Oh how I wanted to get rid of them, recover them...something! But the thing is, I actually really love my sofas. They are incredibly comfortable, have withstood five years of abuse and are still in fabulous condition. So I knew that I had to make them work.
I settled on a somewhat "industrial" style, but softer. We're calling it "Industrial Blend." (It's the next big thing, I promise.)
I knew I couldn't spend a ton on this makeover so it was put together over several
long drawn out months.
A recent trip to Cost Plus World Market gave me all I needed to finish it up. (a detailed list of purchases will be at the end of this post).
I had a little extra cash at the end of last month so I decided it was time to replace my coffee table. I had big plans to make one but finally accepted that it wasn't going to happen. I've been drooling over the Aiden coffee table, and all furniture is 25% off until Thanksgiving. I called around to the five stores within 20 minutes of me and no one had it. I finally found it 45 minutes away and had them put it on hold. Well when I got there the manager had sold the only one they had! But the assistant manager offered me the floor model for 20% additional discount. He even cleaned it up and tightened all the screws. Yes folks, I got this beautiful table for 45% off!!!
Some vintage locker baskets hold some of my favorite treasures - part of my aqua mason jar collection and some vintage linens. the coffee bag basket holds catalogs and magazines.
My entire collection of vintage bottles fills a tray on the coffee table.
The super comfy side chair makes an excellent reading chair.
The cozy grey blanket was a Goodwill find. It's still available at Target.
The lamp was a stroke of luck find at World Market. It was on clearance for $20! I still love my cute little IKEA faux plant and my grandfather's lunchpail rounds out the vignette.
I fell in love with the Union Jack poof when I spied it at our Vintage Marketplace Roadtrip last summer. It had been marked down to $35 from $90! I really didn't know where I was going to put it, but it's fits so perfectly here. Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks so.
Across from the sofa is my ginormous armoire. It provides a lot of
You might remember my wood planked sign from last spring.
I forgot to add that I painted the room as well. I did it over several evening, basically just poured paint into the paint tray and used it up. That seemed to be a good way to go for me. I'd paint for a couple of hours, and then be done for the night.
Coffee table, lamp and shade, typewriter art: World Market
Upcycled Coffee bag basket, union jack pillow, cross pillow: Sweet Tea & Linen
Cement bag pillow: Full Bloom Cottage
Sugar Bag pillow: Alabaster Rose via Country Roads in Orange, CA
Faux plant and white planter: IKEA
Gray pillows, gray blanket: from the Goodwill, but available at Target
Sisal rug: Pottery Barn
Wire basket: Marshalls (last year)
Paint: Owl Gray by Benjamin Moore (custom mixed at Home Depot in Behr Premium with Primer)
What big project have you finished recently?
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