If you like Color this one is for you!
Maybe because it’s winter or because we have a trip planned to Mexico, color took over and I love it.
Color Theme Set:
My only thought, my choices needed to work with the attached aqua bath. I could work with this. What did I have? I had a bucket of tiles left over from a summer project all in the aqua color scheme.
What else did I have?
A white bedspread, a recent Christmas gift, this would work.
Three Kick to the Curb Items
A dresser , I would tile and paint to use at the foot of the bed
A kicked to the curb bench that fit perfectly in my alcove. (can’t make that up)
A small table painted and tiled with free tile from local store.
An old nightstand gets a new look with tile from “the bucket”
A beautiful bedroom set given to my husband and & I when his mother downsized.
Some existing furniture in light wood tones.
Curtains in gold and Cream both would work.
Off to Goodwill and Salvation Army I went. Usually when I go I have a general idea of what I am looking for . Sometimes I will see something that is perfect to complete a project that I am not even concentrating on.
My goal was to create two areas in my room. One to be bright and fun. Another corner for calm and relaxation and watching T.V. I wanted both to work together, and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money.
I envisioned Pottery Barn meets Crate & Barrel and they bump into Pier 1. A tall order but i was ready.
My first stop Salvation Army. I was lucky. I was in the store less than 5 minutes when I spotted this great velvet oversized chair. If someone ever sat in it I would be surprised, perfect condition. After speaking with the very nice man we decided on a reasonable price of $85.00. If you look on Pottery Barn web site you’ll see a similar chair selling for $1,600. Salvation Army also added the two large brown floor pillows at 2 for $5.00.
Next purchases came from Goodwill:
2 pillow shams – 2 for $5.00
4 flower prints – $12.00
wicker lamp – $9.99
Turtle picture – $4.99
1/2 price color of the week my cost $2.99
leopard throw – $9.99 Sears going out of business sale
I set out to work . First I took care of the projects that needed to be created. Those I have already posted,( tiled dresser and bench.) From there it was just a matter of putting it all together.
The nightstand to the right of the bed was given the last of the tile. When I bought that bucket for $20.00 I never thought I would ever use it to complete so many projects.You’ll see it one more time in the bathroom and it looks GREAT.
Anything you see in the room that I don’t mention means it was something I already owned and just moved in to the room. I do this a lot . I like to rearrange things.
A goal accomplished – A Fun Relaxing Retreat