So after nearly a year of deciding that the spare room (also know as the blue room) was to get a makeover, it has finally arrived. Usually I'm pretty decisive about what I like when it comes to decor but one thing I noticed over the last year is how much my taste have changed.
I never liked the blue room, the blue made it cold and dreary and it didn't have much personality to it. The wardrobe in the before photo wasn't in the best of shape, and the room needed a lift. So to start off we decided the only thing for it was to paint the room white. Unusual for me, but I wanted this room to be light and airy and a perfect blogging room for me.
We also went to Ikea for new furniture and the wardrobe is from Ikea's Pax "Design Your Own Wardrobe Range" so the price can vary depending on what you are looking for. I decided to go with this to begin with and I'm delighted with it and later if I want to add another section then that can be done.
The Flamingo cushions are from Penneys and were only €6 but couldn't resist them, as well as the fleece throw which was €12. The vintage duvet by Catherine Lansfield and matching pillow can be got on the Littlewoods website and is now on sale (double €21,00 and pillow €20). I have to say I got mine much cheaper in Shaws but I haven't seen them in there since I got this one last Autumn.
I also have my own little blogging area now and storage for my makeup so I'm definitely feeling more organised. The tall drawers to the right is from Ikea's Malm series this one has 6 drawers (€90), and a mirror that lifts up. The smaller drawers on the left is also from the Malm series and has 3 soft closing doors (€65.00) and I bought the glass top separately at €15.
The Little Details:
The floral drawers on top are from Lidl and think they are adorable if I remember correctly they are €18.99 and might still be available to buy. The lantern is also from Ikea and was €10. I also printed out some of my Instagram pictures and put them underneath the glass top to add some fun to it.
I do have to mention that I got some great inspiration from The Parma Violet after she did a blog post on transforming rooms which you can read here. I especially loved the idea of framing shopping bags, so I got some lovely frames from Home Store + More. Unfortunately the frames wouldn't close unless I cut the bags in half and took the handles off. So I wanted the frames to look like the handbags so added the handles to the frames itself, and I'm chuffed with how it turned out.
My Yankee Candle from our wedding day has being sitting in a treasure chest for four years but decided to take it out and leave it on the shelf instead, along with a metal print of my favourite film Gone With The Wind. My perfumes are finally in one area and on a glass candle holder from Dunnes €4,50.
Finally I love some inspirational quotes so I got the above one in Dunnes for €12 and the bottom one from Heatons which I think was €6.
So this is my new room my little sanctuary to go to and blog away when I get the chance, it is also going to be our guest room.
A big thank you to hubby for painting, hammering and putting everything together for me. It became a dangerous job that he ended up on crutches but I won't embarrass him here but just want to let him know that this was the best present!