Imagine my shock, when I was notified that my bedroom would be on the cover of my favorite magazine, Coastal Living! Wow, a dream come true!
Well... it REALLY is a dream! And most likely, will remain one!
How fun! I created it using a program called BigLabs.
...............and now we return to our previously scheduled program.........
In my previous met monday post I showed you my transformation of a generic 80's mauve wingback chair:
I was dreaming of a coastal inspired bedroom retreat that would make me feel like I was at the beach. I thought these soothing colors and beautiful fabric would work nicely . Fortunately, I had no pipping to use around the arms of the chair,(and too lazy to drive to the nearest fabric store), which forced me to think outside the box and come up with an unexpected solution. I had these little white shells and they did the trick!
Here is the wall before the makeover. Pretty sad, I must admit.
This is the mauve chaise that matched the wingback chair. I wanted it to co-ordinate with it, but didn't want the same exact fabrics.
I used an ivory brocade fabric out of the JoAnn's clearance table. It is quilted and has some very nice designs on it. The back of the chair was covered with the same fabric as the wingback.
Here is a closer view...........
My little shell collection was perfect for this shadow box I picked up for a buck....
Aww.... magazine cover worthy?!?... In my mind, at least!
Those battenberg pillow shams were found at a church rummage sale.... again... a buck each!
Go ahead.........jump in!
I bought this mantle from a neighbor. She just wanted 5 bucks for it. Even the queen of cheap felt guilty "stealing" it from her .... I gave her $10 for it! It wouldn't fit in my van, so her very sweet husband put in on a dolly and carted it the hill to my house for me.
I decorated the inserts with three large shells. Since this picture, I've changed it many times. Right now, I have 3 starfish on it.
Even though, I haven't used the chairs very often, I just love the look it lends to the room.
The coral candle holders are on of my favorite details of the mantle decor. They were found at Marshalls. The seagulls were snagged at Ross.
Here is my Father Christmas of the Seas... one of the many figures that I have created and one of my favorites.
A little gold mirror I picked up at a garage sale, painted ivory and glued some shells on.
One of the many shell accents in my room.... can't get enough of the glass candle holders. They make any collection look great.
The mirror was begging to be embellished, so this sand dollar, hung by a sheer ribbon was added.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you got inspired to create your dream bedroom. It was one of my favorite makeovers and one I enjoy every single day.
Now, here is my ad for the credit company people:
"Fireplace mantle, mauve chairs and chaise lounge...$70 total @ garage sale. Fabrics to update and reupholster chair and chaise $85. Waking up each morning, feeling like I'm on vacation at Ritz on the beach............ priceless."
Be sure to swing by Susan's Between Naps on the Porch where you'll see many more makeovers as well as Rhoda's at Southern Hospitality Blog.com.
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