Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bonus Room Reveal

Hi Friends,
Thanks for stopping by the Cottage Blue Blog today. How's your week going? I got a new fit bit for my birthday last week so I've been obsessed with getting in my steps and trying to outdo my previous day's goals. Luckily, the dog and the kids have been doing a great job helping me.

I wanted to reveal our bonus room to you. Here where we live in the south you don't get a basement. You get a bonus room instead in some homes which is basically like a basement (except it's upstairs, not downstairs). Like a basement in some homes, the bonus room is really another family room plus it's where we keep the game system and the treadmill. Honestly, this room has received very little attention from us. It's kind of the dumping ground for our furniture.


I could tell you my goals for the bonus room which we shouldn't focus on right?
1. Paint
2. Replace ceiling lights
3. Recover slipcover sectional (it has definitely seen much better days! the kids got to it with glitter!)

Honestly, I don't know when we will get to these goals as they are very very very low on the priority list.

My daughter was keeping me company while I was shooting these pictures. Our guest room (which I need to give some attention to and share with you someday soon) is right off of this bonus room which is nice as it gives our guest another space to hang out.

Source List:
-Ikea Navy Sectional- (10 years old, they don't make it anymore but there is a website where they sell fresh slipcovers for it...someday....)
-White Large Chair- Crate and Barrel (matches sofa from family room, was previously in our bedroom)
-Other Pieces of Furniture- Target or Ikea
-Red Roman Shades- in house when we moved in 4 years ago
-Blue and White Striped Curtains- I made them (painted blue stripes on cheap white curtains)
-Lamps- Ikea or Target
-Crab Painting- I just painted this using paint markers by covering an old picture that I was no longer liking
-Red and White Quilt- Comforter Store (originally part of our Christmas décor)
-READ sign- World Market
-Red Tray on table- Target
-Pillows- Ikea and Marshalls
-Red and Blue Club Chair- bought used maybe 20 years ago- I made a custom floral slipcover for it that doesn't work with our décor (it could really use another slipcover as it's very faded but still comfortable)
-Blue Sea Life Pictures in White Frames- I printed from my computer (was inspired by a magazine picture)
-Brown Ottoman- matches large chair in guest room from Mr. Cottage Blue's single days (I would love to get a white ottoman for this space....someday....)

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you all are well.
Happy decorating & living,


  1. Love it!!! We have a finished basement that I really need to work on. This space is inspiring!

  2. Thanks so much for your kind words. It is kind of a hodge podge of a room. Now that I moved the big comfy white chair in there- i do like hanging out in there more. Good luck with your basement. May you feel inspired.