I have always loved the look of white. Although Shabby Chic is a simple style, I never felt I could fully commit...until now.
So my journey begins. I felt I needed to have a test space to try out my new sanctuary, so the guest bedroom was my guinea pig so to speak. The tiny room was drab and lifeless before and so it all started with a coat of white paint. Once the walls were painted I knew I was on my way to creating my "white on white" room.
The best part of the transformation was that everything in the space was a true bar-goon. This little beach picture was picked up at a yard sale for $2.00. It so reminded me of my kids when they were young - I had to make it mine
This great little mirrored shelf was found on Kijiji for ten dollars and the best part was I only had to drive 3 blocks to pick it up
The huge frame was purchased at my favourite little consignment store in New Jersey called "Time and Again". It had the most hideous painting inside it (I must admit - it needs a paint do-over)
Here is how it all turned out...
...and now - well I'm hooked!
The best part for me is treasure hunt. Finding those great little thrifty pieces that you know will look amazing once cleaned up, painted and given a new life. I've always loved a bargain and transforming something blah into something gorgeous is just the icing on the cake.
Now that my "white on white" room is comple (is it ever really completed) I'm going to take on the rest of my house and make it a house that feels like home.