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Friday, August 12, 2011

MoS Reader Before and After Projects: Round 3

Reader Kristin transformed a beach house from a hunting and fishing cabin to a chic coastal space.  Check it out!

Living Room Before:

Living Room During:

Living Room After:

Living Room After:

Kristin emphasizes that she did this project on a very tight budget.  She removed the wall-to-wall carpet and placed a ready-made sisal rug from Ikea over the new Pergo floors.  A coat of white paint completely transformed the fireplace.  The monogram decal over the fireplace is an Etsy find, and she painted the Ballard Designs chandelier to look like turquoise! 

The coffee table, a good quality piece from Baker, was originally red, so a coat of white paint made it beach-house-appropriate.  Framed maps are a fantastic way to hang something inexpensive yet interesting on beach house walls.  Kristin finished out the space with ginger jars (incorporating the chinese style of the coffee table) and throw pillows from Pier 1.

We'd love to relax in this beach house!

7 comments:

simply brookes: said...

what. a. great. room.

love it all: the colors, the legs on the couch reading a juicy book, the light fixtures. well done. love seeing you create. thanks for posting and happy friday.

Mary said...

She did such a great job. What did she do with the recliner? Was it her husband's? They usually don't let you get rid of them.
Unless you don't ask & do it while they are out of town...like I did.
Better to ask for forgiveness than permission, right?

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

i have the dresser version of that coffee table and cannot, for the life of me, figure out what it's wrapped with (mine has the vintage Baker metal tag as well)! Any guesses??

http://meditationsonlifeandstyle.blogspot.com/2011/05/dresser-im-dying-over.html

Anonymous said...

What a great way to get that awesome Marjori Skourkas chandelier look. I had been trying to figure out how to replicate that one without blowing the budget. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for compliments!

On the chandelier, I bought green stone beads and glued them around the middle and top.

And then made a bedroom the "hunting and fishing" lodge look that my husband loves. His recliner went in there too!;)

Kristin

Anonymous said...

Which ballard chandelier is that? How beautiful!

Shantastic said...

I love this and want a new friend at the beach now.

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