Sunday, July 12, 2009

Keepin it Real: Price My Space - Family Room

After having house guests all weekend, and a raucous mexican train and wii championship til 4 am this morning, my pictures understandably are a little lacking. But I was so excited about The Nester's Price My Space party that I just had to participate! Please understand these pics were taken tonight, at dusk, after everything I mentioned above...

Here is the room as seen from the entry hall of my home. It is kind of a weird room, almost part of the kitchen, and we have treated it as such. This is where all our family meals take place, we sit and chat with friends, and people gather for BBQ's. The patio is right through that slider. There is an ugly builder grade ceiling fan/light casting that weird glow in the room, and we have yet to replace it. Keeping it real, remember? If you want to read about the paint color which I love, go here.

This is our table and chairs and rug. The rug was free because we borrowed it from my parents who had it in storage.

- The 2 slipcovered end chairs are from Ikea, 7 or 8 years ago, and were about $100 each. I bleach the living daylights out of those covers pretty often and they've held up great.

- The table and chairs {which i must disclaim I bought primarily for the farm table, and I hate the chairs but they're sturdy and great and easy to wipe down so I keep them, for now} was just $120 on Craigslist and never used.

- The ironstone tray and vintage silver sugarbowl on the table were both anniversary gifts, price: the cost of marriage. Hee hee...

- Here are my window mistreatments, which I blogged about here. They consist of a $7 Ralph Lauren sheet ripped in two and tacked up with upholstery tacks.

- The platter above was about $8 at Marshalls
- the rug below {LOVE it} was about $15 at Target. I have a big one that matches it in my kitchen... you can see part of the cabinets and counters on the right. I am not including that stuff in this post though.

- Oh, and the cool urn at the top of the cabinet was $4 at Goodwill and the green ball was part of a free topiary that I cut the stick off of.

Remember I mentioned the cute flouncy ruffle at the bottom of the RL sheet? Could it be any cuter?

Once again the firplace area.
- Free picture/display-ledge-turned-faux-mantle cause I'm cheap and lazy.

If I had my druthers this whole room would be pimped out in beadboard wainscotting with moulding everywhere, but my druthers are nowhere to be found. I guess they're caught up in the recession and the constantly declining value of real estate. Ahem. Back to the picture.

- The mirror was $10 at a garage sale, the sconces were $20 each at Home Goods, and the vintage butter pats were $1 each at an estate sale.
- The moroccan pouf was a gift and the suitcases were $20, $12, and free {gift from a friend} in ascending order.

Here's my fave part of the room.

- This is the "friendship chair" given to me by a friend. Price: free. If I ever decide to get rid of it, I have to continue the tradition and give it to another friend. So sweet, and so much comfort and character! You should see the legs! I guess I didn't capture it well.

- The dresser is my $50 dresser from 10 years ago that I've repainted a million times and blogged about here and here. I love it like The Nester loves her white dresser. It's so versatile and I've used it EVERYWHERE. Right now it holds craft supplies and puzzles for the kids.

- Back to the chair, the aqua throw was $10 clearance at Marshall's
- the linen pillow was $13 at TJ's
- the little pillow was won in a giveaway from Marley & Lockyer. Love her! {Please don't notice I didn't even fluff the pillows for you. Just keepin it real.}

- The clock was $50 at HomeGoods
- the lamp was $20 at TJ Maxx
- the birdcage was $22 at Beverly's crafts
- the topiary was about $13
- The little faux succulent was .69 clearance and the little silver cup it's in was about $1 thrift.
- And the robins egg blue iron piece was about $13 at Ross 5 years ago.
- The plates on top are vintage french and were $8 each {bit of a splurge for me}
- the blue plates below which match the platter over the door were $3 each at Marshall's.

But I saved the best {worst} for last.
- Here is my ...gulp... $750 armoire. Yes, I said it. And yes, I'm ashamed. But I LOVE it.
- And it's next to a free bookshelf I fixed up with paint and a $4 remnant of fabric.
- And the basket on it was $5 on clearance and is lined with linen.
- The vintage window above was $15 at the Alameda Flea Market, bought on this trip. I lined it with burlap for texture, cost about $2.

So my whole room has totaled out at about $1,415.69. But I realized I forgot to show you the bar. Oh well. Hope you enjoyed what you did see!


Your cool friend Cheryl said...

I love your dresser! Great room-it really looks super!

La Maison Fou said...

Like the house.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Thanks for showing us the details. My favorite parts are the ruffle on the drape/sheet and the poof! Love your room.

Chrissy said...

Looks great,lots of great deals!Off to work,hope I answered all your questions o.k??Talk soon,Chrissy

Chris said...

Lovely room , glad to hear some more positive opinions about Ikea seating , love those.

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love the clock!

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Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Love it! Love the sheets/curtains. They really are darling! (and I love the $750 armoire too...very pretty!)

Anonymous said...

Really well put together and great price on your room.
I really like the friendship area.


The Scooper said...

So many lovely vignettes I don't even know where to begin. The armoire is to die for and worth every penny. And I love that $10 mirror. And the sheet ripped in two. So resourceful and creative you are!

Songbirdtiff said...

You have a very pretty and cozy room. I can see why your friends want to hang around in that room!

Thanks for sharing!

Tia said...

Thankyou for the inspiration... we live on diability benefit and are SO into recycling, etc and I just needed a "boost" to get the creative juices flowing again...well done , lovley home !

Brenda said...

I do love this room! You know just where to locate furniture and use decor items! You did a wonderful job making this a cozy room.

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Your room is beautiful! I love design and I definetly love to do it on a budget! Thanks for sharing great creativity with us all!!


Marie said...

Hello! Love, love your dining room. Everything about it screams beauty! Especially that dresser. And get outta here - don't be ashamed about your amoire! It's fabulous and doesn't need to be justified. Thank you for sharing!


April in CT said...

I love your room! The table you got from Craig's list..what a steal! As I was scrolling over the pictures and came to the close up of your mistreatment I realized I have those sheets for our bed!! Just never know what you'll come across online! LOL

julie said...

I love your armoire, it's gorgeous.