Sunday, August 29, 2010

My Little Swedish Jewel Box

Hi everyone, I hope everyone is having a good weekend. Yayyyy!!!! its Make It For Monday. I've been waiting for this Make It For Monday all week. Well I told you last Monday in my post that I was working on doing a Swedish garden room. Well I did do it, but because of space it couldn't be the garden room I wanted. Then I realised my budget was limited also, so no big budget makeover here (I ended up shopping the house for a lot of things). One thing I can say I love the results.
This is what I started with an enclosed room off my kitchen, never really used for anything....
Here it is.......
My little Swedish jewel box (I had to change the name, this name seemed to fit better). There is one of my redone chairs (no money, they have been waiting for me to do something with them), lamp (It has been in the attic for a while now, the shade was $20.00 at Target), the column (came in from outside), the urn (hanging around here too), the mirror (I got that baby from my booth, can you steal from yourself!!!), the nightstand (I got that from Maine Cottage a while ago and never had a place for it), and the votives (came from Pier1, $1.50).
The footstool is actually the Tu-Tu vanity stool without her white wedding attire. I made a new top slip for her. The rug is one I had around, I never could part with it.
A close up of the new slip (yes its not white, its toile. I always turn it inside out for a more faded Shabby Chic look).
Oh I almost forgot....The roses cost a grand total of $8.00.
I love this mirror, it has such a sense of history.....
The other chair, with a rolled up Ikea throw (yes I already owned the throw). There you have it, a room done on almost no money. oh I'm forgetting something I got a new ceiling fan (from Lowe's for $15.00, sorry I didn't picture it, but its a ceiling fan for $15.00). I did the room for about $46.00, just by shopping my house and doing a few redoes. It was fun and didn't break the budget (BTW if I didn't mention paint or fabric I already had it). Have a great Make It For Monday and for more incredible makeovers go see Cindy at
See everyone next time.......


  1. Great job and I love that rug you put in the room! It looks wonderful! :)

  2. Looks great. I steal from myself sometimes too!

  3. What a sweet little spot for relaxing! I love the eclectic mix of items you put together...and the little slip on the stool is awesome :)

    So glad you could Mi4M!

  4. Luv, luv, luv your swedish jewel box and everything in it! Especially the french Oeil De Boeuf mirror coz I have one too.

  5. Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!!!!