Day 5: LIVING Room- MAKEOVER!

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AMAZING-Living room-

 

WOW— the room did not even come close to reflecting how amazing this family is in the before…. the cold, stark walls paired with the angry red accents and hodge-podged furniture was far from reflecting the cozy, comfortable or exciton family.  We had to spice it up and give this justice to this family!

Here is the Drab… BEFORE:

 

 

 

 

 And the FAB After:

 

TA-DAH  Perfection
IMPACT: after!

 

DIY photo options
Fun modern photo placement

 

teal mango
Zig zag chevron
Shelving unti- persimmon
Persimmon shelving unit to display treasures

 

We added the beautiful mineral blue paint on the walls to breathe life into this room, followed with the faux finish glazing down the angry red into a beautiful softer persimmon- peach. The entire main floor is not cohesive designed connected without being 80s matchy/matchy- but more of a beautiful ensemble- that is orchestrated and executed to perfection. Each room echoes similarities with each other and coordinates beautifully. The colors are pop of teal, mango, soft peach persimmon, turquoise, weathered grey, dark kona, and black and cream.

chairs- damask upholstery
Modern twist on antique chairs

 The room lacked the fun personality that the family had - so we gave it to them….with pizazz and pop! The before couches were hodge-podged and pieced together with the “had before” pair of chairs. We moved those couches from this room to the new reading room and bought a new teal one and found a beautiful (budget friendly) 1950s french persimmon mohair/velvet one (off of Craigslist!) that we revamped and revived. We did some magic and faux treated the wood to a weathered grey and glazed it and then added some bling with the brass nailhead trim. It is one of my favorite (cost effective) things that anyone can do— I will do a tutorial for y'all soon! Eclectic design is fun and interesting…. By combining the modern sofa with the french antique one, we gave this room depth- conversation and excitement. These couches are now are full of sass and style and are easily snuggle up with a bowl of popcorn, watching a movie or have family game night, comfortably.

 

nail head trim
velvet sofa with nail head trim
sofa- perfect size/scale and color
Proper size/scale and color- added custom details with faux paint and nailhead trim

The buffet before was not the right size/scale for the massive television. We switched it to one with the necessary character and charm and revved it up a bit by adding faux finishes. It now doubles as functional storage for tv components, Dvds, games as well. The antique pair of channel back chairs flanking the buffet were also a craigslist score that we reupholstered in black and cream coordinating fabric with teal piping and teal pop of paint on the wood. They are perfect addition to any extra guests that need comfortable seating during family game night! The side tables are a matching dark kona coffee color that we faux painted a weathered grey glaze on the top - which all coordinates well with the reading rooms coffee table. The sea glass pair of lamps were given a easy design trick of custom by adding black ribbon to the shade. This ties in with the existing cream colored roman shades, that we also added a 3” band of black fabric too- — which all coordinates well with the custom AWESOME zig zag chevron draperies. Its the small details that add all the ummmmppph needed to make a room look like it belongs in a magazine. Our version is livable and all under budget- done with sass and style and coordinated design which is consistent throughout the entire main floor.

 

details- impact the design
Details added to make design cohesive

 

more eclectic pop on fireplace
Personality and pop on fireplace

OH…. the Photo wall…. adds excitement. We took mix-matched frames and painted them within our color scheme and played with positive and negative space as well as size and scale. This is an eclectic design must- which gives the room.. some boom- The side work table- is an inherited family piece and is also the perfect spot for the studious to get homework done.

 

extra seating
Easy extra seating/eating options

 

small details - big impact
Small details make big design impact

The fireplace was done up with easy art projects and photo canvases that are a focal point- with the backdrop faux paint finish of the shimmery sand faux paint treatment that is also echoed in the main hall.

art wall and desk
Functional desk for homework

The small bistro table and chairs set behind the sofa add another eating/or extra seating space- and the chairs were reupholstered with remnant fabric-
throw pillows are changeable for seasonal decor and the built in bookshelves, now the soft persimmon off artifacts and photos from the families vacations and travels.

 

options
Fun exciting room now!  WOW

 

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Day 4: Kitchen and Hall bath- UPDATE

 

Day 4:  Simple additions add charm and BOLD style to the kitchen and hall bath

 Small budget yields Big results-- how to do BOLD colors correctly.

 Before:  ho-hum blah- boring 

After: Pizazz and Pop of personality!

 Here is the befores-- Caution stark white-- proceed with caution!

 

Before-Bathroom 

 blah bathroom

Bathroom-before-vanilla

 before-bathroom-uneventful

boring Before-bathroom

 

 AND.....

Here comes the BOOM!

 

Calypso and mango
well ... hello there Calypso!

 

Mango
open shelves with MANGO

 

grey/teal
moulding added to venetian grey plaster walls as a base, atop- bright Calypso

 

Calypso paint
BOLD

 How to do BOLD-- right.... - Anchor it with a neutral- and don't be afraid to go big or go home...even in small spaces.   Stick to one or two colors or tones.  Here we did a chair rail molding around the bathroom wall to add architectural interest and to provide an anchoring base with the gorgeous venetian plastered weathered grey-- and ... then.... pizazz and POP with the bold paint color: Calypso!  This room is now exciting-- the wall color is pristine - like the sparkly ocean water of the family's favorite vacation spot!  The ho-hum cabinet doors were taken off and given a POP of pizazz with MANGO--to give the open shelving unit personality and coordinated with teal ikat printed baskets to have necessities within reach.  The valance was made  with remnant fabric and coordinated with the teal band, which is in the kitchen and reading room.  This is what cohesive design looks like without being so matchy-matchy.

This bathroom is right off the galley kitchen and near the new reading room.

 Here is the before of the galley kitchen.

 

  FROM that...

TO THIS:

Beautiful kitchen
accents make all the difference

 

Island
Island details

 

wheels
island on wheels for functionality

 

valances add interest
mineral blue paint and custom valances

As always, we at Revamp & Revive believe in using what you got that works, and add the pop when and where needed.... These plain white walls with the already awesome polished steel kitchen made the room appear stark and cold...  Its the kitchen.... the heart of the home, so we spiced things up by painting the soft mineral blue which the the perfect shade of aqua, and continued the custom valance over the kitchen window.  (this valance coordinates with the connecting eating room one done in a previous blog Day 3)  We toned down the bight angry red into a beautiful soft warm fuzzy peachy persimmon color by doing a faux glaze technique.  The island is on wheels for functional versatility and given that amazing shade of Calypso, which definitely gave life to the room.  The island was lightly sanded and glazed to add some charm and  character and also will camouflage and conceal any bumps and scrapes or mishaps that just happen to occur with having the joys of having boys!  A whimsy floral runner rug was placed near the sink which coordinates with the double doors roman shades that lead to the back yard and patio.

 

Here is the fabulous custom made roman shades on the patio doors and the soft persimmon glazed walls.-- JUST LOVELY- the roman shades are coordinated with the double doors to the covered back patio of the joining eating area room (day 3) 

 

roman shades on patio doors
CUSTOM roman shades

 

 STAY TUNED FOR DAY 5--- MY FAVORITE ROOM!

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