Monday, July 21, 2008

My Country Den Is No More ~ Before And After

This is the old den, loved it but, my little country den was in need of a change.

The fireplace surrounded with the things I love. I have transfer most of it to our grand kids room I'll show it in a later post.

Well all my thrift store finds have been put away and there are no remnants of the country past. Now for the new and hopefully improved updated den.

As you can tell I love earth tones, I used Bittersweet on the walls which is brown, and used Old Mill on the trim which is a green, the trim paint was used on the fireplace mantel as well. Oh, and I did all the painting myself, I love to paint. Kandace my daughter, picked out the coffee at Mazer's furniture store. It's a close-out store and they have beautiful furnishings at discounted prices. I love it too, I'm glad she brought it to my attention!

The picture above the couch I found at Hobby Lobby, they had 50% off all their wall art. As you can see I went on a shopping spree around the house and brought in my monkeys from the screened porch area and they now have a place on the inside along with just about all the other things that were out there.

The clock I moved from the dining room and replaced it with a metal art piece that I found at JC Penney. I was planning to use the metal piece in this spot but, I didn't like it here but I love it in the dinning room. Great swap and JC Penney was having a wall art sale too, so I got a 100.00 piece at 60% off plus an additional 15% so I ended paying only 39.23. I'll show it later too. The clock I've had for a few years, I purchased it at Kirkland's for about 69.00.

New drapes from Burlington's, I got 3 panels and used the third to add to the length since I wanted to raise the height of the rod to a few inches below the crown molding. The throw on the couch is the valance that was on the third drapery panel. The Roman Shades are from Wal-Mart and we used two. We had price them custom at Lowes but they would be over 400.00, and we thought not. So these are wider than the windows and can be cut but we didn't cut them. The two meet in the center and go pass the window casings about 41/2 inches on each side but the drapes hide that. The chairs and the couch came from Rooms To Go. My husband wanted a leather couch but I didn't like the chairs that came with the couch they were too huge for this small room. So I browsed around until I found these, I had the guy that was helping us to place the chair with the couch so I could see how they looked together and I was hooked. That's my same end table I used in the country room. It fits in perfectly.

This is just the view from the couch. The monkey holds a plate of decorative balls. I didn't have to buy any table accessories so I only purchased the picture, mirror, and the urn you see on the fireplace over to the left.

The fireplace is country no more. I wasn't to sure what to place on the mantel but this will do for the time being, I have ordered sconces to go on each side of the mirror. There's my other monkey holding the fern. Here you can also see the green trim and mantel. I got the mirror at Hobby Lobby too, at the same time I bought the picture. So it was 50% off too.

Just a different shot of the fireplace.

My little desk area is still in this spot but I did change out the chair. I borrowed it from downstairs. So this is still where I visit with you.

Just the clock up close, the shot also shows the true paint color as my camera is on the blinks and I have such a hard time getting it to perform. Well this concludes the tour of my new den my husband loves it, he never felt comfortable in the room with the teddy bears. :O)