You Vote – We Create: Sitting Area Reveal

project 1 Sitting Area revealThe sitting area reveal is finally here! This was project #1 from the You Vote, We Create series I started in January. I started a little late in the month so the very first project took longer. I definitely added items to the project that I did not originally plan. (This is what happened the last time I tried to do a simple makeover.) That complicated matters and drew out the project longer than expected. However, I’m very happy with the way the space turned out. Do you remember what the space looked like before?

the space

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The piano was still in the space so one of the design options (option B) was to leave the piano in the space. The other option (option A) involved moving the piano and turning the entire space into a simple and functional sitting area. You voted for us to implement option A. Once we were done, the space should have looked something like this.

project 1 - option a

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We got right to work and I added supplemental projects to this space like building our own console table, changing the wall color, hanging floor to ceiling curtains, and I even added a rug. I’ll definitely need to learn to contain myself on future projects. BUT, it was well worth every piece and I truly love this space now. Thanks for voting and here is the reveal!

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Finding the right chairs, for a good price proved difficult, but I finally found some at Home Goods. Several items came from my local Target and the console table was built by Brandon. I did the finishing work for the console table too. The materials for the table cost about $100 so it definitely saved me money by going the DIY route there. We will never make tables for a living. It’s just not that fun for us. Ha ha!  However, we have now considered making a kitchen nook table or a office/dining room table. I’m very thankful that Brandon built the table. We really love the fact that we built it. In the future, I will share more console table details and sources for all products.

The lampshades are black and I love the drama they add to the space. The underside of the lampshades are gold. What a pop of interest they add to the space! I wanted to keep the entire look simple and clean. But I tried to add in interest with different items and make it personal too. I love vintage and antique items so including one of my antique typewriters in the space added some personality. Don’t expect the space to stay exactly the same. I will continue to style the area but try to keep it simple too. The oversized frames on the wall keep the wall design simple. I like that and can’t wait to add pictures!

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This space will definitely be used for friends and family “just stopping by”, quick coffee entertaining, and even recording Instagram live series. It’s pretty versatile and should always stay nice and neat for these times.

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An old mason jar holds fresh white carnations and is on top of a set of old books.

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The DIY Console Table styled with vintage books, white carnations, and Target Threshold lamps.

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My grandmother’s vintage blanket in a Nate Berkus fringed basket that holds books.

Hopefully, you are enjoying the You Vote – We Create challenge. This series will help us complete 12 projects by the end of the year. Based on how much I completed in project #1, we may complete 24 projects by the end of the year. That is fine by me!

Did you enjoy the reveal of the sitting area? Let me know in the comment section below. 



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