A Southern Belle With Northern Roots

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Monday, January 9, 2012

My Uber Shabby Room Part 1

 Now that the kids have moved and the nest is empty.....I was able to do all the fun white and wonderful things to a room that I have always wanted.  All the inspiration of blogs and Pinterest finally came to life. The trade off was... I had to also give my husband a room...I did his first so he wouldn't fuss when he saw all the white paint come out! His room will be revealed later because I can't wait to show you mine!!!



 Part one will be the chalk board wall side. Look for hints of part 2 in the mirror! 


 I am loving the stark white against a sea of black.


 Small touches of my favorite things like doilies, baskets and beads.





  A painted metal piece displays my children's christening clothes. Vintage suitcases and an old metal fan give it a ~ time gone by feel.





 Seen here a twisty wood sick for a curtain holder.












 Previously my daughter had the room in pink and brown, I really didn't mind it, I even thought of leaving it or maybe just  the pink, turns out I am very glad I went to the white.


before

 Because our walls are paneling (in case you didn't know... I live in a mobile home) I filled in the crevices by simply using spakling or wall mud, let it dry 12 hours and lightly sanding before painting.



 Next I taped off and painted chalk paint, you will see the small board, this is actually the cover for the fuse box. because it is already set off by itself I chose to highlight it by making it a stand alone chalk board.





after

 And here is half of the room......next up... the free bed! the free chenille bed spread, paper dolls, milk glass and decoupage!
  Part 2 is now posted...see it HERE

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25 comments:

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Shannon!
It looks so pretty.
I love all the white and then I don't!
I can't decide. Lately I've been thinking just paint it all white. But then I think... I love the color!

Your room looks beautiful...now I'm thinking --Paint it white.
I'm on a merry go round ...
and it keeps on turning! LOL
Pat

Full Circle Creations said...

It looks great! Love the suitcases stacked and the chalkboards. Can't wait to see the rest.

Holly

Olive Cooper said...

Shannon, it is so pretty. Love the pale suitcases and the fan especially. The chalkboard wall is full of whimsy and life is too short not to have that. hugs♥O

Sharing Shadymont said...

Fabulous job. Looking forward to seeing everything.

Suzanne said...

Love the chalk board paint on the fuse panel. I have a similar situation in our new beach home. Fuse panel is at the end of the hall. Such a good idea, I'm going to use it!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Sooo inspirational, my friend! The contrast is just stunning. I'm enjoying your details, such as the branch curtain rod. Blessings, Kim

lori ventimiglia said...

wHAT A WONDERFUL ROOM!!! I love the chalkboard wall, great idea.

Liz said...

So darn cute! I love the black board!!! :)

~Liz

Jen said...

I love love it! Great job! You inspire us to go beyond the norm!

God Bless.

Jenny said...

I love redecorating rooms!!!

You did such a fabulous job...

I can't wait to see more of Part 2(not just the reflection from the mirror)!!!

Gayle said...

I love it, and I especially liked the curtain rod that was a tree limb! My son moved out, and his room has an outdoor theme now. That would be so perfect!
Blessings,
Gayle from Behind the Gate

Terry said...

What eye candy with this space now. Great job. Perfect look.

Sherry said...

I love what you did with the room and thanks for the inspiration. I have a guest room that is in need of some special attention. I can tell from the mirror the the other side of the room is going to be lovely too.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I absolutely love it...of course, I love black and white...can't wait to see more!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Shannon, Your room is so pretty and I love the chalkboard wall. Thanks for joining my party this week. xo, Sherry

Barbara Jean said...

I LOVE that huge chalkboard.
I just old my sweet fella a while ago that I wanted the little wall in our dining room to be all chalkboard, and here it is.

Our wall is lightly textured though, so I think we will have to use Masonite or something, then frame it.

Now just to see if I am brave enough to do it. =)
blessings
barbara jean

deb said...

Nice! It looks like a room you would see in a decorating magazine!
Deb

Claire said...

What a pretty place you have there-I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Visiting from at the picket fence•••••
Wow what a beautiful room! I just love a chalkboard wall!
my daughter has a shabby room.love that style :)
Lina

Robin said...

Um, WOW! What a change. You've created such a beautiful space. I love the chalkboard wall and the stack of suitcases too!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

I am Lovin this room, that Chalk board wall with the stand out whites, Perfection! I am now off to see the other post ~ Have a wonderful week...
Cheryl

Cindy @ Creating at Home said...

I love your stack of suitcases! Very neat.

http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

Fantastic room! I love the Blackboard wall, and the vintage suitcases and, well I love it all! I'm now a follower!

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

This is awesome! That black chalkboard wall is fab with those pops of white.I would love for you to come link up at my party going on now through Sunday night!
http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2012/01/get-schooled-saturday-6-and-e-book.html

Holly said...

That room is coming right along. I love the chalk wall...
Holly @ Down to Earth Style
ps: I'm an East Coast girl with West Coast roots :)

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