PUTTING MY NEPHEWS ROOM TOGETHER





First of all Happy Easter to everyone.....although you may be reading this tomorrow :)

Taking a break with part 2 of my thoughts on putting together the ORC......because I got another little challenge I had to tackle last week.

My nephew just got an apartment [in Atlanta] after working in Chicago for a year so my sister and I were hired [I use that term very lightly of course] to put his room together quickly.  I'm thinking payment will be a nice dinner out somewhere.....hint...hint.

The thing is we could have gone to Ikea and gotten everything but it is time for him to step it up and get some furniture he can keep.  Plus putting Ikea furniture together will make you go crazy.  

I don't love anyone that much.  Sorry Tay.

We went over to see it last Sunday [yes...a week ago].


It was pretty much a mess as someone had just moved out.



He had left some things behind and in my grownup mind that means you don't want them right?

Wrong.
  
When we went back Thursday to clean we apparently threw away a rug in the bathroom [which you can see in the corner] cause it looked skanky to me.

Had to go dig that sucker out of the trash today. 

Youngsters. 



I helped my sister clean the room....you know wipe down the shutters and moulding....but she did the dirty work and cleaned the bathroom.  She had on her gloves and a hazmat suit....

Then we decided to hit some stores.

I dug around in my fabric closet and came up with these.....Sometimes it's good to be a hoarder right?

We found this bed at World Market and thought it was a great deal for the price.

It was on sale and the color was perfect.

They did not have one at the store next to me so we couldn't get it that day.

Karma.

We went to Target and got all the sheets, shower curtain, towels and decided to go get the bed the next day....

That night I got on the internet to look for some things that might work in the room....
Found this at West Elm and loved it.  On sale and with my discount...still over 600.00.  We were ready to buy but they did not have one at the store.

Loved this rug from West Elm....


And this desk....

 I sent these pictures to my sister and  said [as an after thought].....hey call the Pottery Barn outlet [about 50 minutes away] tomorrow morning to see if they might have one of those dressers.  In case you don't know Pottery Barn and West Elm are owned by Williams and Sonoma which means they carry merchandise from both stores.

WELL GUESS WHAT?????

She called me the next morning at 10:00 screaming  "yes they did have one and it was 349.00!!! "

So off we went.


You are going to have to wait until part 2 of this post to get a glimpse of how we made out!  

You won't believe it.....my sisters eyes rolled back in her head and I had to pull her back down to earth.  She wanted to buy everything she saw :)

 If you follow me on Instagram [sherryhdesigns] then you know some of the incredible bargains we found....

Shascorebaby






21 comments

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That's right leave us hanging.

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Oh, love what you have picked out. Can't wait to actually see it!

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Francine Gardner said...

You showed creativity and great style! the apartment promises to look fabulous!

Holly said...

Great move to make that call to the outlet - can't wait to see the progress on this. And so nice of you to put this one together for your nephew.

Cathy Wall said...

Your nephew has it so good...his Mom cleans in a hazmat suit and then his aunt decorates and after that they both find the deals of the century. I'm thinking payment needs to be a dinner, drinks and a pedestal, you two rock!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

That is going to be one stylish bachelor pad. You need to negotiate higher than a dinner. I think your nephew should detail your car. How is that paint stain going?

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I really need a PB outlet near me.
Can't wait for the reveal, I know it will be fabulous!!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Great Outlets at that location. Didn't realize there was a West/Elm/Pottery Barn store...have been to RH.
The room is looking good.
ORC/Vacation/Nephew's Room WOW

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I think I've been to that Pottery Barn outlet. Dawsonville? Great stuff and I saw that headboard at World Market last week! Very cool!

www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

You are so lucky to have such great shopping close by. I want to put together a room like this for my son soon. I love the dresser. What a score!

Kathysue said...

Loving the direction you are going and the fabrics are great. What a lucky nephew to have you for an aunt! Can't wait to see more,
xo Kathysue

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

What a fun space! World market has the best deals sometimes!

Kristen said...

Love the direction you are going, can't wait to see it finished!

Kat said...

Man...this is lookin' like it's gonna be incredible. Can't wait to see it pulled together. I love masculine rooms so this is right up my alley. And great job shoppin' around for the best deal!

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

Oooh love your choices. Can't wait to see what bargains you scored. Atlanta has the best shopping!!

stephanie said...

Love what you picked for the room --perfect for a nephew! I just picked out the linen trellis fabric all the way to the left.. calico corners, right? love it!

huntertravels.com said...

Can't wait to see the after! Good job on the deals!!

PURA VIDA said...

this is gonna be one fine bachelor pad! lucky guy!

Amy Vermillion Interiors said...

Awesome SherryBaby…Does that nephew of yours appreciate that he's getting Schumacher Betwixt?
What a lucky guy. I think 2 dinners are more appropriate. And maybe some homemade brownies.
Peace out.

Jessie said...

The beautiful dresser is such great deal! Can't wait to see how you decorate this bachelor pad! I know it will look fabulous!

P/S: Come by and enter my current giveaway to win a stunning mural wallpaper(worth $500!) if you like!

http://www.mixandchic.com/2013/04/giveaway-murals-wallpaper-worth-up-to.html

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

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