Monday, March 26, 2012

Casual Kid friendly Sitting Room with Grown Up Touches

 Finally....... I feel like it took forever to get this room done! Found this sign in Home Goods and thought it was so fitting for in here.
 I painted this room last year the color is BM Hush. After it was painted I wasn't diggin the green speckled berber rug anymore. It just got replaced with this low shag one, the color is "Aged Paper" we bought it from Home Depot and boy does it feel good on bare feet! The desk we bought about 4 years ago from a local store, it was on clearance.
 This room is where my kids hang out with their friends and my youngest still has some toys in here. This being the room I blog in I added some grown up touches to it and find myself loving to be in here, not sure the kids are happy with me invading their space ;)
 All my son's Wii equipment and games are on the shelf and in the baskets. I bought the shelf last year from Ballard.
 This little chair my mom found roadside, someone elses trash is our treasure! Victoria loves sitting in it. I'm thinking of painting it white. She just bought the new floor lamp for me too. Thanks mom xo.
 Here's the before of the chairs, chest, and rug. The chairs are not my style but worked well for the kids. So when I was looking on Ikea's website one day I noticed they had a chair very similar to these and they sold slipcovers for them. When I measured and saw they would be a perfect fit, I did the happy dance!
 So much better! I moved them to this wall for better tv viewing and ordered the matching ottoman. I even changed the lampshade to this linen one I found in Home Goods for $16.
 These little lumbar pillows came with the slipcovers and I added the jute ribbon for some color. I used Heat & Bond to attach them. It's an iron-on adhesive that worked like a charm.
 I love this desk. It has so many pretty details. This piece will NOT be touched with a paint brush. My husband doesn't believe me, go figure!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the tour of our freshened up sitting room. We are enjoying the changes!
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47 comments:

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your room looks great--and very family friendly. I love that sign!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

The lighter carpet looks really nice with the new slips. This looks like a great room to hang out with family and friends.

Phyllis@Around the House said...

what a big difference...love the new look...who would have thought that ikea would have slipcovers for those chairs...they look perfect...

Gina said...

Martina, this room really looks beautiful and comfy as well. I can't believe you found slipcovers for the chairs...they're great! I love the desk & I have to agree, no paintbrush needed.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

It's Beautiful Martina, The little chair is 40s/50s. I grew UP WITH that chair, minus that set. Ours had a wooden seat. That IS the original color for the chair too...That is a wonderful desk. I LOVE the finish and color! The whole room is pulled together perfectly. Are you sure you want to let the TROOP BACK IN,hehe! Only kidding but I know how that goes!!!
Have a great week,
Donna

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I love the light colors in your room.

Linda said...

Cute room Martina.
Great that you were able to find
slipcovers. Who would have thought
Ikea. I have not seen jute that wide or with a stripe.
Can you tell me where to buy this.

KATHY said...

I love the room!! The slipcovers are fabulous!!It looks great.

Kathy

Anonymous said...

We have been empty nesters for 20 years our time and our house is all our own! So I have my woman cave and hubby has his man cave.

Pamela
Ohio

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

What a wonderful room! How great that the slip covers worked with your chairs!

Deserae said...

Your room looks so beautiful! Love your new slipcovers too :o)
~Des

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great, Martina. Love the slips and how great that they fit the chairs perfectly.

bj said...

That sign is adorable...love the room color and the slipcovers I am lusting after. So pretty...just what I wanted for a couple of olden blue chairs but can NOT find any that fit. Yours looks great.

Kelly said...

Yes, I do love it! I can't get over your good fortune with finding slipcovers to fit your chairs. They're such a unique shape. Luck, luck, luck! They make ALL the difference. I love white slipcovered furniture anyway. Love your new sign too. So fitting and so cute in the room. I think you've made some great changes to that room. Looking at your new carpet makes me long for new carpet here too. We need to replace ours upstairs so bad.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This looks like a really comfortable room for your family to hang out in, Martina! What luck that those slipcovers fit! I am going to have an upholstered chair to move, probably into our master {got a new chaise/sofa coming} and it will definitely need a slipcover. I'd love to get that lucky!

NanaDiana said...

Martina- I love the changes to our room! It looks great. What a find to be able to buy slipcovers to fit chairs that you already owned and to find the perfect ottoman to fit right in. Everything looks very nice and it is a room that I would love to spend time in, too! xo Diana

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Your room looks beautiful Martina!

chateau chic said...

