Friday, August 6, 2010

Good enough for now

Dudes!  I'm so glad you loved my hott lamps!  I know you were all riled up with my little sneak at the rest of the space.  Well, prepare to be underwhelmed.  The 'space' consists of lamps, end tables, and a 'curbside special' loveseat.  And some curtains and a rug.  Nothing else.  I wanted to share a perfect finished space, but I am not perfect, so here it is today:
I'll share more deets on the sweet aqua tables and loveseat next week! 
The other side is completely bare, only Ikea curtain panels are up so far.  I have plans to add a small little coat rack area as this is the pass through from the garage to the house.
The jute rug is from Pier 1, the cats love it and so far are not destroying it with their claws. I love that it stops short of the door area, so we don't get it all dirty walking through everyday.
There is much more to do in here, we need more seating, a coffee table, decor and a place to put our coats and shoes.  But I'm not going to work on this anymore for several reasons:  
a. I'm sick of it
b. I've got other projects that need my attention
c. The Craigslist gods are not smiling on me in my search of chairs and tables
d. I need to stop spending money in this one space
So for now, we are enjoying sitting in one spot staring at our french doors when it's not unbearably hot out there.  Sounds like fun, huh?  Oh well, it will be fabulous some day!

44 comments:

  1. It looks awesome! I'm well versed in the art of "eff it, it's fine for now and we're poor."

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  2. I love you for posting a half finished room. Even though that half happens to be awesome.

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  3. It looks amazing right now!! There's no need to do anything more, just my thoughts :)

    The red accents, and lamps with the little turquoise side tables look amazing!! I love the curtains and your brick floors are to die for :)

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  4. I'm a sucker for turquoise, you know that, and I've tossed a little red in here and there too, so when you get to it, I'll be hanging on your every post.

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  5. I hear ya! There comes a moment when you need to walk away for a moment. It looks great though! I love the red and teal together!

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  6. It looks AMAZING! I love the combo of aqua and red, and I really like how you put the curtain panels in the corners. The bricks look amazing too. :)

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  7. It's cute and a great start. I especially love the turq tables paired with the red lamps. I completely understand what you mean about needing to move on from one space to another...and if the craigslist gods aren't with you, what else can you do?

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  8. STUNNING! What a lovely place to come home to!!

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  9. I freaking love those aqua side tables! The lamps are killer as well!

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  10. Psh. Half-finished spaces are SO much more interesting than finished ones. ;) It looks completely fab, and I love the turuqoise/red combo. And who needs chairs for company when you've got such a great rug to sit on?

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  11. Yay...the final product! Your space really came out cute!

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  12. It's lookin great Sara!!! I love the red lamps, nice touch ;)

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  13. I think it looks phenomenal! Really great ambiance, on the one half of the room =)

    The curtains really add so much - I love how they contrast with the bricks. The teal table and red lamps work well together and the floors is just lovely! Nice work dreaming this up...I'm sure it will continue to impress as you make more progress. Looking forward to further updates!

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  14. That looks so great! way better. I would love to take a seat and read out there, no need to stop when it gets dark [thanks to awesome lamps]. with cocktail in hand, of course

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  15. Those lamps are hott! They look very cool sitting on those end tables. It really is fabulous.
    Londen

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  16. Girl you did a fabulous job. Those side tables are totally sweet. I laughed out loud when you said "sick of it." We've all been there. Had it. Over it. Move on. Sit back and enjoy your new space. It's delicious.

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  17. I think it looks great! You have more style in my pinky than my entire being. I love red and aqua together - this is hopefully going to be the colors of the next kitchen. Wee!

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  18. Love it so far! I really like the panels hung in the corners. I may steal that idea for my sun porch when I get to it...next spring :)

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  19. Sara ... it looks fabulous already. I love the picture with the lights on and the red pillow/lamps with the aqua tables.
    Very cozy.

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  20. I know the feeling of getting sick of one room and moving on another, but you KNOW that room is looking good already, especially love the end tables!

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  21. It seriously looks great already! Those lamps are fabulous!

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  22. Looks great and your kitty is adorable.

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  23. It looks fantastic already! I love the combination of red and blue. And that photo of your cat is cute!

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  24. The colors are fun and the furniture is great... I'm impressed so far (and not underwhelmed!)!

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  25. Enjoy it now while you can, save the other shit for spring. I love what you've got so far Sara, it looks fab.

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  26. That looks beautiful! Wow! I love the hot red against the gorgeous aqua color... they're perfect! And I totally know what you mean when you say you're sick of working on one space.. I felt that way about our kitchen after our countertop adventure. Go remodel something else and then come back to your sunroom - it's gorgeous as it is right now.

    ~Chelsea

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  27. i LOVE this - the red and teal color combo is divine. and i'm shocked your cats are clawing up that rug... my cats would turn that thing into their personal scratching mats in no time. :/

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  28. Looks pretty fabulous to me!! Especially when compared to the 'before' space. Great work!

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  29. HO-lee cow. I want to sit on that loveseat and sip lemonade for like, three hours. It's beautiful! I'm so impressed with your bold colors...it's making me feel like a neatural wimp. : )

    So excited to see what else happens with this space! You know...whenever the craigslist gods start smiling.

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  30. Wow, what a great after! That would be the best spot to sit and read.

    I especially love your lamps and the obligatory kitty-belly picture.

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  31. Say whaaaat?! Your porch is a jillion times better than mine and it's absolutely GORGEOUS! I'm so jealous... especially since I want your side tables. drool.

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  32. No worries... I will never be under-whelmed by your makeover fabulousness. Just the tables and the lamps totally make the space. The couch is adorable and I have I have those curtains in my entire house. Literally.

    Oh. I went to Value Village because of your ridiculously cheap, yet awesome lamps and I was frightened. Ours is D-scusting and overpriced. The cheapest lamp they had was $16! Seriously? I can buy a lamp at TJ's for that. Bastards.

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  33. For now looks pretty damn good S! Love it!

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  34. Love it...especially the red and aqua! And I am sure the Craigslist gods will come around soon!

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  35. Sara, I think that space looks beautiful!! I love robin's egg blue with bright red. A favorite combo of mine. And sister, I HEAR you re: spending too much money in one space...you have exactly 1 guess to figure out which room it is in MY house. Soldier on, and as always, thanks for the great post!

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  36. I'm so glad I'm not the only on who gets sick of a space sometimes! And boo to the Craigslist gods for not smiling on you! The Craigslist gods are withholding amazing laundry room sinks from me, if it makes you feel any better.

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  37. Love this space! I long for a sunroom or inclosed porch like yours! You have done an amazing job getting it furnished. And you cat is adorable (I just adopted one last month!)

    Please stop by my blog! Would love to have you!
    www.cupcakesandrubyslippers.blogspot.com

    becky

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  38. Are you kidding? It looks so good! I can't wait to see the other half! I'd love to sit outside in a space like that!!

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  39. It looks so nice! I really love the side tables.

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  40. I am NOT underwhelmed, or even just whelmed. I'm getting pretty overwhelmed with excitement for it! I love the aqua/hott red combo, and I can't wait to hear about the loveseat. Well done so far ma'am.

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  41. Your sunroom is fabulous! I love the lamps, the tables...you go girl! Congrats on the Before & After contest. Lisa~

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  42. This space is TITS! (Really, are you even surprised anymore? When do I NOT say this in my comments

    Someone's probably beat me to saying this but, the red lamps paired w/ the aqua tables is SO Domino. I could cry tears of joy, they're so pretty.

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  43. I am head over heels for this space! I can't wait to see all that you do with it!

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Thanks so much for reading....your comments mean a lot to me!
Sara