You guys have all been so patient, putting up with all my teasers (trying to buy myself time), and encouraging me with
Maybe I shoulda kept the dusty plastic ivy?
Alright, enough of that.
READY??? Can you see it?
Ah....at long last. Enjoy the tour!
Keepin' it real: The back wall that's awaiting it's adornment.
And this little corner will be getting a new wood file cabinet (which will be shabbi-fied) and hooks for boys' bookbags as we use this room mainly for homework and study.
As soon as that last big wall project is done (hopefully by the Gorilla Glue Party at Shanty 2 Chic on Thursday) I'll post a pic, as well as when I get the boys' little corner done. I'm sure I'll be adding things, changing things, moving around the furniture. That's what I do, ya know. Can't help myself.
Let me know if you have any questions about how I did something or whatever. I'll focus in on most of the individual projects, my thought processes and what changed as I moved from project to project, the frustrations and challenges, and all that kinda stuff coming up in the next couple weeks.
Thanks for hanging in there with me. Knowing I had a bit of an audience really pushed me to do my very best and see it thru to the (almost) end. As I was editing the pics and getting them posted, I was surprised by how much of it was done with repurposing secondhand stuff, thrifty finds, crafty projects, stolen inspiration from other awesome bloggers, some ingenuity, and just plain hard work. It doesn't look like a furniture store with matchy-matchy stuff, an upscale lake cottage staged by a professional, nor a fancy magazine layout....it looks like me, with stuff I love to see and play with. It looks like MY room. So much of ME went into this room, and I'm happy with the result (as happy as a perfectionist decorator can be).
I hope you all find some inspiration you can take with you.
This post will be partying it up at the following places:
Soft Place to Land: DIY Day
Faded Charm: White Wednesday
The Shabby Chic Cottage: Transformation Thursday
My Romantic Home: Show and Tell Friday
Funky Junk Interiors: Saturday Nite Special
Shades of Pink: Room a Month
Between Naps on the Porch: Metamorphosis Monday
EDITED: Added this bad boy to the Thrifty Decor Chick's Before and After Party 03/10