I am so happy to share the final reveal of our Carriage house remodel. The highlight of the Carriage House is this gorgeous Schonbek chandelier we found at Lamps Plus.
The Carriage House is done! Ok, it’s almost done as we have a few small furniture projects to complete. I am teary-eyed because it came out so well. It is absolutely what I had hoped for and I am so excited to share everything with you!
This post is sponsored by Lamps Plus, but all opinions are mine.
I am so happy with how this space turned out. It is bright and airy and a room I want to spend time in! It is exactly what I was hoping to create. Our Carriage House is now a fun place to dine and entertain. And I love that I have a perfect place (with a great work area) to arrange all of my flowers for entertaining.
A Bit About Our Carriage House
Ten years ago we did the first remodel of the Carriage House. We opened up the ceiling, add lighting, and solidified the sliding glass Carriage House doors. I taught art classes in the Carriage house for about four years and then it became a storage room. And it became a completely full storage room in no time at all.
Earlier this year I decided it was time to give the Carriage House a purpose. I wanted to use this beautiful room and I had a great idea.
What if the Carriage House became an entertaining area? It would be perfect for entertaining and dinners, and fun times with the family. I also wanted a good-sized space to coordinate all of the flower arranging for my parties and some storage for some of my vases and candles, and trays, and more!
The first thing I got for the Carriage House, before I had even decided to paint it, is this beautiful Schonbek Chandelier from Lamps Plus. I knew I needed a statement piece in the Carriage House and this was it!
So I planned the entire space around my Lamps Plus Chandelier.
And this is how it looks now! I set the room for dinner with some friends which I am hosting tonight! I am so excited. This space is simply amazing.
The Lamps Plus Chandelier
As I was shopping for my chandelier, I knew I wanted to find one that had some bronze and lots of crystals. This chandelier is gorgeous and I picked it out online.
Here is a close up of the chandelier. It really is beautiful. Lamps Plus has a HUGE selection of lighting online and in their stores. I went on their website and typed in “crystal chandeliers” and found over 1300 options!
The minute I saw this chandelier I knew it was what I wanted.
I centered it over the table and it looks perfect.
When I unwrapped the chandelier there was an entire box full of crystals. Each package was labeled and numbered so it was very easy to assemble. It took us less than an hour to add all of the crystals. The entire process was not hard to do. Did I mention they included gloves to wear while handling the crystals?
Next, my electrician hung the chandelier. When it comes to working with wires and electricity, I always call a professional.
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The Before Photos of the Carriage House
The Carriage House used to be painted sage green, the windows didn’t close well, and it was quite full of “stuff”. This photo was taken after I sent two truckloads of “stuff” to the Salvation Army!
I put together a plan for the Carriage House remodel which included a complete paint job (we used Dunn Edwards Swiss Coffee), new lighting and some carpentry work to tighten up the windows and doors.
The ceilings are so high that I hired my favorite painter to do this job. It took four coats of paint.
I found this long white table in Round Top Texas last month and friends of mine (from through the Porthole) brought it home for me! It seats eight or ten people!
Frequently Asked Questions
A carriage house, also often called a coach house, is a building separate from a main home that was originally built to store horse-drawn carriages and it’s equipment. Most Carriage Houses have sliding doors door where the horses would pull in, drop off the carriage, and head out the back door.
So what is left to do in the Carriage House? I am going to add some lighting on the left side of the Carriage House and paint a few of the vintage furniture pieces. I also need to set up my flower arranging area. I will share the rest of it with you very soon!
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