LEE INDUSTRIES






My trip to Boulder was short and sweet!  I really love that little city and would move there but dang housing is so expensive!  


This little number was a million dollars and trust me...... it needs at lot of work. 

I have lot's of ideas for this small bi-level or as I like to call them....the dreaded split foyer.   This house style was very popular in the early 70's with a small entrance where you go up to the kitchen, living room and bedrooms and down to laundry room and family room.  

In this house the master bath and bedroom is tiny....tiny....tiny!  Short of lining the bathroom with diamonds....I am scratching my head to figure out what to do!


As you can see when you step out of the shower you are smack dab on the toilet.....

Needless to say I've got some research to do :)


It's no secret that I am a fan of American made furniture company Lee Industries.  I wanted to share this sectional style with you because I am so in love with it!

My friend bought a new house about a year ago....every room was painted a different color....

Here is what it looked like when she bought it.....


Just painting it white [ BM White Dove] made a huge difference!  But her furniture never looked right in the space [the couch was slightly too big] so it was time to update this room a little more!

Here was the furniture in her old house....fit so much better......



So we got to work.....


That shelf space where the "technology" lives is getting a paneled door to blend in..... 


You can see we added some shiplap, sconces, and painted the windows dark!  



This is my favorite sectional style from Lee.


We opted not to do the chaise..... but 2 sofa's and I also used a Crypton Fabric because she has a rotten little dog Tipper [who just happens to be Cami's BFF!]

  
The fabric we used was Duke Pumice




Since we did not have a place for lighting...especially when it backs up to a wall....the Circa Lighting sconces were the best alternative.


Also note the top stitching....another reason to love this modern feature.


We picked up that boat painting at a flea market and I love how simple it is.....


One of my favorite aspects of this sofa style is the low profile arm.  It means so much more seating space is available!

I will be sure to share with you when it's finished  and loaded with pillows and accessories!

And that's it....except for this.  I've mentioned before that when I walk Cami I listen to Podcast and Ted talks.....just finished this one and I highly recommend it!  Thanks Maria.


I listened to it twice.


Yeah.....it's that good.

Shaybelieving





10 comments

Sandra Avis said...

I think you would love listening to "How I built this" it's a NPR podcast. Guy Roz interviews CEO's and other interesting people on how they got started in their business. Have a nice weekend.

Anonymous said...

My bathroom has that exact same size and layout. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

maryg said...

Brene is TRUTH. Love her. You should read Braving the Wilderness. “Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil.” Best quote ever.

Su-z said...

Love Boulder! I went to college there and wish I’d had money to buy real estate 30years go (but it was expensive then). Looking forward to seeing that transformation!

Debra Phillips said...

REALLY OVER 1 MILLION?!!!? GASP!

cannot wait to see your magic on the tiny bath, have s similar project.

Lee is my fav too, just wish they were a bit more generous with designers!
debra

J Scanlan said...

I’m all about the podcasts lately. If you like to hear anything about Beauty and products, give “fat mascara and forever35 a try. “Selfie” is a pod about self-care that I like

Gail Storti said...

Your blog is in my top 3 favorites and not just because I love your decorating style (that certainly helps) but I just love your sense of humor. I laugh out loud every time I read one of your posts! You always have great information, just the perfect amount of photos and it's always something new! I love what you've done so far with the family room and can't wait to see it completed. I also have confidence that the tiny bath will be fabulous when you're finished with it!
An avid follower!
Gail

Michelle Vance said...

Can't wait to see you work some magic on that tiny bathroom. I have the exact one with only 27" from the front of the toilet to the wall. Also lovely blue 4x4 tile from 1968! We'll probably break into the bedroom behind and make a combo master closet.

michele said...

Loving the transformation you made to that living room - it feels so fresh and crisp now! We may have been in Colorado at the same time...crazy! Our son lives in Littleton so I know about the insane real estate prices. I love Brene Brown and honor her work. One of my favorite podcasts is ON BEING with Krista Tippett. Peace to you, friend. xox

Anne S said...

Sherry, I am SO excited to see what you dream up for the bi-level house. There are a number of these i9n our area and they are in the price range our 20-something daughter and her husband can afford. she calls them "muffin-top houses"

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