Monday, November 8, 2010

Snoozin' at the Love Shack

I thought I would join the folks at Metamorphosis Monday
 with a tour of another room at the
Love Shack.

The Love Shack is the little old place that the Newlywed Niece is renovating on the family farm with that cute little souvenir she brought home from college.  As I mentioned in THIS POST,  all work  is being done by the newlyweds themselves, with a little lot of help from their families, and the entire project is a cash on the barrelhead adventure.

I'm proud of them for that.

Recently, she let me stick my nose where it really doesn't belong and bring the shiny red Kodak into her master bedroom. I think of all of the rooms, that was the one with the greatest *turn and run* factor.

I mentioned that the place was little, right?
It had two glorified walk- in closets for bedrooms.

Yep. That was all it had to offer from bow to stern, with the exception of a little jut to the left of the picture leading to the closet and bathroom.  Add to that 60's paneling and ceiling tiles, and you get the picture. 

What to do?

I suggested  bunk beds, but for some oddball reason, they rejected it. Instead, they considered  this little sun porch directly behind it.

That's the Newlywed Nephew himself. I think he's saying, "Hello.... Dad?"

Dad came to the rescue, and the demolition began...

They had to figure out a way to work with a totally different roof line
within the boundaries of their  budget.

So they decided to create a sleeping nook under the sloped ceiling.

They replaced the wall with this support beam. Down came the ceiling tiles and 60's paneling.
Up went sheet rock and crown molding.

You'll notice with this picture that I chose the sunniest time of the day to try to take these pictures. I didn't notice the big square white box flashing out in every shot until I got home.

 Now folks,  I may be blond, but even I know better than to over intrude at a Love Shack.

So these pictures are the best I have...

Ta Da!

The room is obviously sunny enough without the bank of windows on the back wall of the old sunroom so she decided to curtain the entire wall behind the bed. She found the fabric in the clearance box at the fabric store. She's her mother's daughter...

The main furniture pieces were a wedding present from that hopeless romantic herself, The Duchess.

I'm not sure where she found this little chair, but she made the side table herself.

She found this urn and a mirror in the same finish at a discount store...

And just gorrilla glued them together.

These little pillows match the fabric wall
 and the upholstered cornices that she made for the windows.

A view to the closet and bathroom end...

And that's about it.

Just another chapter in
The Great Love Shack Adventure.

Next stop, the living room, but let's leave that for another day.
They're newlyweds after all...



Beth @ Wiccan Make Some Too said...

Wow! What a transformation. It is a great thing your family has a knack for this stuff. Think of what it would have cost the Newlyweds to hire a contractor to do all that. Love her side table! Thanks for sharing this. I am a follower of your blog now.

bj said...

This is the the her creativity the most of all.:)

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Just stopping by from Met Monday. I am so impressed! They are doing a wonderful job and have great taste for being so young! Great way to start out their life together without going into debt! Wish we would have thought to do that!

FrouFrouBritches said...

That is beautiful! WOW! I'm so impressed! Awesome fabric behind the bed, the furniture is gorgeous and the table she made....GORGEOUS! LOVE IT! How wonderful to have such a helpful family too!

Mary Joy said...

Oh wow! That is gorgeous!!!! I love their determination, creativity, and no debt approach! Look how much God is blessing the results! This just proves that you don't have to go into debt to create a beautiful space. What a blessing to have such helpful, loving and generous family members too! What a wonderful family! What a blessing!

Discovered you in the comments on Tanya's blog FrouFrouBritches.

Happy Monday!

Mary Joy

FrouFrouBritches said...

Thanks for putting up my button. I'm blushing. So sweet!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

That's an amazing transformation. Love it. She has great taste in fabrics and colors. Love the new room. Hugs, Marty

Ann said...

I wish I could "translate" my ideas and artsy talent into home dec! that aspect of art eludes me.

They have mastered it at such a young age. I LOVE it and hope Hannah and Seth can learn from them.

I never would have looked at the urn and said "that would make a great table." I would have passed it by as junk.

Their little chair is similar to the two I need to reupholster in my living room. I was quoted a price of $450 PER chair (and I HAVE the fabric!). Needless to say, I am going to attempt to tackle the job myself. The newlyweds have given me the courage!

Keep on bloggin', Debbie. You are terrific!

Karen said...

Debbie, what creativity. I love how they used the slanted ceiling area for the bed area! She has wonderful taste and love the bed & bedding. Thank you for your sweet comments at my place, especially the one on the holding of hands! :)

Dianne said...

What a transformation--simply beautiful and very practical. Lovely post, Deb.

Angel said...

Debbie - I'm so glad you decided to take your little red kodak over to snap these pics. I am so inspired! I want to revamp my house now. Everything is a Wow! God bless you for sharing. I love your blog!!!

Sharon Kirby said...

