Rachel Ashwell inspired sunroom in the works and missing all my blog parties!

I am linking to all my favorite parties to well explain what I am working on and why

I have missed all my favorite blog parties because....................Instead of completing items to show I have been hunting items to paint, nail and put in my Rachel Ashwell inspired sunroom. ( I am trying to get the grand Rachel look for under (500.00) Including furniture, paint, rug, bedding for selfmade L Shape lounger.  I have always loved Rachel's taste and after reading her blog and new book  (I have been following her since her first and cherish all of them). I did notice her style is a little more toned down with a little more rustic added and that is fitting my style evolution to the T for now.......

Let me show you a couple of finds and what I am working on

This is four salon shampoo chairs that recline and one plastic walmart loveseat, 2 Rachel Ashwell target
queen sets with shams, 2 Potterybarn rouched  shams and 2 Rachel accent pillows, my husband took the comfort test and  said this will totally work! My daughters friend said it is so pretty and comfy..........
Mushy comfort with reclining seats!  40.00 for furniture!!! and the sisal rug from PB was marked off 57.00 because it had been used on display!! Walked away with it for 90.00

This table will be painted and have a  vintage turqoise candydish on top it is in the corner of the grouping

little farmhouse table with some vintage

This morning I went to hardware store for casters and it was cheaper to buy a movers trolley with 4 caster attached for 21.00 then I had to think what to put on top for coffee table/ottoman so I went in my husbands shed on the hill and found this antique box that housed an ole saw......I called and asked first!  The piece of board that is on top will be secured and have a leather like material tufted to it with buttons and we can roll around put our feet on it or put a tray for drinks the red part of trolley will be covered with the same white/faux leather material and box opens for storage!

look at the hardware and patina!

I have no idea how old but this is the original french blue paint and patina!  Original patina needs to be cherished!

Target had 19.00 curtains already ruffled that I will add jute string to tie and make a petticoat
for my treadmill no more eyesore and easy to remove and put back on........see that old 1940's carved wood gold mirror that I got back yesterday.  was mine for 8 years sold it 8 years ago, found it again and finally bought it.......again......... will be mounted on what will be white walls next to treadmill

I think the table will work nicely for this sectional you can not see the two tiered corner table because the piece is so dark. and the ceiling is brown, (soon to be painted)

hubby had another amno box that will be fixed into a french wine box........I will
attach wine opener to side and a bottle opener........restoration hardware style

Pb find, This tray will be movable to put on coffee table when serving  refreshments!
and the little runner at the bottom is simply a 12.00 target rouched scarf that was the perfect color to remind me of sea water and tranquility. I am having an awesome etsy shop owner make me twig letters that say
"tranquility" to hang on the landing part of the sunroom!

my little 14.00 book endtable to be painted
will house my books and anxiously anticipated books!

magazine end table 10.00 to be painted there is one on each end of the l shape

The only Item I still need to hunt is a  smaller chandy all else just needs to be painted! The brown area above will be white with the tranquility twig letters acrossed it!

And I found a vintage creamer for my new little coffee area that will overlook foutain of pool
I cannot wait to say goodbye Medditeranean sun (orange)  and Hello White Shabby Tranquility!

Update.........went antiquing and here is a door for the brick wall.

door has pink salmon, natural wood, grey and green paint peeking out!

And Last but not least!!!!

 I am Sewing an item for my 100th follower (Linda @ Costal Charm) sorry it is taking so long I just had to find the right colors of linen.........inspired by Linda's  having a coastal blog and Rachel's colorscheme on the back of her book.........picture shown is rachels book and the linen I just bought today! White linen ruffles against aqua sea colored linen and a little jute.......what will the item/items be?  You got to come back to find out!
(will be completed and ready to ship in a couple of days Linda)

Since I got so much material....................When I reveal the sunroom I will have a second giveaway so hope you follow and come back to see my completed Rachel Ashwell Inspired "Tranquility Room"!

Till then I will be sewing, painting, nailing and wine testing...................

Have a wonderful inspired week! Find treasures in your trash and balance your glamour and rust!

My favorite blog parties!

Gypsy Brocante Porch Club

Between Naps on the porch Metamorphis Monday

        White Wednesday over at Faded Charm

                     Transformation Thursday at the Shabby Chic cottage                                                    
Strut your stuff Thursday

Courtney @ Feather your Nest Friday! Love her French Country Shabby chic Party!

