Wednesday, March 16, 2016

My sitting room is almost done

So the study on the main level has become my sitting room.  The hubby decided to use one of the bedrooms upstairs for his office as he said the study was too small.  Now at first I thought about painting all the woodwork white in here to make it bright and cheery.  Then I came to my senses and said why go to all that work.  So I decided to do an old world theme instead.


So here is the study before (with the furniture of the previous owners).  I didn't get a before picture of it empty since it never really was before I painted it.  I had to work around furniture and boxes.


So I like to remove light switch and outlet plates before I paint.  When I removed the light switch plate in this room I got to see what color the study was before the previous owners painted it this pinkish beige color.



I don't think that I could handle this room being teal and brown metallic.  I think that the original owners were into metallic faux painting.  When I took down the cornice board in the dining room and removed the brackets the wall had been faux painted with gold metallic.

I used two colors on my walls.  The one on the right is the base color and then I took some dark brown paint and applied it to create an old world effect.  I don't do anything fancy,  I just use damp paper towels and applied the darker color in a circular motion.  I make it heavier in some areas to make it look like there are more colors.


I am still need to hang some things on the walls and finish decorating the fireplace mantel.



The piece of furniture on the wall by the door is an old sheet music cabinet that I found at Goodwill for $20.  As you can see in the picture below it needs some work.  Yes that is tape on the left side.  The door doesn't stay closed so this is a temporary fix.  I was thinking about painting it but not too sure.


This is the wall that I still need to hang something on.  I was thinking about putting a corner shelf there and I have a metal container that I thought would look nice in between the bookcases that I could fill with greenery or flowers.  I am still working on my desk area on the right so no pictures of that wall yet.




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19 comments :

  1. Looking good. I love to see the changes. Have a great day.

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    1. Thank you Ron. Have a great day too!

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  2. Don't paint the little caninet! Perfect the way it is. I could sit in that room all day and read.

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  3. Don't paint the little caninet! Perfect the way it is. I could sit in that room all day and read.

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    1. It does need some touching up. One of the front legs looks like it was cut off a bit and the wood is bare plus it has many scratches. I was going to clean it up first before I decide if I want to change it.

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    1. Thank you Cindy. It's great when the fireplace is on.

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  5. Jody,
    Amazing transformation of your Sitting Room, dear friend!
    I agree, the Old World Theme is a "perfect" design choice!
    I adore seeing your new home come to life in Room~by~Room fashion!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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    1. Thank you Pat. I am slowly getting the rooms done. I still haven't tackled my craft room as it is piled up with furniture and boxes. Have a great weekend. It snowed here yesterday about 8 inches at our home and it is snowing again this morning. I guess I will be working inside today after work.

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  6. This is such an inviting space. It compels one to come inside and just be. I love that! And the little chest is a delightful piece that I hope you can repair without repainting.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth. I think that I might be able to save the piece. Have a great day!

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  7. This is such a beautiful room! I am a book lover, so I was attracted to your built in book shelves, and having a fireplace in your study looks so cozy.

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    1. Thank you Pat. I am slowing getting the rooms done. We moved in October and I still have to finish the basement and my craft room upstairs.

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  8. Jody, your new-to-you sitting room looks terrific. If I were you, I'd be so happy that your hubby thought that room was too small for his study. Small = cozy and you've done a wonderful job making it even more so!

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    1. Thank you Lori. I was going to take over a bedroom upstairs but I do like having the fireplace in my space.

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  9. Wow! This is such an epic room! :-)

    It looks like something I would see in the Newport mansions I have visited. The color scheme making it warm and cozy.

    Thanks for sharing. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Karen. It is great with the fireplace one.

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  10. Looks so cozy! I love this...thanks for sharing your work and lovely room on the Thursday Blog Hop!

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  11. I loves so warm and inviting Jody - Thank you for sharing with Pin Worthy Wednesday

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