It is amazing what a little paint and some elbow grease can give you in return. This year for Christmas I was excited when my daughter told me that she wanted a new bedroom for her present this year. Sounds expensive....hmmmmm. Also sounds like a present to me as well. I love anything and everything creative. Of course I started right away. This room turned out to be a new world of creativity that I had never embarked on. I learned so many new things in the process. I distressed my first set of furniture and bought all of the furniture used. Either on craigslist, classified ads, or antique malls. The result: A stunning shabby chic bedroom with a funky (pre) teen twist. We also did everything in room, including furniture AND mattress for a bargain!
Her bedroom before:
Her room now:
ahhhhhh so calming compared to the before.
I got inspired by some shabby chic paintings on my google images search and here is what I came out with.
I made this cute display with some left over material and an open back frame I had laying around. I went to hobby lobby and bought a thick piece of poster board and had them cut it to size. I then bought some pretty white ribbon for the diamonds. A couple shots of the staple gun, (okay maybe a hundred shots of the staple gun) a lot of measuring, and a little hot glue gun for the decorative rhinestones, and here we have it!
This being my first post, everything is kind of jumbled together. In the future a project like this would be step by step in probably ten posts. Oh well! stayed tuned for upcoming projects.