the sleeping porch
Before I started this room transformation, I could picture it in my mind’s eye…
Dreamy and ethereal, with a bit of cottage comfort thrown in for good measure.
My goal was to limit the number of “new” items in the room, drawing upon flea market, craigslist, garage sale, consignment store and thrift store finds to fill the space. Virtually nothing was purchased specifically for this room. I simply used items that I had on hand and in many cases, repurposed. The sleeping porch transformation (before, before, before) was truly done on a shoestring budget!
Here’s the run down…
Thrift store finds: french bed (Salvation Army! before), oil painting, books (turned into book bundles), Canadian Crown mason jars (turned into hanging votive lights), bed skirt
Flea Market finds: clock, silver tray, trophies, nesting baskets, blue bottle, chenille blanket
The side table was a $7 find from a vintage furniture shop that was going out of business (before), the vintage typewriter was a garage sale find, the clock faces were found on etsy, the nesting baskets were purchased from Urban Farmgirl via Tattered Tiques, the other baskets were purchased at a consignment shop The Pink Geranium, the library table, “Langston” sign, and blue battery jar were found at Steeplechase Antiques, the mercury glass lamp was borrowed from another room but refreshed by creating a rosette shade (tutorial coming soon), the bed linens are a hodge podge straight from the linen closet.
I only purchased “new” items if the perfect vintage ones weren’t easily available. The Swedish Stripe cotton rug is from Dash & Albert and “grounds” the space perfectly. The simple cotton window panels were found at World Market. The bedside table lamp is the Whitney task lamp from Pottery Barn.
So there you have it…a sleeping porch transformation done on a little budget, with a lot of elbow grease.
A labor of love.
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