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Friday, May 22, 2009

Ta Da!!!!!

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.


trash talk said...

Margo, It all looks wonderful and your hard work really shows! Maybe some will not get it, but those of us do...well, we think it is FaB U LouS!!!
I don't know if you are looking for any suggestions, but for a quick dust ruffle, I like to layer crochet tablecloths between the mattress and box springs and also between the box springs and bedframe. Gives it kind of a wedding cake layer look. I love the matelasse' spread. You know, that topographical map would make a one of a kind headboard if it is framed. I couldn't tell from your photo.
I think you really illustrated well what a little money and a whole lot of imagination can do.

bucharoo said...

Stupendous! What a great mixture of comfy and industrial. I'm sure any guest would love spending the night in your new guest room. It's been so much fun watching you put it together. I hope you'll post pictures when you make changes too.

Sand Flat Farm said...

Good Job, Margo! I know Ki is going to love spending the night in that room! She'll not be able to close her eyes at night!

I didn't find one single solitary thing at any sales Thursday or Friday! Very frustrating! Have a great memorial day weekend!

Anonymous said...

Margo, you did a absolutely FAB job and in such a little amount of time! The windmill feature looks great, as everything does. You have the "touch"..hats off to you!
Ki's going to have pleasant dreams in there!
:) Jan

Vee said...

They won't all "get it"? LOL! That's too bad because it oozes charm and intrigue. I'd have such fun in that room exploring! What a great job, Margo!

TinaTx said...

It looks wonderful! Those that don't 'get it' just don't know what they are missing!
Love that windmill section!

Marge said...

Margo, the room is absolutely beautiful -- comfy looking and inviting -- it belongs in a magazine!!

We have no plans to go to Texas, but in case we do, are you taking reservations?????

Prissy' N Prim 'tiques said...

Love the makeover! Good work! Jan

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

It all looks great! I especially love the transmission stand marble table! Fabulous!


Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

Hey, can I come stay in that room? I love it! Can't decide what is my favorite part. I really like the catch-all piece. Does that green breakfast tray have flowers painted on it? I sold one like that a few months ago. Hated to part with it, but I can't keep it all!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Wow, I love it...looks great!!!

Anonymous said...

Nice room Margo-- as usual you did a tres fantastic job!!

I love coming in here to check out your cute ideas from t2t forum on a regular basis.......
Is that a roll up beachmat on the window?? I am not sure but assuming it could be-- and if so a great idea as I can get them at the $$ store and now thinking they could make great "shades" for some windows that need some TLC..............

Cammie said...

Ki will love this room, you did a great job Margo! I can't believe how fast you got it done, you are simply amazing. You make me tired just watching you! It looks fab!

csudderth said...

Looks great! Love the windmill section. I'm looking for something big like that to put on my daughter's porch. I'm hoping I'll find something at Canton.

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