The Henrie’s live next to my sister, and her name happens to be Camille (not to be confused with my Camille), so I will call her Camille H. She emailed me some photos of her space and through text and email over the next few weeks, she did most of the work–Painted, picked up items off KSL (craigslist), planked her pantry door, stained her coffee table, planked another wall, hung the light fixtures, etc.
In the meantime I slipcovered her chair and ottoman and made some pillows. Then my Camille and I headed up to install and accessorize the small stuff. This is more of my Camille’s specialty than mine. I do the furniture and fabric stuff…so we compliment each other well. We always joke that we are each other’s other halves—
Her Before wasn’t bad… it was just a bit dark and needed some small updates. We decided to get rid of the tan walls and do white paint with a slight grey tint.
We wanted to clean it up and get rid of all the “stuff”, faux painting, and crackle paint, and vinyl.
AFTER!! Camille H. has always loved white slipcovers, so we slipcovered her chair white and ditched her second chair that wouldn’t work well with a slipcover and replaced it with a $25 Thrift Store Rattan chair that had hunter green cushions. I recovered the cushions with the same white linen. We picked up 2 glass lamps at a yardsale for $10, and Camille H. found the coffee table off KSL for $40 and stained it a bit darker.
We decided the TV would look better on the wall next to the fireplace instead of above it. That way we’d have a nice focal wall to make pretty—since she didn’t have much wall space with all her windows and tall chair rail. So we need to have a spot to hang some stuff.
I found the AMAZING kitchen light fixture off KSL for $120–well worth the splurge! The pillow in the chair was from Target–which I put a zipper in and took out the polyfiber filling and inserted a down form. Down pillows look so much better over time than a polyfiber fill. Then we chose our other pillow fabrics from www.fabric.com.
Camille H. originally had a bench in her small entry way that took up too much space. I found this great piece on the local Vintage Facebook yardsale Page. It was $60, and the measurements were PERFECT! Only 10″ deep…so we went for it. Plus is was another opportunity to create visual interest with accessories. We reused some stuff from around the house and a few small trinkets (glass and wire basket) that I picked up for $1-$2 at the Thrift Store.
We love using old books and mixing old with new.
How beautiful is the back of this chair!!! I hovered nearby while another lady was looking at this chair at the thriftstore–she was taking pics and called someone about it. As soon as she walked away to debate the purchase, I moved in…
Camille H. found a few great empty large frames at a garage sale for $5-$10 each. We were able to use the large one above the mantel with a wreath she had made awhile ago. We also got the Jute rug from www.rugsusa.com for $170 (8×10).
This wire basket was also a garage sale find for $5! I wanted to steal it!
Camille H.’s couch was picked up used a few years ago and it was looking worn. She got some shoe polish and spruced it up! Such a great idea!!
Camille H. also decided to plank her pantry door with 1/4″ plywood that she ripped in the table saw in 4″ strips. She thought it would be easier to plank than to strip and sand the crackle door—I agreed! Turned out AMAZING! Somehow I didn’t get an after shot of it with the faux painting covered up.