8.4.10

So The Journey Begins

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.

~Marina~

9 comments:

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Lovely, lovely! The perfect balance of femininity and casual elegance.

Sarah said...

Hi Marina,
It sounds like we have lots in common! I too love the shabby chic style & love that something that only costs a few dollars can be gorgeous with a coat of white painr.
I have added myself to your 'followers' list, so I will be back to visit often.
Sarah

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Hi Marina,
Welcome to blogland. I'm so glad you had the vision to do the all white room. Everytime I paint a room white, I end up doing some sort of colored accent wall. I love the way your's turned out. Especially the dark wood bed with the white bedding. But I did finally realize I can do white slipcovers. I can't stop making them.
Kelly

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Lovin' that sweet little $10 WHITE shelf and mirror...what a great deal! Happy WW!

Blessings,
Linda

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A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...wonderfully white! Can't wait to see what you whiten up next!! Very happy I stopped by!

Faded Charm said...

Well if the rest of your home turns out like this room it will be simply breathtaking. Can't wait to see what else you come up with. Thanks for sharing today.

Enjoy your week.

Kathleen

Atticmag said...

So interesting to see how your vision develops and all the pretty white things you gather along the way. -- Jane F.

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Marina~ your room turned out so beautiful, lucky guests! The mirror/shelf is a fabulous addition to the room. I love it all... Happy WW, Theresa

awal.ny said...

And so it should be a house that feels like home. I love the room, I dreaming about that shelf. I can't wait to see more if you are doing the rest of the house in white. Happy belated White Wednesday.

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