February 9, 2011

{ Loft Facelift }

We started out with some ugly walls in this loft.  The blue stripes are left over from some corner shelves.  The previous owners had a pool table in here & there were 3 televisions mounted on the walls so I had lots of wires and outlets to contend with.


My daughter is always willing to help with projects, especially painting. My husband always calls her a mini-me! The paint I used on the walls was from Home Depot it is a light grey called Smooth Stone by Glidden. I was very happy that it covered the blue stripes really easily. It barely needed a 2nd coat. I painted over all the switch plates and plugs up toward the ceiling to help them disappear.


I, also, needed something to put our television on. Some of you may remember my kitchen redo a couple of months ago where I used the top of this hutch as a shelf painted to match the kitchen cabinets. Well, I still had the bottom half of the hutch and figured it would work nicely. It was left out in the rain for so long, I was worried that it wasn't going to recover.  I do love all the original hardware and for the top and the bottom it was only $20 so we gave it a try.


My son was willing to help with a little of the sanding.  It needed a lot of sanding!!!  I was hoping that I could keep the chipped paint look, but it was a little to far gone on the doors.


Here is the hutch painted and re-aged.  I used Behr Swiss Coffee to paint both the hutch and the bead board on the wall.


It's so nice to have all of the tv components put away.


I used some leftover wallpaper on the inside to make the shelves look a little more finished. The baskets are of course from Home Goods (my favorite store).

I've always loved this old oil painting (below).  It was hanging over the fireplace at Grandma's house. For the past 15 years I have had it sitting in my garage. I've put it out in the garbage twice, but always pull it back out at the last minute. I decided I either needed to use it or put it back in the trash.

I took it out of it's old broken frame and hid the hole in it behind a plant. After taking off the frame and cleaning it a bit I love it even more and it didn't cost me anything.  I love to shop in my garage!!!


So, once again, here is the before...

and the after...

I would love to make new pillows with more color and put up something on the wall above the other couch. Also, I think I need something on the window.  If anyone has a good idea let me know.

This room is sooooo much better.  I love to sit in here now.

9 comments:

Holly said...

The room looks great. Very cozy. You did a super job on the hutch. So much better than the store bought entertainment centers out there. Colorful pillows would look great in there, would give it a pop.

Monica said...

Beautiful! I think a fabric cornice would look good on the window...something along the lines of the orange pillow. Nice job!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

I love sideboards and cabinets for large tv's so much better! We have the old sideboard, now we just have to save up again for the new tv (the furnace broke and puppy ate son's glasses!)

Robin said...

Wow Sheri, what a difference! The colors on the wall really opened up the space. All your displays seem perfect for the room. It's all so pretty and cozy, great job.

A Thrifted Market said...

Wow this looks amazing! Love the transformation you have made!! Great job.

Katy said...

gorgeous!! Very nice work!!

April said...

Holy Hannah! Awesome. I want that lamp!

Traci said...

Wow, Sheri, it looks awesome! I was going to ask you if you wanted to buy my couch from me for up there, but it looks like you've got that room figured out! I love it. :)

Emma said...

The room looks amazing. I agree that a few colorful pillows would brighten the couches. I love the orange chair, it has a beautiful shape. Thanks for sharing.