Boudoir Refresh

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Hey all!  I hope you’re doing well and feeling great! I’m so happy Spring is here and I’m almost  complete with my indoor projects because it’s time to be outside.  So I’m working on two projects at one time..   The Foyer and the Master bedroom.  The bedroom refresh is complete.. I chose not to paint because I painted about 3 years ago. (Besides, I don’t want my brother to strangle me…lol).  But, I will say just changing a few items and rotating two pieces of furniture not only gave me more space, but I was able to add two more pieces and the room appears more spacious. Hubby thought I took something out.. (Chuckles, Goes to show how much he really pays attention.. Smh).  Since this stuff doesn’t phase him much, I hope you’ll sit, relax, sip and enjoy the view of our vintage suite (a girl can dream right 😄)

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Everytime I think about switching our furniture to something more modern, my inner being just can’t part with this set.  I love the bed plus it was custom stained for me. I spotted it in a pile of unfinished work and it had been stripped and a few of the embellishments were missing.  My dear friend Joyce was the craftswoman behind this creation.  I brought her the drawer of my nightstand and asked her to match the bed stain.  When she finished it I’ll never forget how excited I was to see how beautiful the bed looked.

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So,  that’s my bed story, it’s been with me for almost 20 years and I dont’t think I’ll ever change it.  Now moving along, it was an extremely bold move to choose white as my scheme, because my husband is an auto mechanic..(eeeeek..). But when I snagged the crochet coverlet at an estate sale (for $30.00.. what a deal)  I knew I wanted to accent it with white.  I later found the fur bedspread at another estate sale for $20.00.

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I found the the perfect white pillows at HomeGoods, except the purple one.. That’s my special pillow (read here), which is why I chose to paint the headboards purple, because that pillow will always sit on our bed.

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Last year I had them monogrammed, but they hung on the wall as window toppers..(see here) Well I’m super excited because they’re actually cornice boards now. Me and my upholsterer worked together and crafted the ends to extend the width, then attached to more wood.  This was not a hard project, but it did take time.  (kick me in the butt for not taking pics along the way, but you can see some below

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I picked out a fabulous champagne color satin fabric for the panels and she made the pleated panels and we attached with Velcro.  The sheer panels are equally beatiful., they are embellished with a satin circular pattern.  They are on extension rods inserted inside the cornice board.  I knew the design I wanted and working with her, it was awesome to see we the accomplished look and I honestly love them.  So, if you’ve got or saw some cute twin headboards, here’s a DIY project, designed by yours truly.

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(You see why I have the purple pillow)

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Sheba came in here for hubby’s dressing  corner.

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The satin panels are so soft, they actually feel like a designer ball gown.  The lucite bedside lamps were purchased from HomeGoods.  They were marked down to $25.oo and were perfect for my “vintage glam” design.

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Do you notice the beauty of the crochet coverlet..  I still haven’t found the right nightstand, so the hat boxes still serve as nightstand/storage.

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I made up my mind to not keep my dresser cluttered.  It took some time, but, I actually went through all the jewelry I don’t wear, got rid of receipts and the other “stuff” I tend to throw on there.  I want to keep it simple.. This vintage candy dish has always been a favorite of mine. My grandmother (and I’m sure many of yours) had one on the coffee table,  and I  always liked it.  I chose to use mine as powder puff jar.. It fits perfectly

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Yea, I kinda feel like a starlet when I use it.. (Giggles… Hey I’m still dreaming)

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A picture of my besties stay close by too.. The french ladies chest was another antique find I purchased from my friend Joyce some 20 years ago too.  I can’t say enough how she had so many gorgeous pieces.  This holds the organized jewelry clutter (gorgeous piece isn’t it) .  The antique brocade slipper chair was a sidewalk special.. You can see the before/after here.

