To some this may sound totally bass-ackwards. It makes sense to buy the furniture first and have that be the jumping off point for the rest of the room. But in the scary crazy place that is my mind, it makes sense to do that last. Now picking out fabric will be a lost less time-consuming and stressful than if I was starting with a blank slate. I'll stick with a neutral fabric and switch out the pillows when I get bored.
I did however have a heck of a time deciding on the paint color. I actually had a totally different color in mind, and it wasn't until the day I was ready to paint that I changed my mind altogether and went with yellow. My first choice was a dark olive, which I still think I would have liked, but I was afraid that I would get tired of it quicker than a lighter color.
Yellow is my favorite wall color and it goes with almost anything, so it just made sense. I also noticed while blog-hopping that most of my favorite homes have yellow walls. That's kind of what sealed the deal for me.
Before the room was dark and heavy and now it seems so light and airy.
This chair was given to me by a close friend. It was sitting in her basement and I asked her why such a think of beauty was hidden in a basement (I'm nervy like that). She told me to take it and I did! I would love to have it reupholstered in a buffalo check, but that's not in the budget right now.
Do you see that gate in the corner? That's Cole's man-cave.
This loveseat is going to be replaced by two chairs.
Big Daddy trimmed out the windows and I added bamboo roman shades, which I'm totally diggin'.
The window panels were also a last-minute switcheroo. I was going to go with a totally different patter, but changed my mind at the last minute. These leopard panels are from Penney's. They aren't in-your-face animal print, but rather unexpected and fun, while still being traditional and neutral at the same time. I don't regret this choice one bit.
My cigar humidor table is now next to the fireplace.
Everything to the left of the entertainment center has been taken over by toys, that's why I'm not showing this part of the room.
Our entertainment center came from Sam's Club. The pictures on top are Southern Living At Home.
Here is what the room looked like before.
The walls were brown.
The windows were dark and heavy.
And now. Much brighter don't ya think?
Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway. The lucky winner is Kathy from Creative Home Expressions!
And a special thanks to Christina for offering one of her sweet dresses. Be sure to visit her Etsy store to see more of her sweet creations. Christina has generously offered to give a 15% discount to the non-winners. Just use the code Lilypad15 at checkout.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious week!
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