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Design on a Dime March 29, 2009

Filed under: decorating — May-May Golly @ 7:47 pm
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“No matter what obstacles fill a room there’s a way to paint, glue or slipcover over them” -Edward Walker

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I have been getting many books of late from the library about decorating. About spaces of women who create. One thing I have noticed of art studios of MOST women is chaos. And lots of it. Well now, I’m certainly not lacking enough chaos, that is for sure. But I decided that I wanted to make the chaos a little more pleasing to the eye. 

We have 3 bedrooms in this house. The first, obviously, is our bedroom. It’s painted a delightful shade of green. I think you may have seen the pictures. The second, Daniel’s “Man Room”.  A lovely shade of mustard graces it’s walls. The last room, is my room. My office/ art studio/ guest room. I have already posted once about the painting of this room and I am now happy to report that it is FINALLY complete. Thank the lord and pass the cupcakes. 

And here we have MY version of “Design on a Dime.” (Which a dime is pretty much what I intend on spending for most things in my house. I have become a penny pincher of the highest caliber.)

 

My inspiration came from this magazine, which I love. 

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This particular article inspired me and prompted to me to begin the high and low search for the perfect color paint. 

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The color featured here? Sherwin Williams, “Intense Teal”. Far too spendy for my tastes. Lovely all the same.

 

More inspiration….

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The final outcome of this endeavor??

My result of the inspiration….a new room to play and create in….

The Guest Space:

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The Paint: “Kingfisher Teal”, from Wal Mart. Cost: $12.99 a gallon

The bedspread: Saint Vincent DePaul. Cost: $4.99

The pillows (excluding the Eiffel Tower one that I got from Vic, of course): Saint Vincent DePaul and Value Village. Cost: $2 – 5 per pillow

The Cat: Oscar the Grouche

 

 

The Office Space:

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The desk: Hand-me-downed from Colette, which was hand-me-downed to her from someone else. Cost: FREE (Hmmmmmm, notice the open drawer. According to Daniel, he can tell where I have been in the house and what I have been doing by the cabinets and drawers that were left open. Whatever.)

The Pillow: Ginger’s Consignment Store. Cost: $4

 

 

The Art Studio section:

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The drapes: Originally  from Ikea, purchased second hand from Saint Vincent DePaul. Cost: $3

 

 

I am a happy little camper right now. It’s my retreat. My little corner of the world. A room where I can overcome any obstacle that may arise. Get comfortable with that color. I am sure you will be seeing much more of it in future posts. 😉

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5 Responses to “Design on a Dime”

  1. cindy Says:

    I love the color! The room looks great, you’ve done a wonderful job with it. Can’t wait to see it up close and personal. 🙂

  2. pam Says:

    Hi Faith! Looks great! I had one wall that colour in a house we had a while back. I loved it too!! It worked in with the colour tones in a painting we had. It was great fun painting the wall, I remember that!

  3. Brandy Says:

    Aww, it looks so good, honey! Excellent, excellent work!

  4. Tink Says:

    Decorating Diva dawlin…stupendous! I wish I could afford to hire you! {{{{{{{Faith}}}}}}}}

  5. Jennifer Says:

    it looks marvelous. (oh my, I used “marvelous in my last comment too….)
    Truly though, it is beautiful and I think I will have to make a little journey to PO to visit and see it in person! Hopefully soon!


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