A few years ago I decided to turn our spare bedroom into my own personal Chic Den. The hubby has the other spare bedroom as his "Man Cave" so I needed a space for my crafting, scrapbooking and just a place to call my own. I started out first by creating Inspiration Boards.
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I cut things out of magazines and catalogs that I loved, found colors that soothed me and created a collage of inspiration!
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I really loved the idea of using shelving on the wall to create a desk area and I loved the sky blue and green apple colors with pops of pink.
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BEFORE
This is the disaster area I had to work with!  Notice the closet, the window frame on the wall and the old table (covered in junk!) You'll see them again in the "After" pics.
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AFTER
We took the doors off the closet, painted the walls inside a wonderful green and installed shelving.  My Inspiration Boards are on the window frame to the right that I use as a bulletin board.
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This pile of crap...BEFORE
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This pile of crap ...AFTER (granted I did purge some things!)
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We got 3 furniture pieces from Ikea (LOVE IKEA!) Baskets & boxes from JoAnn Fabrics (using 40% and 50% off coupons of course) and the wall transfer is from Target. We painted the walls a calming sky blue.
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And this becomes...
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I am still dreaming of getting the craft table from Pottery Barn that I have been wanting forever to replace this old table I got at a garage sale (and paid way too much for!) At least I dont have to worry about getting anything on it!
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This is the third piece we got from Ikea...love it...it stores so much and keeps it hidden all away!
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Ace always joins me when I am in the Chic Den. He's the only male allowed in. As to not bore you too much, I will post what I did to the bed (Hint: Shabby Chic) some other time.
 


Amy
07/04/2011 5:50am

Awesome! Can't wait to see the bed!

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Mo
07/07/2011 6:41pm

Wow! You are sooooo talented! Way to put your vision into reality and rock the world with the joy, inspiration, and beauty you created! I am not worthy! Really...way to go! Awesome!

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Cristy
07/18/2011 3:32am

You are amazing. You are welcome to do my house next :) I working up to my kitchen walls right now. Hope you are having a great week!

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