This section of the house was the back porch. We added-on when we purchased the property and gained approx 330 sq feet of living space and a huge amount of natural light from the full row of new windows.
We found the ceiling wood at Habitat For Humanity ReStore in Houston. Smoot laid the wood out on the drive way like a puzzle. Making sure there was a balance of each color and that it "looked" like it had been randomly put up. However, nothing could be further from the truth. It was an all day project that produced "the setting" for the rest of the house. Once it was up, we knew we wanted the decor to be neutral so the ceiling could be the "star"!
Habitat ReStore is a fantastic resource to utilize when building or renovating your projects. They have an ever changing inventory as they are constantly receiving new donations. The wood is only one example of the huge variety of products you are able to find. Shopping at ReStore is a win-win! You can find unique products that are discounted off retail all while the money you spend goes to helping people in need. It's also a great place to donate your own gently used fixtures and building materials. The Vintage Round Top donates a portion of our annual revenue to this wonderful organization.
The three sconces above were made from cow feed sifters and burlap. We had brackets welded to the sifters so they could hang, then added inexpensive outdoor patio lights behind them for the light source. Each sifter has a slightly different hole size, so we lined them with fringed burlap to give them an uniformed look.
Smoot built the day bed out of old shipping pallets and added casters so it could be easily moved. An old door was hung behind it and pillows made from old feed sacks. The poufs were purchased at the Round Top Antique Festival.
This day bed nook is a favorite with our family and rental guests alike. It's used for reading, lounging, or sleeping (if we're lucky). We invite you to come visit The Vintage Round Top and check it out for yourself!