Revisting....$99 Spare Room......Romantic Shabby Chic Style


I hope that you have been enjoying my revisits of some popular posts on the blog! This one will show how I was able to carve a corner for a visiting guest in the living room...Click below to read more
Going to have to do this again soon....as the holidays are upon us and our twenty~something daughter will be here visiting. You can do something similar for your guests to feel cozy...even if you think that you have no room to spare!


So....
I made a little room within a room by temporarily dividing off a section, carved out with our sweet girl in mind. I put up my photography backdrop screen on one side, and one of my clothing racks (left over from the days that I used to do shows) on another.
What looks like barn board siding is a roll up screen. On the clothing rack is a white sheet that is clamped on. I left the "room" open on one side so that she can get in (obviously!) and the other side is against the wall. When I took this photo I wasn't quite finished with the outside...looks better now:-)
Then I went to work making it a little cottage haven if you will....
Soft pillows with faded fabrics....
I added some more ruffled white sheets loosely draped inside the room for more privacy and because they look pretty!....
A tiny vintage Florentine table for her with some pretty pink roses...
Oh yeah....the $99 part? This is an Aerobed that I bought and it's REALLY comfy! Everything else was found and scrounged in my stash of stuff. If you don't have stuff....ask your friends, someone will!.....
She was a ballet dancer who went to a special high school for dance and although is working at a different sort of job now, still loves ballet...so I themed "her room" around it....
Soft place to land her feet with a vintage rug and some favorite magazines....
A pair of her old pointe shoes and a couple of white paper poms I just poked through the sheets for a sweet touch...
A yummy fringed throw for lounging, and some dried roses...
The nitty gritty.....rolling rack. You can find these inexpensively these days so be on the lookout at yard sales and such. I use mine so often for many things...
You may not want a photographers backdrop, but mine sure comes in handy...
Clips...you NEED some in your workroom and/garage, and can be found at Lowes/Home Depot, Amazon, or any hardware store.....
A bunch of magazines....I love InStyle and anything to do with interior design...
Stick~um or earthquake putty are great for hanging things up temporarily or holding in place. I hung the ballet painting up in "her room" with it, since it's only for a few days...



Something to think about if you need a spare room and don't have one....

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31 comments

Brown Bee Studio said...

Janet, this is simply gorgeous! I'm in awe of your ability to bring your "stuff around the house" together so beautifully. :) xo

PURA VIDA said...

Janet it looks like a million bucks!

PURA VIDA said...

Janet it looks like a million bucks!

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

This is stunning, Janet!
I bow to the master. :-)

XO,
Anne

Anonymous said...

Brilliant!!! <3

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Janet,
Love how you made it such a cozy space, I'd love to snuggle down there with a good book or two! But the personal touches and sense of style you add is what makes it so special.
You've got the touch!
Patti
We'd love for you to share this at our linky party. too.

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

I have to agree...absolutely gorgeous, Janet. I love the barn wood screen! I love it all...you are a very talented lady.
Cathleen

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

One word...AMAZING!

Amy Kinser said...

How special, how beautiful, how perfect!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Ooooooooooooo, you clever girl! This is beautiful and I know she will be comfy!

Happy Thursday my sweet friend!

LuLu~*xoxo

Alice W. said...

so lovely!

Cottage and Broome said...

Wow, that was an amazing little room! So creative, I'm sure your daughter will love it, I know I would, Laura

Heaven's Walk said...

Beautifully done, Janet! Wow! You created such a sweet, cozy space! Your daughter is going to absolutely love it!

xoxo laurie

Jennelise said...

So pretty and creative! I'm sure your daughter will love it! :)
Jennelise

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

What a perfect idea! It's so shabby and chic, I love all of its ruffly goodness! I can't wait to see how your daughter likes it.

~Shanon

pink*cherub*moon said...

What a sweet room and a brilliant idea! I just know you'll have a wonderful time visiting and that your daughter will love her guest suite! Enjoy your family time! xoxo, Leena

jonie m. said...

What a sweet place for your sweet girl! Enjoy a wonderful weekend.

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

How creative and sweet! So absolutely lovely - you did an amazing job!


XO's,
Jessie

acozycottageinthecity.blogspot.com

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Just brilliant! Pretty too!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous! and so smart!

Becca@Electricians Sdyney said...

She will love it! She'll keep coming back to visit your place because of the treatment you gave. It's like she staying in a 5 star hotel.
great job!

Julie Marie said...

Everything is sooo dreamy Janet!... you certainly have the magic touch with everything... I love that serene room... I just ordered one of your dusty lilac throws from your shop... can hardly wait to get it!... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

Tania Grange de Charme said...

So lovely Janet ! Lucky daughter !

vintageandart said...

Your room within a room looks amazing....your daughter will love it, thanks for telling us how you did it too...terrific ideas, love the roll up screen.

Amanda said...

Hello there,
I have come across your blog... It's one of my favourites! I have followed you! Your photography is beautiful... i adore your decoration!
Love

Amanda - my new blog: www.notsoperfectmess.blogspot.com

The Spanish Dahlia said...

Hi Janet~

I am in AWE of your $ 99 dollar spare room! You decorated so beautifully and your daughter is going to be so happy that you made it so special for her. By the way, I LOVE the french iron cross I bought from you a few month's back and it found itself in my eldest daughter's bedroom!
~ Steph

Jacqui said...

All I can say is FABULOUS!!
xx

Mary in SC said...
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Mary in SC said...

Genius! I have only one spare room and often need two. These are great ideas and I already have the rolling racks and the airbed. Thanks so much for the creative ideas!

Shabby soul said...

Absolutely romantic, welcoming, nesty... Beautiful!
Silvia

Tina Matteson said...

It's beautiful! you did a great job.

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