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Den Reveal

Hey my friends!
Well, the sun came out late afternoon yesterday.
As promised, here is the den reveal, with new fresh white paint.

I painted the walls in Cotton, from BEHR.
I have simple tie-slipcovers over our very old, ugly sofas.
The slipcovers can easily be removed for washing and bleaching.

The coffee table and sugar mold candle holder came from Canton.

The curtains are “Lenda” from IKEA.

One of my favorite pieces is this antique armoire.
My sweet mom passed it on to me.

The hutch holds the TV and provides storage for movies.

The old skinny doors are off of the cabinet to the right.
I removed the doors to paint the cabinet gray, and liked it better as a shelf.
I didn’t paint the doors, because of their great patina.

A few architectural elements.

Here is a BEFORE photo, with the sandy, clay color.


I’m joining Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors with Donna ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit.
I’d like to welcome all my new followers, thanks for keeping up with me ๐Ÿ™‚

Next, I will be showing some projects from my workshop/classroom/office.

Have a fabulous Friday and weekend!

Becky C

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65 Responsesso far.

  1. Lauren says:

    This looks fantastic. Loving the doors, and how the lighting highlights them.

  2. Hi Becky,
    Love how it all turned out. All your little touches: the watering can, wire basket, vintage fan, candle mold really stand out and add just the perfect vintage feel to the room. It looks so relaxing and comfy!

  3. Amazing!!!!!!!!LOVE everything you have done:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  4. trash talk says:

    Wow…it really opened the room up. Amazing what a little paint, some elbow grease and a very creative mind can do!

  5. Great room! The window with the sweet little faces made me smile…I do love architectural touches.

  6. Pattie says:

    Unbelievable, what piant can do to a room, Becky it turned out amazing. I have paint in hand and still have not gotten started But now that I see how beautiful it is, You have inspired me to get going and get it gone.

  7. Beautiful! I love how it's so light and airy… that's the look I'm going for too, but I have a ways to go yet!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. michelle says:

    What a beautiful room Becky!! I love it, it is so soft and cozy and you have really inspired me to go ahead and paint my living room! Loving all your elements, just gorgeous!!

  9. Vicki says:

    This is gorgeous! That armoire is stunning.

  10. Polly says:

    so pretty Becky! I love the statement that big armoire makes among all the light colors!!

  11. Morning T says:

    It's beautiful Becky! Love the wall color and the overall softness of the room. Great job.
    Happy Friday,

  12. Pamela says:

    Came back hoping for a peek. I wasn't disappointed! The room is amazing–all your little touches work to make it a home instead of just a house.

  13. It's amazing how much of a difference paint makes. You picked a warm color and the room looks amazing. I love how you used the doors from the bookshelf, and I love that shelf as well as the dark armoire from your mother. All your elements are fantastic!

  14. Lee Laurie says:

    Beautiful! I love this room. It looks so peaceful and relaxing.

  15. Heidi says:

    Love it! Looks so peaceful and calm! I am going to have to check out that paint color!

  16. Beth Rutter says:

    Isn't it amazing what paint can do? Love the candle mold and that armoire, oh my!

  17. Your room is simply gorgeous. It has a very fresh appeal. I love the slipcovered sofas and the armoire. All of your little touches are very 'You'! Nicely done, Becky!


  18. MARY PERNULA says:

    I like the new look you created, I also like the other one as well……………I have a large house so I am able to use a lot of different colors to keep my interest up. Have a good weekend. Hugs Mary

  19. Laurel says:

    This is lovely…looks like the perfect place to relax and hang out. Thanks for the peek, Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  20. Wow, it is beautiful, so many wonderful textures. Thanks so much to linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

  21. It looks amazing! I love how everything comes together and the textures~!

  22. Claire says:

    Oh-I so love this room-I could stare at it all day-such pretty combinations of things and the photography is beautiful-thanks for sharing and inspiring me!-Claire

  23. tickled. says:

    wow! what a transformation! looks great! can't wait to see your office! i'm trying to work on mine now! ๐Ÿ™‚


  24. I love the white living room with the old painted wood! It looks fabulous!


  25. stefanie says:

    I love it!!! its just gorgeous!!!

  26. Gorgeous room. Love the new color. Hugs, Marty

  27. What a lovely room! The architectural pieces are fab, love them on the wall with the plate rack.

  28. Cathy says:

    Beautiful finished project! The room just says..cozy and welcome! Love it all!
    Have a great weekend…Cathy aka GGJ

  29. Looks fabulous! I love the skinny doors, great idea.Nice sized room as well~Cheers Kim

  30. It's me says:

    What a beautiful home you have Becky !!! happy weekend….love Ria…

  31. Karen says:

    So airy and beautiful Becky! I love the use of all the different natural looking elements in the room. Best~Karen

  32. Gorgeous colour .. the armoire just pops off the wall.

  33. Amy Kinser says:

    Gorgeous room, my friend. This is wonderful.

