Thursday, May 5, 2011

the den is done

i finally finished planking the wall in our den.
man it took a long time to finish that one little wall!
but that's how it is when you pay as you go i guess.
i have been buying the planks as i make cash off selling
random items on craig's list.

if you want to make over a space in your house but
are short on funds don't overlook getting
rid of some things around your house that you don't really need.
or things that you aren't crazy about.
doing it this way has really helped me to simplify.
and how can you go wrong getting rid of
things you don't really love in order to make your home
a place you do love? you can't! 
and best of all. . . you don't mess with the budget!

quickly, to refresh your memory, you can read here to see the
"before" till last week pictures.

and here is my finished wall.

i also took down the yellowish faux bamboo roman shade
from the previous owners and threw up my old
stand by curtains, aka, drop cloths.

the planks are mdf and are a little under 1 x 6 .
i ran a 1x 4 across the top, caulked and painted it out
to finish it off. and yes, that is popcorn ceiling.
it's all over the house and i am banking on it coming back into
style one day. what?

geez, sorry i didn't straighten and fluff the pillows for you! this is why
i will never make it big as a home blogger!
anyway. . .
it's really hard to get a full picture of this room. another reason
i need a new fancy schmancy camera with a wide angled lense.
alas, my point and shoot will have to do for now.

now that the wall is done i am itching to change the
grouping above the sofa but that will have to wait as well.

my herbs have gone nuts so they are showing up all over my house
as i wait for my zinnia, shasta daisy, and black eyed susan to bloom
and take over all my blue ball jars and old coke bottles.

the painting, by the way, was done by my brother many years ago.
i've always been drawn to it and love the contrast
it brings to this otherwise cheery space.

i'm on the hunt for a new lamp shade but other than that
i am calling this room done. well, as done as i get anyway.
i'm always tweaking! 

(as entry is being opened up)


linking up with donna at funky junk interiors
and erin at 3 meadow lake cottage


  1. Job well done Stacy, looks fantastic! Well worth the wait I'd say!

  2. Looks great! Loving the Craigslist idea, might have to go down into my basement to see what we no longer "need"!

  3. Looks very nice and cozy. Keep up the posts! We all love 'em.

  4. WOW - what a transformation! The planked wall looks absolutely fabulous! Nice work :)
    I'd love it if you'd link this up to The AFTER Party @ 3 Meadow Lake Cottage...


  5. Looks great! Fantastic job on that planking...looks very peaceful.