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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Uber Shabby Room Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of the Uber Shabby Room! You may see Part 1 HERE

I must first tell you about the amazing blessing that accompanied this bed. You see we had two rooms to decorate after our two children both fled the nest in the same month!! One room became the Shabby girl cave and the other the Man Cave....to be posted next.  Ideally we wanted a futon for the man cave and something pretty for the guest shabby room. Saving space was our first goal with comfort and practical usage.  Now in my dreams....and I mean dreams the perfect bed would have been a white iron trundle bed that looked like a day bed...sleeps two, looks nice, saves space and perfect style..that really was my perfect bed. Now for price...limited budget so you can imagine our glee when a futon just like what we wanted was listed on Craigs list for only $80, great condition and comfortable. I went to get it and was so exited, you will see that item when I post my husbands new hang out. Now while loading the bed this wonderful young woman looks at me and says....."You wouldn't have any use for a trundle bed would you?"
Me..."Yes!!!!"
I have this one....you can HAVE it!  Oh can you hear me scream inside......the perfect bed, trundle and all for free! Score one perfect futon and one perfect bed for $80. woohoo What a blessing from God!




So I painted the wooden shelf from my son's room and placed milk glass and various white and pink/peach accessories on top.

I then covered a green metal star and the panel style door of the closet by decoupaging an old play bill,  using nothing more than diluted Elmer's glue.  Just tear out pages , dip in glue mix and place in random pattern.


I also had a partial bulletin board that I left in tact, which will come in handy for pinning wedding ideas for my daughter. Until that time I printed some great paper dolls that add just the right girly touch.


the closet before.....mmm not working!


Closet after








The reality of projects....means one big mess elsewhere!







You can see and download these paper dolls and others by searching Pinterest for Paper Dolls or follow me Here and check out my Nostalgia board.


I loved this Miss so much I gave her her own frame...then printed a second copy, cut her out and mounted her dressed in her finest to the frame.



The other side of the room from Part one.







See that chenille bedspread, we had been checking a second hand consignment store so frequently that the wonderful owner actually gave it to me! how sweet!!

Yep, I am loving my Shabby Girl cave!  Next up...man cave and be sure and check out my giveaway on the side bar for a $40 free My Memories Scrapbook digital program!
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25 comments:

The Path Traveled said...

I love the new room. I was so surprised to see my youngest daughter, now 31, chair by the dresser. We still have it and my granddaughter uses it now.
Great ideas!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Hi Shannon!
I love this little shabby room.
I love the painted paneling. I'm about to put some in my den...AND! PAINT! IT!
What a great find on the *free* daybed and trundle. Perfect. I love the chenille bedspread...and the papered door.
It all looks so nice together. The fact that you've done it so inexpensively is my cup of tea!

Pat

Girlie Blogger said...

That bed is gorgeous.

http://www.thegirlieblog.com

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

What a cozy, cottagy feel. Pretty!
♥Linsey

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This really is a special room! I love the shelf and all of the pretty treasures you've displayed! I'm going back to look again! Hugs! ♥

Janel@hatingmartha said...

I am in awe of those closet doors! What a great idea!

Titus 2 Work in Progress said...

Love this room! It is beautiful. I am so excited that I stumbled upon your blog via the French Country Cottage link up :)

Carol Ann said...

I saw you on French Country Cottage. Love your room, beautiful! I also "pinned" your room on Pinterest. I'm positive it will get lots of "repins"! I'm a new follower! @http://viewsfromcarolannscamera.blogspot.com Carol Ann

Honey at 2805 said...

Wow! How fabulous is this, with so many fabulous and interesting elements to it, I have no idea where to start. It's all just terrific!

Heaven's Walk said...

Sweet room! Love that daybed!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Visiting from Feathered Nest. You did a great job. I love those paper dolls ... and everything else in the room!

Full Circle Creations said...

Great job! Love that bed!

Holly

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

A lovely transformation to the girl cave/room/hideout. Love the chalk board wall and the closet door redo.

Desire Empire said...

So Lovely I love this bed and to think it was all but fee. The way you have styled the room is so lovely. I love the blackboatd wall and chair against it. Such lovely vintage looking charm.
Following you now and would love it if you'd do the same.
Carolyn xx

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Shannon,
I love the Shabby Girl Cave!! I too had the pleasure of redoing my 2 son's rooms when they moved out. I got both rooms though . Hubby had no claims to them! One became a guest room that I would so love a bed like that in and the other one became my Craft Room. Hubby has a small corner in our bedroom that is his Pittsburgh Teams shrine!

Hugs,
Debbie

Jen said...

Oh how cute is this! Job well done! I somehow connect with all you do. I look forward to all the things you share with us.

Keep up the good work!

hugs

Diann said...

This room turned out so sweet. You can tell you enjoyed putting it together. Very nicely done! Thank you for joining TTF and I hope you ahve a fantastic weekend!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Shannon, what a pretty girly room! I saw this on Pinterest and had to come over for details. Love it. laurie

Jen said...

Beautiful! Love the chalkboard wall! Came over from French Country Cottage..following you now! Have a great weekend!

fiona anderson said...

Love it all, especially the shelf with pegs, and the little wall light. Loads of inspiration here.
Following from justpaintitwhite.blogspot.com
Thanks for the lovely post,
Fiona

Barbara Jean said...

Oh Shannon,
I LOVE it too!!!
Your closet doors??? Amazing and creative idea!!
And love the little paper doll things and pattern ideas.

So fun to visit here!!

blessings
barbara jean

Lori said...

I am partying right before you at Flaunt it Friday. Love your room and thanks for an idea. I have a small metal green star, left out from Christmas. We are in Texas and I just couldn't put it away. But now I can modge podge it to keep out year round!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Stopping by from WW! Love your space! You obviously had a lot of fun. Aside from all the shabby white that I love, I think the paper dolls are so charming!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

What a great find and I love the shelf with the pegs.Came over from WW.
XO Marie

Honey at 2805 said...

Hi! It's time for Potpourri Friday and you are featured today!

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