Here's the room before we started:
The white floor was dingy from muddy winter boots and piled wood.
There's S.B. in the background, running away from home.
First we painted the floor a dark chocolate brown. Afterward, I added a
large mat in the same colour to protect the paint from sandy beach feet.
We acquired a comfy wicker chair, courtesty of Mom.
I placed a soft hemp rug under the daybed, moved in some plants and a
woven ottoman to use as a side table. I sewed most of the cushion covers
myself out of colorful cloth lap napkins I bought for 50 cents a piece.
A portable turntable provides the soundtrack to summmer.
On the other side we have additional seating (recognize the chair?),
walls hooks for coats and a steamer trunk for footwear.
Presto! Mudroom, guest quarters and relaxing hang-out zone in one.
Total cost of makeover: $40 (for paint, cushion covers, candles and mat)