Posts Tagged ‘interior design’

Furniture Made From Reclaimed Wood

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Canadian woodworking studio North On Sixty have put together a nice collection of pieces all crafted from reclaimed wood. They’ve done so well that they’ve been featured on homesthetics.net for their refurbished chicken coop ideas. So…perhaps you should think twice before tearing down that old barn and tossing that wood in the trash.

– Christian

living room in progress

Monday, August 16th, 2010

I want to apologize for my recent disappearance. There have been lots of changes in my life that have been emotionally draining me, (more so than I even realized until recently.) Work has gotten crazy, my best friend moved to Boston, I’m looking for a new roommate—it’s all wearing me out. My solution has been getting lost in a lot of projects.

One of my first projects has been updating my living room. It’s a rental so there are a few things that I just can’t change, (like the awful brown carpet, which I wish I could replace with something from NW Rugs) But I am making the best of what I’ve got. It’s still a big work in progress, but I’m already loving the start.

before:

Changes that I made so far: I painted the red wall back to white. (The 3 coats that it took to cover the red practically crippled my hand.) And I painted the opposite wall BEHR Jamaican Blue. One of the chairs was removed to open up the space. A new, slightly smaller ottoman was purchased and  recovered in magenta Joel Dewberry woodgrain fabric. And I switched out the accent lamps.

after:

I couldn’t be happier with the color. It seems to make the room so much brighter and cleaner looking. I still have plenty to do though. I want to get some curtains for the room and need artwork for the white wall—it’s completely bare right now, but I’m thinking a whole bunch of colorful pieces displayed salon style. New throw pillows are a must. And the biggest thing, I need a new tv stand. I’m leaning towards this one at CB2 but I am open to anything, so please share if  you have any suggestions. I’ll keep you posted on the progress!