Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Home Improvement: Florida Room

Well I’m sure I still have paint somewhere on my body, but yesterday afternoon I finished painting the Florida Room.

To recap this is what the room looked like when we first moved in:


We lived with it that way more or less for pretty much a year and half. It just became a dumping ground for things that didn’t have a home.

Then on Sunday I went a bit nutty and by late Sunday evening it looked like this:

florida room 001

In the top right corner you can even see where Sunday night at around 10pm or so I knock over a gallon of white primer. We were painting the floor anyway so Jon just started spreading it around.

Monday morning we woke up early and continued the madness. Here is what the room looked like this morning:

florida room 003

Ah I’m in love. The floor just needs an additional coat and the then a coat of poly to seal it in.

This morning was spent searching my local thrift shops for a daybed. I didn’t find any, but I did find two other pieces that will now be residing in the Florida room aka den,office, breakfast nook.

This bench is going to be getting a complete re-do. I’m painting the frame and then finding some fabulous fabric to reupholster it it will also need a lucite tray for on top and voila a new coffee table.

florida room 004

It was only $38. Not too bad.

The thrift store I went to has another location in a town about 20 minutes away so I took the drive and came home with this:

florida room 005

It is a slipper chair and ottoman that of course needs new fabric, but it was only $18!!!!!!!!

Still need a daybed and some sort of desk, but I’m happy to see it coming along.

I was totally inspired by Rory’s pool house that I guest blogged about today. So I’m in search for some fabric in the pink, green and yellow family.


Once I find the perfect fabrics I only need to worry about learning how to sew. Hmm let's hope it's not too bad and I can talk my MIL into helping me out!

I will keep you all posted on my progress!

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Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

i love! and i love using gilmore girls as an inspiration!

May 26, 2009 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger ms. less is always more said...

first off... LOVE the stripes! Woo hoo those are fun! And the thrift finds are great! I never find stuff like that... you go girl!

May 26, 2009 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger down and out chic said...

you are moving along in that space! can't wait to see more.

May 26, 2009 at 4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a)I just found your blog and love it.
b)This re-do rocks my socks off.
c)I'm obsessed with Gilmore Girls so you totally had me at "Rory".
d)We're partnered up for "the good life for less" simple pleasures swap! I'm over at www.magchunk.com.

May 26, 2009 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Henri Loves... said...

Wow! Fabuloso...I love the choco and white stripe. Totally rocked that space.

May 26, 2009 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

Love the stripes, and I can't believe the deals you found today! Wow!

May 26, 2009 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger My Notting Hill said...

Looks terrific! What was the floor made of? $18 for a slipper chair and ottoman - unbelievable!

May 26, 2009 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

It looks great! I love the stripes. I can't wait to see the chair and bench after the re-do!

May 26, 2009 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

LOVE the stripes and your finds!!! (even the chair fabric looks good to me!!!) gorgeous vision!!
can't wait to see it!! xoxo

May 26, 2009 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger bluehydrangea said...

I am so impressed and love those stripes!! Your Monday was much more productive than mine. And that slipper chair? I am pea green!

May 26, 2009 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Blueprint Bliss said...

Camila- Oh my gosh. I love before and afters. Can't wait to see it with all of your new things in it. Productive days are so great. Esp when you can transform a room in your own home!

I also enjoyed your guest post today!

May 26, 2009 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Way to Go - looks awesome! Can't wait to see the thrift store finds refinished!!!

May 26, 2009 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger paula said...

Oh my, It looks amazing! I can't wait to see the finished product.

May 27, 2009 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I love your blog! Before and after pics are always so fun to see, and I'm just so inspired by your DIY attitude. I wish I could be so handy!!

PS - love Gilmore Girls... and love the reference. :)

May 27, 2009 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger LindsB said...

LOVE the stripes, it looks so great! And the new/old coffee table, fab-tastic, and the chair love it too!!

I cant wait to see more

May 27, 2009 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Freckles Chick said...

Tease! =] Can't wait to see more. Those stripes are FABU! I wish our thrift stores yielded such lovely finds as yours. I might have to stalk it like I stalk Home Goods. =]

May 27, 2009 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Lynett said...

Ohhhh....love the stipes! Can't wait to see the finished product!

May 27, 2009 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger Tamstyles said...

love everything here!

May 27, 2009 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger KJZW said...

haha I agree, tease! I cannot wait to see the final space. I am already daydreaming about stripes at my house.

May 27, 2009 at 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the stripes! Great thrift store finds too, can't wait to see the finished room.

May 28, 2009 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger katiedid said...

Wow! What a difference a day makes! It looks great. I can hardly wait to see the final results!

May 28, 2009 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger No.35style said...

love the stripes.

June 2, 2009 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Elements of Style said...

love the stripes! great idea! :)

June 3, 2009 at 10:31 AM  
Anonymous Modern Counter Stools said...

you are moving along in that space! can't wait to see more.

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