Friday, January 27, 2012

The Ugly Room Reveal

Are you ready folks...

The "Ugly Room" is ready for it's big reveal.  If you want to catch up on the other phases of this saga, click on these links...

This 10' x nothing room has literally exhausted me and my savings.   Things that I thought would work... didn't.   Things that I really wanted to work... wouldn't.  I ended up having carpet installed in all three bedrooms and the hallway leading to them.  The remainder of the makeover was either re-vamped or thrifted.  

the vanity... before

 It doesn't require too much imagination to improve on these images ~
anything would be a major improvement...

Let's start at the beginning... before

In case I forgot to tell you the plan...  

this space was created for Gramma and Mya to make special memories... 

whether it be rocking in the chair...

reading a story...

or wondering what adventure these two little ones are off to...

while we snuggle under the quilt...

or play make believe with the little doll house shelf...

or read Gramma's blog at the new desk made from the old vanity... 

or admire all the treasures on the re-vamped cubby shelf...

or contemplate some inspirational sayings on the new chalkboard...

or watch time pass us by on the thrifted clock...

or maybe we can do some crafts...

or play with Gramma's childhood doll...

or play with blocks...
or spell her name with the letters Gail of My Re-purposed Life so kindly donated last year.  

No Gail, I didn't forget about them and the colours couldn't have been more perfect... 

(the bookshelf will be getting a new paint job when the weather warms up and I can use my sprayer in the garage)

So folks this is what I have procrastinated about for 6 loooooong years...

now it is time to purge this chapter and carry on to the next room...

So what do you think...

 is it a fitting space for a beautiful little Princess to share some
special moments with her favourite Gramma?

or do you think she will be disappointed?

or be so excited, she'll want to call all her friends...

or give Gramma big kisses for at least trying hard...


Thrift Store Purchases;
new handmade quilt - $2.99
frame for chalkboard - $4.00
The Grandest Child of All plaque - $1.00
Printer Stand - $5.00

Consignment Shop Purchases;
little boy and girl pic - $26.00
dollhouse shelf - $20.00
clock - $17.00

Total $75.99
 All remaining pieces pulled from around the house...
 Thanks for stopping by... 
I would love to hear what you think... I truly appreciate all your comments. 

Hugs,



16 comments:

Denise said...

So that's what you've been up to, looks great, but then again you are a very creative person.

I think Mya will love it, but more because she gets to spend time with her wonderful gramma in the room!

She has the most beauiful eyes......those might be a problem when she gets older, LOL!

gail said...

Deb! Your room is perfect! oh my! You've worked hard and it shows. I'm so happy that you thrifted this room! It just shows that you don't have to spend a lot of money to have a very useful, beautiful room!
I spied the letters right off! lol Thanks for the shoutout. I wouldn't have minded at all if you had spray painted them. :)
LOVE your room!
gail

Brenda said...

Oh My Gosh Deb!! It's absolutely beautiful!! You two are going to make very many memories in this room. Great makeover on the vanity/now desk. And that doll house is gorgeous! You did an absolute amazing job on this room Deb, I hope you are proud of yourself!! Wonderful pictures of Mya! She looks so cute when she's disappointed...lol! But not as cute as she is when she smiles and puckers up!!

Brenda

Lisa said...

What a beautiful transformation! It looks like the perfect place to spend time and relax. Many happy memories will be made in this room. Good job!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

What a special place that will be filled with special memories ...

... would you like to share at our multi-blog "Imagine the Impossibilities" link party? I think everyone would really enjoy it as much as I!

Here's the link: http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com/2012/01/imagine-impossibilities-2012-link-party.html

We stay live until Friday midnight (CST). Hope to see you at the party!

Linda
itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

micki @ ADD housewife said...

I love it! and you're work is definitely more than just a little improvement on thta space! it's fabulous!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

What a great space to create memories! Mya is so precious!

Thank you so much for linking to the challenge.
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Deb,

So happy to see you at the Impossibilities party!

Linda
itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Oh Deb you are going to make so many precious memories with Mya in your new room!! You did an awesome job and I love how everything turned out. Once again girl, you rocked it!! Good job as I know this was a lot of work so now enjoy it everytime you're in there. Good job!!! :)

xo ~ Laura

Ruthie said...

Way to go Deb, the room looks great!

DeeDee said...

Miss Mya is so beautiful... and I so want that house shelf... this all looks so fun... you do so much fun stuff.. can I come craft with you? :D I so wish... hugs for you guys.....

nlcalendar said...

I really like the idea that you did a fabulous job for not much money. Shows just how clever you are and thank you for sharing your ideas with all of us. Marilyn

Coleen's Corner said...

Beautiful! So worth all the hard work. Mya is one lucky little girl to have you for a Grandma. Love the pictures of her... she is so darn cute!

CaraRose said...

HI Deb,

I lost track of you when my computer crashed and just now found you again. Can you please send me your email addy again.

Missed you and btw, Miss Mya is gorgeous! You must be so in love!

Carolyn

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

I have no idea how I missed this reveal Deb. It's beautiful! Love the paint color and the desk, and the dollhouse and, well everything. You are so good at pulling all the details together. This is truly awesome! I need to get started on my guest room. With gas prices going so high this summer I have a feeling that RV of yours may not be coming with you. Gives me a good excuse to work on that guest room! ;)

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