This is an amazing transformation! Such artistic talent in your family! (Even The Duchess - she has such a clever little mind... :)

I've got to admire their hard work - they are truly creating a "home" out of that house.

My sons and their dad bought a "fixer upper" several years ago. I thought it was a goner. "Shanty" would have been a generous description. I am still amazed at the potential they saw in that house, and how they turned it into a thing of beauty. Made me understand that old phrase "a diamond in the rough" a whole lot better!

Kinda reminds me of me - just a work in progress!

Vanessa said...

Oh My Goodness!!! That is unbelievable! They did such an amazing job and I kept having to scroll up and down just to take it all in...the fabric wall...the window treatments and especially the table she made with the mirror and urn! That was just genius! I'm totally gonna try that one of these days! Thanks so much for sharing this with us and I'm thinking she needs to get herself a blog going! :-)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have loved following the Love shack. Of course now I see the picture of nephew the lover and totally understand why they do not want bunk beds!
Thank you for your kind comments, people like you are the reason that blogging makes me feel so good!


Kathleen said...

What a transformation! I looked at the previous post too. They have a beautiful home made all the sweeter because of all the hard work involved. That view would make it worthwhile for me too!

Sonja said...

oh I do love a good makeover, especially when they are so creative in the process. The urn and mirror are perfect! I have a feeling there will be lots of 'urn and mirror' tables sprouting up! :)

Jen said...

Wow! great job! love the paint color & that wall of fabric behind the bed!!!

Kelli said...

Love the amazing change that took place at the newlywed castle! It truly is magnificent and "hearing" your spin on it made it even more so!!

Kathleen said...

Oh they did I great job! What a difference. Just love that table she made! Clever!
BTW, Susan does write for magazines. :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh My Goodness Debbie, this is a real metamorphosis! They have done an incredible job. Their bedroom looks stunning. It's really hard to believe it is the same place as the "before" pictures. The room looks so elegant. I'm glad I'm not sharing photos of our first love shack!! It would be a funny post though. laurie

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Oh yah... Looooove shack ! You can see the love that's going into it. We will just have to imagine whats goin' on in it :O


Ms.Daisy said...

Love that sleeping nook! It is adorable...and her creativity is a*ma*zing! That urn/mirror table is so sweet, too. Wow!


Dayle said...

They've created a magical place ... for all those newlywed activities ... ah-hum. ;)

elizabeth said...

My favorite is the side clever! Blessings to you sweet friend!

xinex said...

What a great transformation! It turned out very pretty, love the colors and I love the chair and table....Christine


WoW! They have done a great job!!! It's gorgeous!
Looks like you have a new designer in the family :)
~ Julie

CAL said...

Just lovely, the room radiates pure bliss. I ouldn't believe the side table, that was incredible. Some people just think outside the box and the side table is a tribute to that wonderful mind.

Love the Love Shack!!

Linda W said...

Should the newlyweds ever decide to make career changes, they could certainly enter the renovation line. Love their creative eyes! Absolutely lovely!!

Denise said...

So proud of these newlyweds and this project they've embarked upon. They were fortunate (especially for this space) to have help from a contractor uncle and electrician dad. She really does have an eye for decorating and color. Her friends from college used to tell her she might start off being a banker, but ONE day she'd do something with interior design. I can't help but agree. Thanks for sharing this space. It really is amazing to see how they've transformed the place.

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Such talented kids and what a fabulous love nest! I think it all turned out delicious and am crazy for the table. AND no one can write about it quite like you...;D, such a talent yourself. The newlywed niece and nephew are lucky to have such a delightful cheerleader!

Jennie said...

I need to borrow that niece to decorate my abode. It's sad. Truly. I've lived here for 4 years, and barely have pictures. Decorations? Hardly! ;)

They did an AMAZING job! Though, I confess, there's a familiar comfort with the wood paneling. I grew up with the stuff. It holds a special place in my heart! (But deserves no place in my home! HA!)

Bumpkin Bears said...

It's been so fun to visit your blog today. They have done a wonderful job with their home, it's beautiful. Hugs, Catherine x

Chatty Crone said...

That was a HUGE change all right. It is elegant. So it's a love shack for newlyweds - hmm - baby might be coming in nine months - lol. sandie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Dropping back by to say, "Hi," and in looking over this again, I forgot to say how much I love the color of the BR walls. Great choice!

As to the yellow flowers, they are in a friend's yard, and I might (maybe, hopefully) can persuade him to let me snip a few for a tablescape post. I don't know, he might not want me hacking his plant to bits! LOL! But I was thinking the same thing as I was setting my table tonight. Hmmmm.... Great minds working along the same path! LOL! Danger, Will Robinson, Danger! ;-)


Sheila :-)

southerninspiration said...

Oh, my friend, I LOVE it!!! It looks so amazing!

In case you hadn't noticed, i am catching up on your blog posts!! :D


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