Category Archives: Bedroom decor

Rocking Chair Makeover Part Deux: Mixing & Matching

Hello! You may recognize this chair from November’s Fab Flip.

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It turns out that this chair is perfect in my daughter’s room as the beginning of a whimsical reading corner for her.

This month’s Fab Flip sponsor is Fairfield World with the addition of Spoonflower fabric too.

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Here’s our Fab Hosts this month & be sure to stop by Ciburbanity & 58 Water Street to see their Fairfield World & Spoonflower flips.

Also feel free to contact Stacy from Anastasia Vintage at info@anastasiavintage.com for more info about our Fab Furniture Flippin Contests.

I found this cute neck roll pillow from Fairfield World to start building our pillow collection for this corner.

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I chose orchid watercolor triangles from Spoonflower to start the color palette that I’m working with for this room

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These colors fit in well with the whites, pinks, light purples & light blues already in there.  I took the roll pillow & measured out this sweet looking fabric & created a “candy wrapper” like look as the start of her pillow collection. I finished the ends with a gray grosgrain ribbon. There are touches of gray in this room & wait till you see what I use for her dresser next month!

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I re-covered the seat cushion part with, get this, an old heavy bright white t-shirt! I love the feel of t-shirt jersey bed sheets so I thought I would give this a try & see how it goes.  It fits perfectly & feels really soft so we’ll see how it lasts on this chair.  I love to upcycle with materials I have on hand so this was a fun project to try that concept out.

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I’m looking forward to building this corner up & having a bohemian vintage look to finally finish off this room.  So many pieces have been put aside so I’m excited to finally have time to complete her room! 🙂

I would love to have a flowy fabric coming from this corner in a tent like style to add a dreamy look here too.  I’m on the hunt for a large quantity of lace or something nice & light.  Let me know if you happen to find any for me 😀

As I’m doing an online search there some great inspiration at this website here.  Which one catches your eye? I think I’m leaning towards this one:

Tullilan perheen koti Espoossa, Vanttilassa. Kastellitalo. Eeli ja Merili lukemassa kirjaa majassa.
Tullilan perheen koti Espoossa, Vanttilassa. Kastellitalo. Eeli ja Merili lukemassa kirjaa majassa.

|Image found here: http://www.mommodesign.com/girly-reading-corners.html|

I’m using an old doll house as a book case & have another one that I may actually be able to do something like this 🙂 How cool!

Lots of fun ideas are coming to mind to finish off this corner.  What are some things you would fill in here that maybe I haven’t thought of yet? If you have reading corners post them on my Facebook page to show me your themes & styles.

Now go check out the links to  all of the AMAZING Fab Flippin projects & hope your March is going well!

 

August 30 Day RoomChallenge

Happy Monday!! & Happy August!! I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling more energetic when the calendar page turned to August 🙂 Totally something I’m welcoming with huge arms! So I’m going to channel that energy into my next room challenge hosted by Serena of the Thrift Diving Blog.  You may remember June’s Challenge when I did my craft room.  I actually won a set of Ryobi Drills! I’ll attach a pic through my instagram later on today 🙂 That was really exciting!! So glad that Serena has created a great community through bettering our surroundings & has thrown in a little flare for extra fun.

I chose to do my bedroom this month.  It’s blah & needs some much needed new decor.  We have blank walls & miss matched bedding.  Here’s my before pics:

20140804-082039-30039283.jpgManny chose to pose for these pics & since he’s in this room during the day more than we are, he should absolutely be in the pics! Haha!!

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We were lucky enough to get new furniture when we moved in here last year, I just never really decorated it & now is definitely the time!

20140804-082034-30034017.jpgI do love our comforter, but I may need to get a new one, it is getting a little old.  We’ll see what I find! The wall on the right in the picture above needs a nice little gallery type of set up.  I wake up facing that wall, it would be nice to see some pretty artwork or photos.

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This tv stand definitely has seen better days.  It survived a move, but not very well.  I’d love to find a stand/cabinet from Habitat’s Restore.  I went in there the other day & didn’t see one yet, but I know I can score one soon.

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We need new curtains or upgrade what we have on hand.  I also have a RIT dying kit that I’d love to do something fun with the 2 curtains on the one wall

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Oh Manny you know I’ll be asking you first for your approval 😉

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Wish me luck! Looking forward to getting crafty with this room.  I have lots of ideas & I’ll be posting them along the way.  Happy August Everyone! WooHoo!!!