This is the last room I have to show you upstairs until the nursery is ready (and I'm D-Y-I-N-G to show that one!). This room was originally a bedroom. Painted Red. Really really red.
This photo shows what you saw when you first walked in off the hallway. The door on the left was a bathroom (which we kept as a bathroom but rearranged and made larger to open to the hallway instead of the room). The two doors in the middle were both small closets. Originally the house had 3 dormers along the front, two of which opened in this room (to the left and right of the closet doors). This was just unused space, only wide enough for a window. We combined the 3 dormers into one shed dormer (photos of the outside later) and that gave much more usable space to this room (and bathroom) for a relatively low cost.
Here's the right dormer windo. Note the long unusable hallway. This room radiates red.
And the left dormer. Although this space looked like it was used circa 1983 by the date of that computer. Oh, and did I mention this room was red?
Well, we decided to change that.....
Rug: Yep, that's the cowhide rug I got at the flea market. Cheap and real cow. Don't be buying the $400 version from West Elm, unless you just like labels. Greg r-e-a-l-l-y wanted a cowhide rug after seeing it on his mistress' blog.
Sofa: Natuzzi from Macy's
Stools: Stolen from my mom. She says she's going to take them back, but I don't believe her.
Shearling Throw: Pottery Barn on sale ages ago. It's my favorite snuggle blanket. The dogs love it, too.
Canvases: Carnival Ride Art by Restoration Hardware.
The wall behind the sofa is painted with chalkboard paint and a friend of ours did the mural.
Table & Chairs: Table was found at an antique mall in wonderful condition. Chairs are left-over from my parents' house and covered with slipcovers. These aren't by Pottery Barn. Can't remember where I bought them, but they were only $15/each.
This shot of the room shows how much combining the dormers really opened up the room. In the dead center is where those two closet doors used to be.
Storage Baskets: This was the splurge in the room. I loved it and it's perfect for holding blankets. From Arhaus.
You can't really see it in this photo, but the Route 66 canvas is one we get asked about all the time. Actually the people who bought our last house wanted to purchase it to stay in the TV room there, but I knew I couldn't find it anywhere so I kept it. It's another purchase like the ceramic bike disc that I got at market with a friend of mine. Don't know the source, but it's so cool. :)
Light Fixture: Calhoun Glass Pendant by Pottery Barn.
Console: Antique Barn in Asheville, NC. Greg and I loved this place. LOVED IT. It was a huge warehouse full of stuff. Full. And the prices were decent. Not flea market pricing, but close and the best thing about it was that a guy named George helped by delivering all the way to our house. Yes, there was a fee, but it wasn't terrible. But, next time we go, we'll know to take the trailer. Uh huh. You heard right. We have a trailer. We live on a farm...gotta have one of those.
Inside, we just put a bunch of the $0.25 books on the shelves, some photos and other memorabilia. Drums Greg got on vacation somewhere (probably the Bahamas at that Straw Market), a Louisville Slugger bat with our names and wedding date on it (Our rehearsal dinner was at the Slugger Museum), cheap $1.50 vases from IKEA that I bought and never knew what to do with them.
This is one of the most used rooms in the house. We might add some bamboo blinds to the windows, but I'm not sold on that yet.
Oh, and I didn't mention that we use the chalkboard wall to keep score for card games. Fun stuff!