So, OK, I didn't really move to Greece. But Le Bastard really did cheat on me, and psychologically abuse me, and neglect my children, for several years. Last summer, I left--and we're safe, and free! I'm free! And so, I decided to do my new room in the happiest, most exuberant style possible--the Greek Isles. I've never been there, so my only exposure--admittedly a fairly silly one--is thru the movie Mamma Mia! The whole room came together with odds and ends and some new paint for around $270.
Below is a view of the bed. I bought the full-size spread for a song at a thrift store before the divorce, intending to sell it. Funny how things work out.
The end tables are thrifted and painted, and the headboard is my parents' old front door. I literally decided on paint colors by freeze framing Mamma Mia during scenes in Donna and Sophie's bedrooms. Amazingly, the "footboard" is a storage bench that I found at Salvation Army in a matching shade of turquoise.
These three pillows I stitched together from fabric stash and some old doilies my great-grandmother made/embroidered. (The blue peacock pillows are actually shams.) They're very suzani-esque, no?
Harder to see, this is the wall opposite the bed. The dresser was a hand-me-down, as was the lamp. I had the bird hooks, face vase, and the rest. The green chair in the corner? I found it on the curb!
A better view:
My mother made a shade out of scrap fabric:
Now this one I'm proud of. I built this desk--it's really tiny but that's what I needed. The left side is an old nightstand that belonged to my grandmother. I purchased about $35 worth of lumber and hardware, then painted it to match the other parts of the room--same thing with the chair, the seat of which I covered with an old shirt.
There was a big blank spot by the bookshelves, and I had this fabulous mirror, so naturally . . .
I needed a pendant lamp in the corner (it's weirdly a dark room for having so big a window), and transformed this cheap Ikea paper lamp with doily stencils and blue spray paint:
The window holds various items including some succulents. Everything else was previously thrifted.
And finally, the bathroom, which ties in with the bedroom but has a slightly tropical feel. i always feel like I'm swimming in a margarita in there--perfect.
View from the bathroom into the bedroom. You can't really see it, but there's a pedestal sink and no cabinets. That thing hanging above the sink is what I improvised to get some "counter space' for makeup and such; it's two dollar-spot metal office trays wired together.
The room is still a work in progress, so updates will follow. And yes--every morning, I wake up happy.