Friday, September 9, 2016

My Sitting Room and Clock Makeover

Hello everyone!

With Fall just around the corner, I decided to start making some subtle changes around the house.  With that, came some color changes.  Around this time of year I always love earth tones.  I guess because they remind me of Fall.  They also transition nicely into the holidays.  I love neutral colors and find them very easy to live with.  So, some of the summer colors (lavender and blue) took a hiatus.  Now, I'm craving white, cream, grey, brown and a touch of metallic gold.  That may sound boring, but I love the mix.  It's both elegant and rustic at the same time.  

In my sitting room, I first painted my clock.  It was a cool blue and now it's a warm brown.  



I painted it in Coco from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  I went over it in a dark wax afterwards.  However, I still wasn't happy with it since it seemed a bit flat to me.  So, I gave it more dimension by dry brushing on some French Linen (grey) from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint that I already had on hand.  That did the trick!  It toned down the brown just enough and gave it more of a driftwood effect.  It looks like weathered wood now.



Then, I decided to switch around some pillows.  (That's nothing unusual for me!)  But, I still wasn't satisfied with the room until I moved some chairs around.  I tried different lay-outs until I finally settled on this one.  


I brought in a bench with a ruffled cover and positioned it in front of my slip covered wing back chair in the corner.  


Then, I did something that I haven't done in years.  I closed the glass doors on my antique secretary.  It instantly made the room feel larger.  


I pulled up an old cane chair that has been painted white and added a fur pillow.


This chair is a perfect fit since it can be scooted under the desk part.  This also enlarges the room.  

So, those are my latest changes to this space.  I've been fluttering around the house, lately, tweaking things.  So, I'll be sure to share more changes with you in the near future.  Be sure to follow me on INSTAGRAM  too.   I post almost daily there!

Hope you all have a great weekend.

~ Kelly ~




18 comments:

Cozy Little House said...

Well, I ended up buying more paint. This time in a blue tone. Probably be painting that silly mint green hutch after I see Andrew.
Brenda

Sally Somervill said...

This is so gorgeous and elegant Kelly! Everything you do always turns out beautiful, the clock looks great. And I don't find anything about your tweaks boring at all. Have a lovely weekend!xo

Katie Mansfield said...

The new wall is just so cute with every thing you do in this room. I love the clock. It looks fantastic. I moved my secretary and opened one of the doors and thought of you. I have always loved your secretary.
Katie
Have a great weekend.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Nice changes. Love the darker clock color. Now just keep on fluttering!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

You're so talented, Kelly! You nailed that clock - it looks fabulous! The room looks so nice, with its muted palette. Just beautiful!

NanaDiana said...

Fun changes, kelly! I like the brown clock- and it is warmer looking for the cooler months. Just done decluttering around here! xo Diana

Linda said...

I have a secretary, actually two. A small scale antique one I. The guest room which I intend to paint this year, and a beautiful one in the den. I usually keep the doors closed. The one in the den holds dozens of my hand written journals.

You home is such a perfect reflection of you and your charming personality! I guess it's just natural to dress ourselves AND our homes in the same style and manner.

I always enjoy visiting you!

Debra Pashkowsky said...

I love your changes for fall. It is so elegant and yet cozy. So very lovely.

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

While most of us are adding warmer colored flowers and throws to our decor, you're actually taking out the paint brush! You go! Everything looks lovely and perfectly suited for a transition to autumn. The paint job on the clock is perfect! Good creative thinking on that one Kelly!

Junkchiccottage said...

Ahhhh so pretty Kelly. Swooning over your pics today. That ship lap wall is so pretty.
Hugs,
Kris

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

The changes look great. The clock turned out wonderful!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The room looks wonderful Kelly!...Fantastic job on the clock!

Cathy Schultz-Chapman said...

Great looking clock! I love the layering of paint you did! Can I ask where you got the large white pillows in your white chairs?

Thanks,
Cathy

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I don't think your fall color choices are going to be boring at all. I love those colors. It's amazing how something as simple as closing the doors on your secretary can open up a space like that. Love the weathered wood look your clock has now. It's beautiful!

Christine Vandormolen said...

The shiplap truly adds so much character to the room!!! Super job on the clock as well!

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

Love the changes Kelly, the clock turned out great. The chair in front of the secretary is pretty. Hope you are feeling well.

Cindy

Bliss said...

I like the clock makeover, especially for this time of year with the warm brown.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the clock makeover!! I've been away from blogging...my brother was in a bad motorcycle accident down in Tennessee 3 weeks ago and was just transferred a couple of days ago back here to Ohio. We have been taking care of his kitty and his yard. He will be in a wheel chair for 3 months or more. My heart hasn't been on blogging, but I hope to be back soon.
~Cindy