ahhhhh this room… the first (almost) complete room that we have done in the farmhouse. meaning it’s the only room we’ve painted and put new furniture in, light fixtures etc. so this is the before.. the wallpaper was layered and layered and took me almost a month to tear down. but i finally got it all completely off. then had to repair the plaster walls behind the wallpaper. needless to say…it took forever.
once the wallpaper was off we painted the trim with a glossy “space black” here is the thing though. we got it all painted and the paint started peeling off the trim. (i sanded it) and it seriously, peeled off in sheets. so for the next two weeks we peeled paint off the walls. then we took a belt sander to the trim and repainted it, finally getting it to stick. FINALLY.
behold the finished product! a huge thanks to my friend dann who is so excellent with color and
helped picked out the colors for this room. the large coral cabinet was a find from my friend marks shop lost and found in grand rapids and i had to have it. i decorated with all of my favorite farm flea finds (say that five times fast)
the chairs were picked up from a discount furniture store in chicago and i paired them with a farmhouse table that i refinished a few years ago. it used to be layered with pink paint. i stripped it, sanded it, stained it and put a layer of poly on it. it was definitely a labor of love. oh and pay no mind to my hoard of vintage tablecloths in the cupboard. there are almost 250 of them. whoops.
i thought about putting cookbooks in the cubby but i couldn’t help but stuff it with my growing jadeite collection (oh and collie statues).
the wall sconces were my first purchase from schoolhouse electric. i needed something shiny and simple and these were a great price for a handmade US product. the large pendant light was my first purchase for the house (well intentional purchase for the house) from CB2. i must say it shipped for $5 and arrived in two days!
the curtains are the most recent purchase from our NEW local west elm! i love the sheer checked print (you know me and plaid). the room is kind of dark but needed curtains. the sheer was perfect! i just have to hem them a bit. of course measured a little wrong.
so what do you think so far? i need a rug for sure but i’d say other than some wall art, this room is coming along nicely!