Decorating Our Lake House on a Thrifty Budget; The Shabby Chic Guest Room

One of my favorite ways to decorate is Shabby Chic. I picked one room in the house that I could Shabby Chic my brains out…One of our guest rooms. I wanted to invite you in to take a look. I just love this room…so much, that I would love to take it over for my own!

I started with the queen size bed. It was when I saw this bedding from Home Goods, on clearance, I decided this was the room for the shabby chic decor. I love this comforter and shams. It looks a little frumpy and also has a faded vintage look to it. It is also heavy and warm! I took a headboard that my mother-in-law wasn’t using anymore and spray painted it a creamy off white. It didn’t have to be perfect, Imperfect is all part of the plan.

I had the old wooden six pane window frame for a while. I left it as is and added the ceramic heart with pink roses I found in a thrift store for .25!

It’s a very fragile piece. Hanging it up here, it should be kept safe. It looks handmade.

The wall vases are handmade by my hubby and I. He cut some old pallet wood for me and I lightly brush painted them and he attached the dollar store milk bottles to the wood for me and put picture hangers on the back. It was a very easy project.

Then there is this adorable nightstand. I found it in a consignment shop. I seen it across the store and new right away I had to have it!

It is lined with vintage wall paper that I would never ever Change.

It’s just adorable!

And those feet! I love this nightstand.

Let’s talk about these curtains! Oh my word, I love them! I initially bought them to use as a photo backdrop. I got them from Amazon, the link is below. They come in a variety of colors. The sheers are attached to the front of the colored fabric. You can style them different ways. The curtains can be pulled back and the sheers can hang down or vice versa. Or you can style them like I have done so here. They are amazing quality and a terrific price! Here is the link:

This metal arrow I had bought on clearance somewhere a long time ago. I needed something in this room for guests to hang their robes or bags or what have you. It did not have the white on it. I painted it to make it look shabby chic lol. I also added the bouquet. I’m not sure about it yet but it is functional.

Then there’s this little area.

Here are some Thrifted items, a Hobnail lamp, an old clock and a chipped teacup I used for a vase. I have them on this antique dresser I found. Pics below are before and after.

Yes, someone threw it away! My husband thought I was crazy when I said; “Stop, Let’s get that!” I seen the potential and had to have it! We put it in the Jeep, I remember it barely fit, It was very beat up and had country blue painted drawer fronts and white handles. It was covered in nail polish among other things. I had a heck of a time cleaning it. I also had to peel kids Snow White wallpaper from inside the drawers that someone used as drawer liner. I painted it with chalk paint then I bought new handles from Hobby Lobby and BOOM! It was just how I envisioned it when I seen it on the curb. It’s one of my favorite pieces.

The mirror above the dresser is another thrift store find. It’s so beautiful.

On this wall is a vintage window I had and I blogged about how I decorated it recently. And That is my grandmother’s wooden rocking chair, not sure on the age but my mom is 80 and remembers my grandma having when she was a child. It is blue, was once painted red. the blue has worn and chipped in spots and the red shows, It is perfect for this room. I also added these old picnic table bench seats that have been on my porch for years to the foot of the bed. I was thinking about adding cushions but I’m not sure. I might leave them be.

I love the fact that I have somewhere to put my grandmother’s rocking chair and it fits perfectly.

Last but not least, this amazing antique crystal chandelier! It was $2! I knew when I seen this, even though it needed a lot of work, that it would be perfect in this room. I have a blog about how we fixed it up and hung it here: Chandelier

It still has the old lightbulbs in it and they all work! I think this is my favorite piece in this room! Did I say I love this room??

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