Happy Monday! Finally I have finished decorating my mom cave/glam room! This is something that I’ve wanted to do for quite some time but simply never did. Finally, I decided to release my inhibitions and create my own space! I am a very hands on mother who at the end of the day rarely has time for herself. Our children are with us the majority of the time as we rarely have babysitters. So we purchased our home over five years ago in which everyone has their own bedroom in terms of my son, daughter, and the hubby and I. We chose to dedicate one of the bedrooms to our office area as we both were students and held down full time jobs and we of course dedicated the final bedroom to guest. However, our guest room is empty the majority of the time and I figured it makes absolutely no sense to have all of my shoes crammed up in the master closet when we have plenty of square footage, duh! Thus my shoe wall commenced a few weeks ago. I then decided to convert the guest room to my total space. No worries, we still have room for guest! Finally it’s time to stop always putting the needs of others before my own. Especially when doing so isn't appreciated. When I say this I am referring to the fact that we (the hubby & I) have often made purchases based on extended family from vehicles to our home. We’ve always wanted to make sure that we can fit others in. So this is somewhat of an ode to self but not in a selfish manner at all. There comes a time when we must live for ourselves and truly embrace who we are regardless of what others may think. So after five years it’s time to finally put this space to use! I incorporated a few DIY projects in this room. The DIY projects included an armiore, dresser, desk, vanity and chair. I will post the before pics at the end of this post.
The armiore pictured above is a piece of furniture that we've had in our home for at least eight years. We no longer used it besides in the guest room so I decided to give it some life by painting it black a few months ago. The original color is a walnut brown. As I decided to transform this room I decided to stencil in a trellis pattern using white acrylic paint and I love it! I also added bling hardware purchased at Hobby Lobby to the doors and drawers.
Moving on to the window area...I simply wanted to give myself a plush area for those moments that I might feel like vegging out on the floor. Ha! The more pillows the better!
On to the wallpaper! Whew! I took to Google to research wallpaper and found the perfect paper at Lowes.com within five minutes but then I read the reviews and many had noted that the actual wallpaper was taupe as opposed to grey. So I took a trip to Lowes and found that the wallpaper indeed appeared more of a taupe color than grey. So I decided to order wall paper online which summed to the total of $280.00. Ouch! However, I was willing to try it...that is, until the company took five days to ship the order! Since it hadn't shipped by the fifth day I cancelled and took a second trip (without the reviews I'd read in my head) to Lowes. I'm sure that the associate there thought I was a crazy lady but I pulled every roll of wallpaper out (all 19 of them) and compared the colors. I found that lot 005 and 010 were the same hint of grey versus taupe. So keep in mind that it's all in the lot number with this wallpaper! The tile I ended up purchasing was the Allen Roth Spanish Tile pattern which is basically the same trellis pattern I've stenciled on to the armiore and desk. Very simple pre-pasted paper that cost me a whopping $41.96! That's the total of two roles which I didn't use all of. I love it!
I couldn't capture everything here so please feel free to leave a comment with any question that you may have! Also cehcek out more pics on my facebook page! I shopped Target, Ross, Lowes, Wal-Mart, Ikea, Wayfair.com, and Hobby Lobby to put this room together! Have a fab one!