My Sitting Room Redo – A Budget Friendly Room Makeover

Once my living room redo was finished I turned my attention to my sitting room, which is located on the northwest end of my Farmhouse on Boxshop. The sitting room was originally going to be my home office, but after a year of living in the house I realized the space functioned much better as a sitting room. Everyone naturally congregates there in the winter, because of the woodstove.

I’d held off doing any work in the room because I couldn’t decide on the color. Warm or cool? Finally I opted for a calming duck-egg blue (that changes color, depending on the lighting). Along with new paint I made my rather neglected window seat a focal point by adding a custom cushion (which I made myself) and new throw pillows. I opted for a color palette of deep browns, gold, beige and pops of coral red, which all contrast beautifully with the smoky blue color of the walls.

















Once all the walls and window seat were finished, I added the fun details:

I upcycled my favorite armchair with a Surefit slip coverI bought at Target and added a gorgeous twin-sized velour blanket for a luxurious throw. 20151019_172724
























I repurposed an old TV stand into a desk for office supplies. I added a new reading lamp and picture frames for additional details.



















I added an additional coat rack by the door.



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Using some of the leftover fabric from the window seat, I recovered the cushion of this wrought iron chair I picked up for next-to-nothing many years ago.

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The result is a wonderful family friendly gathering place that is beautiful, while also highly functional.







Cost of my Sitting Room Redo:

Paint (wall and trim and supplies) $41
Throw pillows $65
Slipcover $110
Lamp $8
Picture Frames (4) $56
Throw Blanket $16
Curtains $8
Window seat cushion $25
Coat hooks $7

Total Cost: $336

Bop, our 16 year old cat, loves the sitting room more than anyone.

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