Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Shhhhh.....It's a Girls' Camp Week Surprise!

Our youngest daughter just left for several days at church girls' camp.  Her days will be filled with friends, fun, and spiritual uplift.  My days will be filled with carrying out a surprise remodeling of her bedroom.

I've been working on a tight budget, so I've been perusing garage sales for finds.  Regardless of budget, though, my dream shopping trips usually center around garage sales, thrift stores, and antique stores.  Anyway, youngest daughter really likes the shabby chic garden look, which makes shopping very easy.  A wicker item or two and white spray paint about covers it (literally!)  I found a small standing wicker shelf thingie for a nightstand, a wicker dresser, and a wooden desk and chair (with a cane seat).  I also am re- purposing a taller standing wicker shelf/bookcase that we inherited when we bought this house.  Add in some white fake floral arrangements (almost a dime a dozen at garage sales), and some other small decorative items (bought on clearance), and I think the room will come together nicely.

Out of respect, I will not post "before" photos of daughter's bedroom, lest I end up inadvertently embarrassing said daughter.  (That is in no way a commentary on the bedroom's current condition.  It's really not that bad.)  I will, however, share some "after" photos when I'm done, and welcome any comments or suggestions.

I'm off to work on the transformation.  And remember.....shhhhhh!

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