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Transformation Of A Room

HPIM2068What do you feel when you see an empty room?  Anticipation?  Untapped potential? Possibilities?  When we built our house, this room was slated to be hubby’s office. HPIM2071 Imagine it loaded with all kinds of computer gizmos, bookshelves full of manuals and other important guy stuff.  During the past year we finally moved him upstairs to his new and improved (and much larger) space, leaving this room to be made into a relaxing retreat for little ol’ me!

Hubby helped me paint it the week of Thanksgiving (I think he just got frustrated with how slow I was going!), and then it was off to IKEA for their wonderful white slipcovered couch.  Add some bookshelves (assembled by aformentioned helpful hubby along with his faithful assistant),HPIM2074 and a big cushy chair and footstool and I was in business.sitting room 022

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I have been storing this old farm cupboard, waiting for the right place to showcase it. It belonged to my dear friend and mentor, Pamela Woods. Wouldn’t you know it fits perfectly by one of the windows?sitting room 017

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The coffee tables and side tables I found at The Vintage Shoppes in Ellicott City Maryland.  The hooked rug, and table lamps were picked up at auction.  Lace curtains are from my stash of vintage textile goodies.  I’ve had the print over the couch in storage for years.  It’s another gift from a friend who really inspired me and started me on my  vintage- crazed path.

The desk was found at the infamous Lucketts in Virginia right before our big December snow storm.  If you ever get the chance, Lucketts is the most amazing place and worth the trip!sitting room 025

sitting room 027 cropAbove it is a drawing done by my daughter last year entitled “Couch Diva” .  I had it framed as a Christmas gift to myself.sitting room 019

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I am still adding some finishing touches to this space, but am really pleased with how its shaping up.  Its the perfect place to curl up with a book, relax and dream the wintery days away.

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