Sunday, September 9, 2012

Spare Bedroom Sneak Peek

(Thank you to i should be mopping the floor for featuring this post! )
A couple of months ago my hubby and I went to the flea market, where I spotted this old rusty wagon/cart thing.  I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I thought it was very cool, so we bought it. (Along with these other fun things-typewriter, small bowling pins, wire basket, ammo box, and burlap coffee sacks.)
I've been working on our upstairs rooms, changing around furniture and creating new vignettes.  One of our spare bedrooms was just wasted space-no one ever used the bed in there, so we got rid of the bed, and turned the room into a 'dressing room' of sorts for me and my hubby.  (We still have a bed in another room, for guests.)  I thought the wagon would be fun to use in here.
I decided to stack 2 old wicker trunks that I had on it, and now we use them to store our out of season shoes.  I displayed vintage kids' roller skates from the flea, on top. (I always love to add whimsy!)  I love the unexpected, industrial edge that this wagon gives this room.
In the corner is an old armoire-the first piece that my hubby and I ever bought together.  We got it at an auction, 13 years ago, and it was funny because neither of us realized that we had 'won' it! (I still don't think we did-another guy was bidding against us, and we think he had the highest bid! But the auctioneer pointed to us, so we went with it!)

I topped this with a little collection of globes, added a tray for my hubby to throw his spare change and watches in, and placed an old suitcase underneath.

In between is an old dress form that comes in handy to hang some of my necklaces.  (My jewelry is an addiction for another post!)  I think I have about 6 full-size dress forms right now, but didn't think this one was too 'girly'.
When you walk into the room, here's a view of the back corner...
This room is a work-in-progress, so I'll show you more pics as I get more done!
Have a wonderful day!  I'm linking to these great parties:
                                         Twigg Studios
                                         The Tablescaper
                                         Sunny Simple Life
                                         i should be mopping the floor 
                                         Debbiedoos
                                         My 1929 Charmer
                                         Boogieboard Cottage
                                         Shabby Art Boutique
                                         Alderberry Hill 
                                         A Lived In Home 
                                         Common Ground 
                                         Knick of Time
                                         A Stroll Thru Life
                                         Coastal Charm
                                         The Ironstone Nest
                                         Crafty Texas Girls 
                                         Have a Daily Cup of Mrs.Olsen
                                         Primp 
                                         Lavender Garden Cottage
                                         Katherine's Corner
                                         Rooted in Thyme
                                         The Vintage Farmhouse
                                         The Brambleberry Cottage

41 comments:

  1. Susan I can't wait to see more. This is so amazing already. Love the collection of old vintage globes. So so cool. I love that wagon what a great find. I love the baskets on top of it so sweet. I love your vingettes!!! I love that you put whimsy to show your personality into the rooms too. I can't wait to see more.
    Kris

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  2. Love the globes they are one my must collect someday list! Laura

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  3. Such wonderful things you have in your home. I so love that wagon. I have a thing for wagons. I have an antique one in my living room. It's probably my favorite piece of furniture. That armoire is beautiful.

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  4. Beautifully done. I love all the goodies you found...the small bowling pins are too cool.

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  5. I love the wagon you found. You have such great "found" pieces.

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  6. Beautiful things. Love the dress form and its colors..

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  7. I had a basket similar to your two, that latched closed. I used them for the grandchildren's dress up items. I miss that now that I'm retired down in Florida and the children are in their teens! I popped in earlier but then saw you at Sunny Simple Life! Happy Sunday!

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  8. It's looking great so far, I love your cart and the globes. I only have one really cheap globe. It's so bad that some of the countries are missing, like Norway and Austria, due to it's bad design !!

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  9. Susan,
    Great finds!!! Wow 6 dress forms!!!!! Lucky you I still have not found a vintage one :-(
    xx
    Anne

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  10. What a lovely space to have and decorate!

