September 14, 2014

Hollywood Regency Bedroom Reveal

I'm finally finished with my bedroom redo.  I was going for a Hollywood Regency look.  I'm not sure if I followed all the "Rules"of Hollywood Regency, but..... 


......I feel mighty glamorous lounging in my new bedroom!



Here's the before and after picture.  By putting the bed against the wall with the windows, the room seemed instantly bigger...Go figure!

I wanted to use wallpaper behind the bed....But, Holy cow have you priced wallpaper lately?  So, plan "B"...After painting all of the walls with Sherwin Williams Mountain Air paint

I found a much cheeper option to wallpaper...A stencil.  I was thrilled when I found this great Art Deco stencil from "Cutting Edge Stencil"



I really struggled to get good photos.  The room has very little natural light...Great for sleeping...Horrid for pictures!



Now I was on to the fun stuff..Decorating



I found the high chest of drawers at Vintage Living Market Place while on my East Coast of Florida road trip



I knew I wanted a starburst but, after no luck searching antique stores I found this one at Stein Mart.  I was thrilled to find this white lady bust at Ross for $9.99!



The little blue slipper chair was a yard sale find from many years ago.   It was $11.00 and the lady said her mother had brought it from France.  



I slip covered it for my living room and completely forgot what was underneath.... I was going to recover it for the bedroom and when I took the slipcover off....OMG...It was perfect!

  


The pole lamp in the corner was another Vintage Living Market Place find.  I couldn't resist since it came complete with some sparkly bling.


On the other wall is the broken china mosaic dress form I made....



.......I think it has found a perfect home



The throw on the end of the bed is from Ikea


The pillows are from Home goods


You can read about my lampshade hat box Here





I've had this dressing table for many years.  I finally got around to painting the jewelry chest







I'll do a blog post soon on the easy temporary padded headboard and the cheapest easiest way to make a drapery cornice board.



Well....I'm off.... I think I'll put on my silk pajamas, grab a martini and lounge in my bedroom!

Happy Creating
Carol

September 8, 2014

Making A Lamp Shade Out Of A Hatbox


Before I reveal my Hollywood Regency Bedroom, I want to show you a couple small transformations I've done for the room......First up.... Making a lampshade out of a hatbox
(You must use an LED lightbulb with a cardboard lampshade)


I found this great hatbox at Home Goods.....


 ......for $6.99.   It was just the right color and look I wanted for the bedroom


For the heck of it I put it on one of my lamps and....Eureka...It looked pretty good!

So....I glued the lid on and cut out the bottom of the box


Then cut a hole in the top for the crystal finial


Important....YOU MUST USE AN LED LIGHTBULB....OR YOU WILL BURN YOUR HOUSE DOWN!!!!   LEDs never get hot and are cool to the touch even after being on for hours.   This allows it to be used with a cardboard shade.   


Think of all the possibilities for using vintage hatboxes as lampshades



More to come!

Hum...think I should find a picture to put in the frame?

Happy Creating
Carol

Partying with My Salvaged Treasure Vintage Inspiration Party

September 2, 2014

More Florida East Coast Stores

On my last post I showed you a new Florida East Coast Store Vintage Living Marketplace...Well that was not the only store I visited on my Road Trip.

You will love these stores too!  First up is Vintage Soul in historic downtown Melbourne, Florida


Check out the vintage slips used as curtains in the dressing room







Keep that drool cloth out....My next stop was just down the road at Rehab Vintage Market  (I love the name) the market is located in A cute house filled with all the rehabbed treasures we love! 






I also visited Wildwood Antiques Mall in Melbourne....Oh my gosh, it was one of those huge malls that had what seemed like 100's of vendors.  I bought these cute lamps for my bedroom there


  I ran out of time to visit two stores, but will on my next visit....One is Vintage Venue a huge warehouse filled with vintage treasures and the other is just opening called East Coast Vintage

The Melbourne area of Florida has the best in vintage stores.......And all of these stores are in about a 10 mile radius.

I'm almost done with my Hollywood Regency bedroom...


Here's a sneak peak of the stencil I used on the wall....I will start showing my bedroom projects on my next post.

Happy Creating
Carol


August 28, 2014

Road Trip....Vintage Living Market Place

I took a fun weekend road trip to the east coast of Florida to visit my friend Terrie's brand new store 
5555 US Highway 1
Rockledge, Florida


Terrie has leased a building that was previously a high end store selling kitchen cabinets and appliances.  This large building has numerous little rooms that displayed mock up kitchens.  Each one of these rooms is gorgeous and now filled with vendors selling their treasures.  Think, crown molding and transom windows over the doorways.  I love the juxtapose of shabby and rusty in a high end setting!




Since this was previously a kitchen store it has the benefit of having a commercial kitchen!.....This makes it the perfect setting for hosting gatherings...Ladies teas, birthdays, showers!....And the bonus is the guests can browse the Market after their event!





I was on the lookout for a dresser for my Hollywood Regency bedroom.....I bought this one...PERFECT!


I also bought the shabby pole lamp below





So many of these great vendors displayed at the Polka Dot Flea and it was so fun to see them again!   

Stay tuned....I will share a few more stores I visited in Melbourne on my getaway weekend

Thank you Vintage Finds Magazine for some of these great photo's 


Oh, and I am still working on my Hollywood Regency Bedroom.....Photos soon!

Have a great Labor Day weekend

Happy Creating
Carol