Friday, February 18, 2011

Den Transformation

It started like this when we first moved in

I mean, can it be any more boring? Good points: its a big, neutral space, and the kitchen is adjacent as one great open space.

We needed a sofa desperately, and found this one.

In choosing this sectional, I thought I was solving two major problems: need for seating, and filling up the space. I realized after it was there a few months that I should have ordered the that the chaise was on the other side to bridge between the kitchen space and the den.... Oh well, I was going to HAVE to make it work!

This is the other side of the heavy with furniture while the other side is so empty

I posted about my color dilemma--those white walls were just too boring!
 So a few months, painting and furniture rearranging later...
ta da!


Getting the furniture away from the walls also made the room feel less long and narrow.
A reading nook emerged

Plenty of room to stretch out. And cozier to boot. Now everyone can see the TV.
The color is Ben Moore Pale Smoke, cut by half with white

I think we're on to something here. I still have to put  up the curtains...they are so pretty I can't wait.  The kitchen was painted the same color. I love it with my espresso cabinets. ( I will post on that another day--today my kitchen is sorta messy!)
Again, Before:

The best part? It cost me just the gallon of paint. Yes, it's a large space but more than half of it is windows, so a gallon did it all. Accessories were stolen from other rooms.

Let me know what you think!
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  1. Wow! Well done! I love the modern eclectic look - beautiful!

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  2. what a great space! i love that couch, actually, and you really filled in the room. it doesn't look crowded-great job!

  3. Great job!! You really pulled this space together and didn't spend anything (paint doesn't count)! A woman after my own heart. :) I'm featuring you on my Flaunt it Friday Features this week. Stop by and grab an "I was featured" button if you'd like. Thanks for linking me!

  4. Very pretty! Isn't it amazing what a gallon of paint can do?!

  5. WOW! that looks sooo greaT! ilove the shelving broken up - it really opens up the space and i love the new color. you did a great job - the floors and ceiling are nice too. you must be so proud!!!!!!!!!!

    thanks for your sweet comment, i really needed it. thanks again so much!


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