Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thrifty Thursday # 44

Hi! It's Thrifty Thursday! I am your host, Leigh. Thank you so much for stopping by and additional thanks to those who also participate in Thrifty Thursday! I am most delighted to have you join in..for it's YOU who makes it a "show and tell party". I also participate in Tablescape Thursday the host of that fun carnival is the Hostess with the Mostess...Susan of Between Naps on the Backporch. That's no lie or exaggeration, each week I visit Susan's porch and just long to be a guest at any of her tablescapes...especially those held on the porch. Today, however, I will not be participating in my own tablescape, but I do encourge you to stop by BNOTP for wonderful inspiring tablescapes!

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On a Thrifty Thursday, a couple weeks ago I was astounded at Donna of Funky Junk's bedroom makeover using all thrifty finds and a lot of creativity. Donna's bedroom is a cozy comfy dream come true. I thought it deserved a second look!

Donna was so sweet to agree to share her cozy little nest today on Thrifty Thursday.

Donna, please take us on the tour!

The bedroom is finally ready for a reveal! (on one side of the room) A few tweaks are yet to be had, but you'll get the idea pretty quick. I chose to go with a monochromatic scheme for total serenity. Ready for a little bit of funky? Here we go!  (all 3 bedroom makeover links HERE)

I've affectionately named this room, "White Trash". You'll soon see why. :)

A happy surprise. I LOVE the extra colours peeking out on the paint ladder rungs after sanding.

You won't find this bed neat, tidy and symetrical. This bed is about rumpled crumpled comfy bliss.

Random clear jars sitting on an authentic stamped post highlight twinkling tealights.

The metal clad siding is painted and glazed for rustic softness.

Update: I already changed out the wreath. :)

An old weathered table top becomes the ultimate charming and sturdy bed tray.

An old weathered pedistal table and shabby bench team up with a couple of mirrors in a little nook. More on this part HERE.

Before #1.

Before #2. (sign is in my son's playroom now)

And finally... After.

Confession time. I had NO budget for a new bedroom. But I wanted something shabby white, so I had to dig through my garage to find these things and make them work. Nothing, and I mean, nothing in this room is retail new except for the curtain rod I simply made out of a partially rusty (works for me!!) steel rod. Gate was from the dump. Door was from a burn pile. All else was from thrift stores. Aside from the odd sheet or pillowcase I've been gathering from the thrifts on an ongoing basis, this room was totally created with things I already had on hand.

For today, the new look is unique, casual, elcectic, eccentric even, very me and...

... the cat REALLY likes it. :)

(I'll be sharing some how-to's  in December, after my Christmas show)

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Thank you Donna, for sharing your private space today at Tales from Bloggeritaville's Thrifty Thursday! I am highly impressed with your "white trashiness"! Your bedroom truly reads as wonderful treasures picked up here and there, and heirlooms handed down from one generation to the next. This is what I love about thrifting. This is a perfect example of repurposing and reusing. Amazing! I am with the cat-the room looks scruptious and I can just imagne plopping in that bed with kitty and coffee! Heaven! Again, my sincere gratitude to you for sharing!!
You can find more of Donna's Funky Junk at her own blog, where creativity abounds.

Every day I am inspired by all of you other bloggers out there. You each inspire me in so many ways. I thank you each one for that!

Thanks to all of you for stopping by and participating in today's Thrifty Thursday. Please use Mr. Linky below to link up your blog.I encourage you all to spread the love and visit the other thrifty Thursday participants, for that's what half the fun is. Aside from seeing a cool treasure it's making friends!

Thank you, all, FRIENDS! I appreciate YOU!



PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Donna's creativity is definitely cool. Fantabulous room! Thanks for hosting, Leigh!
Living it up at Lakewood,

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Leigh,
That room is so funky,creative and chic! Creativity can really do wonders! Thanks for being our hostess and oh, I love your new blog look too! Cindy

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

That room is just yummy! I would love to sleep in that bed complete with a sleeping kitty. Every detail is perfect. Enjoyed seeing every bit of it.

Kammy said...

Ooooooo love that room with all the textures ! Great idea to have a "guest", we are so tired of you - nah just kidding....LOL ! Leigh, you are a doll !

Patti said...

Great post...her bedroom is lovely and romantic...thanks also for Thrifty Thurs again!

Anonymous said...

pk @ Room Remix

I've seen Donna's rooms before but can never see them too many times! They're awesome - she is one creative lady. First time linking up. Thanks for hosting the party!

Gwen said...

That room looks just like the image of heaven that I have in my head:)

Anonymous said...

Leigh I LOVE the new look !! It is so soft and romantic!! WHat a fantastic job you did on the wall and the headboard!!

All those pillows are fantastic too! Now to just find a place for them all when you climb into bed!!


Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Honestly I've never seen such good white trash in my life! And yes; that's a compliment. :-)

Trina said...

WOw she's got talent for sure!

Leigh, I wasn't sure if you would see it in time but I need all the votes I can get in the contest I entered.

I just slipped to 3rd place and need to catch up! TIA!

Kat said...

What a pretty room! Looks soft, comfy and yet sophisicated too. Really nice.


Dawn said...

I almost forgot to link up tonight! Good thing I went by Gwen's and saw your comment!

Donna's room looks so serene but not fussy. I love that white on white look when others do it but I just can't seem to carry it out for myself. I guess I need the sitmulation of all that color!


Sarah said...

I am absolutely drooling over your bedroom makeover! Maybe I could just stop by for a nap?? Thanks for sharing!
God's blessings, Sarah :D

Jane said...

I saw that room on Donna's blog and loved all of the elements. Thanks for hosting TT know it's my favorite party!!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Jane......listen....can you hear it? That's me SQUEALING with delight.....oh my is one of the most darling rooms I've ever seen. FAB.U.LOUS.....oh my gosh.....I love all of your thrifty finds. How satisfying to make something SO beautiful on a shoestring. You're my kind of girlie! I LOVE you. :) You are a true see the beauty in those discards. It sooooo looks like a magazine cover. Would you mind if I post about it tomorrow?


Hansonpatch said...

Wholly Talented Interior Designer! Wow, that room is georgeous and it takes a good eye to be able to do all of that. I am amazed and very impressed!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Being from the South, I can honestly say, "This is the prettiest White Trash" I have ever seen!"

christi said...

looks amazing and so cozy!

Maureen said...

Lucky kitty! That room is fabulous!

Jen @ said...

Donna's bedroom just floors me! I can just see napping on the bed as a summer breeze blows through the window. Ahhhh.

Mimi said...

Donna's room is fabulous, it looks so bright and cheery, but most of all super comfortable. I love that she has used all thrift store items or things she had on hand. Thanks for sharing.

Tara said...

Love your title photo. What a lovely picture for Christmas!

Dianna said...

She's a very talented lady!

jennifer said...

What a fabulous post! I love how the room turned out.

Are you ready for some football? Roll Tide Leigh!

Kirby3131 said...

Goodness, that is an incredible DIY room. Love it! You've been finding some awesome guest bloggers.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Now why is it that all those things you have used to decorate look so ...chic and beautiful and if I tried such a wouldn't work! That is what I call true ability! :) Enviable! :)

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh my gosh.. how did I miss this post?!? So sorry!!

Thanks everyone for your VERY kind comments on the bedroom! And for Leigh for showing it!

This is my first all white room and by trial and error, I think I know why it works. Because it actually isn't all white. :) It has alot of tone on tones so it's still light but warm. I'm still loving it every single day. :)

Thanks again all! Very sweet comments make a girl feel pretty proud. :)

Funky Junk Donna