IT’S HERE The third room in my #casacanning house transformation is finally complete! And oh boy am I excited. I made progress on my living room and my bedroom doing this wild thing called the One Room Challenge, where in 6 short weeks you makeover one room in your space.
This room was QUITE the transformation (click here for the before). This large open space on my second floor kinda just became the place where all the free furniture I kept collecting from local FB Groups would go to die. It was a pretty sad space to see as soon as you got to the top of the stairs… but NOW!!!!!
Everything started with this beautiful Urban Wall Decal Large Paint Brush Strokes in Emerald. I LOVE this Canadian company (owned by an awesome mama), and after wrapping my bedroom in the Bohemian Palm print, I knew another room had to get the same “interior decal-ator” treatment.
This room is LARGE, so it took 6 orders to cover each wall in this expansive space. If you look carefully in each photo, you will see that the decals are strategically covering where pencil and crayon marks are LOL (and some are still showing through bahaha).
OK we need to talk about these window coverings. As you might recall, Budget Blinds is a company that I have had a long standing relationship with- I have done dozens of projects over the years with them in Toronto, and was so excited to work with their Naples Franchise here in Florida.
My favourite thing about Budget Blinds is they bring EVERYTHING TO YOU. Especially in this Covid reality world, to not have to bring small kids to a showroom, to not have to drive anywhere, to not have to make more decisions than necessary is SUCH A GIFT. I was thrilled when they agreed to partner with me on this project.
For this space, I went with a roller shade in a gorgeous neutral with hints of gold and shimmer, which picks up on some of the other metallic finishes in the room so nicely. Since it gets so hot here in Florida, I really wanted blackout shades to help cool the room down during the day, and provide full privacy in the night. But the coolest part about these roller shades is that they are…
…motorized!!!! Because of the size of the room, and how much light this room gets, I wanted to ensure the windows could be opened and closed with ease! I can control the number of shades that open and close and the height of each individual shade- plus, it is all run on rechargeable batteries that don’t require hard wiring and are charged the same way i would charge my cell phone.
The possibilities are ENDLESS with window coverings and they really do add to the form and function of a space. To book your own FREE in-home consultation with Budget Blinds, visit their website here.
The next piece that entered this space was this sofa, and if you been following me on instagram (@lisacanning) you know this guy used to be black! I ended up grabbing a white cover set for this discontinued Ikea Karlstad sofa and I am so glad I did! It is so fresh, and fun, and yes I know I have 8 children and this will only stay white for 5 minutes but it’s a slipcover so yeah baby!
Across from the sofa I wanted a pop of colour and these green velvet swivel chairs have not disappointed! They are so convenient for when the kids have their friends over and want to swing around and play on our old school SNES. And how fun is this TV stand? This was one is originally from Restoration Hardware, but check out this one (at a fraction of the price tag).
Just behind this EPIC chair I got off FB Marketplace (PS, the local FB Marketplace in Florida is INCREDIBLE- this chair is MGBW and is like $$$$ and I got it for $385 NEW IN THE BOX WHAT WHAT) I created a small office / homework station / craft area. Originally, this was all gong to be used for toy storage- we were going to built-ins but couldn’t get them installed in time- so I shopped my house. This desk was in our guest room, the chair was in my front office, the shelves I bought at Cost Plus World market (they are marble and SO PRETTY), I have a fiddle I promise I am not going to kill this time LOL. It’s a cute little area and I am so excited about it.