Condo Conversion

A 1920s-era condo gets updated with a modern edge.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionBefore, this area was a cluttered catchall. Now it is designated for dining.
A new dining table sitting center stage invites guests into the warm and cozy space. The deep blue walls highlight the room’s wonderful woodwork and architectural details. A new drum-shade chandelier and window treatments brighten the space with a modern, casual feel.

Cost breakdown:

tile glazing $516
sink $276
drywall $125
furniture and accessories $680
paint and supplies $285
fabric $115

Total: $1,997

Bedroom products:

blinds: Ikea - 30092574
paint: Benjamin Moore, J.C. Licht - 187 Goldfinch
lamp shade: Walmart - 008280390221
lamp shade cover parts: Jo-Ann - 7844186 double-sided Peltex, 6983498 thermal-backed print
lamp: Chicago Antique Centre Inc.
pillow shams and art frame: Wal-Mart - 008180613730 and 067249903592
bedding fabric: Hancock Fabrics - 001149970 Pentagon Persimmon-14
curtain rod: Craftwood Lumber & Hardware - 618357 48"-86" 2" double rod

Dining room products
chandelier ribbon trim: Hancock Fabrics - 000291484 grosgrain
chandelier chain and spray paint: Lowe’s - 62783 white décor chain, 132882 white lacquer spray
chandelier stain: Sherwin-Williams
chandelier materials: Menards - 1257357 24"x 48" natural birch wood
blinds: Ikea - 30092574 Lindmon Ven Bli
table: Wickes Furniture Outlet
chairs: The Ark Thrift Shop
chair cane: Craftwood Lumber & Hardware - BC5MM 5mm binding cane, cane 18 pre-woven 18" cane
paint: Benjamin Moore, J.C. Licht - 711 Boca Raton Blue

Bathroom products:

art frame: Ikea - 20078050 Ribba Frm
paint: Benjamin Moore, JC Licht - 236 Green Tea
tile glazing: Beautiful Finishes, Inc.
towel ring and towel bar: Wal-Mart - 007186298741 and 007186298739
vanity, vanity top, faucet and rug: Hobo
towels, towel ring and shower curtain: HomeGoods - 031067, 031070, 014459, 046620

Hallway products:

rug: Kmart - 07200014406 Rug 31x51
paint: Benjamin Moore, J.C. Licht - HC-98 Providence Olive