 Debra's Vintage inspired Friday @Common Ground
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Friday Show and Tell @ My Romantic Home
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ The Picket Fence

Pink Saturday Always full of inspiration!
Saturday Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors

                                            Stephanie over at Under the Table Dreaming 
                                                   'Sunday Showcase Party



  1. Oh my gosh I can't wait to see everything done!!!
    This is going to be beautiful!!!
    I'm so excited!

  2. It just coming along so nicely! Oh my gosh I love seeing the magazine table. takes me way back my grandma had one of those and it was one of my favorite thing of hers. I guess because it was such and odd table. Oh if i ever see one...

    Keep it up!

  3. It all looks great! Love the mushy comfy shams and ruffles! You have lots of awesome pieces to work with, good for you! Love the mirror too. Totally agree about keeping the original patina on things.


  4. Everything is looking beautiful~I love Rachel Ashwells style too! You are doing a wonderful job ~ love the slips!! You are always welcome to come over to my blog and join my decorating party- going on right now through the weekend! :)

  5. The plastic walmart loveseats are really cool.It looks like heaven :) What is the cost of it well? Is it affordable to have at home for common people?
    -Loveseats Leather

  6. Looks like you are having fun with your decorating projects, recently started painting everything white myself and just love the look.

  7. Thanks everyone and to john, the l shaped consists of 4 garage sale salon chairs 40.00 the plastic walmart seat was on clearance for 8.00 years ago shop at the end of the season at walmart for one! The two sets of bedding were 89.00 each and I added two throw pillows @ 24.00 each and two rouched at 49.00 but these were not totally necessary. One could get the same look for alot less if they sew the pillows or get cheaper pillows. the other pillows that are inside the shams that came with the comforter sets were odds I had around the house so yes one could easily get a shabby chic style with garage sale finds, all my end tables are yard sale or good sales at antique stores most of my end tables were 10-15 dollar range and the coffee table will be completed for under 50.00. I will give a total cost analysis when room is complete!

  8. You have been busy! Everything looks so beautiful so far! I love the chairs and slip covers are gorgeous!! You picked up some great finds!! Have fun!

  9. What a great plan, your seating all ruffly and comfy looks fabulous, can't wait to see it all finished! Thanks for joining in for VIF!!

  10. I'm loving all the fluff and white!!! It's awesome...can't wait to see it finished....how exciting!!!

  11. I absolutely love the converted salon chairs and walmart love seat! They look extremely inviting!!!! ...like big cushy clouds calling out to you to sit down and enjoy them!!!!

  12. I love Rachel's look too. Your room is coming along nicely. I can't believe the chairs are hairdresser chairs!! I love the bedding.

  13. You are well on your way to creating your dream room. I think you will achieve the fabulous look you are after and I think Rachel would be proud.
    Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  14. WOW!! I am so looking forward to the finished room!!



  15. How fun! You've collected some delightful goodies! I look forward to seeing it all finished. Happy Pinks...

  16. Wow, have you been busy. Very creative using the shampoo chairs and love how you transformed them.
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  17. I love everything you're doing. Rachel Ashwell is one of my favourites. I'll definetely be coming back here for more.

    Lisa x

  18. Shabby chic is one of my favorite design aesthetics, thanks for a great article. I am also in the interior decorating business here:http://www.dawnsinteriordecorsolutions.com/
    I look forward to reading more and following you!

  19. Happy Pink Saturday!

    Great inspiration!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  20. Good Morning, I am such a fan of hers. I just love her stuff.

    Enjoy your day!!!

    Happy Pink Saturday
    Warm Wishes, CindyLew

  21. This is beautiful! I love Rachel Ashwell's style too. You have done a really great job here! I love the shot of the chippy old door with the cowboy hat on it. Very nice. Thanks for linking up!

  22. Everything is coming together. I love the hexagonal table. Thanks for putting my book on the sidebar. I'm glad you enjoyed High Tide.

  23. Ohhh it will be sooo dreamy!!

  24. Hi there! We are so thrilled that you came over and linked up to our Inspiration Friday party this week! This room looks like it is going to be so soft and welcoming. You can really tell that you love every single piece you have chosen and I believe that is what makes a room "yours". We hope you will come back again to share with us more of this and other inspirations! :-)
    P.S. Following you now!

  25. Oh my you have some great pieces for your Rachell inspired room!! Reclining shampoo chairs- how fun and unique!! Can't wait to see the reveal!

  26. What a great metamorphosis! Well done.

    I am having a hilarious Linky party with prizes this Wednesday. Details are on my blog today.
    I hope you'll join in on the fun.

  27. Happy you could make it over and link up to Feathered Nest Friday~thanks for sharing this! :)

  28. I love your style - everything looks gorgeous! I found your blog at Between Naps on the Front Porch. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/
    Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

  29. You've done beautifully. Can't also wait to see the final result of your sun rooms northern ireland

  30. Everything looks Really Great !!Love them Shams!! And thank you so much for all your comments on my blog ! Have a Great day !


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