted. i fell in love with the chunky legs of this table.

this table once belonged to brian and tracy when they were little. we picked it up and brought it home last summer for brian's parents house. a little paint and some john deer tractor covers and it is looking cute. a perfect table to play games on as a family! (i picked this light mint green color in hopes of having a little girl someday. i could easily put some pink flowery cushions on here and totally change it to a little tea table.
the little kids rocking chair belonged to my mom when she was a little girl and was passed down to me and now my boys.
the ethan allen love seat rocker i purchased at a vintage market. i saw it and thought it was adorable. when i found out it was a rocker i really fell in love. i got it totally refinished for $100. i talked them down from $130. (go to those markets at the end of the day, you are more likely to get a good deal. they don't want to pack up there stuff and take it home.)
the lamps i got at tj maxx, $30 for the pair. a great idea from a blog i follow called the nesting place. thank you so much for your tips on redecorating. i had a great time and spent minimal money!
the curtains i sewed. i probably would not have picked a toille as first choice but it fit the french country chic look i was going for and was on sale. i got all the fabric i needed for this room and my adjoining formal dining room for $30 (15 yards). great deal!
any other tips or pointers to complete this room? would love any input any of you might have!
thanks for stopping by!


Meghan said...

love it!

Christy said...

looks so good!!!!
Nice work!