  34. Robin says:

    Beautiful! I love it. All your vintage touches are prefect for the room, and the color makes it so bright and cheerful. Love the frames on either side of the hutch with the chicken wire! They are fantastic.

  35. It's Beautiful Becky! You've inspired me once again!

  36. Lori says:

    Is that a christening gown in the armoir? Love it!

  37. Brenda Kula says:

    Oh, it's gorgeous! What a fab job you've done. I love Laurie Anna's Vintage Home shop in Canton. Ever been there?

  38. La says:

    Your den is so beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend! La

  39. madge1967 says:

    Sweetie you did a wonderful job on your home!
    I found before I left my childhood home, a large metal oil jug that my grandfather or dad must of used in the 40's. I am only 43yrs old so getting that and having it in my home is very special. Yours reminded me of mine.

  40. WOW…you did a fantastic job! I love absolutely everything you did. Beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. i love the pillow! Love! laura

  42. Very serene and pretty…I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Beautiful, Becky! I love the vintage doors… I agree… great patina!
    Glad the sun came out for you today. I've been so happy to have some natural light in my house again. I finally get to turn off my lights… lol!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Jo ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Shabby soul says:

    Darling Tricia your living room is simply gorgeous!!!
    I like the slipcovers (they are so practical! and you can change a room with so few!), the old linen, and every detail!
    What a light and serenity!
    Have a nice day darling friend

  45. Just beautiful! Love the coffee table. All the warm whites frame that old armoire just perfectly!

  46. Your room is gorgeous! Everything is just perfect!

  47. Becky ~
    Ohhhh my goodness your
    room is just gorgeous!!
    Thank you for sharing with us ๐Ÿ™‚


  48. What a great transformation. It is simply beautiful! I always enjoy coming to your blog!

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  50. Design Love says:

    Very pretty!
    I have the same lamp, love it!

    I love the shabby, clean look of the room, but it looks so cozy!

    I'm here from FJ party!


  51. It's Just Me says:

    So pretty … it looks so fresh and bright. I bet it just lifts your spirits everyday. Beautifully done and what a great idea to remove the skinny doors. Lovely : )

  52. Hi Becky,
    Your den looks absolutely gorgeous!! That wall color is perfect! And I love the armoire from you Mom. The dark wood really warms up the room!
    I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  53. Just found your blog! BEAUTIFUL room . . . beautiful blog all aorund!

    I love the white and wood mixed together!

  54. Oh Becky ~ I just love what you've done in there! What a HUGE difference!! So light and bright and airy! I'll bet that that room stops you in your tracks when you walk by it. lol! Your mom's armoire with it's deep wood tone is really showcased now in that beautiful white room. Love the touches of burlap, chippy paint, and textures. Great job!!!

    xoxo laurie

  55. sissie says:

    Your room is 2die4 beautiful and I love everything about it. It's sort of french farmhouse with some shabby mixed in. I love all of the vintage architectural pieces and all the special details.



  56. It's fabulous!
    I'm in love with the candle holder, well, I'm in love with everything actually!
    You have some serious talent!!!
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  57. This is really gorgeous, Becky! I adore everything in the space. Loving all the white! You certainly have an eye for the little details. My living room is configured like your den with the door-space-windows on the one side. I would never think to put a sofa in front of the armoire like that so close to the door but I might have to try it! Is there a walk through space between the back of the sofa and the mirrored armoire? Where your other sofa is, I have a huge fireplace so arranging this room is a logistical nightmare. Right now, my sofa is against the window and an oversized chair is on the opposite side. I'm not loving it. Anyhow, enough babbling! Love your den!

  58. lucy says:

    wow! this room is beautiful!! just amazing what a fresh coat of paint will do!!

  59. Everything is so lovely and comfortable looking. This is the dream style of my oldest daughter and I will surely tell her about Buckets of Burlap.

  60. north pal says:

    you did a super job and it is absolutely beautiful. you can be proud of your job. and i am sure that the more you painted you could slowly see your work come into your visions. lovely,Bestest,Denise

  61. It looks great Becky! I love it!


  62. KayC. says:

    Love your finished room. It is all those things you want a home to be warm, light and comfortable. Thanks for sharing your home and ideas with us.

  63. Tammy says:

    I love it!! That sugar mold candle is outstanding!!