The trellis rug I had was fantastic. I really loved it, especially for the price and the size. However after living with it for 2 years, it just seemed to swallow the room. It was too big for the room, and the bold pattern was just a bit too busy for me.
The photo below is another Before, so you can see the half wall, with the built in dvd shelves we put in. However they are a bit distracting when you are going for calm and neutral, And we have some big plans for a new diy tv cabinet that will provide plenty of storage for all those dvd’s.
Then, even though it’s ridiculous hard to get the full transformation photographed, I finally brought the trunk coffee table down to the basement and sanded it and stained it, and repeated that process 3 more times until I got it close enough to what I was hoping for.
Again, hard to tell, but it’s a cedar chest, so no matter what kind of stain applied it pulls a lot of warm red tones out. Totally not what I was going for, however I found using two different stains accomplished a better hue. I started off with minwax special walnut for a base, and then only in the reddish parts rubbed on rustoleum weathered grey.
I’m still waiting until I find just the right rug for the space, but I feel very settled on the textiles and color scheme in this room. And if you haven’t seen how things were when we moved in, then oh my you are in for a treat. Click here to see where it all began!