Array
Building & Renovating

How a Typhoon-Damaged Wine Room Was Revamped With Creativity and Upcycling

The homeowner even turned the center table into a lovely art piece.

Shares
Photography: Sheryl Yerro

The Typhoon Ursula that hit in December 2019 caused massive damage to Sheryl Yerro’s wine room, which was located on the third floor of their home. The wind broke through the windows, wrecking pieces of furniture in the area. 


“Four plys [of our curtains] were carried by the wind and we don’t know where they went.” The sofa fell three floors down.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW


CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

After she and her husband repaired the room, Sheryl also thought of giving it a revamp. “I had time [during] COVID,” she says in an email correnspondence with Real Living. “More of a de-stress actually for me. [I’m] preoccupying myself with productive stuff…especially [since] kami lang ng mga anak ko. Hubby wasn’t able to go home. He’s an OFW in Qatar.”

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Some of the previous redos included a glass window upgrade to make sure it’s sturdier. The sofa which, broke a leg, was also fixed.


Since they’ve totally lost the curtains, Sheryl decided that it was actually better not to replace them. “Not all loss is a loss,” she says. “We can now see the beautiful mountain view everyday especially [during] daylight.”

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

She also bought a side table from Mandaue Foam, as well as several potted plants. “Snake plants…purify the air and absorb toxins. At ‘di rin siya maalaga.”

Probably the highlight of the space is the upcycled center table. “The glass had dents, so I’ve tried doodling…using a gold marker to make it reusable.”

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW


The result was a beautiful and elegant statement piece that tied the homey space together.

Check out the rest of the room:

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Read more stories about

Latest Stories

5 Ways to Create Positive Energy in Any Room

Channel good vibes in your space.

These Subtle Changes Transformed This Eclectic Den into a Relaxing Nook

With new furniture and a more cohesive color scheme, Maggie Wilson gave the space a cooler, calmer feel.

5 Signs You're Overwatering Your Indoor Plants

Do your plants look limp even after you water them?

These Work at Home Moms Rewarded Themselves With Gorgeous Offices

A comfortable, neat, and organized space does wonders for your productivity!

How to Prevent That ‘Amoy Kulob’ in Every Part of Your House

Because a beautiful house needs to smell good, too

How This Dark and Sultry Condo Unit Achieved a Homey Feel

A dim color palette didn't stop this two-bedroom unit from being homey and elegant.

Ayala Museum and The Mind Museum Showcase Exhibits, Shows Online

Never stop exploring even when stuck at home.

Weighted Blankets 101: What You Need to Know Before Buying

Weighted blankets have a plethora of benefits, but you have to know how to use them right.

Here's a Look Inside Dimples Romana's Two-Storey Condo Unit in Makati

It features a panaromic view of Makati City!

How to Make Your Bedroom Feel Lighter, According to Feng Shui

Have it feel like more of a restful space.

Porcelain or Ceramic for Bathroom Tiles: Which One Will Save You More Money?

Should you go for porcelain tiles or ceramic tiles?
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!