La La La! The day is finally here! And no, I'm not talking about Halloween! Puh-lease! I am talking about The Big Front Room Reveal! Check here if you want to see a good "before" photo. Without further ado, here is the "after." (Don't forget you can click on each photo to make it bigger!)
This room has been a living room, dining room and general junk repository. I had a hodge podge of furniture that I somehow wanted to incorporate. Do you remember the chair below (from this post)? I had once asked everyone in blogland how to reupholster it on my own. Ha! You all know about my (lack of) sewing skills.
Luckily, I found a local woman on Craig's List who makes custom furniture slipcovers. Check out what she did to those ugly old wingback chairs!
Yes, that is a slipcover! I can't believe it! It's a chocolate brown and linen-colored houndstooth fabric. I LOVE IT! The wool blanket draped over the chair picks up on all the colors of the room. And those yellow stripey pillows...I told you you would see that fabric again. How great does it look with the houndstooth?
I will totally confess that my mother-in-law held my hand through the creation of these pillows. I bought the fabric and pillow forms, and she basically sewed them for me. I'd like to say I did it myself, but you'd know I was lying! Oh, and that wooden bench? Ethan Allen, completely sturdy and in great shape, $40 on Craig's List! Oh, I love a bargain!
I am so glad that my grandmother's dining room table could have a home in this room. It can collapse to be very small or add sections to seat 12 people. I think it is so pretty, and it would have been a shame to put it in the basement.
So there you go! I'm not sure how to classify this room anymore. Is it a dining room? A living room? A parlor? (My friend told me I should call it a "keeping" room. If I figure out what that is, I will let you know.) For now it is the front room, and it is finally finished!