Thanks to all my faithful followers for your encouragement through this process. Here are wide shots of the room. I'm sure I'll change things around often, because that is what I do. But here is how it is right now. It was real fun to put this together with the theme of Industrial with a Cottage Twist. Hope you like it.
I've listed some of the prices I paid, so that you can see how economical decorating with junk can be.
However there are a few key pieces that I was willing to pay a little more for. The windmill and dress form in particular.
But I think you'll agree that those 2 items really add to the room.
Don't be afraid to pay a little extra for a statement piece that speaks to you. You'll be saving loads on other pieces so you can afford to splurge here and there.
The room has 2 windows and I covered each one with a topper using an old burlap coffee bag, cut in half, and hung by old hinges, See past post.
That big thing between the windows is 1/4 of a windmill I purchased in april
The cabinet below is really cool when you open the doors, it is full of little cubbies, i'll show pictures of it later ($35 ), I added the feet. I picked it up more than a year ago, It's been in the barn. I found the rocker 2 weeks ago for $5. The metal candlelier was an item I traded another dealer for. It's a fun piece. And an old shopping cart as a hamper. Wooden hinges and a valve handle accessorize the top of the cabinet.
I've had the dresser below for at least 2 years, holding it for this room. I paid $5 for it, and painted it white and then distressed it. The mirror above it I've had for at least 5 years. The framed pieces on either side I've shown before. I'll give instructions on the book holder in a later blog.
The red vanity had no top or front or mirror, I paid $10 for it, I used a piece of masonite, cut to size and decopaged old dictionary pages to it for the top and front piece. The mirror is off of an old medicine cabinet, and I screwed it onto the old mirror frame. Old Corbels (traded with a dealer) hang on either side of the large topographical survey map of Louisiana( $2).
Above the bed are parts from old fans that I pulled from my booth. The cabinet on the left is a medical cabinet of some sort($20). It has a unique feature that I'll show later. The table on the right was a transmission stand from an old car shop. I attached an old marble top to it and now it's an industrial side table. I made the catch-all on the right from an old ammo box lid, and various hardware, and on the left is an old chippy door, complete with hinges, and knob. The lamps are re-purposed trouble lights. I know I still need a headboard but that will have to wait for now.
I went with a cream matelase coverlet, I'll add color and interest with pillows and possibly a quilt or throw at the foot. I still need to get a dust ruffle.
The tray on the bed was found last weekend, at a sale.
Several items were aquired recently, with this room in mind, not knowing that it would be empty so soon. But some items I've had stored in the Barn for years. That's the fun of junk decorating.
I know I could do a lot more with the floor space and walls, but I don't want to overwhealm my guests. Afterall, they won't all "get it".
Hope you've enjoyed this room makeover. I had such fun, working with what i had and purchasing bargains with this room in mind.
Thanks for looking.