Saturday, May 8, 2010

Fantasy (inspiration) -vs- Reality (budget)








...A typical teenage girl's bedroom. (missing several pieces of white wicker furniture, sold on Craig's List)






This now "college age" young lady would like her bedroom to look and feel a little more like this:





...but on a budget



Fantasy:







Curved Front Dresser
1920's American
$2800
1st Dibs





Nickel Finish Lacquered Desk
1960s-70s
$2400
1st Dibs






Pair Modern End Tables
USA
$1990
1st Dibs






Two Piece Wood Framed King Size Headboard
upholstered in Dedar fabric
$1800
1st Dibs






Large Blue Ceramic Lamp by Keramis
1940's Belgium
$1450
1st Dibs






Carved Alabaster Lamp
1940 France
$750
1st Dibs





Variable Cube Stacked Lamp
$336
Circa Lighting


Pair "Les Cles" Framed Hermes Scarves
1980's France
$1750
1st Dibs





Reality:





Pair of Lovely Painted Chairs
A contribution from a favorite aunt
$0






Painted Chest With Verdigris Pulls
painted "Natural Element" #1515 Benjamin Moore (same as walls)
$250
Flea Market







Parson Desk With Drawers
$299
West Elm





Harvey Carbon Nightstand
$99.95
cb2






Toulouse Velvet Headboard
$329
Target






Blue Ceramic Lamp
$65
Flea Market






Alabaster Lamp
Contribution from favorite aunt
$0






Stacked Crystal Lamps
$40 pair
Target

Vintage Scarves
$9 each
Ebay


Frames
$200 pair
Black Dog Gallery









Fringed Burlap Curtains
$50 per panel
Burlap Tablecloth with jute fringe
$65
Ballard Designs






There are still things left to purchase; a bed skirt, mirror, art work, accessories, etc. 
But the young college student returns home this weekend and she needs to put her own mark on the space. The bones are there.




                                                                            

6 comments:

  1. Lucky Girl!!! What a great bedroom!

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  2. It came out beautifully! WOW you did such a good job, I love everything in the new room, and honestly, it's better than the fantasy room, imo!

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  3. I heart this room...I especially love the framed scarves...they add that "young, hip" element. Beautiful job!

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  4. kathy ... how to you have the time to put together such an amazing post!? your post reflects great taste, savings and wonderful patience i'm sure as you worked target, flea markets, and online finds! nice job, girl! ;)

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  5. Kathy I love it!! The end table is fabulous...where did you get it? The sun behind the drapes and those framed scarves! Works of art,

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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