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.
I cut things out of magazines and catalogs that I loved, found colors that soothed me and created a collage of inspiration!
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.
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.
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.
This pile of crap...BEFORE
This pile of crap ...AFTER (granted I did purge some things!)
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.
And this becomes...
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!
This is the third piece we got from Ikea...love it...it stores so much and keeps it hidden all away!
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.