I know you all think I am a stinker for holding off on the reveal, but I wanted to make a point. When you see something you love or have an idea you want to pursue, unless you have unlimited money, it often takes time and thought and sometimes a change of plans before you can come to a final product. Following your inspiration can be a slow process but I always find that rushing it ends up in unsatisfactory results.
I began by painting the headboard, adding some textured wallpaper and painting over it.
I compromised on the wallpaper dream from my inspiration shot by purchasing toile pillowcases.
The throw pillows are ones I had around my house that I recovered.
I painted the dresser and added the "new" pulls.
And gradually, an empty room...
became a spare room.
I found the table on the left at a yard sale. The one on the right is from Ikea. The lamps are yard sale finds as well with shades from Hobby Lobby that I covered in fabric. The accent chair, as you may remember, I recovered last year.
Books and a clock make the room more homey and inviting.
I added some artwork,
and a couple of fun touches.
A friend gave me the luggage stand and I updated the straps.
Did I use everything I was thinking of using from around the house?
Does it look exactly like the photo that inspired me?
But that's okay.
That's the thing about inspiration...it's a jumping off point that can take you anywhere!