16 May, 2007

That Room

Maybe this is a good place to think out loud about the room off the garage. Until recently, this room was where I kept my previously un-unpacked boxes, mostly of craft supplies, gift wrap, and other miscellany. When Eric and I started talking about moving in together, I decided I'd better start making better use of the space I have, and realized that the guest room was being wasted as well. Sure, I have the occasional overnight visitor, but for the most part the guest room (which had been the first room I fully furnished and decorated when I moved in) had been neglected. And it's a nice room, with great light! So I started moving all my crafting, sewing, and gift-wrapping materieals into there, and thanks to The Container Store, I got everything well-organized and much more functional. Now it seems I use that room every day, and I love it! BUT, when I moved everything out of the room off the garage, it was left empty. Since that room has french doors onto the patio, it seemed only logical to make it a family room/ bar that would be an extention of the yard when we are entertaining. Luckily I came up with this plan shortly before last month's antique fair, and I was able to score some great finds, including this beverage cart* (which was orange, but I painted it green), this fantastic trash can, and the tree stump lamp above (which I repainted and need to rewire). I also found this trunk on sale at Target, from the Woolrich collection.
Anyways, as you can see I'm working with alot of wood and faux wood tones, and trying to give some life to a room that seems like it was hastily added onto the garage sometime in the 1960's. If you have any suggestions for me, please let me know!

*yes, those glasses DO have printing presses on them!


lisa solomon said...

hi hannah!

yay for your blog and rooms that have light and get used and cool beverage carts!


Anonymous said...

that tree stump lamp is amazing! i'm totally jealous.

Anonymous said...

maggie gyllenhall has a similar lamp in that movie we love: stranger than fiction. in fact, all the lamps in that movie and all the other design stuff was super pretty. your re-wiring skill is one of the many i covet! and two weeks notice was cute :) hugh grant is the most charming when he's a jerk.

deerseason87 said...

I have been desperately trying to find out more about the set-dressing for that movie!! Everything is so amazing.