Tuesday, June 14, 2011

{shelved}

I've been sharing my progress the past few months on putting our new family room space together. {You can see past posts here and here.} One of the last pieces of the puzzle went up last week and while it is a small piece, I think it was exactly what the room needed.

And did I mention it cost a total of $11? You know I love a good bargain.

If you love before and afters like I do, let's take a look at the corner I'm talking about when it was our dining room. It looked like this...


I loved this whole vignette. From the artwork {from Kohl's} to the lamp to the Craigslist record player cabinet. Loved.it.

I loved the art so much in this corner that when we moved the cabinet to the new dining room space, I left it up. But it looked awfully lonely...


So I snagged a modern white floating shelf from Target, a vase from my milk glass collection, and a $1 stick of brown berries from Hobby Lobby and came up with this...


A simple display that really finishes off the corner. I love the contrast of the white against the gray walls and how the vase and berries fill in the empty space next to the artwork. Here is a wider view of that side of the room...


Please ignore Mr. Brass and Glass 80's sconce in the background. He is on the chopping block for sure. Hello odd light placement!


And just for kicks here are a few photos of the same side of the room from our inspection day a little over two years ago...


Quite a change huh?

The railing wasn't sturdy or up to code so it had to go. The half wall makes the space look so much cozier {not to mention safer!}

And here is the other side of the room before...


And after...


Projects still on my wish list for the family room:
  • Replace Mr. Gold and Brass with a better sconce...maybe one like this?
  • Paint the stairway walls and hallway the same shade of gray as the family room {anyone like heights? Because I am NOT a fan}
  • Touch up all of the baseboards. I.am.so.lazy.
I also have one more little update regarding the opposite corner of our family room...our desk area. And it involves IKEA! Stay tuned!


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12 comments:

Jocelyn said...

That looks really good so far! I never would have known how to make that wall look good once the cabinet was moved, but you pulled it off nicely with the shelf. Interior design is SO not my area of talent. My walls are so bare and boring.

elisabeth said...

oh wow!
i love it!

♥elisabeth

brenda said...

Hi! I love your style - so me! I was wondering what your wall color is. I was looking for something like this for the masterbedroom.

Mandy @ This Girl's Life said...

Thanks Brenda - I'm not sure off the top of my head what the wall color is, but I will try to find it for you. :)

Suzzie V said...

OooOO I love the prints of the trees with the white bark. It reminds me of home!

Danielle Barbe said...

i love what you've done with the corner space! it's pretty, simple, and just enough.

Lexi said...

I can't believe that corner artwork is from Kohl's ... looks great!

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

Brit said...

You're house is too cute! I just bought an old bungalow last year. It's definitely a work in progress, but I love it!

Jen said...

You're right, just adding the little shelf and accessories make that corner sing! Nice work! Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

It's coming out great. Thanks for linking this to Wicked Awesome Wednesday.

blesid said...

Beautiful little corner! Your wall color is divine... and I love what you've done with little money! You may have spent a little, but your impact is big! jules

Jennie said...

If you don't mind me asking - how much did it cost to build the half wall? We have a similar railing and would like to make the area more safe for our 2 year old but aren't sure if it is worth the cost. Thanks!!

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