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My vanity (which I call glamour girl station ) adds to the vintage glam feel of the room.. After all, there’s one in the boudoir of all the Turner Classic movies – so, I have to have one in mine ☺️

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When my nieces visit, they love playing dress up in front of this, I have to keep my eye on them or they’d have the room lit up with perfume.  The vanity chair got a new look as well…

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For a girl with a chair fettish, I came across this cute little lighter and was nice to have just for show – (not a smoker).  The only thing I’m still contemplating is taking down my dolls. I haven’t found anything to replace them so, I just decided to keep them out a little longer.

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Our room doesn’t have a certain era of furniture pieces, but they’re all blended.  That’s mostly the advantage of working with antiques.  I’ve never been the matchy-matchy kind of person, so, this allows me to use Victorian, French, Art Deco, midcentury and new items to complete the look of the Vintage Glam bedroom suite.  I hope you enjoyed the “fresh” new glam look.

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 You see, there’s beauty in vintage and I truly adore working with them.  If you ever decide you want to incorporate a bit of vintage into your decor and feel stuck.. Feel free to ask me for a bit of advice.. I’d love to help.

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I found the right mirror, so, the doll has been retired.

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 As always .. beauty doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Happy hunting and enjoy thrifting your House into a Home

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 Thanks for stopping by!  Smooches

Jamala

$2.00 Tuesday

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Hey everyone! I must say there are quite a few die-hard thrifters out here and they’ve found some awesome items.  I couldn’t wait to show you guys what they found.  I, for one, will kick it off with my items, which are featured in the picture above.  Can you guess the item or items that cost $2.00?  Well, here’s the answer.. Blinged out clipboard $1.00.   Readers $1.00 (girl’s gotta have them)   Chic dish $2.00  so all together  $4.00 (insert smile).   I bought the dingy old clipboard from a thrift store.. (it should have been a quarter) but since the proceeds go to helping animals, I didn’t squawk.

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You feel me… 😒

But oh what a little paint and glitter will do!!

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I had the items already and once I saw the fancy clipboard over at MonicaWantsIt, I had to have one.  My initial thought was to use vintage jewelry, but I just couldn’t make myself cut up perfectly good jewelry.. But they’re really gorgeous and you can view my pinterest board of all my favorites here.   If you’re like me (blind as a bat),  I stay strapped with readers around my neck.  So when I spotted these at an estate sale, I scooped them up REAL quick.  The chic little dish was a leftover from Holiday gifts section at Goody’s.  Originally $20.00 (yea right) marked down to $3.99 and I used my 50% coupon and $2.00 was the bottom price.

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So those were my $2.00 finds.. Now let me show what else was found!! Brandi over at Don’tDisturbThisGroove is giving her daughter’s room a new look.  She revamped her dresser and found these gorgeous drawer pulls.for $2.00 .. They look like pearl earrings.. I love them!  image

Aren’t they perfect for a young lady’s room.. Visit her blog to see more of the makeover and her beautiful home. It’s worth visiting.

Next up, Michelle, a member of the Thrifting Divas FB group came across this fantastic decorative bowl to decorate  her sister’s home.image

The vibrant colors will really make the space pop and is a great accent piece.  I’m sure her sister will be truly pleased!  Up next is a “jaw-dropping” find by “thekoicurator”.  When I saw this and she got it for $2.00, I wanted to pass out!  Talk about $2.00 overload!! This vintage wall clock is one hellified find!  I was O-D-ing!!! Lol!  All of these were absolutely great finds!

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I also need to share two more fantabulous finds.. My girl Machelle of CapitalCityThrifters found this knock-out “tickle me” feather door wreath for $2.95 (and y’all know I love me some feathers!)

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And last but not least.. LindaG over at LindaGLovinghome found the perfect condiment caddy for her tropical outdoor oasis for $5.00.. What a bargain😊

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So you see, it’s not what it costs, but how you style it .. I thank those for allowing me to share their awesome finds, and I hope you’ve been inspired by a few items and start looking for those great bargains.  Remember to use #urthriftygirlfinds on Instagram or send me an email to be featured with your $2.00 Finds.  Until next time -Happy Hunting  while thrifting your house into a home!  Smooches!

Jamala