Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Den is DONE!

I am so happy to finally have this room D.O.N.E! When we moved into this house 2.5 years ago I had no idea how we were actually going to use this room. We already have a living room with a T.V. and this room has two exterior doors, so it gets a lot of traffic. This room has gone through a lot of hand me down furniture and then I sold everything in our house that wasn't just right and was able to trade or purchase the rest of the items that I needed to make this room function for us.

The built-ins are finally teal! They were cream when we moved in, and then I painted them navy shortly after. I really liked the navy, but soon realized that I would rather carry the colors brown, teal, and green throughout the whole bottom floor of our house for a more cohesive feel, so the navy went away. I actually painted them teal briefly, but we didn't have much furniture in here, so it didn't really do much for the room. We eventually got my parents hand me down red and gold gingham love seat so I painted them a neutral color so that things didn't look crazy and they stayed neutral when we got my in-laws love seat. They are going to stay teal for a while.

Do you remember the Threshold Shower Curtain that I used to recover my dining room chairs?

Well, it made an appearance in the den as well. This time I used it to make a fixed roman shade for the door that leads to the garage, and a pillow cover for the pillow on the love seat.

I thought about adding more pillows in another print, but they would just end up on the floor and I would spend my days picking them up over and over, so I decided that just one was more practical.

I took the mirrors down that were originally over the love seat and moved them to another room. I searched and searched for something to put over the love seat and then happened to come across this poster print that was on sale at Hobby Lobby for 50% off. I already had the frame, it just needed a quick paint job and it was good to go. I have always liked peacocks, mostly because my Grandmother did and my Mom always talked about how much she liked them.

I finally found a mirror at Target that I like over the console. One day I need to do a post about what is in this console. It is basically a mini mudroom/drop zone/office for my thirty-one business.

It is so nice to have this done! I plan to do a source list later this week, so if you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments.

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  1. This looks so nice! I love the colors - very unique but also classic and fun! The peacock print is a really nice touch and I love the painted backs of the bookshelves. I've been toying with doing that in my dining room hutch.

  2. You've done such a beautiful job with the space! And wow do we have the same taste! I've got that same color scheme going in our house and the same threshold mirror you have above your console table. I love all of the white accessories in your teal-backed bookcases...my favorite part!

  3. Looks great! I love how the peacock ties in with the ikat print.

  4. I've been eyeing that same mirrior at target! I love the price is it a decent mirrior I was worried it was going to be "cheap" my store is out so I'd have to order online and I've been hesitant. Looks great!

  5. Love the teal in the bookcase! The peacock print is perfect and I love that your Grandmother loved them. It is important to surround ourselves with beautiful things that have great memories.

    Take care!
    Ashley @3littlegreenwoods.com


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