One of my recent obsessions is completing my Audrey Hepburn Inspired Guest Room/Creative Room. I wanted a guest room that felt cozy and elegant, like a fancy French hotel suite. The room also needed to function as a creative space where I can sew, paint, and jot down my ideas. The room is lacking in storage space, and well, space in general. A full size bed nearly takes up the whole room!
My inspiration began with a large 36"x36" print of Audrey that I found online at Ikea. At first, getting Ms. Hepburn to my home seemed a simple task. Then a reality check. The shipping charges for this lovely print, that only costs a mere $49.99, are about $200!! What was I to do? Out of desperation comes determination. I started thinking of all the ways I could get her home WITHOUT 1. Paying over $200 for shipping and 2.Taking an entire day to make the trip to Ikea.
Begging my husband didn't work. Remember the poor guy is busy slaving away on this UGLY house for me! You would think he would jump at the opportunity...but not so. My father-in-law stepped up to the task, without any hesitation. He is my hero! He must have sensed the desperation in my voice, because she arrived the next day!! How is that for service!? Plus, she was on sale! What can I say, it was meant to be!! Gotta love Ikea! Where else can you find such a huge print for $39.99???
Without further delay, here are some shots of the room. I must point out that the houndstooth Euro Shams with the black cording were made by moi, as well as the vintage floral print shams. All four pillows were done for under $45 and that includes the price of the pillows inside of them!! I am also very proud of the headboard which was a Goodwill find for $5 that I slip covered with black fabric for $7!! You just can't beat a chic black headboard done for under $20!!
If this room isn't proof that you can do a lot with $100 then I don't know what is!
I will also remind you, this is only the beginning, there is much fabulousness to be done :)