So without any other delays...here is the Makeover Monday post! Remember Sarah from last week? Well, I am finishing up her home! I talked about the mysterious Multi-Purpose Room...and that's what we are going to do!
This is what Sarah had to say:
Cymax, $35 the color is Elite Sand Solid
(If you paint your kitchen table black, I would use the same paint and give a fresh coat to your futon...it would make a huge impact!!)
Whats great about going solid on the futon is that you can have a blast with pillows and drapes! Here are a few things to look at:
These came from Pier 1 and they all range from $20-$30. These are just ideas of some colors and patterns. You can easily find cheaper ones at places like Marshalls, Ross, Target, etc...I would do about 3 pillows on the sofa and one in the chair.
This striped fabric would make some beautiful drapes. I found it at JoAnn's and it is $23.99 yd. I agree with you...a total of 4 panels would be fabulous!!
This chair came from Pier 1, it is $169.99. I just loved that it had all the colors that you love in it: red, blue and green. (Hint...when you start getting all your extras, you can have places like Home Depot color match to give you the perfect color.) NOW...you can absolutely recover your chair like you are thinking about doing. I would definitely go for a print. Something that will tie everything together...like the chair above. Think of a paisley, floral, plaid, etc...and add a pillow out of that fabric as well:)
Now for the mantle. I love your idea of putting a group of 4 pictures up there. If you do that, make sure that you make them big! So maybe get 11x13 frames, have a matte and then use 8x10 pictures. Another option is to have some rod iron up there. At Hobby Lobby they have some FABULOUS pieces. I think they even have tall skinny ones so you could do a group of 3. Then if you do that you could have some pictures on the mantle with a plant on either side or even some candlesticks (I think I like this option best).
Another thing you could do to your mantle is paint it!! It is so easy to do...in fact I did mine a few years ago. Just sand it a bit...rough it up, then put a primer on it and then paint it (black would be a good option, especially if you paint your kitchen table black...just use the same paint!).
I love this!! I got the idea here. In fact I have made them for my baby's room also! You can do it several ways...get 12x12" wood, or Styrofoam or even some frames, or canvas. I did Styrofoam and it was a pain:) This would look great on the big wall that you have next to your computer. It is such a nice, cheap way to add fabulous art. You can do as many as you want also...3, 6, 9...whatever! Just find some fabulous paper to match your stuff!
I think this answers all your questions...EXCEPT the big one of...Where should I put everything??? I am in the process of trying to scan out my drawing for you...its not working, so I may have to wait till the hubby gets home:) So check back later tonight for some options!!!
Thanks for letting me help you with this Sarah and I hope that it gave you some good ideas!