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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Two Faced

"If you're gonna be two faced at least make one of them pretty."

~Marilyn Monroe

One of the many projects we have been working on is transforming a very small bedroom into a glamorous space for a teenage girl. 

Our To Do List:.
~Keep it simple and streamlined
~Repurpose/Reuse items and incorporate into new design
~White walls no color
~Replace old nightstand
~New Headboard
~Window Treatments
~Storage Options

We had a plan so we got started. We found the nightstand at the curb. It still surprises us how many treasures are thrown out every day. It's Crazy!

"Ugly Face"

Debbie worked her magic by cleaning it up, sanding it and then painted it with a gorgeous shade of Red called "Maine Lobster" by Martha Stewart. Thanks Martha!

"Pretty Face"

The Marilyn Monroe artwork was scored for $1.00 at a garage sale. It is just a cheap picture really but paired with the nightstand and accessories it looks very glamorous and expensive.  

The trays and Vintage Liquor bottles were purchased from a Thrift Store for a couple of dollars.

We purchased the lamp on clearance from TJ Maxx. The lamp does need some work. The base is fine but the lampshade is bent and is pretty messed up. We loved the Mercury glass look and were happy to pay the "As is" price of $19.99 for the lamp.

"Pretty Face"

The headboard was purchased from Craigslist for $20.00. The seller originally had it listed for only $10.00! We offered double the price if we could trump the other potential buyers. It was totally worth the extra $10.00 don't you think?

The mirror in the corner was found at a Thrift Store for $15.00. Some of the molding is missing but we were able to hide it by placing it in the corner. 

Check out our follow up project for this space...We Need To Talk.  

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Ashley said...

i like it!

Tammy said...

Wow!! I'm totally impressed! You'd never know you've done this so cheaply. It's all coming together great! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!!

wanderlust88 said...

What a lovely room! I would try to compromise on the mirror with a very distressed silvery black.

Anonymous said...

nice nice job!

Life With Lucy said...

The night stand looks AMAZING! Such an elegant room for you daughter!

Desiree said...

I love what you done! Looks glamorous!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

I would paint the mirror black....the bedroom is amazing!! I love that red! Thanks for linking all of your projects to Thrifty Thursday...you have wonderful ideas! :)

Anonymous said...

The room looks great so far. The red dresser really pops and I like the fun stuff you have found to display.

Tanya Anurag said...

The room looks awesome to me. I especially like the red stand and the trays and bottles on it. The mirror and headboard are beautiful. You are right, the Monroe pirture just fits the room decor!!

I am hosting my first link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.


Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Great color! It gives the decor in the room a little pop of pizzaz :) Your newest follower.

Tanya Anurag said...

Thanks for linking. The party for this week - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner - is on. Hope to see you there with latest posts.

Anonymous said...

Love that Lobster Red! What color blue is the bed?


Gayle from Vintage Farmhouse said...

Great blog! I found you on Restore Interiors. I love all the color and sense of humor.

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