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  11. Really love that armoire that you and your husband got together. Also, I am always looking for a dressform like you found :)

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  12. The feel of this room is so yesterday! Love it and the treasures in it.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  13. Gosh I would love to go hauling with you! We would have so much fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. What a great use space...a dressing room. We've all had that extra room that we either used as an office or a third bedroom. Great idea! :)

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  15. You have some really fun collectibles in that spare bedroom.

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  16. Hi Susan,
    When I saw that first pic I wanted to say, "Just wheel that on over to my house please!" What fab finds! Love the room. The globe collection and wicker baskets are wonderful. I have a couple of old globes in hubbies office. I wanted to buy more, but he informed me that , two was enough. Party pooper! I only have one dress form and it's not vintage. Have wanted one for quite some time. Still looking. I have a pair of childrens skates and I love them.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  17. I really do love your style and all your finds! The globes look great grouped together!

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  18. I think I need to come shopping with you, Susan. That little cart is too cute and I love how you've stacked those wonderful wicker trunks on it. And what a great collection of globes on top of your beautiful armoire. Can't wait to see the rest of the room!
    Mary Alice

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  19. I want to follow you around, for say, a year! Would that be too long? You find the coolest things.I want that chippy old cart! I could really clear out your house in a flash. Loving how your "dressing" room is looking! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  20. Nice finds! I love the typewriter and the bowling pins. Your armoire is beautiful. I love how you have everything displayed in that room.

    Have a great week!
    Pam

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  21. LOVE that globe collection! As much thrifting as I do, I have not been able to get my hands on a globe!? I just might have to start a "real" search - etsy and such. The wagon is precious! Nice addition! Your room is looking great! Life to the full, Melissa

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  22. I really love the globes grouped together--what a great look! Also, I love the idea of a dress form for necklaces.

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  23. You have some great finds! I love the globes! I would love for you to come link up to my Get Social link party that's live right now. Come share your awesome blog! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/09/get-social-sunday_8.html

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  24. I love those bowling pins! Some went though the auction this past weekend but they went a little too high for me!

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  25. I love the new cart and the baskets look wonderful and are so practical for storage. What a wonderfully vintage room.

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  26. Susan, I would have grabbed that cart too. . . so many possibilities for decorating with it. Love what you have done already with the dressing room. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

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  27. What a load of treasures you found. I have that same typewriter sitting in my living room. Love that cart and the way you're using it in your room, and the armoire is gorgeous. You have such a great eye for making everything look so inviting.

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  28. So many wonderful goodies. Score!!! xo

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  29. Love the sneak peek so far! I always love to see your purchases. Love the stacked baskets in there. I have a thing for baskets.

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  30. Your room looks gorgeous! I love the collection of vintage globes. Your new follower here :)

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  31. You really know how to use this unique pieces to make things look just right!

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  32. Yeah, you can't pass up a little cart like that or the other goodies. How fun to have a room to use for creating vignettes of all your finds. You have collected so many adorable things.
    Liz

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  33. Love it all! And I can't believe you have SIX dress forms - not fair! LOL!!! I need one like the one in your header so bad - sigh. Somday!!!

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  34. These are great finds to decorate with. I love bowling pins too. I don't see them in your room decor. Did you use them?

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  35. Hi Susan,
    Just wanted to swing by and say thanks for sharing this great post with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  36. I love the look of this extra room. I LOVE the globes, I too have a collection and find them facinating. Your new "wagon thinge" is great--looks so good with the baskets.I've been looking for a vintage dress form for a long time. Have a great week.
    Ann

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  37. Susan, Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful treasures on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love the old globes and the new wagon is a great find!

    Jody

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  38. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Your participation helps make it a success.I'm sorry I am slow to visit I am fighting a nasty head cold and my time on the computer has been limited.Wishing you a beautiful day .xo

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  39. Love all the rustic items especially the dress form...where do you find yours at? New follower to your blog :)

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