Thursday, October 27, 2011

Room progress...just for fun!

I thought it would be fun, even though I'm far from finishing this mini room makeover, to show you what I have done so far. I want to thank all of you who emailed me, facebook messaged, or texted many brilliant ideas for this room. As you can tell, I took a lot of your advice and will continue to as I add to this room. I'm sorry I haven't responded to each of your personally, but I seriously THANK YOU for your help! I needed it!

Remember the before??

You can look at all the before photos HERE.

I was trying to make it a front sitting room/playroom and that just wasn't working. So, now it's a playroom. I'm going for a fun and bright look!

The color scheme is now black, aqua/teal, cream. Many more colors like yellow, lime green, amd maybe red will be incorporated once I get a rug, curtains, and pillows. So far I'm loving the new and fresh feel of the room. I have my eye on a few rugs and pillow covers that I would love your opinions on. Of course it will be a little while before I can purchase them, but I'm all about planning and saving!

So here is the now...

View from the top of stairs

By the way, if you love that cute dollie on the shelf, check out my friend Megs' dollie shop HERE.

What I have done so far:

1. rearranged the furniture

2.took down the massive and beautiful ( just not me) painting

3. took down window treatments (again...not me)

4. found empty frames at goodwill and spray painted them

5.spray painted shelf on wall

6. painted sofa table ( it was brown)

7.new lamp

8.new storage bins to bring in the aqua/teal color

9.added photos to make photo wall

Now...for rug options. I'm not set on any of these and I'm still looking to see what's out there. I know I want more color in the room, but can't decide if I should go with a busy rug. Or just get a solid one and make the pillows busy. But I do like these rugs.



Pillow ideas...

I love this bright yellow!

If I went with a flowery pillow, I would think the rug should be solid? Am I wrong?

Ok...that's all. Thanks for staying with me if you made it this far!

1 comment:

Audra and Roger said...

Looks great Ash! I love the depth of the empty frames overlapping with the dolly and the shelf. I also love the splashes of turquoise...I think I might have gone overboard w/ the turquoise in our house. And the family pictures on the other wall turned out great...I am inspired to head to goodwill and get some frames for our many empty walls.