Your sitting room and kids' room looks so fresh and inviting. I can see why you like to be in there too.
Mary Alice

Bliss said...

I love what the sign says. Sort of shuts up those folks who might think otherwise.

Bliss

Cindy said...

Your sitting room looks so comfy! Love your slipcovers! You made some great changes.
XO Cindy

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love the slipcovers and how neat that they fit the chairs! Love the stool that is under the desk!

Shelia said...

Hi Martina! Your room looks wonderful! How fantastic that you found the slipcovers to fit those chairs! They're gorgeous. Love that big desk and everything you've done.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

xinex said...

Great transformation, Martina! The room looks so pretty and bright now. I love the big desk as is....Christine

Jo @ To a Pretty Life said...

What a bright and pretty room! I love the little chairs with the slipcovers.

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Wow, the slipcovers make such a difference! I'm glad you aren't painting your desk - it's lovely as it is. I like your sign - we have one in the kids playroom that says "Beware of the Children" Have a great week x Sharon

Gail said...

Martina, your sitting room looks great and I love that sign!! Enjoy your day, Gail

Judy said...

Your room looks amazing. What a great deal that the Ikea slipcovers fit your chairs. I love when things like that happen. You did a great job freshening up the room.

Diane said...

Awesome room, very relaxing and pretty, you did a great job. Love, love the desk! Diane

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Love the desk and the slips Martina! Nice welcoming room you have created~

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

What a great room Martina! I love the Tullsta chairs for Ikea. My daughter is getting them for her studio apartment. They are comfortable little chairs....I love the added detail to the back pillow. LOVE the sign from HomeGoods!

At The Picket Fence said...

The room looks so great Martina! I love the jute webbing on the pillows and it looks like the perfect place to hang out! :-)
Vanessa

Debbiedoo's said...

Awesome room Martina! I can't believe we have never seen it before. Nice space for both kids and adults!

Babs said...

Your sitting room looks so good and your desk is beautiful. Love that yummy color of the wood. I don't blame you. I wouldn't paint it either. I really like the webbing on the pillows. Great idea using Heat and Bond.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Everything looks beautiful Martina. I love that desk. I would not paint it either. Gorgeous!!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Martina,

Your sitting room looks fantastic. I love all the changes. The slip covers have transformed your chairs. The rug does look soft and perfect for your kids. You’re so right the desk looks great just the way it is. That is one wild sign. I love it!

Dee

Anne said...

Your room looks great.Love those slip covers.I would not touch that desk either too beautiful.LOVE that sign.
Anne

Cindy said...

Your sitting room looks really nice, comfy and kid friendly, too. I LOVE that desk, it is really beautiful. My husband would be the same way, why don't they believe us?!?
Have a great week.
Hugs, Cindy

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Such a pretty room. It all came together nicely. I did the same thing with the jute on one of my pillows. That stuff is great!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your new decor has a fresh upscale organized feel! I bet your children just LOVE having this area to bring their friend to and hang out!
Your desk is gorgeous just the way it is. You are smart to know that not everything need to be painted. It is a treasure and brings warmth to your light room! Kudos to you on a lovely new room!
Yvonne

Dear Lillie said...

LOVE how this looks! And wow, what a difference the slipcovers made on those chairs. Now I love them! IKEA is such a wonderful place, isn't it?

Debbiedoo's said...

Thanks for joining in Martina. It is so nice to see you blogging, sharing, making new friends and enjoying what you are doing. Thank you for being a great friend!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks great. I would love for you to drop by My Dream Canvas as well :-) I’m visiting from Wow Us Wednesdays. Really like your blog.

Brandi said...

I love the changes you made to the room. Such a great space for your family to hang out in!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Visiting from Debbie's reunion party.
The room looks very comfortable. I can see why you enjoy being in there. I'm sure the kids don't mind. ;) The slipcovers were a great find. I think they make the room.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Martina!
I love the freshening, it a perfect hang out room. That desk is a lovely piece, the lines and detail are simply gorgeous!
The link is up and we'd love to have you share.
Hugs,
Patti

Lisa Scibilia said...

Martina, this room came out great! I love your desk too - and think some wood tones in a room really warm it up. Your new sign is so cute - I need one of those!

Sue said...

Martina, I think your room looks amazingly comfortable! Lightening up those chairs with slips turned out great and your desk is quite handsome in that wood tone. Thanks so much for always coming by for visits- you leave such sweet, sincere comments. :-) Sue

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