Sadly, my den had become a junk room, littered with craft supplies, thrift shop finds, blog props and STUFF. It needed an intervention. Because the room is quite large, I am transforming it into a craft room, den and guest room.
I painted the walls Dover white eggshell paint.
I made several projects over the fall months, like this thrift shop frame project. The initials stand for Organized Clutter.
I added hooks, paint and Old Sign Stencils to an old ironing board for hanging clothes in the guest room section of the room.
Dated floral boxes get a makeover with paint, stencils and the Plaid Layering Block.
I updated an old shelf with paint and the Plaid Layering Block.
I painted several pieces of furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and distressed them with the Plaid Layering Block. Much easier than sanding.
Craft supplies are stored in the painted dresser.
I updated the blue plaid sofa that I have had about 10 years with a Surefit two piece stretch slipcover. This is my second stretch slipcover from Surefit. They fit well and don't move around. The makeover was fairly inexpensive. I purchased the slipcover, two throws, a pillow, and new bedding. Everything else in the room, I already had or got it at a thrift shop.
This is the den area.
I like the gray and red with white walls. I hope to put a new floor in soon. That will cost a little more than this $500 makeover.
The makeover has made the room light and bright.
Craft and blog supplies are stored in the dresser.
Many of my blog props for staging are on display on the shelf. The old trunk is a Norwegian family heirloom.
This little cupboard was mine as a child. It was originally plywood and had been painted a few times over the years.
For the makeover, I painted the entire cupboard with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. Even the yellowed laminate. Then I set the cupboard on top of the built desk/storage on one end of the den. I have a lot of crates that I use for my blog and decorating. The lunch boxes are great for storing all kinds of craft supplies.
And the little cupboard holds craft paint and quarts of chalk paint and Fusion Mineral Paint.
The small cork board was stenciled with the Bingo Old Sign Stencil.
I was able to re-use the red curtains over the closet, storage areas and windows.
The ceiling has painted beams crossing it. The room is 16 1/2' x 22'.
I purchased three pine crates from Menard's and painted them white, distressed them with the Plaid Layering Block and stenciled on numbers. The crates have bits and parts for projects. The suitcases are holding my vintage linens.
Below the counter are storage areas filled with craft supplies, and seasonal decorations.
This is the guest room area. This is a vintage iron bed that I painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite. The bedding is from Overstock Eddy Bauer.
That's it, a very inexpensive makeover! I hope I gave you some storage and inexpensive decorating ideas.