family-room-update-upholstery-and-furniture-this-mamas-dance-8Things are moving at little more than a snails pace in our Cottage Family Room. I would love to say that I am so close to finishing, but truth be told there is a lot that needs to come together over the next two weeks. I am happy to say that I’ve completed painting the main walls- and am making steady progress on the upper dormer section! It is so bright, white and beautiful.

In case you missed it, here is an inspiration board I pulled together for our Cottage Family Room…cottage-family-room-style-board-1

And here is version 2 in case I don’t get around to sewing a slip cover for the couch I’ll be stealing from our living room- this isn’t the style, but the color is close enough.cottage-family-room-style-board-2

I still need to get the IKEA cabinet so I can totally make it our own- but in the mean time I’ll update you on the progress I have made.

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For the walls and trim I went with the same color we used in our bedroom which is Benjamin Moore’s Simply White. It’s the perfect crisp white.

This week I have been plugging away on some of the furniture pieces for the room. I scored several french chairs on kijiji last year for $20 a piece- and I finally have the time, will and fabric to refinish them. They will be used around the game/puzzle table.

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I also wrestled with the chair I showed you week 2- and am happy to say I love the finish on it now. I decided to leave the two armless chairs unpainted.

I was able to finish one, and have started deconstruction on the other. So. Many. Staples. I went with stripes on the seat and a creamy woven fabric on the seat back.

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I need to work on touching up the frame as it’s pretty dinged up… I’ll be honest, I really like the dark stain in person- but I’m not sure how I like it next to the table. It looks almost black in the photos… This chair is missing a rung, but it’s still sturdy and has some life left in it.

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Working on a budget means I have a lot of “project” furniture. That takes a bit of time, but it’s a passion of mine. Once I finish these chairs- which I am trying to do before the weekend- I’ll need to get started on the storage for this room.

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I moved the dresser over to the TV wall. I’m not sure yet if that’s the route I want to go. There’s a lot of wood going on at the moment… family-room-update-upholstery-and-furniture-this-mamas-dance-6Things are still chaotic up there- I need a little muscle to move the hutch and book case downstairs- but it’s coming along guys!! A little more paint and trim in the hight spots- bringing up the couch- and some finishing touches. I’ve still got two weeks to go. I keep telling myself I work best under pressure 😉

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My favorite part of the week was picking up this little plant for $8.99 and plopping it in this little wood crate.

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Be sure to head over to Calling It Home to check out the rest of the updates for the One Room Challenge week 4. I’m just proud that I actually made progress and got an update posted!! Life is nuts lately.

-Miss Ash

 

2 thoughts on “ORC Week 4: Cottage Family Room Update {Upholstery and Furniture}”

  1. Life is nuts most of the time …
    you have made incredible progress on your one room challenge, the space is really starting to come together ?

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