Room Makeover Contest

We recently held a contest for a One Room Makeover. We asked our followers to send in a picture of a room they felt needed reworked or lacked pizazz. We received a lot of pictures! Honestly, it was quite hard to pick, we wanted to do all of them!

The room we decided on had a few things going for it. Our specialty is in taking pieces customers already own and reworking them.  This room had enough to get started, a lot of the spaces we received pictures of were very much blank canvases. It would have taken more than this contest was allowing for to make a big impact. This homeowner also sent in another picture of her house, showing us her style and tastes. It helped because we could see that our design approach would match well with her look.

Here is a before shot.

 Pretty standard dining room here! We asked, and thankfully they agreed, to paint the walls. Fresh paint is the easiest way to freshen up a room!

Pretty standard dining room here! We asked, and thankfully they agreed, to paint the walls. Fresh paint is the easiest way to freshen up a room!

Our first step after coming up with an overall plan, was to prepare our furniture plan. We felt that the dining table was fine, basic, but workable. We didn't feel the same about those chairs! We had a "new" of chairs that we hadn't done anything with in the shop, so we painted, and recovered them. They really set the tone for the whole room.

 Six chairs, really in need of some work!

Six chairs, really in need of some work!

Here's what they looked like after!

 Two chairs were done in a contrasting fabric. One reason was that the back of one chair was broken, so filling it and upholstering the back solved the problem! We painted them with a dark grey chalk paint, then applied an antiquing wax.

Two chairs were done in a contrasting fabric. One reason was that the back of one chair was broken, so filling it and upholstering the back solved the problem! We painted them with a dark grey chalk paint, then applied an antiquing wax.

The next step was to find a hutch or buffet. The homeowner looked long and hard for the perfect piece, but couldn't find one. We showed her one from our store, but it didn't quite match. So, that gave us our next project- painting the hutch to match the furniture!

 Looks beautiful!

Looks beautiful!

After all that prep work, we came to the home and got to work! We painted the dining table, decorated the hutch, hung new curtains, made a gallery wall and like that it was a brand new room!

 Amazing change, right!?

Amazing change, right!?

 Simple, but pretty gallery wall. The clock was donated by Ivory Barn, as part of our contest. It was a great piece to work with!

Simple, but pretty gallery wall. The clock was donated by Ivory Barn, as part of our contest. It was a great piece to work with!

We hope you love this room as much as we do! We hope you can see that you don't have to over do the "vintage look", or feel that you have to totally redo your home to get it. Little pieces here and there make a big difference! We'd love to help you get the look you are wanting!

Here's the happy homeowner, Nicole Waggoner!