Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Finished Den

Hope you all had an awesome summer! I have been busy and unfortunately haven't had time to blog. I hope you all will still come visit my blog though! If you were a reader of my blog you will remember that my oldest daughter moved out and got married last year. Well that meant I had her old bedroom to transform. I decided to make it into a den/guest room. We don't have many guests so I didn't want a guest bedroom. Instead we chose to make the room into a den with a sleeper sofa for the occasional guest.

This was my inspiration pic

And here is ours.... (click on pics to enlarge)

I did it moatly all with garage sale & flea market finds. The sofa is a sleeper sofa. That was from a flea market...although not my favorite but it had a brand new mattress in it and for $400 figured it was a bargain. Someday we may reupholster it. The chair was also bought at the flea market. It was $200. The items on the shelves were from garage sales. Oh and my talented hubby built the shelves. I designed them...he built them. We are a good team! He also installed the swing arm lamps. See those wicker lamp shades?? Those were actually wicker planters that I had bought yrs ago that I had in a closet just waiting to be used. I just turned upside down and voila! Love the look! The mirror over the sofa was an actual old window we bought at Habitat for Humanity and sprayed the glass with "Through the Looking Glass" spray paint by Krylon. It made it look like an old mirror. The shaggy rug was free (we are in the rug biz). The ottoman I had to buy brand new...but got a great deal on Overstock.

I have linked this post up with  Southern Hospitality's Top 2012 Projects


manthy said...

You are an awesome designer. Kudos
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Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

WOW! That is incredible! It looks even better -- I love the lights too. You guys did great!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Darlene, long time, no chat! Hope you are doing well. It's been a busy year for me too.

Love your new den, I love taking rooms and changing the function. This turned out so much like your inspiration pic & on a budget. Love that!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Great den - and with bargains - you've gotta love that! I know you'll enjoy an extra room! Linda

Ace of shades said...

I must say that's really impressive, far better than the original !

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